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    Novak Djokovic has broken the record for the most time spent at No. 1 in the professional tennis rankings by a man or woman. He begins his 378th week in the ATP's top spot on Monday to surpass Steffi Graf's 377 leading the WTA. Djokovic already held the men's mark. He eclipsed Roger Federer's old ATP standard of 310 weeks in March 2021. Djokovic returned to No. 1 this time by winning the Australian Open in January. After Djokovic and Graf on the all-time No. 1 weeks list are Martina Navratilova with 332 and Serena Williams with 319. The computerized rankings began in the 1970s.

      Novak Djokovic says he has asked American authorities for special permission to enter the United States to play tennis tournaments in California and Florida despite being unvaccinated against the coronavirus. The Transportation Security Administration has said the requirement for foreign air travelers to be fully vaccinated against the disease would be in place at least until mid-April.

        Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open championship has returned him to No. 1 in the ATP rankings. His four-place rise from No. 5 to replace Carlos Alcaraz at No. 1 is the largest jump to the top spot in the 50-year history of the computerized rankings for men’s tennis. Aryna Sabalenka’s first Grand Slam title moved her up from No. 5.

          Novak Djokovic has claimed his 10th Australian Open championship and 22nd Grand Slam title overall by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5). The victory in Sunday's final at Melbourne Park also allows Djokovic to return to No. 1 in the ATP rankings.

             Aryna Sabalenka won her first Grand Slam title by coming back to beat Elena Rybakina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Australian Open women's final. Sabalenka used 17 aces to help overcome seven double-faults Saturday in her first championship match at a major tournament. The 24-year-old Sabalenka is from Belarus. She improved to 11-0 in 2023. The only set she has dropped all season was the opener on Saturday against Wimbledon champion Rybakina. 

            Here's a look at the prep sports schedule for Wednesday, March 29, 2023

            Here's a look at the prep sports schedule for Tuesday, March 28, 2023

            As Kentucky opened its spring football practice back on March 6, Mark Stoops said this about 2022: “There were probably things I could’ve done better, going all the way back to last winter. I’m not going to let that happen again.” So far, the UK coach is a man of his word. Last Saturday, Stoops was stewing after his team’s scrimmage. He talked of entitlement, of players not working hard ...

            While three teams are looking for their first NCAA title, UConn is pursuing a return to glory. The Huskies are the biggest name left playing basketball this season. They made the Final Four as a No. 4 seed, joining fifth-seeded Miami and San Diego State and ninth-seeded Florida Atlantic. But while Connecticut can boast four titles, the most of any school in college basketball over the last quarter-century, this week’s trip to the Final Four is the men’s first since their last championship in 2014. 


            The NFL took another step at the owners meetings to increase diversity throughout the league while continuing to face criticism and a lawsuit for lack of representation among head coaches. Each team is now required to have a person in charge of diversity, equity and inclusion. Currently, 15 clubs have a DEI head and two others have someone leading that department and another one.

            BALTIMORE — Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has become an NFL unicorn for his ability to make something out of nothing. In the open field, he impossibly evades tacklers, and in the backfield, he dodges linemen and squeezes downfield passes between defensive backs. But as Jackson, now a veteran of five professional seasons, tries to navigate a long-term contract, he’s run into dead ends and ...

            BALTIMORE — Calais Campbell’s career in Baltimore was short but impactful. The 36-year-old veteran defensive lineman spent just three of his 15 seasons in the NFL with the Ravens, but he made the Pro Bowl in 2020 and last season was the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award winner. He was also a respected voice in the locker room and mentor to a young defensive line that had barely more collective ...

            GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Anthony Richardson stole the show during a record-setting NFL scouting combine to position himself as the possible No. 1 pick in next month’s draft. For an encore, Florida’s former quarterback plans to throw on Thursday during the Gators’ Pro Day as he pushes to build a case as the best quarterback available. “We look at it like: as a competitor, any time you get a chance ...

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