| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal of Spain became the victim of the first major upset of this year’s tournament, losing on Monday, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 to unseeded Steve Darcis of Belgium on Court No. 1.
Nadal, seeded fifth, took a...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Top-seeded Serena Williams, who will begin pursuit of her 17th Grand Slam title on Tuesday when she faces Mandy Minella of Luxembourg on Wimbledon’s famed Center Court, on Sunday apologized for comments about a teenage rape victim in Steubenville,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:21 PM
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is calling on USC fans to support the school in its bid to assume operational responsibility of the Coliseum and Sports Arena.
This month, The Times reported that supporters of the California Science Center and the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:57 AM
The controversial decision to seed two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal at No. 5 in this year’s tournament means that he could face seven-time winner Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, a possibility that arose Friday when the tournament draw...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:44 AM
So Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer are busy playing in the men's final of the French Open when something unexpected happens: A shirtless man with a flare and wearing a mask jumps onto the court and starts running around.
Was it Roger Federer, mad he...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:23 AM
PARIS — Rafael Nadal won an epic semifinal against Novak Djokovic at the French Open to remain the King of Clay — for another couple of days, at least.
The seven-time champion twice let a lead slip away in the fourth set Friday, then came...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Yes, it's that time of year again. Time for Forbes magazine to unveil its list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world.
After losing the top spot last year to boxer Floyd Mayweather, Tiger Woods reclaims the top spot, earning $78.1 million from...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Looking for signs of a rebound for U.S. men's tennis? Don't look at the seedings for this year's French Open, which begins Sunday.
The highest seeded American male is Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks, who is seeded 18th.
Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 9:05 PM
On a hot summer-like Sunday afternoon, in a stadium that rises out of the Southern California desert like a huge misplaced castle, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal slid onto his back and into the bright lights of his sport once again.
It was match point...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 10:57 PM
Tennis did its best to serve up a classic dish Thursday night in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. But a dash of this and a pinch of that were missing.
We expect plenty of spice every time Roger Federer plays Rafael Nadal. It is a legacy built on...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:55 PM
On the day after its longest day, the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells had the longest lull in the action Thursday.
Two women's stars, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, and No. 7 Samantha Stosur, pulled out of separate quarterfinals and the day...