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  • National anthem can be a perilous fight for singers

    O say can you see, by the dawn's early light… That light painfully dawns on a screeching rock star attempting to recapture lost glory, a scruffy folk singer torturously immortalizing his mandolin, a hip quartet desperately trying to create a...
  • Chris Erskine's World Cup reflections head into extra time

    Chris Erskine's World Cup reflections head into extra time
    Random thoughts while waiting for FIFA to hand out Oscars for best actor, best flop: Soccer needs a World Cup every year.... For a few weeks, the American team brought fans together in the way only football usually does, with beer, chicken wings,...
  • Indianapolis' Chuck Pagano, like his team, has been a fighter

    Indianapolis' Chuck Pagano, like his team, has been a fighter
    Say this for the Indianapolis Colts, they don't go quietly. They were the only team to beat the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers last season. They rallied from a 28-point deficit for a 45-44 victory over Kansas City in a wild-...
  • Andy Murray keeps British hopes, and Henman Hill, alive at Wimbledon

    Andy Murray keeps British hopes, and Henman Hill, alive at Wimbledon
    Much had already happened Friday by the time the main focus at Wimbledon shifted to a hill, a place where personal real estate is like an acre in Malibu. It was late afternoon. The rain that was supposed to come never did. Big fluffy clouds moved...
  • The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?

    The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?
    Sunday was a day of rest and reflection at Wimbledon. So we reflected. Eyes squinting, brow furrowed, chin resting in palm of hand, we pondered the issue: How good are our tennis players from the United States? Lousy. It was a short reflection....
  • John Isner out, as is U.S. in Wimbledon 3rd round, a first since 1911

    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,...
  • Serena Williams' mystery ailment punctuates bizarre day at Wimbledon

    Serena Williams' mystery ailment punctuates bizarre day at Wimbledon
    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...
  • Lukas Rosol channels Sampras, Laver and Federer versus Rafael Nadal

    The player who walked onto Centre Court at Wimbledon Thursday afternoon to face Rafael Nadal looked a lot like Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic. He was 6-feet-5, around 180 pounds and most of the back of his left calf was covered with a tattoo....
  • Julius Randle falls into Lakers' laps, and that's good news indeed

    When the last college basketball season began, he was predicted by many to be the top pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he played like it, amassing more double-doubles than all but one other freshman in NCAA Division I history. When last season ended,...
  • Landon Donovan gets over being cut

    Landon Donovan gets over being cut
    Landon Donovan is going be honest here. He is going to be brutally honest. He knows this isn't going to sound good, but the last few weeks have reminded him that only by mining the darkest moments can one discover his light. Donovan is admitting that...
  • For Andy Murray, a Wimbledon prize — and reprise — proves elusive

    For Andy Murray, a Wimbledon prize — and reprise — proves elusive
    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...