| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:06 PM
We trekked out to the U.S. Open's venerable Grandstand Court on Tuesday on a mission of promise.
Young Jack Sock, up-and-coming U.S. tennis player, was playing his first-round match.
The Grandstand is special. For years, it has been an appendage to...
| Jul 18, 2014
Who I am
Christy Childers from Chicago.
"High Fidelity" by Nick Hornby, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green and "Christy" by Catherine Marshall.
This piece first ran in Printers...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:26 PM
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?
It was a short reflection....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray showed another dominant display in overpowering Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut to move to the fourth round.
“It’s been a good first week, now I can rest up and be ready for Monday,” the third-...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:50 PM
In the category of possible last hurrahs, the 128th edition of the All-England Lawn and Tennis Club's annual party on the grass may be hosting something exceptional this year.
Will this be the last time they'll be serving strawberries and cream with...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Michael Mina, chef, author and founder of Mina Group, recently opened Bourbon Steak in Glendale, a modern American steakhouse serving cuts such as Wagyu rib cap with bearnaise to denizens of the Americana at Brand. Mina, born in Egypt and raised in...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:14 PM
A team of real estate investment executives has founded an investment firm called Turner Impact Capital that is intended to do "good works" while returning strong financial returns for investors.
The Santa Monica firm is led by Chief Executive Bobby...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 1:25 PM
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Novak Djokovic won his fourth Key Biscayne title, while Rafael Nadal failed again trying for his first.
Djokovic dominated from the start and closed out the victory by winning a remarkable exchange to beat Nadal, 6-3, 6-3, Sunday...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 12:50 PM
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Serena Williams won a record seventh Key Biscayne title when she overcame a slow start and a set point to beat Li Na, 7-5, 6-1, at the Sony Open on Saturday.
Williams surpassed the tournament record of six titles she originally set...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Lilit Vardanyan doesn't have to look far for inspiration. In fact, the Burbank High junior needs to look no further than her family when it comes to encouragement on the tennis court.
Vardanyan's uncle is former tennis professional Sargis Sargsian,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Father of tennis great was jailed for tax fraud
Peter Graf, 75, who mentored his daughter, tennis great Steffi Graf, but then went to jail for evading taxes on her earnings, died Nov. 30 at his home in Mannheim, Germany, his family said....