| Aug 24, 2013
| 2:53 PM
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...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 11:25 AM
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....
| Sep 1, 2013
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:19 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:59 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 1:43 AM
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...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 12:08 AM
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...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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...