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CAIRO (AP) — Top-ranked women’s squash player, Raneem El Welily, announced her retirement on Thursday.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Defending women's champion Nour El Sherbini won the Tournament of Champions squash title for a record third time, and Ali Farag won his first at Grand Central Terminal.
The women's and men's all-Egyptian finals Thursday night were showdowns between the world's top two players.
Sherbini made quick work of top-ranked Raneem El Welily, winning 11-9, 11-8, 11-8. She called the glass-enclosed court at the landmark station her "lucky place" after titles in 2016 and 2018.
NEW YORK (AP) — It's No. 1 against No. 2 in an all-Egyptian men's and women's squash final at the Tournament of Champions in Grand Central Terminal.
The men's final on the glass-enclosed court Thursday night features top-ranked Mohamed ElShorbagy against Ali Farag. On the women's side, No. 1 Raneem El Weilily faces defending champion Nour El Sherbini.
Egyptian men have won the title five of the last six years and a woman three of the past four years.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shanin Specter, who met his wife playing squash, said his late father loved the racket sport so much that he often joked that nothing on his crowded U.S. Senate schedule was as significant as his daily hour on the court.
NEW YORK (AP) — Top-ranked Nour El Sherbini of Egypt and No. 8 Simon Rosner of Germany won the squash Tournament of Champions.
El Sherbini rallied past No. 8 Nour El Tayeb 2-11, 11-6, 4-11, 11-7, 11-7 Thursday night at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. She also won the event in 2016.
Rosner defeated No. 7 Tarek Momen of Egypt 11-8, 11-9, 6-11, 11-5. Rosner reached the final after upsetting top-ranked Gregory Gaultier of France in the semifinals.
NEW YORK (AP) — Simon Rosner of Germany upset No. 1 Gregory Gaultier of France in the squash semifinals of the Tournament of Champions.
The No. 8 Rosner will face No. 7 Tarek Momen of Egypt in the final Thursday night at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal.
Rosner defeated Gaultier 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-1 on Wednesday night. Momen rallied past No. 3 compatriot Ali Farag 11-3, 2-11, 14-12, 6-11, 11-9.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Sobhy and 15-year-old wild card Marina Stefanoni headline the American squash field at the Tournament of Champions in Grand Central Terminal.
The weeklong international pro event begins Thursday in Vanderbilt Hall. It's Sobhy's first squash tournament since the highest-ranked American tore her Achilles tendon in March.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Sobhy will compete next month at Grand Central Station in the Tournament of Champions, her first squash tournament since the highest-ranked American tore her Achilles tendon.
Event officials announced Tuesday that Sobhy will play in the tournament held Jan. 18-25 at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central.
Sohby was No. 6 in the world when she was injured during a March match and sidelined from the Professional Squash Association tour.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State officials say they will begin a campaign to kill Japanese beetles that are destructive toward commercial nurseries, vineyards, orchards and crops next week.
The Capital Press reports (http://bit.ly/2oUW6xt ) the Oregon Department of Agriculture says the action, which will start April 17, could become an annual treatment for the next five years. The department says an infestation of the bug was confirmed last summer.
NEW YORK (AP) — America's top squash player, Amanda Sobhy, will be sidelined for the rest of the year after surgery on a torn Achilles tendon.
She hopes to return to the Professional Squash Association tour in December.
Sobhy had surgery last week after injuring her ankle in the semifinals of a tournament in Floridablanca, Colombia. She was leading 2-0 when she pushed off to retrieve a drop shot and fell to the court.
CHICAGO (AP) — The world's top professional squash players — 66 men and 66 women — from 21 countries competed at the Windy City Open in Chicago through March 1.
The World Series event was held in Cathedral Hall at the University Club of Chicago, a landmark building that opened downtown in 1909 and is known as the nation's first Gothic modern skyscraper. The athletes used rackets to strike a small rubber ball which travels up to 170 miles per hour onto the surface of the four glass walls.
NEW YORK (AP) — Karim Abdel Gawad of Egypt and Camille Serme of France have won the Tournament of Champions squash tournament for the first time.
Gawad defeated Frenchman Gregory Gaultier 6-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-6 on Thursday night at Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal. Egyptian men have won the event the last five years.
Gaultier didn't look bothered by a left leg injury that slowed him during his semifinal upset of two-time defending champion Mohamed El Shorbagy of Egypt.
NEW YORK (AP) — The top-ranked squash players and defending champions lost in the semifinals of the Tournament of Champions.
Mohamed El Shorbagy of Egypt lost to No. 3 Gregory Gaultier of France 12-10, 11-9, 9-11, 4-11, 11-7 on Wednesday night. Gaultier took an injury timeout in the fourth game, barely able to move around the glass-enclosed court at Grand Central Terminal, but rallied for the win.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Sobhy, a recent Harvard graduate who went 62-0 in her college squash career and currently sits No. 6 in the world on the pro tour, is the highest-ranked U.S.-born player ever to pick up a racquet.
American and squash star aren't usually in the same sentence.
Squash In Grand Central
NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Sobhy, a recent Harvard graduate and the top squash player in the U.S., will compete at Grand Central Station in the Tournament of Champions.
Sobhy is No. 6 in the world and the highest-ranked U.S.-born professional squash player, male or female.
Commuters were stopping at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central to watch players in the Plexiglas cube on the first day of competition Thursday. Sobhy, who went 62-0 in her college career, was runner-up last year. The final is Jan. 19.