| Aug 31, 2014
| 7:50 PM
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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:03 PM
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-...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:15 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 6:00 PM
— Like a great novel, or a perfectly cooked filet mignon, Novak Djokovic is fast becoming one of the joys of my life.
He came on the tennis scene about a decade ago as yet another Eastern European player whose name was impossible to spell. I could...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 7:13 PM
This year, tennis fans have watched three major tournaments, seen six different champions in the men's and women's singles, and known full well that was just the warmup.
Monday, the U.S. Open begins its 14-day run of terror, torture and testosterone....
| Sep 6, 2014
| 10:20 PM
— If tennis had a Richter scale, this one would have been a 9.2. Before they play Sunday's women's final, they better check for cracks in the stadium.
There will be tennis fans all over the world who were busy Saturday afternoon and not watching...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Not only will Monday night's men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament break new ground for the future of the game. It will also have a rallying cry: Here comes the second line.
Marin Cilic of Croatia, one of the competitors in this...
| Jun 16, 2010
Rafael Nadal may be ranked No. 1 in the world, but not at Wimbledon. He is seeded No. 2 for the Grand Slam tournament, which begins Monday. Defending champion and six-time Wimbledon winner Roger Federer received the No. 1 seeding.......
| Jul 6, 2010
If, like me, you were watching Wimbledon over the 4th of July weekend, you must have been impressed with Serena Williams — and not only with her resounding win of the women's singles championships. Her fitness level and newly trim figure were also...
| Jul 7, 2010
-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues the Lakers are taking a realistic approach regarding Derek Fisher. -- ESPN's Chad Ford writes in the Daily Dime Chat that Fisher could land in Miami or Cleveland depending on where LeBron James and...
| Jul 10, 2010
More than a dozen heads of state, four princes, a king, a queen, two princesses and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates are among the guests expected to attend Sunday's World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands. Nelson Mandela's name......