| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The amber lights flicker on above the tennis courts at DeForest Park in Long Beach.
The nets have disappeared. Tennis balls are nowhere in sight. This evening, people are playing with a different kind of ball.
On the chain-link fence that surrounds...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:00 AM
BRISBANE, Australia -- This was one time Serena Williams didn't mind being pushed into the deep end, to use her own description.
The top-ranked Williams carried her winning momentum from 2013 into the new season, beating No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka,...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 10:45 AM
BRISBANE, Australia -- With the Fanatics in bright yellow and raucously chanting for Lleyton Hewitt to stay on top of Roger Federer, the Brisbane International final had the surreal feel of a journey back in time.
It wouldn't have seemed out of...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:56 PM
To glimpse the future of consumer electronics, get a grip on the world's first Internet-connected tennis racket.
With tiny sensors embedded in the handle, the racket measures a player's strokes, topspin and just about everything else that happens when...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:16 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A controversial luxury waterfront development project was soundly defeated Tuesday, an apparent victim of skyrocketing housing prices that have generated anxiety over just who gets to live in a city long identified with tolerance and...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:11 PM
More than two decades after his futile attempt to draw Penn State's attention as a player, James Franklin was hired Saturday by the university as its football coach.
Franklin, 41, replaces Bill O'Brien, who left for the NFL's Houston Texans coaching job...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 8:52 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Just as she was starting to show glimpses of returning to form, Venus Williams was let down by her serve and her concentration at crucial times and lost, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, to Ekaterina Makarova on the first day of the...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 3:06 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer witnessed Andy Murray's drought-breaking successes after he hired Ivan Lendl as coach, and decided they were due for an overhaul of a major kind.
Both took on past Grand Slam champions...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:20 PM
MELBOURNE, Australia— Roger Federer kept his cool on a scorching second day at the Australian Open, starting his record 57th consecutive Grand Slam tournament with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 victory in his first match with Stefan Edberg as a coach.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker have each won six Grand Slam singles championships.
But Djokovic wants more, so he has brought in the retired Becker as his head coach, joining a team that already includes Marian Vajda, Miljan Amanovic and Gebhard Phil-...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Serena Williams nearly owned women's tennis in 2013, and the Associated Press took notice by selecting her the female athlete of the year for the third time in her storied career.
Williams has won the award three times, tying golfer Annika Sorenstam and...