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  • Table tennis marathon

     
    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....
  • SAG nominations out! Discovery dreams of Scripps.

    SAG nominations out! Discovery dreams of Scripps.
    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...
  • Roger Federer acts his age in earliest U.S. Open exit since 2003

    Roger Federer acts his age in earliest U.S. Open exit since 2003
    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...
  • Novak Djokovic wins five-set thriller to reach Wimbledon final

    Novak Djokovic wins five-set thriller to reach Wimbledon final
    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...
  • A confident Alison Riske upsets ailing Petra Kvitova at U.S. Open

    A confident Alison Riske upsets ailing Petra Kvitova at U.S. Open
    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...
  • Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams arrange a rematch at U.S. Open

    Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams arrange a rematch at U.S. Open
    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...
  • Serena Williams in No. 1 form in dispatching Sloane Stephens at U.S. Open

    Serena Williams in No. 1 form in dispatching Sloane Stephens at U.S. Open
    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...
  • U.S. Open's grit is linked with that of Jimmy Connors

    U.S. Open's grit is linked with that of Jimmy Connors
    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,...
  • U.S. Open: Nothing soft about Williams sisters' games in openers

    U.S. Open: Nothing soft about Williams sisters' games in openers
    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...
  • Gary Player tells Rory McIlroy to put golf before love

    Gary Player tells Rory McIlroy to put golf before love
    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...
  • Andy Murray ends British men's 77-year Wimbledon drought

    Andy Murray ends British men's 77-year Wimbledon drought
    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...