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Frances Tiafoe, Son Of Maryland Custodian, Ends US Open Run In Historic Upset
Frances Tiafoe's 2023 US Open run ended in an upset on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
For Ben Shelton, though, it's only just begun.
Tiafoe, who is ranked No. 10 in the world, fell to 20-year-old Shelton in the quarterfinals 6-2 3-6 7-6(7) 6-2, in Queens, NY.
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The match was historic in that it was the first time two Black men faced off, and that Shelton's win makes him the youngest American to reach the Open semis since Andy Roddick in 2003. He'll face Novak Djokovic on Friday, Sept. 8.
MD Tennis Pro With Humble Beginnings Has New Coach With Troubled Past
Nick Kyrgios might be one of the most controversial names in pro tennis, and Frances Tiafoe the least.
Kyrgios is known for his raging temper on the courts, and Tiafoe, of Hyattsville, for his humble beginnings.
Well, they do say opposites attract: Kyrgios will be Tiafoe's coach for the Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS) Los Angeles, this weekend.
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Both Kyrgios, 28, and Tiafoe, 25, are featured in the highly-popular Netflix documentary, "Break Point," which follows…
Nats, O's Among Most Instagrammed Ballparks In MLB: Report
Whether it's a stadium selfie or shots of peanuts and Cracker Jack, some MLB stadiums have become decidedly more "Instagrammable" than others, according to a newly released report.
A new report from agamble.com, an online casino and betting promo site, highlighted the ballparks that have seen the most play on Instagram and other social media sites, with both the Orioles and Nationals ranking in the top half of the league.
Despite their lowly record and standing in the NL East, as well as poor attendance, Nationals Park landed 12th on the list, with more than 40,000 Instagram hashtags repo…
DC Native, Ex-nfl Player Vontae Davis Arrested For DUI
Washington DC native and former NFL cornerback Vontae Davis was arrested on a DUI charge following a Florida crash, according to arrest records and news reports.
Davis, 34, lost control of his Tesla and struck a parked pickup truck on the side of the Florida Turnpike in Hollywood early Saturday, Feb. 4, ESPN says citing a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.
The impact of the crash sent the pickup into a concrete barrier and struck its driver, who was standing outside of the vehicle, the outlet said citing police.
Meanwhile, Davis had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, smelled of alcohol a…
Capital Murder Charge For Maryland Man Involving University Of Alabama Player: Police
A University of Alabama basketball player from Washington DC and a Maryland native have been charged with gunning down a 23-year-old woman over the weekend.
Junior forward Darius Miles, 21, and Charles County's Michael Lynn Davis, 20, have both been charged with the capital murder of 23-year-old Jamea Harris near campus over the weekend, according to police in Tuscaloosa.
Shots rang out early on Sunday, Jan. 15 in The Strip off University Boulevard, not far from the Alabama campus, when a pair of gunmen fired into a vehicle in the area, police said, noti…