Alexander Zverev downs Roger Federer for second Masters 1000 crown

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The 20-year-old Alexander Zverev was among the players to beat in 2017. The young German conquered the first Masters 1000 title in Rome and repeated that in Montreal to join Roger Federer on the season’s five ATP titles. Zverev and Federer met in the Montreal final, and the youngster scored a 6-3, 6-4 triumph in […]

As losses pile up, Gotham searches for an identity — and joy — Equalizer Soccer

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NJ/NY Gotham FC did something in 2021 that the franchise had not done since the National Women’s Soccer League began in 2013: make it to the postseason. The feat marked tangible progress for a club, formerly known as Sky Blue FC, that desperately sought positive momentum after suffering for years from underinvestment. Top-level players chose […]

Casper Ruud reveals moment when he felt he could be top player

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Casper Ruud, 23, revealed that reaching the Rome Masters semifinal in 2020 gave him the confidence and belief that he could be a top player on the ATP Tour. When the 2020 season resumed following the pandemic break, Ruud reached his first Masters semifinal on the clay courts of Rome. In his first Masters semifinal, […]

Five head-turning stats from the 2022 EUROs – Equalizer Soccer

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Photo: Sam Mallia/Equalizer Soccer/SPP. On July 31, England lifted the 2022 UEFA EURO trophy at a sold-out Wembley after beating Germany, 2-1. There’s a lot more to check from the tournament, so let’s dig deeper into the stats-nerd territory. As the saying goes, the most crucial stat in soccer are goals scored, but there are […]

Alexander Zverev reveals how his first practice went

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World No. 2 Alexander Zverev has returned to the practice court but he is not ready yet to make the call on his US Open participation. Zverev, who tore several ankle ligaments at the French Open, practiced “very carefully” in his return to courts . Zverev is happy to be given the green light to […]

Current triumph over Wave; Dash best Reign; Red Stars overpower Gotham, Pride and ACFC draw – Equalizer Soccer

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Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Four overlapping matches took place in the National Women’s Soccer League on Sunday night. San Diego Wave 1, Kansas City Current 2 The Skinny: In a battle between two dominant NWSL teams, Kansas City won with confidence and handed San Diego their first home loss in the 2022 regular season. […]

Ex-Grand Slam champion gives strong response to one Emma Raducanu critic

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Former six-time Grand Slam doubles champion Rennae Stubbs told an Emma Raducanu critic to “get educated” after he decided to go after the Briton following one of her Washington victories. On Thursday, Raducanu edged out Camila Osorio 7-6 (5) 7 -6 (4) in a two-hour and 50-minute match. It was the longest two-set WTA match […]

When you don’t get the corner kick cleared – Equalizer Soccer

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© Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports As I already opined about, last Friday’s 3-3 draw between the Courage and Spirit was a wildly entertaining affair highlighted by defensive mistakes and an unfulfilling result all around. Now to break down one of the goals from that match. Both teams have spent the season trying to build out […]

Kei Nishikori pushes back comeback date, returns wildcard to ATP 250 tournament

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Former world No. 4 Kei Nishikori has once again pushed back his comback date as he has withdrawn from the Winston-Salem Open. Two weeks ago, the Winston-Salem Open organizers announced Nishikori as a main draw wildcard recipient. This week, the Winston-Salem Open organizers revealed that Nishikori has decided to return the wildcard. “Kei Nishikori has […]

Smith & Ordóñez each record brace in Thorns-Courage tie; Racing draw Spirit – Equalizer Soccer

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Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports Just two matches were played in the National Women’s Soccer League on Friday night. Portland Thorns 2, North Carolina Courage 0 The Skinny: This game did not lack any action or goals whatsoever. North Carolina will be proud of this result as they came from 0-2 down at halftime, to draw […]