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  • Rafael Nadal a hard-court master heading into U.S. Open

    Rafael Nadal a hard-court master heading into U.S. Open
    NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, an enviable record. But eight of those have come on the soft red clay at the French Open. So after Nadal lost in the first round at Wimbledon to unheralded Steve Darcis two months ago, few...
  • Alison Riske is latest young American to pull off U.S. Open upset

    NEW YORK -- Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves but 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 Saturday....
  • Bryan brothers survive scare at U.S. Open

    Bryan brothers survive scare at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK -- Bob and Mike Bryan, the twin brothers from Camarillo and the top-ranked doubles team, survived a third-round match against Canadians Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil on Sunday at the U.S. Open. The Bryans came away with a 6-7 (1), 7-5, 6-2...
  • Roddick to play in Irvine

    Andy Roddick might have thought that it would be the end of grueling travel schedules when he retired from professional tennis last September. That hasn't entirely been true for Roddick, the former world No. 1 and 2003 U.S. Open champion. This week...
  • Andy Murray to have back surgery, will miss rest of season

    Andy Murray, only two months removed from winning Wimbledon for his second Grand Slam tennis championship, will miss the rest of the season after deciding to undergo back surgery. Murray, ranked No. 3 in the world, missed the French Open this spring...
  • Novak Djokovic engaged to longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic

    Novak Djokovic engaged to longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic
    Novak Djokovic announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic on Wednesday. Of course, the top-ranked tennis player in the world did it in the most modern way, taking to Twitter. A photo was included of Ristic giving Djokovic a kiss...
  • Greg Schwem: Mark your calendar; a sports scandal is coming soon

    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...
  • Roger Federer splits with coach Paul Annacone

    Roger Federer splits with coach Paul Annacone
    After almost 3½ years together, Roger Federer has split with coach Paul Annacone according to Federer's website. Federer, 32, failed to win a major tournament this year and saw his ranking drop from No. 1 to No. 7. Annacone had also been the...
  • Johnson the new star

    Johnson the new star
    IRVINE — Andy Roddick brought in by far the biggest home crowd of the season so far for the Orange County Breakers on Saturday night. Roddick, the former World No. 1 who retired from the pro tour last September, was playing his sixth Mylan World...
  • Ross, Kessy ousted

    Ross, Kessy ousted
    LONG BEACH –— Network television cameras will still capture images of April Ross this weekend at the Federation Internationale de Volleyball World Series of Beach Volleyball at Marine Green Park. But it won't be in the more prestigious Grand...
  • Agnieszka Radwanska on naked photo shoot: 'It was great, really fun'

     Agnieszka Radwanska on naked photo shoot: 'It was great, really fun'
    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...
  • 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...