| May 16, 2015
I suppose no matter who the opponent is, LeBron James is playing against Michael Jordan. Maybe that's as good an explanation as any for why James has been the Bulls' personal pothole in the playoff pavement.
Or maybe it is just that the teams the Bulls...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:03 PM
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...
| 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.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Much had already happened Friday by the time the main focus at Wimbledon shifted to a hill, a place where personal real estate is like an acre in Malibu.
It was late afternoon. The rain that was supposed to come never did. Big fluffy clouds moved...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:19 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:50 PM
On the warmest, sunniest day you can imagine, in a place where those are few and far between, gloom prevailed Wednesday. Great Britain was Mudville, and mighty Casey had struck out.
When Andy Murray's final ground stroke settled into the bottom of the...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:26 PM
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?
It was a short reflection....
| Aug 31, 2014
| 9:25 PM
— It is turning out to be the relationship that gives engagements a bad name. First, golf star Rory McIlroy calls off the wedding with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and wins the British Open and the PGA.
Then, Wozniacki starts a run of success...