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  • Review: 'Johnny Carson' by Henry Bushkin

    Review: 'Johnny Carson' by Henry Bushkin
    It is difficult to imagine that anybody would be interested to learn that Henry Bushkin purchased a brand-new Aston Martin while on vacation in England during the annual Wimbledon tennis championships. But it is telling that he also writes that "every...
  • Maria Sharapova Joins NBC Winter Olympics Coverage

    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...
  • Margaret Osborne duPont dies at 94; Grand Slam tennis champion

    Tennis champion Margaret Osborne duPont, the winner of 37 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles from the 1940s into the 1960s, has died in Texas. She was 94. DuPont died Wednesday in El Paso while in hospice care, Mary Skinner of VNA Hospice said. The...
  • Gussy Moran dies at 89; tennis player caused Wimbledon uproar with short skirt

    Gussy Moran, who gained both international fame and notoriety by wearing a short skirt and lace panties in the 1949 Wimbledon tennis tournament and who lived a life of celebrity for many years, died Wednesday night in her small Los Angeles apartment in...
  • Mike and Bob Bryan complete Grand Slam doubles sweep

    Mike and Bob Bryan complete Grand Slam doubles sweep
    WIMBLEDON, England — Mike and Bob Bryan of Camarillo felt relaxed before they faced Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marcelo Melo of Brazil for the Wimbledon men's doubles title Saturday. Then the top-seeded twins reached Centre Court and realized they...
  • Review: ESPN's 'Venus Vs.' highlights Venus Williams' fighting spirit

     Review: ESPN's 'Venus Vs.' highlights Venus Williams' fighting spirit
    "Venus Vs.," which premieres Tuesday on ESPN, is a new documentary film that follows the career of tennis star Venus Williams and her part in the fight to make the prize money in women's tennis equal to that of men's. There is a special focus on...
  • PASSINGS: Gene Mako, Thomas Penfield Jackson

    Gene Mako Champion tennis player in 1930s Gene Mako, 97, a champion tennis player who paired with the legendary Don Budge to win four doubles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the 1930s, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
  • Seven-time champion Roger Federer upset at Wimbledon

    Seven-time champion Roger Federer upset at Wimbledon
    In the most stunning of upsets on a day filled with surprises, third-seeded and seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer was eliminated in the second round by Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine, derailing Federer’s chance to win an 18th Grand Slam...
  • Maria Sharapova parts ways with coach, hires Jimmy Connors

    Maria Sharapova didn't take long in hiring a new coach, announcing on Saturday that Jimmy Connors will replace Thomas Hogstedt, who oversaw her training for the last three years and helped her return to the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis. Connors, an...
  • Martina Hingis' husband steals spotlight by calling her an adulterer

    Martina Hingis' husband steals spotlight by calling her an adulterer
    Martina Hingis, known as the "Swiss Miss" during her tennis playing days when she won five Grand Slam events, should be enjoying a stellar week as she prepares to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday in Newport, R.I. But...
  • Gene Mako, doubles champion in tennis with Don Budge, dies at 97

    Gene Mako, doubles champion in tennis with Don Budge, dies at 97
    Gene Mako, a champion tennis player who paired with the legendary Don Budge to win four doubles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the 1930s, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his wife, Laura. He was 97 and had...
  • Prep sports profile: Jenny Mizikar

    Prep sports profile: Jenny Mizikar
    In her fourth and final year on Batavia’s varsity tennis team, Jenny Mizikar is keen on making history. Aside from wanting to help her team win its fourth conference title in as many years, head coach Brad Nelson says that Mizikar needs 21 wins this...