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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...
  • 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...
  • British rejoice at Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory

    British rejoice at Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory
    LONDON--For Britain, Andy Murray’s victory at Wimbleon on Sunday was a collective dream come true, a triumph they’ve longed for for decades. Murray, a Scotsman whose sometimes dour, always expressive demeanor on the court did not always...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...