| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:53 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal dropped to his knees, clasping his hands tightly and appearing to be on the verge of tears as he celebrated a win at the Australian Open.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion has played some epic matches on Rod Laver...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:21 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — If Rafael Nadal needed any reminding of how long it has been since he won the Australian Open, he only needed to look at the "09" on the back of his left shoe.
After spending most of the last six months on the...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:48 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal didn't give the impression he was lacking any confidence as he raced through the first round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win Monday over Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny.
Coming back from a...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 10:43 PM
I don't know if I've ever wavered in my picks for a tennis major as I have for this one -- the Australian Open, which starts at about 7 p.m. Sunday, Eastern time.
(Melbourne is 16 hours ahead of us, so it's kind of like Hawaii the next day. Play will...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:57 PM
After a year which featured eight Grand Slam singles champions, there's been plenty of talk ahead of the Australian Open about the new guard vs. the old guard in both men's and women's tennis. The champions recently have been, well, just different.
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:47 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Top-seeded Serena Williams will play Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium in the first round of the Australian Open as she begins her attempt to win a 19th Grand Slam singles title.
Williams could meet former No. 1-ranked Caroline...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:00 PM
If you dream of a holiday steeped in extravagance — a visit to a tropical beach, a dash down a private ski slope or an evening in a whiskey room stocked with rare single malts — a number of notable new hotels may fulfill your dreams....
| Dec 24, 2014
| 3:39 PM
More than a handful of players who competed in college around the state are active on the pro tennis tours.
William and Mary’s top pro specializes in doubles: Megan Moulton-Levy, 29. She stands 58th on the Women’s Tennis Association...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 9:08 PM
7 a.m. Tennis: ATP Tour World Finals: Daniel Nestor-Nenad Zimonjic vs. Julien Benneteau – Edouard Roger-Vasselin, then Roger Federer vs. Kei Nishikori at 9.--Tennis Ch.
8:30 a.m. Baseball: May 2011: Bethel vs. Hampton.--LSC 48
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| Oct 25, 2014
| 10:28 PM
6:30 a.m. Golf: Perth International final round (d. in Australia).--Golf
7 a.m. Running: Marine Corps Marathon.--CSN
7 a.m. Tennis: WTA Championships final: Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep.--ESPN2
9:25 a.m. Soccer: English Premier League:...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 9:59 AM
LONDON -- An enticing finale to the season ended before it even began Sunday when Roger Federer was forced to pull out prior to the ATP World Tour Final showdown with Novak Djokovic.
The 33-year-old Swiss, who spent nearly three hours late on Saturday...