| Jul 22, 2010
| 11:28 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The first serve John McEnroe hit was an ace Thursday night.
McEnroe, now 51, appeared humble in the World Team Tennis match at The Tennis Club Newport Beach.
"It's the first [ace] I've got in 30 years," he said.
It was early;...
| Mar 26, 2009
| 11:06 AM
New York has George Soros. L.A. has Eli Broad. Vegas? Bet you thought everyone was busy wagering. Wrong. The city, historically known more for carnality than compassion, has a range of denizens working not only for a better city but a better world....
| Mar 30, 2009
| 12:28 PM
Even after years of retirement, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf are tennis royalty. And the world will salute them anew on May 17, as they grace the hallowed turf of Wimbledon?this time united against Tim Henman and Kim Clijsters for A Centre Court...
| Mar 30, 2009
| 2:20 PM
Las Vegas is the most popular vacation destination in our country. So this month...Wait, before I get into that, I need to back up.
Are you finding that just about everywhere you go you are confronted by a universal frenzy of fear, a collective...
| Feb 7, 2010
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 35 ||
|| 2. || First Rule by Robert...
| Nov 21, 2009
The photograph of Andre Agassi on the cover of "Open," his just-published autobiography, was taken by Martin Schoeller, an Annie Leibovitz disciple. The book begins with a quote from Vincent van Gogh; Barbra Streisand is thanked in the acknowledgments....
| Dec 30, 2009
Why do we love watching sports? And what did we love the most in 2009?
Those are two questions each of us would answer differently. But the answer to the second question helps explain the answer to the first.
We love watching sports because they are a...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 7:08 AM
Top Spin 4 PS3, X360, Wii/$49.99-$59.99/March 15
In the past, tennis video games were created to simulate the sport, from the first service to match point. Sadly, as accurate as these simulations are, they often fail to truly capture the intensity,...
| 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 —...