| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Novak Djokovic gained a measure of revenge by defeating Rafael Nadal, the world's newly minted No. 1 tennis player, in the China Open championship match Sunday in Beijing.
Djokovic almost made it look easy with a 6-3, 6-4 victory, although he...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Maria Sharapova, who missed the U.S. Open with the same problem, withdrew from the season-ending WTA Championships on Monday because of a right shoulder injury.
Sharapova, ranked No. 3 in the world, will miss the tournament in Istanbul from Oct. 22-27....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Bob and Mike Bryan, the tennis doubles-playing twins from Camarillo, were named by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as the 2012-13 team of the year for its gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
After winning Wimbledon in 2013, the Bryans became the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:56 PM
As the old TV series used to say, there are a million stories in the naked city. We'll touch on each in just a few sentences.
• Ben Howland coaches UCLA to a regular season Pac-12 basketball title and gets punked by Bruins brass. Vinny...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
She plays a warm-weather sport, but Maria Sharapova will be part of NBC's Winter Olympics coverage in Sochi, Russia in February.
Sharapova, who carried the flag for her Russia at the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony in London, will be a...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Kim Clijsters gave birth to her second child, Jack Leon Lynch, on Wednesday, both the retired Belgian tennis great and husband Brian Lynch announced on Twitter.
Jack Leon Lynch is born! Born at 7.06 pm tonight and we are both doing well... His big...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Andy Murray, only two months removed from winning Wimbledon for his second Grand Slam tennis championship, will miss the rest of the season after deciding to undergo back surgery.
Murray, ranked No. 3 in the world, missed the French Open this spring...
| 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 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...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 1:17 PM
NEW YORK -- Bob and Mike Bryan, the twin brothers from Camarillo and the top-ranked doubles team, survived a third-round match against Canadians Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil on Sunday at the U.S. Open.
The Bryans came away with a 6-7 (1), 7-5, 6-2...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:13 PM
NEW YORK -- Right from the start, Roger Federer looked very little like, well, the Roger Federer who routinely reached the final weekend at Grand Slam tournaments.
In the opening game of his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open, the owner of 17 major...