| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:48 PM
NEW YORK -- Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year and Novak Djokovic reached his 22nd in a row with victories in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Monday.
Williams defeated Kaia Kanepi of Estonia, 6-3, 6-3, to keep her...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:32 PM
NEW YORK -- Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on a steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.
Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Spain's Rafael Rafa Nadal has pulled out of his U.S. Open title defense this month because of a wrist problem, the world number two said on Monday.
The 28-year-old Spaniard sustained the injury in practice last month and has been training with a cast on...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.
Should both players reach the final of the year's last grand...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Two-time defending champion Serena Williams got off to a sluggish start before roaring past 11th seed Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-2, to reach the semifinals of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.
The top seed will meet Russian 17th seed Ekaterina...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:22 PM
POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. — With no menus, countless courses and a setting so relaxed you can eat farm-fresh veggies with your fingers, a meal at Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a one-of-a-kind experience along many dimensions.
Located about 25 miles...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:18 PM
After a fine regular season, Alex Sarkissian capped his exceptional collegiate career with a memorable playoff run.
It’s something Sarkissian, a Pepperdine University men’s tennis player and former Glendale Community College standout, said he...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:25 AM
A knee injury that has bothered No. 2-ranked Li Na since spring has now forced her to withdraw from the U.S. Open.
Na is the only tennis player from China to win a Grand slam singles title — she has two. Her announcement on Thursday came by way...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Caroline Wozniacki will try to become the first five-time champion in the history of the WTA event now known as the Connecticut Open, Aug. 15-23 in New Haven.
The following week, she will try to win a Grand Slam for the first time at the U.S. Open....
| Jul 19, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Much to English teacher Ed Raines' surprise, his students had never heard Puccini's soaring melodies that inspired David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," nor the way Louis Armstrong could make a trumpet talk in Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man."
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Fort Lauderdale resident Wayne Odesnik continued the renaissance of his stop-and-go career by taking the lead of the U.S. Open Wild Card Challenge series after reaching the finals of a $50,000 Challenger in Binghamton, N.Y., on Sunday.
Odesnik, 28, who...