| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Gussy Moran, who gained both international fame and notoriety by wearing a short skirt and lace panties in the 1949 Wimbledon tennis tournament and who lived a life of celebrity for many years, died Wednesday night in her small Los Angeles apartment in...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:42 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Winning 39 grand slams including 20 Wimbledon titles -- there's no arguing the legendary Billie Jean King scores as tennis' most preeminent player.
But off the court, the Long Beach native is known as "the" champion for social...
| May 1, 2012
It was 3 a.m. in Las Vegas in May 1972.
Thomas Austin Preston Jr., better known as Amarillo Slim, had won the main event at the World Series of Poker less than two hours earlier, and there he was looking for a game — any game.
"As long as it's for...
| Jun 3, 2011
Pauline Betz Addie
1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame
Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In his column Sunday, "We couldn't care less about women's basketball," Sun-Times sports columnist Rick Morrissey explains and defends the relative indifference of American sports fans to the dynastic University of Connecticut and other teams in female...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:22 AM
Since the Rock Hudson-Susan Saint James series about San Francisco's police commissioner and his spouse was part of NBC's "Mystery Movie" anthology in the 1970s, any of its seasons consisted of only a relative handful of episodes.
Six is the number here,...
| Jul 3, 2011
Imagine browsing the store for toys with your 9-year-old daughter, and she picks up a doll wearing a half shirt, belly ring and eye shadow.
"Mommy, is this doll for me to play with?" she asks.
That's what happened to Jodi Norgaard, and it inspired her...
| May 22, 2012
| 11:42 PM
Billie Jean King wasn't bashful about her opinion on the state of tennis during a quaint meet-and-greet for the new Orange County Breakers at the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa Tuesday night.
She said tennis, mainly men's, is great globally, but the U.S. is...
| Jun 17, 2012
Nancy Lopez was the first, an electric 21-year-old who had commandeered women's golf. So a buddy and I sneaked onto the Pine Ridge course in suburban Baltimore and watched Lopez dust the field for the third victory of her rookie season.
It was May 1978,...
| Mar 16, 2009
Ron Silver, the Tony Award-winning actor who amassed an impressive list of roles based on real-life figures in movies including "Reversal of Fortune" and "Ali," died Sunday. He was 62.
Silver, a longtime liberal political activist who became an outspoken...
| Sep 14, 2009
Tennis legend Jack Kramer, considered by many the most influential person in the game in the last 60 years, died late Saturday night at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88.
He had been diagnosed in mid-July with soft tissue sarcoma, a cancer of the...
| Jan 30, 2010
Sir Percy Cradock
Sir Percy Cradock, 86, the British diplomat who negotiated the terms for returning Hong Kong to Chinese rule, died Jan. 22 after a brief illness, his family announced in London.
Cradock was first posted to Hong Kong...