| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The clock had ticked to one minute past 4 p.m. here Monday, and the last American standing at Wimbledon wasn’t standing anymore.
John Isner, head hung low with body language that made him look closer to 6 feet than 6 feet 10, walked off Court 3,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Staid old Wimbledon got bounced on its fanny here Tuesday. Somebody sat on the spectacles and broke them. Egad. Somebody else put lowfat milk on the strawberries.
Strange things happened. The orderly became disorderly:
• An ailing Serena Williams...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:50 PM
On the warmest, sunniest day you can imagine, in a place where those are few and far between, gloom prevailed Wednesday. Great Britain was Mudville, and mighty Casey had struck out.
When Andy Murray's final ground stroke settled into the bottom of the...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:29 PM
It is still a little too soon to canonize young Eugenie Bouchard as the next big thing in women's tennis. We will wait until Saturday.
That's when the current pride of Canadian sports, now that the Kings have taken hockey away from them, will play in...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:06 PM
School was in session Saturday afternoon on Centre Court at Wimbledon, and Petra Kvitova was doing the teaching.
That wasn't how it was supposed to be.
This was to be a coming-out party for young Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard. At 20, her lessons...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:25 PM
A decade ago, when Northwestern men's soccer coach Tim Lenahan had "favorite shirt day" at his summer camp in Evanston, the kids showed up in McMahon, Jordan and Sosa jerseys.
At favorite shirt day this month, the kids were wearing jerseys proclaiming...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Ignore the score line, which says the U.S. men's soccer team lost to Germany, 1-0, on Thursday in rainy Recife, Brazil.
This was a huge moral victory for a team that has yet to establish itself as a power on the World Cup stage. A national team that...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:31 PM
Venus Williams won a first-round match on a side court on the opening day of Wimbledon on Monday, and it was a big deal.
OK, maybe not for anybody other than die-hard Venus Williams fans and Venus herself.
It isn't as if anybody is expecting her to...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Once the Knicks and team President Phil Jackson removed doubt by offering Carmelo Anthony a maximum deal, the Bulls' summer focus shifted from getting Melo to getting real.
Eventually, that means getting Real Madrid forward Nikola Mirotic, too, but more...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
In the end here Sunday, the right player probably won, the man named Novak Djokovic, who can bend like Gumby, run like Usain Bolt and hit tennis shots at the other guy like Roger Federer.
What made his victory in the Wimbledon men's final the ultimate...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:03 PM
It was the first day of Donald Sterling's final desperate fight for the Clippers, the first day of his last battle for the reputation of his sanity and the ownership of his basketball team.
And he didn't show.
"We call Donald Sterling!" lawyer...