| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
I went to UC Santa Barbara on a baseball scholarship after transferring from Cerritos College. I was a speech major and had a radio show on college station KCSB called "Sleep's Sports Shorts." I wanted to play pro ball or replace Vin Scully when he...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Serena Williams has announced she will not play in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells next month.
Williams, who has not played at Indian Wells since 2001, had left her name on the preliminary entry list last month but withdrew Friday.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:00 PM
In an unusual departure from the norm, the star of this year's BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament might not even swing a racket. The attention-getter very well may be more bricks-and-mortar than serve-and-volley.
They call the current stadium the Indian...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:06 PM
If you are heading to the desert for some tennis viewing over the next 12 days, get ready for more of the same. In the case of the prestigious BNP Paribas Open, that's not a bad thing.
There will be some radical differences in the physical plant,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:47 AM
You could say that the supporters practically needed a road map and provisions to find Eugenie Bouchard’s outside far court for her first match at the Australian Open in January.
By the end of the tournament, the throng had turned into Genie&...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
She went back to where it all started, to the wall in Sochi. Maria Sharapova, out of boredom really, as a child began smacking a tennis ball while her father played his weekly game a few feet away.
"My career started in Sochi," Sharapova said Wednesday,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:19 PM
El número de personas que presentó nuevas solicitudes de subsidios por desempleo en Estados Unidos cayó más de lo esperado hasta tocar un mínimo de tres meses la semana pasada, una señal de fortaleza para un mercado laboral que se había visto afectado por...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:33 PM
The old guy, Father Time, will triumph in the end. He always does. But for the moment Roger Federer is holding serve against him, which in a sport primarily of the young is no small achievement.
Federer has come to terms with reality. "If I can't play...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 10:10 PM
With the star of the day, second-seeded Novak Djokovic, advancing as expected Sunday, it seemed timely to survey the results of tennis players from the United States. This BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells is, after all, one of the country's bigger...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:59 PM
The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy.
Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Wait, wasn’t this supposed to be a walk in the park? Roger Federer -- greatest male tennis player of all time not named Rafael Nadal or Rod Laver -- versus Dmitry Tursonov, a curly haired Russian with a high-octane game nobody outside of tennis...