| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:29 PM
It is still a little too soon to canonize young Eugenie Bouchard as the next big thing in women's tennis. We will wait until Saturday.
That's when the current pride of Canadian sports, now that the Kings have taken hockey away from them, will play in...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Ace-king. This ever-enticing Texas hold 'em starting hand has many nicknames, my favorite being "Anna Kournikova." The comparison with the attractive former tennis player seems apt, since it's been said of both the hand and Kournikova, "Looks good,...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Movies about golf have been done before, and movies about children have also had their turn. But the two of them combined? The makers of "The Short Game" took on that challenge in their documentary, the first to be exclusively available through Netflix....
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:26 AM
You know how they say there's no crying in baseball? Apparently they haven't gotten that message at the London Olympics.
Have you ever seen so much blubbering in your life?
These athletes cry tears of joy when they win. They cry tears of sorrow when...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:36 PM
What does Anna Kournikova know about losing weight?
Some saw her as a curious choice to help replace outgoing trainer Jillian Michaels when Season 12 of "The Biggest Loser" returned to Tuesdays on NBC. But the 30-year-old says she has plenty in common...
| Apr 30, 2012
A bio on NPR's website of its commentator Frank Deford notes that the magazine GQ christened him, quite simply, "the world's greatest sportswriter." (Is he?) A story on ESPN's companion website, Grantland, referred to Deford as "a writer who had...
| Jan 3, 2012
It's Saturday morning and Bob Harper is sidling up to a stationary bike at Crunch gym on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. He's been teaching this cardio cycling class for years — long before becoming a trainer on NBC's "The Biggest Loser." In fact,...
| May 24, 2012
| 2:34 PM
I have to hand it to Lolo Jones, her marketing agent, Brandon Swibel, and the edgy promotional gurus at Red Bull.
I can't think of another athlete with such a slim competitive resume becoming such a pre-Olympic star and attracting such an impressive...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:36 PM
On "The Biggest Loser" Nov. 8, 2011: Ramone, suffering a tactical loss, was furious, but Joe, who was sent home, is taking things in stride. "I consider Vinny a dear friend of mine," Joe said during Wednesday morning's media conference call. "It's just...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Parents Television Council protests Howard Stern as possible "America's Got Talent" judge...