| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Thursday's women's semifinals at Wimbledon will not trigger great name recognition from the general fan. Maybe even the ardent tennis fan.
Newcomers are beginning to emerge in tennis, and this year's women's bracket is no exception.
Two barely twenty-...
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:11 PM
On a day when nearly all her body was exposed to the world, 2014 Olympic bobsled medalist Aja Evans was honing it for an attempt to reach elite status in another sport.
The 26-year-old Chicagoan is among 22 athletes, along with swimming legend Michael...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Thursday's inaugural Kids' Choice Sports Awards, Nickelodeon's spin-off of the annual Kids' Choice Awards, went about just as well as an event for children could. Hosted by "Live! with Kelly and Michael" host and former New York Giant Michael Strahan, the...
| Jul 31, 2014
STANFORD, Calif. So much for any rust, nerve or health factors regarding Serena Williams' return to the tennis court Wednesday night at the Bank of the West Classic. For openers, she looked pretty smashing.
Playing her first singles match since her eerie...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:05 PM
STANFORD, Calif. Even as she wobbled on the court in a frightening display that sparked worldwide attention and concern, Serena Williams kept trying to play.
"That's the fight in me," Williams said Monday, publicly addressing her bizarre exit from...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:50 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
WIMBLEDON, England — Three of tennis' marquee players cruised down the road in first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday, and Rafael Nadal, perhaps the brightest star of all, traveled a bumpy path.
That's relatively speaking. Nadal lost a set....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:57 AM
WIMBLEDON, England - World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Swiss stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka were a trio of opening-round winners Tuesday at Wimbledon.
The second-seeded Nadal had to come from behind to beat capable Slovak Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-3, 6-3,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:11 AM
LONDON -- World No. 1 Rafael Nadal pulled back from the abyss to reach the Wimbledon third round Thursday just when it looked as though Lukas Rosol had returned to haunt him.
Two years after being knocked out at the same stage by the hard-hitting...