| 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...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:46 PM
NEW YORK — John Isner had played long and late Thursday to pull out a physically taxing four-set win over flashy Frenchman Gael Monfils, 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (4) at the U.S. Open.
The New York crowd had firmly planted itself on the side of the...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:00 PM
The San Francisco 49ers acquired cornerback Eric Wright in a trade with Tampa Bay that sends a conditional selection in the 2014 draft to the Buccaneers.
The teams announced the deal Friday, one week after Wright was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller received a six-game suspension under the NFL's substance-abuse policy Tuesday, taking away the best defensive player from a team many expect to make a run at the Super Bowl.
The league wanted a longer penalty for the...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:48 PM
NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Serena Williams won her 17th Grand Slam title and her fifth U.S. Open on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 victory over second-seeded Victoria Azarenka on Arthur Ashe Stadium court.
When Azarenka's final service return went long,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Defending champion Serena Williams advanced to the U.S. Open final with a 6-0, 6-3 victory on Friday over Li Na of China, setting up a rematch of last year's championship match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.
The second set was full of clever...
| 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,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Agnieszka Radwanska, ranked fourth in the world and seeded second at this week's Southern California Open in Carlsbad, was recently featured in ESPN The Magazine body issue, which shows athletes tastefully unclothed.
Radwanska's photo shoot had her...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Samantha Stosur, winner of the 2011 U.S. Open over Serena Williams, defeated top-seeded Victoria Azarenka for the first time in her career in a 6-2, 6-3 upset in the finals of the Southern California Open for her first tournament victory since that...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:12 PM
From the first point, a crackling service winner, Samantha Stosur seemed totally focused on erasing a negative mark on her record.
While the 29-year-old Stosur had won a U.S. Open title two years ago, upsetting Serena Williams in the final, the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:58 AM
The nation's oldest black amateur tennis association wants to build its first permanent home and training center in Fort Lauderdale's historic black Sistrunk Boulevard community.
Once completed, the estimated $6 million facility — excluding land,...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Serena Williams won the Rogers Cup women's title for the third time and Rafael Nadal matched that feat while playing spoiler in the men's tournament to capture his eighth title of the year.
Williams routed unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea, 6-2, 6-0,...