| Mar 17, 2013
| 9:05 PM
On a hot summer-like Sunday afternoon, in a stadium that rises out of the Southern California desert like a huge misplaced castle, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal slid onto his back and into the bright lights of his sport once again.
It was match point...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Justin Gimelstob certainly is no Martin Luther King. But he has a dream.
He is unhappy that professional tennis left Los Angeles and he wants it back.
To that end, the first L.A. Tennis Challenge will be played Monday night at Pauley Pavilion. It is...
| Mar 5, 2013
Charlie Pasarell has long been tennis' answer to baseball's Field of Dreams. Pasarell built it, and they came.
Actually, Pasarell kept building, and the players kept coming. No singular sensation for this visionary of the sport.
Monday in New York,...
| Feb 6, 2013
Jon Lovitz's standup career only began in earnest nine years ago, long after his popular stint on "Saturday Night Live," when he says the movie roles "started drying up" and his talent managers slapped down a cold, crushing reality check.
"I told 'em,...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:34 AM
H&M has welcomed Czech tennis star Tomas Berdych as the fashion company’s newest ambassador on and off the court, the company announced Tuesday.
Berdych, who reached the Wimbledon finals in 2010, will help H&M design a tennis collection and wear...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:42 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Winning 39 grand slams including 20 Wimbledon titles -- there's no arguing the legendary Billie Jean King scores as tennis' most preeminent player.
But off the court, the Long Beach native is known as "the" champion for social...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:09 PM
EntouRAJ for Kids is bringing professional tennis back to Indianapolis for the third year in a row!
Former Carmel High School tennis star Rajeev Ram will take on his friend and fellow top-100 pro Brian Baker on Saturday night. Both Rajeev and Brian...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 10:37 PM
9:30 a.m. Basketball: Feb. 1997: Menchville boys vs. Hampton.--LSC 48
11:30 a.m. Basketball: Feb. 1997: Hampton vs. Bethel (boys, then girls at 1:30).-- LSC 48
1 p.m. Tennis: ATP Tour World Finals doubles final: Mahesh Bhupath-Rohan Bopanna vs....
| Nov 16, 2012
| 5:55 PM
Bob Kramer spoke of the loss he is about to suffer, admitting he has a hole in his heart.
He wasn't grieving a child or a parent, just a best friend. Kramer is director of a tennis tournament that will be no more. The Los Angeles men's tennis event that...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Opinions and arguments as to whom the best athlete to come out of the Pasadena area can be found around town from barbershops to basketball courts.
Recently, the CIF Southern Section entered the debate, at least on the high school level, when the...
| Dec 30, 2011
Julia Sampson Hayward
Champion tennis player in 1950s
Julia Sampson Hayward, 77, a champion tennis player who won the women's doubles and mixed doubles titles at the 1953 Australian Open, died Tuesday at her home in Newport Beach of complications from a...
| Jun 3, 2011
Pauline Betz Addie
1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame
Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...