| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:37 PM
A good friend told me a few years ago he would not allow his kids to wear sports jerseys unless their name was on the back.
His philosophy is simple. You have your own name and you know what it represents.
While it made sense, I still thought his...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 6:05 PM
WIMBLEDON, England — Surely, someone made a mistake.
The intended order of play for the round of 16 at Wimbledon on Monday omitted seven-time champion Roger Federer and two-time champion Rafael Nadal. World No. 3 Maria Sharapova and two-time...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Play at Wimbledon doesn’t start until Monday but Maria Sharapova delivered the first stinging forehand Saturday when she pointedly criticized the off-court conduct of one of her chief rivals, top-seeded Serena Williams.
Speaking at a pre-...
| May 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Serena Williams extended the best run of her career on Sunday by winning the Italian Open title in a rout of third-seeded Victoria Azarenka on the clay in Rome.
The top-ranked American has now won 24 matches in a row and four consecutive tournament...
| 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,...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:50 PM
NEW YORK — Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves and had plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open 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...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:22 PM
NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens probably will be able to beat Serena Williams again someday.
Just not Sunday.
Williams, defending U.S. Open champion and the top-ranked player in the world, appears well on her way to winning a 17th Grand Slam title...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Forty years ago, Billie Jean King played Bobby Riggs in the most famous tennis match in American history. Dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," it was as much a contest of ideologies as athleticism.
King represented the fight for women's rights, and Riggs,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Aunque nunca he sido un gran seguidor de Serena Williams —mis jugadoras preferidas siempre fueron Martina Hingis, Elena Dementieva y Maria Sharapova— debo reconocer que la estadounidense es la mejor tenista de nuestros tiempos y quizás de la...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:35 PM
7 a.m. Tennis: China Open semifinals: Tomas Berdych vs. Rafael Nadal; Petra Kvitova vs. Jelena Jankovic; Serena Williams vs. Agnieszka Radwanska; Novak Djokovic vs. Richard Gasquet (d.in Beijing).--Tennis Ch.
7:40 a.m. Soccer: English Premier...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:56 AM
7:30 a.m. Tennis: China Open finals: Jelena Jankovic vs. Serena Williams (live), then Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic (d.).--Tennis Ch.
8:25 a.m. Soccer: English Premier League: Chelsea at Norwich.--NBCSN
9 a.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on...