| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I am a fervent March Madness viewer but am dreading this year's NCAA basketball tournament for I fear the spectacle will be stained with controversy. I'm making my prediction based on the fact that the first two months of this year saw major scandals...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Novak Djokovic gained a measure of revenge by defeating Rafael Nadal, the world's newly minted No. 1 tennis player, in the China Open championship match Sunday in Beijing.
Djokovic almost made it look easy with a 6-3, 6-4 victory, although he...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Juan Martin del Potro served notice on Saturday that he's a force again in men's tennis by upsetting No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal, 6-2, 6-4, in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters.
Del Potro, who has climbed back to No. 5 in the world after a...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
NEW YORK — Venus Williams was dressed as if going to a garden party, her outfit covered in flowers that could only come from imagination and not reality. And some of her hair was dyed pink to match the flowers.
But Williams came to Arthur Ashe...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:17 PM
NEW YORK — Roger Federer moved as if the tennis court were an unfamiliar place, a place where he needed guidance, where he needed advice on how to hit a forehand or when to unleash that one-handed backhand that had earned him five U.S. Open...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:50 PM
NEW YORK — Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves and had plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 2:10 PM
NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who had beaten ninth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka all but two times in 14 matches, seemed on the way to a massive upset in the U.S. Open semifinals Saturday on Arthur Ashe Stadium before coming back from two sets down...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:41 AM
MIAMI — Tras un año de ausencia debido a problemas con una rodilla, el tenista español Rafael Nadal retorna al Abierto de Miami.
Nadal, número uno del mundo y quien durante 2013 protagonizó una de las recuperaciones más espectaculares en la...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:23 PM
NEW YORK — It was a single tennis game that lasted 21 minutes.
Stanislas Wawrinka, a 28-year-old from Switzerland who has always played in the shadow of his countryman Roger Federer, saved five break points in that game in the fifth set.
| Aug 11, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Serena Williams won the Rogers Cup women's title for the third time and Rafael Nadal matched that feat while playing spoiler in the men's tournament to capture his eighth title of the year.
Williams routed unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea, 6-2, 6-0,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:35 AM
There are some odd questions in post-match interviews at a tennis tournament, but this one was rather cringeworthy.
Nineteen-year-old Eugenie Bouchard, not long after reaching the final four at the Australian Open with an impressive three-set win over...