| Jun 16, 2011
| 8:38 PM
Pete Sampras seemingly has little in common with Dirk Nowitzki.But at about the time Sampras began carving out a legacy as one of the greatest tennis players of all time in the early 1990s, Nowitzki was winning junior tennis tournaments in his native...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 6:02 PM
After he had moved into Wimbledon's fourth round Saturday, top-seeded and defending champion Rafael Nadal, the Spaniard, suggested that the top four players in the men's rankings now — himself, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray —...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 11:41 AM
The NFL lockout hasn’t interrupted Michael Vick’s image and commercial rehab
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback from Newport News and Virginia Tech has reunited with apparel giant Nike for an endorsement deal, Vick’s Virginia Beach...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 6:46 PM
A contentious four-game series with the Boston Red Sox ended Sunday with four more ejections, Michael Gonzalez's not denying that he threw a purpose pitch behind David Ortiz, and Buck Showalter and Jeremy Guthrie criticizing the umpiring crew.
| Oct 7, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Our club has been meeting for about 10 years. We started out with six neighbors and have expanded to 11 current members.
Our membership includes a lawyer, nurse, teacher, administrative assistant, freelance writer and small-business owner. Our...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 3:39 PM
The Ridgewood Book Club has been meeting since 1968. The club is named for the subdivision in Western Springs where most of us still live.
Our book club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction. One of our members asks annually to have "Great...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Previously on "The Amazing Race," there were 11 teams. Some of them were really awesome, and some were not. Phil Keoghan eliminated a lot of them, and now the lucky remaining few are in Spain. It all ends tonight, you know, so I hope you have some comfort...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:04 PM
IRVINE — On Billie Jean King Night, the first one 100 fans received a free bobblehead of the tennis icon.
That meant about half of everyone who came to watch the Orange County Breakers play on Wednesday night got a bobblehead.
The turnout at the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:48 PM
BURBANK — What was supposed to be a showcase of tennis products and services mixed in with a little instruction proved to be much more at Saturday's Cecil Mamiit demonstration day at the Burbank Tennis Center.
The formerly-ranked tennis pro and...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 1:39 PM
My favorite is a children's book called "Keeping Score" by Linda Sue Park. Taking place in Brooklyn in the 1950s, this story focuses on 9-year-old Maggie (named for Joe DiMaggio) and her love for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Maggie learns several important...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The Bryan Street Book Club
The club was started in 1977 by stay-at-home moms living in Elmhurst who wanted to have an evening of adult dialogue.
Sometimes refreshments are themed with the book, i.e. margaritas were served with “A Pirate Looks at...