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A new British strawberry offers picnic season until November

Jul 7, 2021
Strawberries and cream is a popular treat with Wimbledon tennis fans, and a new breed of the fruit could extend production season.
The Ace strawberry provides good flavor, size and yield, a fruit breeder says. It also requires fewer workers to harvest.
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Wimbledon looks to supercomputer Watson for fast tournament highlights to lure a younger audience

Jul 2, 2018
IBM’s artificial intelligence supercomputer Watson is primed to do quick searches for video highlights of the Wimbledon tennis championship next week. The idea is to deliver key moments to fans via social platforms like Facebook and Instagram. But what might that mean for more mainstream broadcasters that buy the rights to sporting events? Click the […]

At Wimbledon, the purse is suddenly smaller

Jul 4, 2016
Sport is a $150 billion business that's not immune to Brexit's currency fluctuations
Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during a practice session prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2016 in London, England.
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Nike serves up a big fashion don't at Wimbledon

Jun 29, 2016
Female players paid to wear Nike weren't exactly game for its babydoll dresses.
Annika Beck of Great Britain plays a forehand during the Ladies Singles second round match against Heather Watson of Great Britain on June 29, 2016 in London, England. Beck is wearing the Nike tennis dress in question. 
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Wimbledon: An occasion for white

Jun 23, 2014
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Fact check: How big is the U.S. Open, really?

Aug 26, 2013
The U.S. Open tennis tournament, which starts Monday, dubs itself as the biggest annual sporting event in the world.