ROME (AP) — After four decades of dormancy, male tennis players in Italy are finally showing signs of becoming as good as the women have been.
MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic celebrated a lot more than a record-tying 33rd Masters 1000 title at the Madrid Open.
Djokovic left the Spanish capital feeling pretty good about his game, too,...
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal hadn't started the clay-court season with so many setbacks in four years.
Not since 2015 had Nadal arrived at the Madrid Open without having won a title either in...
Thiem upsets Nadal to reach Barcelona Open final
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For the second week in a row, Rafael Nadal has fallen in the semifinals of a clay-court tournament he has dominated for more than a decade.
Nadal beats Ferrer to reach Barcelona Open quarterfinals
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal looked closer to his clay-court best again as he beat David Ferrer 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open.
Nadal to face 63rd-ranked Mayer in Barcelona Open
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal will face Leonardo Mayer in his first match at the Barcelona Open.
Mayer defeated Marius Copil 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-5 in the first round on...
MONACO (AP) — On the clay courts where he once practiced as a youth with big dreams, Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte...
Fognini stuns Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo final
MONACO (AP) — Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal...
MONACO (AP) — Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in...
MONACO (AP) — Defending champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic eased into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday, remaining on course to meet in the final of the clay-court...
MONACO (AP) — Back on his favorite surface, Rafael Nadal showed no lingering effects of a recent injury as he breezed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-1...
MONACO (AP) — Two-time champion Novak Djokovic struggled with his serve at times but reached the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a scrappy 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber...
MONACO (AP) — Denis Shapovalov's clay-court campaign got off to a poor start as he lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.
King of clay Nadal unsure how Monte Carlo return will go
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal is unsure how his latest injury return will go this week, even though it will be on the clay-court king's favorite surface.
MONACO (AP) — As Novak Djokovic begins his preparations for a fourth straight Grand Slam title, he likes to imagine beating Rafael Nadal in the French Open final.
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal is expected to make his return from a knee injury at the Monte Carlo Masters, after being included in the official list of players on Thursday.
Ogier wins Monte Carlo Rally in closest-ever finish
MONACO (AP) — In the closest-ever finish to the Monte Carlo Rally, world champion Sebastien Ogier beat main rival Thierry Neuville by just 2.2 seconds on Sunday to win the season-opening race.
It was the six-time world champion's sixth straight win at Monte Carlo — and seventh overall.
SYDNEY (AP) — Two drivers from Down Under — thousands of miles apart and even further from home — unexpectedly found themselves parked together atop the motor racing world after winning the two biggest races in the sport Sunday.
Just hours after Daniel Ricciardo won the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix around the narrow streets of Monte Carlo, his countryman Will Power won the Indianapolis 500, becoming the first Australian to win the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and sharing in a unique double.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Musician and singer Stevie Wonder will perform a series of shows in Las Vegas in August.
Casino giant MGM Resorts International and entertainment company Live Nation Las Vegas announced Tuesday that Wonder will play five shows at the Park Theater starting Aug. 3.
The 5,300-seat venue is located at the Park MGM casino-resort, formerly known as the Monte Carlo. It hosted the residencies of Cher and Ricky Martin.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The antiquated Monte Carlo casino-resort in Las Vegas has officially shed its name for Park MGM.
MGM Resorts International and New York hotelier Sydell Group have been transforming the decades old property for more than a year.
Construction work is still ongoing and is expected to be completed later this year. The changes will result in the 2,700-room Park MGM and the 292-room NoMad Las Vegas.
MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic added another early elimination to his disappointing season, while Rafael Nadal continued to look invincible on clay.
Djokovic lost to Kyle Edmund 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round of the Madrid Open, the sixth straight tournament in which he has failed to reach the quarterfinals.
ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — A woman is dead and her passenger injured after a car being chased by police rolled in north-central Wisconsin.
According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Shawano County Sheriff's Department was pursuing a Chevrolet Monte Carlo going 91 mph in a 55-mph zone. The driver crossed into Langlade County and crashed on U.S. 45 near Antigo
MADRID (AP) — Patience paid off for Rafael Nadal.
It was Nadal's mental resilience, not his intimidating topspin forehand, that helped the top-ranked Spaniard overcome a difficult injury layoff and get off to an impressive start to his season on clay.
