| 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...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:50 PM
NEW YORK---Sloane Stephens, who upset Serena Williams at the Australian Open earlier this year, seems headed for a rematch.
Stephens, seeded 15th at the U.S. Open, dominated fellow American Jamie Hampton and won 6-1, 6-3 over the 23rd-seeded Hampton....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:49 PM
NEW YORK -- Venus Williams gave every ounce of effort she had in her 33-year-old body that is touched by an immune system disease and pained with back issues. She lunged for volleys and yelled in effort on big serves.
But as the three-set match crept...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Serena Williams, the defending champion and No. 1-ranked women's player in the world, received the top seed for the U.S. Open, which begins Monday in New York.
Seeded second is Victoria Azarenka, who beat Williams in three sets last week in Cincinnati...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Jimmie Johnson is the first driver in 31 years to sweep Daytona International Speedway in Florida.
The Daytona 500 winner became the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982, and the fifth overall, to win both races in a season at Daytona.
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Maria Sharapova didn't take long in hiring a new coach, announcing on Saturday that Jimmy Connors will replace Thomas Hogstedt, who oversaw her training for the last three years and helped her return to the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis.
| Jul 5, 2013
| 2:05 PM
WIMBLEDON -- Andy Murray will get his date with history in the Wimbledon final for the second consecutive year.
Murray, the runner-up to Roger Federer last year and the No. 2-seeded player in this year’s tournament, outlasted No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:14 PM
LONDON — After a week filled by a headline-grabbing, off-court tiff with Maria Sharapova and a series of apologies stemming from a magazine profile, Serena Williams got back to doing what she does best.
Better than anyone in the world right now,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:16 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — Andy Murray feels the heavy burden of expectations now that he's safely into the fourth round and has avoided the stumbles that sent Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal home shockingly early.
"I think there's a lot more pressure on...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:11 PM
Matt Every shot an eight-under 62 on Friday for a one-stroke lead over five other players midway through the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Every is at nine under for the tournament, one stroke in front of Russell Henley (65), Bill...