AP-Sports Pronunciation Guide T-Z

T

Paul Tagliabue — TAG’-lee-uh-boo

Tua Tagovailoa — tag-oh-vay-LOH’-ah

So Taguchi — soh tah-GOO’-chee

Aqib Talib — a-KEEB’ tah-LEEB’

David Tanabe — tuh-NAH’-bee

Hidemichi Tanaka — hih-deh-MEE’-chee tah-NAH’-kah

Tamarine Tanasugarn — TAM’-uh-rihn tahn-ah-SOO’-gahrn

Alex Tanguay — TAN’-gay

Thomas Tapeh — tuh-PAY’

Johnny Tapia — TAH’-pee-uh

Fernando Tatis — tah-TEES’

Lofa Tatupu — LOH’-fuh tah-TOO’-poo

Diana Taurasi — tohr-AH’-see

Ramonce Taylor — ruh-MAHNS’

Junichi Tazawa — joo-NEE’-chee tah-ZAH’-wah

Mark Teahan — TEE’-ehn

Mark Teixeira — teh-SHEHR’-uh

Miguel Tejada — mee-GEL’ tay-HAH’-dah

Amaury Telemaco — ah-MOHR’-ee teh-leh-MAH’-koh

Manti Te’o — MAN’-ty TAY’-oh

Claude Terrell — teh-REHL’

Rachel Teske — TEHS’-kee

Hasheem Thabeet — hah-SHEEM’ thah-BEET’

Marcus Thames — tihmz

Jose Theodore — joh-SAY’ THEE’-uh-dohr

Michel Therrien — mih-SHEHL’ TEHR’-ee-ihn

Reggie Theus — THEE’-us

Adalius Thomas — uh-DAY’-lihs

Etan Thomas — eh-TAHN’

Jim Thome — TOH’-mee

Luis Tiant — LOO’-ee TEE’-ahnt

Kelly Tilghman — TIL’-muhn

Kimmo Timonen — KEE’-moh TEE’-moh-nehn

Iben Tinning — EE’-bin

Janko Tipsarevic — YAHN’-koh tihp-SAYR’-oh-vihch

Mike Tirico — tih-REE’-koh

Rick Tocchet — TAH’-keht

Jonathan Toews — tayvz

Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov — ah-LEEM’-zahn tohk-TAHK’-uh-nuhv

John Torchetti — tohr-CHEH’-tee

Yorvit Torrealba — yohr-VEET’ tohr-ee-AL’-bah

John Tortorella — tohr-tohr-EHL’-uh

Matteo Tosatto — mah-TAY’-oh toh-SAH’-toh

Vesa Toskala — VAY’-sah TAHS’-kah-lah

Tatiana Totmianina — taht-YAH’nah toht-MYEH’-ni-nuh

Monte Towe — tow

Steve Trachsel — TRAK’-sihl

Mike Tranghese — tran-GEE’-see

Matt Treanor — TRAY’-nur

Misty May-Treanor — TRAY’-nur

Yannick Tremblay — YAH’-nik TRAHM’-blay

Cameron Tringale — trihn-GAH’-lay

Vincent Trochek — TROH’-chehk

Marcus Trufant — TROO’-fahnt

Jarno Trulli — YAHR’-noh

Chin-hui Tsao — chin-hwee sow

Yani Tseng — YAH’-nee sehng

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga — SAHNG’-guh

Alex Tuch — tuhk

Marques Tuiasosopo — too-ee-ah-suh-SOH’-poh

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo — roh-NY’-uh too-ee-ah-suh-SOH’-poh

Troy Tulowitzki — too-loh-WIT’-skee

Iroda Tulyaganova — EE’-roh-dah too-lee-GAHN’-uh-vuh

Meilen Tu — MAY’-lehn TOO

Jerame Tuman — JEHR’-uh-mee TOO’-muhn

Dire Tune — TOO’-nay

Mark Turgeon — TUR’-jihn

Ronny Turiaf — TOOR’-ee-af

Hedo Turkoglu — HAY’-doo TURK’-oh-loo

Dmitry Tursunov — duh-MEE’-tree tur-SIHN’-awf

David Tyree — ty-REE’