Nadal will be playing in the Madrid Open this week trying to add to his titles in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, and stay on track for yet another French Open title.
Even modest Nadal impressed by record 31st Masters title
MONACO (AP) — Usually modest about his achievements, Rafael Nadal allowed himself a moment to appreciate his record 31st Masters title on Sunday.
Nadal was at his dominant best against Kei Nishikori, beating him 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final to become the first man in the Open era to win the same title 11 times.
"It's unbelievable," Nadal said, pausing to take it in. "It's something difficult to imagine."
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal's priority after reaching his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final was to whip out his phone and frantically text coach Carlos Moya.
Despite a comfortable 6-4, 6-1 win against No. 5-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, he had a pressing concern given how quickly he was texting.
What frantic emergency could command such attention?
"I was texting Carlos to tell him that we need to book a court quick," Nadal said. "I wanted to hit some forehands winners that I think I need for tomorrow."
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal's bid for a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title is proving more comfortable than he imagined after his latest return from injury.
Others may not be so surprised, given how the top-ranked Spaniard won nine straight games while beating fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-0, 6-2 to reach the semifinals on Friday.
MONACO (AP) — Karen Khachanov was clinical on his serve in a 7-5, 6-4 win against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday.
The big-serving Russian had five aces and did not face a single break point. He might even have made the win more comfortable.
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal is wary of saying he's fully recovered from a troublesome right thigh injury as he defends his Monte Carlo Masters title.
The top-ranked Spaniard only recently returned to action at the Davis Cup, after a recurrence of the injury forced him out of the Mexico Open and then Masters tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami last month.
5-time world champion Ogier wins Monte Carlo rally
MONACO (AP) — Sebastien Ogier won his fifth straight Monte Carlo rally on Sunday, making the perfect start to the season as he bids for a sixth straight world title.
The 34-year-old Frenchman became the first to win Monte Carlo five times in a row and notched the 41st race win of his career. Although he led from Thursday onward he found the conditions and the competition tough going at times.
5-time world champion Ogier leads the Monte Carlo rally
MONACO (AP) — Five-time defending world rally champion Sebastien Ogier won the first two stages of the season-opening Monte Carlo rally in cold conditions on Thursday night.
Ogier considers the Monte Carlo rally his favorite and the 34-year-old Frenchman has won the past four editions.
He has made a strong start as he bids for the 41st race win of his career. He holds an overall lead of 17.3 seconds over Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen and 25.6 over Spaniard Dani Sordo — who both drive for Hyundai.
‘Negligent’ discharge of Las Vegas police rifle injures man
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a man suffered a minor injury after the rifle of an officer on the Las Vegas Strip discharged following the New Year's Eve festivities.
Officer Laura Meltzer says the officer was moving barricades around 1:19 a.m. Monday near the Monte Carlo casino-hotel when he had a "negligent discharge."
Las Vegas’ overhauled Monte Carlo transforming into Park MGM
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lifelike network of twisting tree roots emerges from the ceiling and branches out into the lobby featuring green, earthy accents, crystal chandeliers and soon, work from British Pop Art legend David Hockney. Steps away from the check-in desk, Pablo Picasso artwork graces a South of France-inspired restaurant.
Not one slot machine is within sight of the lobby at this Las Vegas casino-hotel.
High jumper Barshim and heptathlete Thiam win IAAF awards
MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) — High jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium have been named the IAAF's world athletes of the year, while retiring great Usain Bolt was given the president's award.
Barshim and Thiam also each won world titles in London this year.
Police investigating shooting outside Las Vegas casino
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say they are investigating a shooting outside the Monte Carlo casino-hotel that left one man injured.
Capt. John Pelletier says the shooting happened around 6:20 a.m. Tuesday after what he described as a "drug deal gone bad."
Pelletier says the victim was shot twice. He is being treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
About 8 p.m. April 25, the drivers of a black Honda motorcycle and a 2001 white Chevrolet Monte Carlo started overtaking each other at Maplecrest Road and Lake Avenue.
Both drivers accelerated in order to pass each other until the motorcycle no longer had room to change lanes and crashed into the rear of a black 2013 Honda Accord in the left southbound lane of Maplecrest Road, according to court documents.
