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  • L.A. Film Festival: 'Venus Vs.' filmmaker on tennis star-activist

    L.A. Film Festival: 'Venus Vs.' filmmaker on tennis star-activist
    This post has been updated. See bottom for details. Most people know Venus Williams for her ferocious backhand and overall power on the tennis court, but the 33-year-old athlete has also been an effective activist, specifically when it comes to the...
  • Michelle Marciniak to be featured in an ESPN documentary

     
    Former Central Catholic basketball star Michelle Marciniak will be featured prominently in a new ESPN documentary on longtime Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt. Marciniak, of course, won a national championship as a member of Summitt's Lady...
  • National tennis center coming to Fort Lauderdale

    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,...
  • Marion Bartoli defeats Sabine Lisicki to win Wimbledon title

    Marion Bartoli defeats Sabine Lisicki to win Wimbledon title
    WIMBLEDON -- Marion Bartoli of France overpowered a nervous Sabine Lisicki in the first set and rode out a challenge from her ponytailed German opponent in the second set to win her first Wimbledon title in her second appearance in the final. Bartoli,...
  • Breakers fall to Capitals

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Orange County Breakers lost all five matches in a 25-15 setback to Sacramento in the World Team Tennis Western Conference Championship on Friday at Family Circle Tennis Center. The Breakers won their final five regular-season...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 8/19 log (updated Saturday AM)

    6 a.m.    NFL preseason: Cleveland at Green Bay (d.).--NFL Network 8:30 a.m.    Motorsports: Raceline (d.).--MASN 8:30 a.m.    Motorsports: NASCAR Sprint Cup practice (in Brooklyn, Mich.).--Speed 9 a.m.    Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel...
  • Film academy broadens ranks, diversity with 276 new invitees

    What do Jenny on the Block, a freshly minted studio exec and Machete have in common? They are all new invitees to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The academy announced Friday that it had invited 276 people to join its ranks, including...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'American Experience' on KOCE

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 30 - July 6, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Nine for IX Celebrating 40 years of...
  • Plant-based diets take root in U.S. among athletes, exercisers

    Plant-based diets take root in U.S. among athletes, exercisers
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For Brendan Brazier it all started with a smoothie. The former Ironman triathlete and ultra-marathon champion said he decided to change to a vegan diet as a high school athlete hoping to turn professional. "I knew I had to improve,"...
  • Eclectic mix of movies takes off at Los Angeles Film Festival 2013

    Eclectic mix of movies takes off at Los Angeles Film Festival 2013
    The Los Angeles Film Festival occupies a unique and challenging middle ground. It comes after the annual opening festival rounds of Sundance, Berlin, South by Southwest and Cannes but before the fall circuit that includes Telluride, Venice, Toronto, New...
  • Andy Roddick to play for Springfield Lasers this summer

    Andy Roddick to play for Springfield Lasers this summer
    SPRINGFIELD, MO. — The Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO completed its 2013 Marquee Player Draft earlier today. The Springfield Lasers, with the first overall pick of the draft, selected former World #1 and American tennis icon, Andy...
  • French Open seeds: Sam Querrey is highest U.S. male at No. 18

    French Open seeds: Sam Querrey is highest U.S. male at No. 18
    Looking for signs of a rebound for U.S. men's tennis? Don't look at the seedings for this year's French Open, which begins Sunday. The highest seeded American male is Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks, who is seeded 18th. Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for...