U, V

Ayinde Ubaka — ah-YIHN’-day oo-BAH’-kah

Kenechi Udeze — keh-NEE’-chee yoo-DEH’-zee

Peter Ueberroth — YOO’-bur-awth

Bob Uecker — YOO’-kur

Momoko Ueda — moh-MOH’-koh oo-AY’-duh

UEFA — yoo-AY’-fuh

Yukiko Ueno — yoo-KEE’-koh WAY’-noh

Masai Ujiri — muh-SY’ yoo-JEER’-ee

Bohdan Ulihrach — BOH’-dan OO’-lee-rahk

Jan Ullrich — yahn OOL’-rik

Osi Umenyiora — OH’-see yoo-mihn-YOHR’-uh

Ugueth Urbina — OO’-get ur-BEE’-nuh

Juan Uribe — yoo-REE’-bay

Brian Urlacher — UR’-lah-kur

Mario Urrutia — yuh-ROO’-tee-uh

USAC — YOO’-sak

Nicole Vaidisova — vay-deh-SOH’-vuh

Jonas Valanciunas (YOH’-nuhs val-ehn-CHOO’-nuhs

Ismael Valdes — IHSH’-may-ehl

Jose Valentin — VAL’-en-teen

Alejandro Valverde — ah-leh-HAHN’-droh val-VEHR’-dee

Jose Valverde — val-VAYR’-day

Butch van Breda Kolff — BREH’-duh kawf

Pieter van den Hoogenband — PEE’-tur van den HOH’-gen-bahnd

Mike Vanderjagt — VAN’-dur-jakt

Kiki Vandeweghe — KEE’-kee VAN’-duh-way

James vanRiemsdyk — van-REEMZ’-dyk

Pete Van Wieren — WEER’-uhn

Anderson Varejao — VAR’-eh-zhoh

Semen Varlamov — SEH’-min VAHR’-luh-mahv

Simeon Varlamov — vahr-LAH’-mawf

Josef Vasicek — VAH’-sih-chek

Andrei Vasilevskiy — va-sih-LEHV’-skee

Greivis Vasquez — GREE’-vihs

Dave Veres — veerz

Antoine Vermette — AN’-twahn vuhr-MEHT’

Elena Vesnina — vehz-NEE’-nuh

Sebastian Vettel — VEH’-tul

Vezina — VEH’-zih-nuh

Dayan Viciedo — dy-AN’ vih-see-AY’-doh

Jose Vidro — VEE’-droh

Alain Vigneault — VEEN’-yoh

Guillermo Vilas — gee-EHR’-moh VEE’-lahs

Oscar Villarreal — vihl-uh-ree-AHL’

Camilo Villegas — kuh-MIHL’-oh vih-JAY’-guhs

Jacques Villeneuve — zhahk VIHL’-ih-noov

Charlie Villenueva — vihl-uh-noo-AY’-vuh

Ron Villone –vih-LOHN’

Fernando Vina — VEEN’-yuh

Adam Vinatieri — vihn-uh-TEHR’-ee

Roberta Vinci — VIN’-chee

Andreas Vinciguerra — vihn-see-GEHR’-ah

Adam Vinitieri — vihn-uh-TEHR’-ee

Alexandre Vinokourov — vihn-oh-KOHR’-awf

Vitaly Vishnevski — vih-TAL’-ee vihzh-NEHV’-skee

Lubomir Visnovsky — LOO’-boh-meer vihs-NAHF’-skee

Laura Viveros — bee’-VEHR’-ohs

Nuria Llagostera Vives — NOOR’-ee-ah yah-goh-STEHR’-ah VEE’-vehs

Jose Vizcaino — viz-ky-EE’-noh

Luis Vizcaino — viz-ky-EE’-noh

Thomas Voeckler — VOHK’-lur

Tomas Vokoun — TAH’-muhz voh-KOON’

Kimo von Oelhoffen — KEE’-moh vahn OHL’-hawf-ihn

Jake Voskuhl — VAHS’-kuhl

Joey Votto — VAH’-toh

Mike Vrabel — VRAY’-bul

Radim Vrbata — rah-DEEM’ vur-BAH’-tah

Sasha Vujacic — VOO’-yah-chihch

Milos Vujanic — voo-YAH’-nich

John Vukovich — VOO’-kuh-vich

David Vyborny — vih-BOHR’-nee

W, X, Y, Z

Michael Wacha — WAH’-kuh

WADA — WAH’-duh

Bob Waddell — wah-DEHL’

