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  • Fleeting fame against Nadal is tennis' counterpoint to 'Deflategate'

    Fleeting fame against Nadal is tennis' counterpoint to 'Deflategate'
    Tim Smyczek's name is a little hard to spell and a little hard to pronounce. Here's a story that will make him a little hard to forget. Smyczek, 27, is a tennis pro. He comes from Milwaukee, hardly a tennis hotbed. He plays the violin, and when he...
  • Serena Williams' mystery ailment punctuates bizarre day at Wimbledon

    Serena Williams' mystery ailment punctuates bizarre day at Wimbledon
    Staid old Wimbledon got bounced on its fanny here Tuesday. Somebody sat on the spectacles and broke them. Egad. Somebody else put lowfat milk on the strawberries. Strange things happened. The orderly became disorderly: • An ailing Serena Williams...
  • The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?

    The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?
    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? Lousy. It was a short reflection....
  • Jimmie Johnson's Chase includes crew chief Chad Knaus's powers

    That'll teach Clint Bowyer to crack wise about the past and future champion. We knew that Jimmie Johnson was powerful, but unaware just how important it is, as Eric Cartman would put it, to respect his authoritah. A couple weeks back, Bowyer suggested...
  • Roger Federer goes easy, Novak Djokovic goes hard to Indian Wells final

    Roger Federer won the men's tennis semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Saturday. Both of them. Little did Federer know that, when he waltzed past Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine, 6-3, 6-1, in 1 hour 1 minute, he would have time to get...
  • Roger Federer's game doesn't look old at Indian Wells

    When most of the smoke had cleared Wednesday in the men's singles at Indian Wells, the coolest dude still standing was the guy in the purple shirt and orange shoes who has two kids and another on the way. Oh, yes, and he's 32 years old. Roger...
  • Will Federer and Williams be calling it a fortnight after Wimbledon?

    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...
  • Novak Djokovic takes next step at U.S. Open with win over Andy Murray

    Two tennis pit bulls sank their teeth into each other on a warm and windless night at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. It was Novak Djokovic versus Andy Murray. Talk about strong teeth. Right now, with Rafael Nadal out with an injury, all they needed to...
  • For Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, happiness is just being here, at U.S. Open

    For Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, happiness is just being here, at U.S. Open
    The glamour match, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, took center court Sunday, each player seeking to further her fame, fortune and happiness. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, match and tournament over, had already found hers. Happiness, that is. Certainly...
  • Andy Murray looks more like himself in win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

    In the heat and grind of the U.S. Open here Monday, Andy Murray took a step closer to being Andy Murray again. He won a match that demanded a deep dig into his inner psyche. Giving his all, staying the course, gutting it out — all those coach-...
  • Players get a lot of cash but earn little credit for desire

    Players get a lot of cash but earn little credit for desire
    A couple of items in a record book brought a real jolt the other day. One reminded that this was the 45th anniversary of Rod Laver's second calendar Grand Slam, 1969. He also won all four majors — the Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S. Open...