| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:25 PM
PARIS -- Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.
The top-ranked Spaniard hopes his confidence isn't gone, too.
Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, 7-6 (1), 6-4, in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:05 AM
MONACO -- Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic, 7-5, 6-2, on Saturday to set up an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka.
Djokovic complained of soreness in his right wrist at the start of the week and took...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 9:30 AM
MONACO-- Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, in a rare all-Swiss final.
The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I am a fervent March Madness viewer but am dreading this year's NCAA basketball tournament for I fear the spectacle will be stained with controversy. I'm making my prediction based on the fact that the first two months of this year saw major scandals...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:32 AM
When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing.
At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:50 PM
BELGRADE, Serbia -- The Czech Republic retained the Davis Cup title by beating Serbia, 3-2, in the final Sunday after Radek Stepanek swept past Dusan Lajovic in the decisive singles match.
The Czech veteran beat the 117th-ranked Lajovic, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1,...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker have each won six Grand Slam singles championships.
But Djokovic wants more, so he has brought in the retired Becker as his head coach, joining a team that already includes Marian Vajda, Miljan Amanovic and Gebhard Phil-...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The next battleground for Hollywood's hotshot agents is the stadium, not the back lot.
Studios are making fewer films, and paydays for A-list actors and directors aren't as big as they used to be. And though there has been explosive growth in new...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:28 PM
First Andy Murray hired former multiple major tournament winner Ivan Lendl to his coaching team and won the Olympics, U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Then Novak Djokovic announced that he would work with Boris Becker.
Now Roger Federer, fading at the age of...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:26 AM
United Talent Agency announced Wednesday that it has acquired N.S. Bienstock, a talent agency that represents television news personalities including Bill O’Reilly, Anderson Cooper, Robin Roberts and Megyn Kelly.
N.S. Bienstock, which is...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:28 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 11:11 PM
NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens did her part.
She took all the space away from fellow American Jamie Hampton, commanded the court with her ferocious forehand and never let down for a moment.
Stephens needed only 63 minutes to beat the 23rd-seeded...