| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Louise Brough Clapp
Top-ranked tennis player of the 1940s, '50s
Louise Brough Clapp, 90, a former top-ranked tennis player who learned the game on Beverly Hills' Roxbury Park courts and went on to win 35 major tournament titles in the 1940s and '50s,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:28 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 11:16 PM
Maria Malerba, who grew up in Hampton, recently begun her 38th and final season as James Madison University's women's coach.
It's hard to imagine the Dukes without her.
Counting a 6-1 loss at William and Mary to open the season, Malerba is 427-283 with...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:28 PM
First Andy Murray hired former multiple major tournament winner Ivan Lendl to his coaching team and won the Olympics, U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Then Novak Djokovic announced that he would work with Boris Becker.
Now Roger Federer, fading at the age of...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 10:45 AM
BRISBANE, Australia -- With the Fanatics in bright yellow and raucously chanting for Lleyton Hewitt to stay on top of Roger Federer, the Brisbane International final had the surreal feel of a journey back in time.
It wouldn't have seemed out of...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Pippa Middleton is reportedly engaged to banker Nico Jackson, that according to reports out Wednesday. However, other outlets have shut down those rumors.
So which is it? We're not totally sure, but here's a roundup of what's swirling online.
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Ivan Baron began playing tennis at an early age, joining his mother and friends at a local tennis club. That led him into a life of tennis and numerous individual achievements as a top junior player, collegian, Associated Tennis Professionals Tour singles...
| Nov 10, 2013
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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:32 AM
When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing.
At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Let's take a break from Richie Incognito.
The man at the center at the center of allegations of bullying in the Miami Dolphins locker room has triggered queries about role models on CNN.
My question is this: Why are we overlooking the role models...
| 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...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Billie Jean King ran all over the court, chasing balls.
For a six-time Wimbledon singles champion, most recently in 1975, King is accustomed to being prepared to cover the court. Just not when she arrived one time for what was expected to be a leisurely...