| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:43 PM
NEW YORK -- Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open on Monday and reach the pinnacle of the sport one year after a doping ban kept him out of the year's final grand slam.
The big-serving Croatian...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 9:52 PM
Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, who was the first American woman tennis player to win the Australian Open and went on to a prolific career on the senior circuit, has died. She was 98.
Cheney died Sunday at an assisted living facility in Escondido after a...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Before she arrived, many of the kids didn't know who she was — "A neat lady who helps people and stuff," was one of the best guesses — but Billie Jean King was hardly deterred.
The tennis great and equal rights icon walked carefully across...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 8:01 AM
SHANGHAI -- Roger Federer brought world No. 1 Novak Djokovic's winning streak to a halt when a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the Shanghai Masters on Saturday set up a final against unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon.
The 33-year-old Swiss was in aggressive mood...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Fifth-seeded Christopher Newport removed any doubt that it will qualify for the NCAA Division III tournament, taking the Capital Athletic Conference tournament title and automatic bid by winning 3-1 Saturday at No. 2...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Andre Agassi apparently has some jealousy issues.
At least the now-retired tennis star did back when he was dating Brooke Shields, the actress writes in her coming memoir "There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me."
So much so,...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Something was clearly wrong with Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
But Martina Navratilova doesn't believe that the world's top-ranked player simply had a viral illness, as the tournament referee's office and the WTA later said.
"I think virus,...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:09 AM
SINGAPORE - French Open runner-up Simona Halep drilled world No. 1 and reigning two-time champion Serena Williams in Wednesday's round-robin action at the season-ending $6.5 million WTA Finals.
The fourth-seeded Halep stunned the U.S. Open champion...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Sidney Anne Willson, a stellar multisport athlete who went on to help her son run a horse-breeding farm in Howard County, died in her sleep Tuesday of natural causes at Shady Grove Center in Rockville. She was 87.
In addition to tennis, a sport in which...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Three trailblazers came together Saturday night at a swanky fundraiser for the athletic program at Cal State L.A.:
Billie Jean King, Tommie Smith and John Carlos.
The university's young students might not know their stories, but they are reaping the...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:33 AM
SHANGHAI, China - Roger Federer outlasted Gilles Simon to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday for his fourth title of the season.
The Swiss star will move to No. 2 in the world following a 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-2) victory.
Federer, 33, was broken on his...