August 6, 2015 |
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Every few years, a case shakes Centre County to its core and reverberates across the state: The still-unsolved disappearance of District Attorney Ray Gricar in 2005. The 2012 trial of Jerry Sandusky for child molestation at Pennsylvania State University. Now, it's a web of allegations including forgery by the current district attorney, improper relationships among judges and prosecutors, and conspiracy by the county's top elected officials. Battle lines have been drawn for nearly a year, and a grand jury report Friday clearing District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller of forgery has done little to ease tensions in the county seat of Bellefonte.
July 9, 2013 |
LONDON - From the lawns of Wimbledon to the lochs of Scotland, all of Britain can celebrate. Andy Murray made it possible yesterday, winning his country's hallowed tennis tournament to become the first British man in 77 years to raise the trophy at the All England Club. Yes, this was history, and Murray's 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory over top-seeded Novak Djokovic was a fitting close to nearly eight decades of British frustration in its own back yard: A straight-setter, yes, but a hard-fought, 3-hour, 9-minute affair filled with long, punishing rallies and a final game that may have felt like another 77 years, with Murray squandering three match points before finally putting it away after four deuces.
July 9, 2013 |
LONDON - From the lawns of Wimbledon to the lochs of Scotland, all of Britain can celebrate. Andy Murray made it possible Sunday, winning his country's hallowed tennis tournament to become the first British man in 77 years to raise the trophy at the All England Club. Murray's 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory over top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia was a fitting close to nearly eight decades of British frustration in its own backyard. The hard-fought, 3-hour, 9-minute affair was filled with long, punishing rallies and a final game that may have felt like another 77 years, with Murray squandering three match points before finally putting it away after four deuces.
July 7, 2013 |
LONDON - Novak Djokovic might win Wimbledon this year. Juan Martin del Potro will not. No matter how it ends, both men will always have their spot in one of the most memorable matches in the storied history of the All England Club. Slugging back and forth over a semifinal-record 4 hours, 43 minutes of backbreaking tennis yesterday, top-seeded Djokovic emerged with a 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3 victory to move one win away from his seventh major title. "One of the most epic matches I've played in my life," Djokovic said.
June 26, 2013 |
LONDON - Back in her comfort zone on Centre Court, Serena Williams delivered an overpowering statement: When her serve is steaming, she's the woman to beat at Wimbledon. Putting aside her recent comments that led to a couple of apologies and a brief spat with Maria Sharapova, Williams looked every bit the five-time champion. She began her Wimbledon title defense with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mandy Minella of Luxembourg. "For me, it's the greatest moment for a tennis player, to walk out on Centre Court," Williams said after her first match at Wimbledon since winning the Olympic gold medal there last year.
June 24, 2013 |
LONDON - As her agent nodded along approvingly from a front-row seat, Serena Williams sounded contrite and composed. Well-rehearsed, too. Williams even managed to crack herself up with a couple of jokes during her news conference at Wimbledon as the defending champion, where the primary topic was hardly her 31-match winning streak or her bid for a sixth title at the All England Club or her injured sister Venus' absence from the field. Instead, more than half the questions at Sunday's session revolved around themes generating the most buzz on the eve of tennis' oldest and most prestigious Grand Slam tournament: what Williams was quoted as saying in a recent magazine article - and Maria Sharapova's surprisingly forceful verbal swipe in reaction to that story.
November 19, 2012
The Discovery Handicap Aqueduct, Race 8 - Post 3:43 $150,000 (Grade G III), 3 y.o., 1 1/8 miles 1. Guilt Trip. . . Javier Castellano. . . 3-1 2. Adirondack King. . . Jeremy Rose. . . 15-1 3. Stephanoatsee. . . Junior Alvarado. . . 6-1 4. Called to Serve. . . Joel Rosario. . . 7-2 5. Our Entourage. . . Ramon Dominguez. . . 6-1 6. Willy Beamin. . . Alan Garcia. . . 7-5 John Servis always had high hopes for Adirondack King. That belief may be about to pay off. I loved his last race when second in the Barbaro Stakes at Delaware Park.
July 6, 2012 |
WIMBLEDON, England - Lashing a tournament-record 24 aces at up to 120 m.p.h., and doing plenty of other things well, too, four-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams overpowered secon-seeded Victoria Azarenka, 6-3, 7-6 (6), on Thursday to reach her seventh Wimbledon final. On Saturday, the 30-year-old Williams will try to become the first woman at least that age to win a major tournament since Martina Navratilova, who was 33 when she won Wimbledon in 1990. "The older I get, the better I serve, I feel," Williams said.
July 5, 2012 |
WIMBLEDON, England - Thanks to a bit of advice from her big sister and a bunch of aces from her big serve, Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon semifinals. With two more victories, Williams will be holding a Grand Slam trophy for the first time in two years. As the thud of racket against ball reverberated under the closed Centre Court roof, Williams smacked 13 aces at up to 120 m.p.h. and overpowered defending champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 7-5, in the quarterfinals Tuesday at the All England Club.
June 29, 2012 |
WIMBLEDON, England - Rafael Nadal bumped into his unknown and unheralded opponent as they headed to a break between games. Perhaps it was incidental contact. During the previous changeover, Nadal had stood and barked at the chair umpire, complaining about being distracted by 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol while serving. Later, Nadal shook his head and frowned when a Wimbledon official explained that, with light fading and the second-round match heading to a fifth set, they would need a 45-minute break to close the retractable roof and turn on the lights at Centre Court.