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2013-10-25 23:21:20

4th Annual Ebix Charity Challenge Returns to Isner’s Hometown of Greensboro, N.C. on December 7, 2013 Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 America’s No. 1 tennis player, John Isner, announced today that his annual charity event, the Ebix Charity Challenge, will return to his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina on December 7, 2013. All proceeds from the 4th Annual Ebix Charity Challenge will again benefit the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is where Isner’s...

2009-05-11 07:03:48

Novak Djokovic won the Serbia Open championship but the tournament title wasn't enough to allow him to retain the world No. 3 ranking. Djokovic was a 6-3, 7-6 (7-0) winner over Lukasz Kubot in the final Sunday of the inaugural Serbia Open. That improved Djokovic to 34-10 on the year, which is second only to world No. 1 Rafael Nadal's 38-3 mark in 2009. But ratings points are accumulated over a longer period and Andy Murray on Monday overtook Djokovic and is ranked No. 3 in the world. Djokovic...

2009-03-23 07:14:56

Rafael Nadal tightened his hold on the tennis world's No. 1 ranking while Andy Murray moved closer to further improving his standing. Nadal won his third tournament of the year Sunday, taking the BNP Paribas Open, an ATP Masters Series tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. And he did it in strong fashion, whipping Murray 6-1, 6-2. The win was worth 1,000 ratings points to Nadal, who has a total of 14,990 rating points. He's more than 4,000 points ahead of No. 2-ranked Roger Federer, who lost in...

2009-03-20 00:34:13

Andy Murray and Roger Federer advanced to the semifinals Thursday at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., the first Masters series tournament of 2009. Murray, the fourth seed, improved to 19-1 for the year by getting past Ivan Ljubicic 7-5, 7-6 (8-6). Murray has already won twice in 2009. Federer set up a semifinal meeting with Murray by downing Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). Federer won this tournament three straight years beginning in 2004. The other two quarterfinals will be...

2008-01-15 17:15:00

Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee failed on Monday in his bid to compete in August's Olympics and has been banned from competition against able-bodied athletes. Three-dimensional images helped to show that he receives considerable advantages from carbon fiber blade attachments. Scientists used high-speed cameras along with a 3d scanner to compare Pistorius with five able-bodied athletes. These 3d images are now an important tool which enables the improvement of athletic performances. These...

2006-05-27 01:03:21

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer is playing down talk of a great rivalry between him and French Open champion Rafael Nadal. "Let's take it slow with this rivalry thing," Federer said ahead of Roland Garros, which starts on Sunday. "When you have a rivalry, one wins a match then the other one wins the next match, and so on. That's not the case as he has won our last encounters. "And he's been on the circuit only for a couple of years." The Swiss has...

2006-05-01 06:41:18

By Simon Cambers BARCELONA (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal, in sight of Argentine Guillermo Vilas's record claycourt streak of 53 successive victories, is dreaming of a successful French Open title defense later this month. The 19-year-old Spaniard overtook Swede Bjorn Borg in the Open Era list on Sunday, claiming his 47th consecutive win on clay by beating compatriot Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-4 6-0 to capture the Barcelona Open for the second year in a row. Victory in next week's Rome Masters...

2006-04-19 09:55:17

By Eric Salliot MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer stormed through to the third round of the Monte Carlo Open with a 6-0 6-1 demolition of Spanish baseliner Alberto Martin on Wednesday. Top seed Federer, who dropped a set against qualifier Novak Djokovic in the first round, played close to perfection, needing just 46 minutes to sweep aside Martin. "I really can't complain," said Federer, who is starting his claycourt season in the glitzy principality. "I didn't...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.