June 24, 2010
FEATURED MATCHES Centre Court Beginning 5 a.m. PDT Justine Henin vs. Nadia Petrova; Gael Monfils vs. Lleyton Hewitt; Roger Federer vs. Arnaud Clement. Court 1 Beginning 5 a.m. PDT Novak Djokovic vs. Albert Montanes; Alisa Kleybanova vs. Venus Williams; Philipp Kohlschreiber vs. Andy Roddick Court 2 Beginning 4 a.m. PDT Kim Clijsters vs. Maria Kirilenko; Alona Bondarenko vs. Jelena Jankovic; Feliciano Lopez vs. Jurgen Melzer.
April 11, 2013 |
Andrew Miller scored 6 minutes 59 seconds into overtime to lift Yale to a 3-2 victory over Massachusetts Lowell in the NCAA men's hockey semifinals at Pittsburgh. The senior captain raced around a pair of River Hawks defenders, then slipped a backhand shot between the legs of goaltender Connor Hellebuyck. The Bulldogs (21-12-3) will play rival Quinnipiac in the final Saturday. Yale's Jeff Malcolm made 16 saves but didn't even see a shot in overtime as the Bulldogs buzzed Hellebuyck before Miller broke through.
June 1, 2009
TODAY'S FEATURED MATCHES (world rankings in parentheses) Andy Roddick (6) vs. Gael Monfils (10), France Roddick said his recent wedding has no relevance to his season because, for one thing, the ceremony "took all of 15 minutes," and what a relief. It's easy to root for guys who don't make people sit through turgid hourlong vows before getting to the reception. Serena Williams (2) vs. Aleksandra Wozniak (24), Canada After Saturday brought a three-set tussle, a third-set bout of hyperventilation, a fierce coughing spell and an opponent who seemingly cheated to get a point, Williams claimed that drama follows her around.
January 24, 2009 |
Serena Williams didn't have to deal with any unexpected distractions today, advancing to the fourth round at the Australian Open. Williams, who won the title here in 2003, 2005 and 2007, started play on Rod Laver Arena with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over No. 41-ranked Peng Shuai of China. The second-seeded Williams, who had a streaker run on the court during her doubles victory Friday, won the last six games of the first set without much trouble, but was broken twice in the second.
January 25, 2009 |
Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic was knocked out in the fourth round of the Australian Open, and will have to search elsewhere for her first Grand Slam title. Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, the 2007 Wimbledon finalist, broke Jankovic's serve twice in the first set en route to a 6-1, 6-4 win today and a place in the quarterfinals. "I tried to not think about it for the whole match," Bartoli said of Jankovic's No. 1 ranking. "This is my first time playing in Rod Laver Arena.
June 6, 2006 |
And now, time for a collective breath, so fans and players can regain some sense of equilibrium at the French Open before the roller coaster takes off again. Unlike a chaotic, upset-driven Sunday, proceedings were fairly tame Monday. A limited schedule grew even lighter when Alberto Martin of Spain quit after playing only six games against Julien Benneteau of France in the fourth round because of a back injury. Instead, it was a day of much smaller moments.
June 4, 2006 |
It may have been the first time a French Open match was stopped by a banana. And no, Rafael Nadal didn't slip on a peel. The defending French Open champion apparently hadn't fully swallowed a bite of a banana and felt a strange sensation in his throat in the middle of the final game of the third set. He stopped play, pointed to his neck, and a trainer and doctor came to his courtside seat to assess the situation. You could just see the headlines: Platano Stops Clay-Court Streak at 55.
October 11, 2009 |
Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker were perfect as Presidents Cup partners, and they got enough help from everyone else Saturday in San Francisco to put the Americans in position to stay perfect on home soil. With an improbable rally by Woods in the morning and pure putting by Stricker in the afternoon, they became the first partnership in the Presidents Cup -- and the first in 30 years of any team competition -- to go 4-0. Phil Mickelson had a chance to join them with an undefeated record using different partners.
June 2, 2009 |
It made a gorgeous thwack in the sun. It went screaming across the court and above the net and toward the sideline without a hint of fear. It landed obediently maybe two inches shy of doom. The inside-out forehand Roger Federer struck at midday Monday at Roland Garros already drips with relevance.