| Jul 22, 2010
Tungsten. Basalt. Giant holes. "Smart" materials that morph from hard to soft. Tennis rackets, like everything in life, seem to get stranger and techier by the minute—but do they actually make you hit the ball better? We gathered four of the hottest...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 3:03 PM
As long as I've been writing restaurant criticism, first as a freelancer for the City Paper and later for The Baltimore Sun, people have always been curious about my qualifications.
Some of them were actually nice about it. Now that I'm The Sun's...
| Jul 3, 2010
| 9:18 AM
WIMBLEDON, England -- Serena Williams swept Vera Zvonareva in straight sets Saturday to win her fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam championship, extending the Williams family dominance at the All England Club.
The top-ranked and defending...
| Jan 30, 2010
| 12:49 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams won her second straight Australian Open championship, ending Justine Henin's hopes of a Grand Slam title in her return from retirement with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory Saturday.
Williams withstood a determined...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Maybe she wore one too many flashy outfits. Or maybe it was that angry outburst toward a U.S. Open referee two years ago or maybe it's simply the Hollywood company she keeps (reality television star Kim Kardashian, in particular) that turned some people...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 1:58 PM
Serena Williams has been known to say she isn't satisfied with this or that aspect of her game, even after easily winning a match, say, 6-3, 6-2.
So it was somehow refreshing to hear Williams actually praise herself after a victory by that very score...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 1:05 AM
1986 - Martina Navratilova defeated Hana Mandikova 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 for her fifth straight Wimbledon singles tennis tournament championship.
1991 - Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, hit hard in two starts with California and sidelined by a heart problem, was...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 6:46 PM
A contentious four-game series with the Boston Red Sox ended Sunday with four more ejections, Michael Gonzalez's not denying that he threw a purpose pitch behind David Ortiz, and Buck Showalter and Jeremy Guthrie criticizing the umpiring crew.
| May 8, 2009
The LPGA Tour played to form Thursday at Kingsmill, which translates to a veritable Embassy Row leaderboard.
Mexico, Australia by way of Great Britain, Finland and South Korea. Japan, Norway, the United States and Texas — the Lone Star State is...
| Aug 17, 2008
Michael Phelps has left us only with questions of history.
He is master of his present. No one can argue otherwise now that he has won eight gold medals and swum better than any other human ever has at the Beijing Olympics. Competitors rarely bother to...
| Oct 28, 2009
| 1:34 PM
NEW YORK -- Andre Agassi's upcoming autobiography contains an admission he used crystal meth in 1997 and failed a drug test - a result thrown out after he lied by saying he "unwittingly" took the substance.
According to an excerpt of the autobiography...