Canadian tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime is parting ways with longtime coach Guillaume Marx.

The 20-year-old from Montreal made the announcement Thursday on his Twitter feed.

While no reason was given for the split, Auger-Aliassime said he and Marx are ending their partnership "in the utmost integrity and respect for one another."

Auger-Aliassime is 23-17 in 2020 and advanced to three of his six tournament finals this year. He is still looking for his first ATP title.

Auger-Aliassime, ranked 21st in the world, said he will continue to work with coach Frederic Fontang … Read More

The Houston Texans have closed their facilities after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

Houston will conduct Thursday’s operations virtually after consulting with the NFL and medical experts.

The player, who was not identified by the team, immediately went into self-isolation and contact tracing is underway.

The Texans are scheduled to play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Source link Read More

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cristian Espinoza scored a goal and assisted on another by Chris Wondolowski, and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Los Angeles FC 3-2 on Wednesday night to clinch a playoff berth.

Wondolowski, whose 166 career goals are the most in MLS history, scored on a volley in the 37th minute to give the Earthquakes a 2-1 lead. Espinoza lobbed an entry from the left side to the far post where Wondolowski tapped it home.

San Jose (8-8-6) played a man down after Jackson Yueill was shown a second yellow card in the 61st minute.

LAFC (9-8-4) had

Read More

PARIS — Rafael Nadal became only the fourth man to reach 1,000 match wins when he beat fellow Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion joined Jimmy Connors (1,274), Roger Federer (1,242) and Ivan Lendl (1,068) as the only male players to reach the 1,000-win mark since the Open era began in 1968.

Nadal posed at the net with the number 1,000 displayed in large numbers on the court.

“Well, that means that I am old,” Nadal joked, before measuring the achievement. “I played

Read More

HOUSTON — A six-week break going into the Masters was not what Dustin Johnson had in mind. He wasn’t expecting to test positive for the coronavirus, either, and still wonders how it happened.

Johnson did find one positive to being the most prominent golfer to recover from COVID-19. Under CDC guidelines followed by the PGA Tour, he won’t have to be tested for three months.

“I know I’m playing next week at the Masters,” Johnson said Wednesday, adding that he would be “nervous for sure” if he had to wait for the test results before setting foot on Augusta National.

Read More