Sunday, January 21, 2018
Sports

USF tennis assistant promoted to coach

USF didn't have to look far in its search for a men's tennis coach.

The school announced Tuesday that assistant Ashley Fisher was promoted to replace Matt Hill, who resigned last month to take the same position at Arizona State. Fisher joined the program this year after a long career as a touring professional, broadcaster and coach, helping guide the Bulls to their third straight American Athletic Conference title and NCAA tournament berth.

"Ashley has world-class tennis experience and was a valuable part of one of our most successful men's tennis seasons in program history last year," USF athletic director Mark Harlan said in a statement. "After a national search, it was clear the best person to lead our program forward was right here."

Fisher, a native of Australia, spent 14 seasons playing on the ATP World Tour. He captured four doubles titles and reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open in 2006 and quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 2004. Fisher later was an analyst for Fox Sports, Tennis Channel and ATP Media.

As a head coach on the ATP circuit, Fisher worked with several professionals. He was a touring tennis professional at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club in St. Petersburg for six years before coming to USF.

He was a college star at TCU.

FSU BASKETBALL: The Seminoles will face NIT champ George Washington in the annual BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center in Washington on Dec. 4.

EX-GATOR AN OLYMPIAN: Former Gator Kelly Murphy became the UF volleyball program's first U.S. Olympian. The four-time All-American and 2010 SEC player of the year was named to USA Volleyball's 12-player team Tuesday.

Comments
Super Bowl LII preview: First look at New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Super Bowl LII preview: First look at New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Remember when the Bills were 3-1 and in first place in the AFC East? And when the Patriots were 2-2 and allowing 32 points per game? Weird, right?The Bills part, yes. The Patriots part, no.New England had done that before. Four other times in the Bil...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Eagles blow out Vikings to win NFC title

Eagles blow out Vikings to win NFC title

PHILADELPHIA — Confetti filled the air, fireworks erupted overhead, and fans sang "Fly, Eagles Fly!" No one dared head for the exits. There was too much to celebrate.The Eagles are going to the Super Bowl.The makeshift podium hadn’t taken space on Ph...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Patriots rally past Jaguars to return to Super Bowl

Patriots rally past Jaguars to return to Super Bowl

Updated: 2 hours ago
Add swagger to Lightning’s loss column

Add swagger to Lightning’s loss column

CHICAGO — It didn’t take the sound of a door slamming in the visitor’s dressing room Saturday night to sense this Lightning team is frustrated.Tampa Bay believed it had worked hard against the Wild — at least, harder than it did in Thursday’s letharg...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Jones: Saluting CBS, honesty and goats (not to be confused with GOATS)

Jones: Saluting CBS, honesty and goats (not to be confused with GOATS)

Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.Best coverageThe best football broadcast I’ve ever seen was Super Bowl XLIII. That was NBC’s coverage of the Steelers’ last-minute victory over th...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Sports in brief

Sports in brief

hockeyU.s. men’s olympic Gm, key program builder dies suddenlyLongtime USA Hockey executive and U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team general manager Jim Johannson died unexpectedly Sunday at age 53, shocking the sport less than three weeks before the start...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Healthy Keys back in Aussie quarters

Healthy Keys back in Aussie quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia — Madison Keys continued her strong run through the Australian Open draw, returning to the quarterfinals here for the first time in three years with today’s 6-3, 6-2 win over Caroline Garcia.The U.S. Open finalist is yet to drop ...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Monday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballNorth Carolina at Virginia Tech7 p.m.ESPNOhio State at Maryland7 p.m.ESPN2Iowa State at Texas7 p.m.ESPNUMaryland at Indiana7 p.m.FS1Holy Cross at American7 p.m.CBSSNWomen: LSU at Texas A&M7 p.m.SECNebraska at Ohio State8 p.m.Bi...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Expansion Golden Knights pass Lightning for top spot in NHL

Expansion Golden Knights pass Lightning for top spot in NHL

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Golden Knights are giving Vegas a great odds-beating story in their first year.The expansion team has the whole league playing catchup.James Neal and Jonathan Marchessault scored to help Vegas beat the Hurricanes 5-1 on Sunday and...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Greased poles don’t ward off Philly fans

PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of Eagles fans took to the streets to celebrate after their team’s 38-7 win over the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game. The Eagles will be playing in their first Super Bowl since they lost to this year’s AFC champions the ...
Updated: 4 hours ago