Stories by Dennis Passa

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Djokovic believes he was at his best in win over Federer

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic called it the best he has ever played against old foe Roger Federer. The defending champion made his way back to the Australian Open final, with Djokovic ...
By Dennis Passa

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

Djokovic set to defend title at Australian Open

The Australian Open begins Monday with Novak Djokovic set to defend his 2015 crown and aim for title No. 6 at Melbourne Park.
By Dennis Passa

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

Serena Williams kick off new year in Australia

BRISBANE, Australia -There may be no tougher act to follow in any sport in 2016 than Serena Williams' attempt to match her nearly perfect season of tennis last year.
By Dennis Passa

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Spieth, Scott have different takes on Olympic golf

SYDNEY - Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, the two headliners at this week's Australian Open, have distinctly different excitement levels over next year's Rio Olympics golf tournament.
By Dennis Passa

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Recent outbursts cast Australian tennis in bad light

Australian tennis once was full of good news stories, and personalities to match, so where, seemingly, has it all gone wrong?
By Dennis Passa

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Djokovic wins Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and his eighth career Grand Slam while extending Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park.
By Dennis Passa

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Djokovic cruises into Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia, - Novak Djokovic was simply overpowering as he beat Canadian Milos Raonic 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 in exactly two hours in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.
By Dennis Passa

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Berdych eliminates Nadal in Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal was knocked out in the quarterfinals by Berdych - who had lost 17 consecutive matches to the Spaniard.
By Dennis Passa

Sharapova cruises to Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.
By Dennis Passa

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Serena to open Aussie Open agaisnt Belgian

MELBOURNE, Australia - Top-seeded Serena Williams will play Alison Van Uytvanck, of Belgium, in her first-round match at the Australian Open as she begins her attempt to win a 19th Grand Slam ...
By Dennis Passa

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Spieth romps to win Down Under

SYDNEY - Jordan Spieth played the best round of an already impressive career with 8-under-par 63 on Sunday to win the Australian Open by six strokes, making his first trip Down Under a successful one.
By Dennis Passa

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Spieth among leaders at Australian Open

SYDNEY - Jordan Spieth was one of few players to master a wind-swept course at the Australian Open on Saturday, shooting 2-under-par 69 to move into a three-way share of the lead.
By Dennis Passa

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Chalmers leads Australian Open by one shot

SYDNEY - Two-time former champion Greg Chalmers took a one-stroke lead Friday at the Australian Open after 5-under-par 66, while marquee attractions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott weren't far behind ...
By Dennis Passa

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Australian star dies after being struck in the head by ball

SYDNEY - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.
By Dennis Passa

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

McIlroy defends title in event that sent him on his way for 2014

SYDNEY - On the eve of the Australian Open - and their first tournament together since September - Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott were doing their best Wednesday to sound like a mutual admiration ...
By Dennis Passa

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

England edges Australia to win Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland - The Commonwealth Games ended with England winning the overall gold medal race and Australia hoping for better things in four years.
By Dennis Passa

Friday, July 25, 2014

Boxers adjusting slowly to fighting without headgear

In a decision last year, the International Boxing Association stopped the use of headgear in male bouts, citing medical experts who said it would help reduce concussions.
By Dennis Passa

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

R&A could allow postal voting on female member issue

HOYLAKE, England - The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a business meeting next week to determine whether to allow club members to vote by proxy for its historic September vote to have ...
By Dennis Passa

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Men's stars still shining at Wimbledon; not so for women

LONDON - The so-called "Big 4" who have won 35 of 37 of the past Grand Slam singles titles are all around for the second week at Wimbledon. The same can't be said on the women's side.
By Dennis Passa

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dodgers sweep Diamondbacks

Yasiel Puig had three hits and two RBI to back a scoreless outing by Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.
By Dennis Passa
Search Augusta jobs
Top headlines
New hotel coming downtown
Augusta Riverfront LLC on Tuesday announced plans to build a second downtown hotel adjacent to the Augusta Convention Center after city commissioners approved leasing the hotel parking spaces and ...