| May 1, 2012
It was 3 a.m. in Las Vegas in May 1972.
Thomas Austin Preston Jr., better known as Amarillo Slim, had won the main event at the World Series of Poker less than two hours earlier, and there he was looking for a game — any game.
"As long as it's for...
| May 22, 2012
| 11:42 PM
Billie Jean King wasn't bashful about her opinion on the state of tennis during a quaint meet-and-greet for the new Orange County Breakers at the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa Tuesday night.
She said tennis, mainly men's, is great globally, but the U.S. is...
| Jun 17, 2012
Nancy Lopez was the first, an electric 21-year-old who had commandeered women's golf. So a buddy and I sneaked onto the Pine Ridge course in suburban Baltimore and watched Lopez dust the field for the third victory of her rookie season.
It was May 1978,...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Gussy Moran, who gained both international fame and notoriety by wearing a short skirt and lace panties in the 1949 Wimbledon tennis tournament and who lived a life of celebrity for many years, died Wednesday night in her small Los Angeles apartment in...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 5:25 PM
In the 78-year history of high school sports in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the number of Olympians produced, major league players developed and Hall of Fame members inducted from a variety of sports is staggering.
So now you can understand...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:42 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Winning 39 grand slams including 20 Wimbledon titles -- there's no arguing the legendary Billie Jean King scores as tennis' most preeminent player.
But off the court, the Long Beach native is known as "the" champion for social...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In his column Sunday, "We couldn't care less about women's basketball," Sun-Times sports columnist Rick Morrissey explains and defends the relative indifference of American sports fans to the dynastic University of Connecticut and other teams in female...
| Jun 18, 2010
| 12:42 AM
Rick Leach and Greg Washer had the golden touch Sunday.
Competing at the United States Tennis Assn. Men's 45 Hardcourts at Westlake Tennis and Swim Club, Leach captured the singles title and teamed with Washer to win the doubles title.
By winning a...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 11:28 PM
Between them they have won 42 Grand Slam titles.
They have both been big advocates for World Team Tennis.
Tonight at The Tennis Club Newport Beach, Billie Jean King and Lindsay Davenport are the perfect fits for Ladies Night.
King, the WTT co-...
| Jul 3, 2011
Imagine browsing the store for toys with your 9-year-old daughter, and she picks up a doll wearing a half shirt, belly ring and eye shadow.
"Mommy, is this doll for me to play with?" she asks.
That's what happened to Jodi Norgaard, and it inspired her...
| Jun 3, 2011
Pauline Betz Addie
1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame
Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...