| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:22 AM
Surrounded by friends and fraternity brothers, Thayer Holbrook, 19-year-old University of Southern California freshman cools his feet after playing table tennis for 50 hours at Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before getting over being snubbed for Man of the Year.
The Skinny: If you haven't seen HBO's documentary "State of Play" about the parents of child athletes, check it out. It's very disturbing and made me grateful for my absentee...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:43 AM
WIMBLEDON -- In a semifinal match that will be remembered for the valor of both players and the astonishingly high quality of tennis over a record 4 hours 43 minutes, top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia held off an injured but persistent Juan Martin del...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:22 PM
NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens probably will be able to beat Serena Williams again someday.
Just not Sunday.
Williams, defending U.S. Open champion and the top-ranked player in the world, appears well on her way to winning a 17th Grand Slam title...
| 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 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
NEW YORK — Venus Williams was dressed as if going to a garden party, her outfit covered in flowers that could only come from imagination and not reality. And some of her hair was dyed pink to match the flowers.
But Williams came to Arthur Ashe...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Young love is wonderful. Unless you are a golfer, apparently. If you don't believe that, ask golfing legend Gary Player.
Player, who won nine major titles in his career, offered some advice to Rory McIlroy in an interview over the weekend with website...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 2:00 PM
WIMBLEDON, England -- As an adoring nation watched and roared, Andy Murray ended 77 years of frustration at Wimbledon by defeating No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, on Sunday to become the first British man to win the singles championship...