| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:59 PM
The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy.
Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:19 PM
The big boys came out to play Monday at Indian Wells. In a shocking development, the biggest left early.
Rafael Nadal, ranked No.1, seeded No. 1, winner here last year, usually close to unbeatable on the slower hard courts of this BNP Paribas Open...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 11:15 PM
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.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:24 PM
A sport that needs every bit of personality it can get held its breath for a few minutes Tuesday at Indian Wells.
One of tennis' marquee names had departed from the BNP Paribas Open the day before, and out the door with upset victim Rafael Nadal went...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 6:05 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — Surely, someone made a mistake.
The intended order of play for the round of 16 at Wimbledon on Monday omitted seven-time champion Roger Federer and two-time champion Rafael Nadal. World No. 3 Maria Sharapova and two-time...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:41 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Novak Djokovic proved Sunday at Indian Wells, in the men's final of the BNP Paribas Open, that Roger Federer does not walk on water.
But then, Djokovic would be the first to admit that his older tennis rival does pretty well on hard courts amid the...
| Jun 9, 2009
Kids aren't into history these days. Too many old guys. Too many dead guys. Wars and issues and causes that chip your nails and get in the way of updating your Facebook page. Stuff that happened long ago, like, waaaay back in the last century.
| Aug 14, 2008
| 2:09 PM
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Air rifle is an Olympic sport? Yup, since 1984. So I guess we can look forward to BassMaster in 2016 in Lake Michigan. Feel that? Chills.
But let's focus on what's happening today in Chicago:...
| May 19, 2008
Michael Phelps of Rodgers Forge ended his drought against Aaron Peirsol and is ready to start turning his attention toward the U.S. Olympic trials.
Phelps completed a busy day by beating Peirsol in the 100-meter backstroke at the Santa Clara (Calif.)...
| Mar 17, 2009
Mark Spitz says he feels badly for Michael Phelps. Spitz, whose record of seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics was broken when Phelps won eight last year, talked briefly about Phelps last night while in Little Rock, Ark., for a speaking engagement....