Doug Waechter — WEHK’-tur

Dajuan Wagner — duh-WAHN’ WAG’-nur

Mo Wagner — VAHG’-nur

Waipahu — wy-PAH’-hoo

Don Wakamatsu — wahk-ah-MAHT’-soo

Melaine Walker — MEE’-layn

Wes Walz — wahlz

Abby Wambach — WAHM’-bahk

Chien-Ming Wang — shee-EHN’ ming wahng

Patricia Wartusch — pah-TREET’-see-ah VAR’-toosh

Shani Waugh — SHAY’-nee WAHR

Stanislas Wawrinka — vah-VRINK’-ah

Karrie Webb — KAHR’-ee

Dave Wegrzyn — WEH’-zihn

Roger Wehrli — WUR’-lee

Yang Wei — yahng way

D.A. Weibring — WY’-bring

Todd Weiner — WY’-nur

Mattias Weinhandl — WYN’-han-dul

Chris Weinke — WEN’-kee

Eric Weinrich — WYN’-rihch

Mike Weir — weer

Delonte West — deh-LAHN’-tay

Brett Wetterich — WET’-ur-ihk

Suzy Whaley — WAY’-lee

Ken Whisenhunt — WIHZ’-en-hunt

Kort Wickenheiser — WIHK’-ihn-hy-zur

Charlie Wi — wee

Michelle Wie — WEE

Jordyn Wieber — WEE’-bur

Deron Williams — DEHR’-ihn

Thaworn Wiratchant — tah-WAHN’ WIHR’-ih-chahnt

Petteri Wirtanen — PEH’-tur-ee WEER’-tah-nehn

Jay Witasick — wih-TAS’-ihk

Jameis Winston — JAYM’-ihs

Doug Wojcik — WOH’-chik

Wojtek Wolski — VOY’-tehk VOHL’-skee

Tony Womack — WOH’-mak

Chien-Ming Wong — shee-EHN’ ming wahng

Cierre Wood — SEE’-ayr

Wouter Weylandt — WOW’-tehrk WAY’-lahnt

Caroline Wozniacki — wohz-nee-AK’-ee

Wykagyl Country Club — WIHK’-uh-gihl

Shen Xue — shen shway

Alexei Yashin — YASH’-in

Ye Wocheng — yeh woh-chung

Olga Yegorova — yeh-guh-ROH’-vah

J.J. Yeley — YAY’-lee

Christian Yelich — YEH’-lihch

Stephane Yelle — steh-FAHN’ YEHL

Mike Yeo — yow

Yi Jianlian — EE JEE’-ahn-LEE’-ahn

Mikhail Youznhy — mih-KAYL’ YOOS’-nee

Steve Yzerman — EYE’-zur-muhn

Mariano Zabaleta — zah-bah-LAY’-tah

Erik Zabel — ZAH’-bul

David Zabriske — zah-BRIHS’-kee

Mariel Zagunis — zuh-GOO’-nihs

Babe Zaharias — zuh-HA’-ree-uhs

Klara Zakopalova — KLAH’-ruh za-kop-ah-LOH’-vuh

Dave Zastudil — ZAS’-too-dehl

Jack Zduriencik — zur-EHN’-sihk

Tony Zendejas — zehn-DAY’-hahs

Alex Zhamnov — ZHAM’-nahf

Zheng Jie — zhehng jee

Nikolai Zherdev — NIHK’-oh-ly ZHEHR’-dehv

Mika Zibanejad — MEE’-kuh zih-BAH’-neh-zhahd

Marek Zidlicky — zid-LICH’-kee

Barry Zito — ZEE’-toh

Ben Zobrist — ZOH’-brihst

Nik Zoricic — ZOR’-uh-chihk

Sergei Zubov — ZOO’-bahv

Dainius Zubrus — DAYN’-ee-uhs ZOO’-bruhs

Fabiola Zuluaga — FAH’-bee-oh-lah zoo-loo-AH’-gah

Joel Zumaya — zoo-MY’-uh

Vera Zvonareva — zvahn-uh-RAY’-vuh

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