| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"I think it's time for ESPN to get a little competition, don't you?"
That tough talk is coming from an unlikely source — 81-year-old Regis Philbin. The former daytime television talk show host and David Letterman foil is one of the faces of Fox...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 11:11 PM
NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens did her part.
She took all the space away from fellow American Jamie Hampton, commanded the court with her ferocious forehand and never let down for a moment.
Stephens needed only 63 minutes to beat the 23rd-seeded...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:50 PM
NEW YORK — Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves and had plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:17 PM
NEW YORK — Roger Federer moved as if the tennis court were an unfamiliar place, a place where he needed guidance, where he needed advice on how to hit a forehand or when to unleash that one-handed backhand that had earned him five U.S. Open...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Imagine one football player's amazing championship season. For decades, that has been the story of ESPN.
Now, as media conglomerates other than owner Walt Disney launch their own sports-focused cablers, the question is whether the Bristol, Conn.-based...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:13 PM
NEW YORK -- Right from the start, Roger Federer looked very little like, well, the Roger Federer who routinely reached the final weekend at Grand Slam tournaments.
In the opening game of his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open, the owner of 17 major...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 1:17 PM
NEW YORK -- Bob and Mike Bryan, the twin brothers from Camarillo and the top-ranked doubles team, survived a third-round match against Canadians Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil on Sunday at the U.S. Open.
The Bryans came away with a 6-7 (1), 7-5, 6-2...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 11:25 AM
NEW YORK -- Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves but plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on Saturday....
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:38 PM
The U.S. Open tennis tournament begins Monday. Describing it is almost as hard as playing in it.
It is the most difficult tournament in the world to win, and that certainly includes the other three majors. Australia is friendly, exotic in its distance,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:39 PM
NEW YORK — Roger Federer, owner of 17 Grand Slam titles, the most in history, opened his U.S. Open on Tuesday with a sloppy win over Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. Federer had originally been scheduled to play Monday night but rain postponed the match....
| Aug 24, 2013
| 2:53 PM
NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, an enviable record. But eight of those have come on the soft red clay at the French Open.
So after Nadal lost in the first round at Wimbledon to unheralded Steve Darcis two months ago, few...