After the motorcycle crashed into the Accord, it then struck the Monte Carlo.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police say a man attacked woman hitting her in the head and pointing a gun at her before stealing her car in suburban Atlanta.
Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera told local news media Tuesday that police are searching for 35-year-old Jeffery Merritt in the June 22 attack. Police say Merritt stole the woman's black Monte Carlo while she was walking in the parking lot of the Britain Woods apartment complex.
The World Boxing Super Series has announced the quarterfinal matchups for its upcoming tournaments in the super middleweight and cruiserweight divisions.
The organization held a draw for the 16 participating fighters at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo this weekend.
The $50 million tournament is backed by an international array of promoters including veterans Kalle Sauerland and Richard Schaefer. The field features five current world champions and nine unbeaten boxers.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting in the Albuquerque area (all times local):
The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department says a car may have been involved in crimes before the man driving it was fatally shot during an encounter with sheriff's deputies.
The R.O.S.E. (Recognizing Opportunities for Service and Education) Foundation hosted its 2017 signature fundraiser, “Monte Carlo Night,” at the Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland recently. The R.O.S.E. Foundation is the charitable arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Omega Chapter. The foundation was established in 2002 and all proceeds from the event benefit scholarships and programs.
Billings man taken to hospital after hitting a telephone pole on Sixth Ave. North
A single vehicle crash sent one man to the hospital and backed up morning traffic on Sixth Avenue North Wednesday.
At about 6:20 a.m. Billings police responded to the intersection Sixth Avenue and North 25th Street where a Chevrolet Monte Carlo rested on its side on the north sidewalk.
A 39-year-old Billings man was trapped inside the Chevrolet and it took Billings firefighters about 30 minutes to remove him from the car, said Sgt. Bret Becker, of Billings Police Department.
PARIS (AP) — Despite falling just short of a second successive French Open final, Andy Murray feels he is getting back to his best — just in time for Wimbledon.
Murray arrived at Roland Garros on the back of a poor run of form which included early exits at Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome.
The top-ranked Murray has improved over the past two weeks, shaking off a cold to reach the semifinals, where he lost 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-1 to third-seeded Stan Wawrinka on Friday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say they've found a car taken from a home where three people have been found dead in a home.
Police say the red 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was found a few miles away from the home on the city's far east side where three adults were found dead Thursday morning.
Police say the deaths were discovered after a relative went to check on one of the occupants who failed to report for work.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Bahrain court has given a journalist working for France 24 and Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya a $2,650 fine for reporting without government accreditation.
Authorities had refused to renew Nazeeha Saeed's press credentials amid a crackdown on dissent there.
Saeed told The Associated Press on Thursday after the court's decision she planned to appeal the judgment.
GENEVA (AP) — A slump in form for Albert Ramos-Vinolas that started after he was a surprise Monte Carlo Masters finalist continued on Wednesday with a second-round defeat at the Geneva Open.
The third-seeded Spaniard lost 7-5, 6-1 to Andrey Kuznetsov, a Russian ranked No. 85.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has split with his longtime coach Marian Vajda and two other team members, saying he wants to find "the winning spark on the court again."
Djokovic said on his website on Friday that he mutually agreed with Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch, and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic to end their "successful and long term partnership" two weeks ago after the Monte Carlo Masters, where he lost in the quarterfinals.
A motorist was hospitalized after being struck by a drunken driver along southbound Interstate 69 in DeKalb County on Monday, police said.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Monday, police said they received a report of a red 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo swerving and driving erratically along I-69 near the 333 mile marker.
A motorist is in a local hospital after being struck by a drunk driver along southbound Interstate 69 in DeKalb County on Monday, a news release stated.
Shortly before 11 p.m. last night, police said they received a report of a red 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo swerving and driving erratically along I-69 near the 333 mile marker.
Nadal beats Thiem to win 10th title in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 to win his 10th Barcelona Open title on Sunday.
It was the second consecutive week that Nadal had won a tournament for the 10th time. He had become the first men's tennis player in the Open era to win the same title 10 times at the Monte Carlo Masters last Sunday.
"It means a lot to me to win 10 titles here in Barcelona as well," Nadal said. "To win in Barcelona and Monte Carlo gives me a dream start to the clay season."