June 20, 2011
Tuesday's featured matches Seedings in parentheses Centre Court (Play begins 5 a.m. PDT) Defending champion Serena Williams (7) vs. Aravane Rezai; six-time champion Roger Federer (3) against Mikhail Kukushkin; Novak Djokovic (2) against Jeremy Chardy of France. Court 1 (Play begins 5 a.m. PDT) Andy Roddick (8) vs. Andreas Beck; Caroline Wozniacki (1) vs. Arantxa Parra Santonja. Court 2 (Play begins 4 a.m. PDT) French Open champion Li Na (3)
June 28, 2009 |
TODAY'S FEATURED MATCHES None. BURDEN OF ROOF Clouds menaced. Skies darkened. Excitement buzzed. Architectural history beckoned. As Andy Murray began to play Viktor Troicki at just after 6 Saturday evening, rain seemed imminent. Clearly the lucky retractable-roof aficionados in attendance finally would see Centre Court's $140-million roof in action.
June 27, 2009
TODAY'S FEATURED MATCHES All third round World rankings in parentheses Venus Williams (2) vs. Carla Suarez Navarro (34), Spain Suarez Navarro's 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over Williams in a splendid match at the Australian Open constituted an upset. Any repetition of that outcome would constitute rudeness toward the queen. Andy Roddick (6) vs.
November 6, 2010 |
It's never been done before, a team coming from 0-2 down to win a Fed Cup championship. So U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez needs to conjure up a special pep talk. After Fed Cup rookie CoCo Vandeweghe was too late in penetrating the coolly multilayered game of 30-year-old Francesca Schiavone and Bethanie Mattek-Sands wasted a rousing comeback Saturday with a slew of unforced errors against Flavia Pennetta, the United States needs to win three matches Sunday against defending champion Italy to win its first championship since 2000.
May 21, 2011 |
Andy Roddick has already pulled out of the French Open tennis tournament. He has a sore shoulder and with a fourth-round finish as his best ever on the red clay of Roland Garros, really, what was the point of jeopardizing a late-career run at Wimbledon? John Isner, famous for his three-day marathon match at Wimbledon last year? He's drawn the top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal in the first round. Melanie Oudin, who burst onto the women's scene when she made it to a quarterfinal of the U.S. Open in 2009?
February 14, 2010 |
The Dallas Mavericks traded Josh Howard , Drew Gooden, James Singleton and Quinton Ross to the Washington Wizards on Saturday in exchange for Caron Butler , Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson . Howard was in his seventh season with Dallas, a span filled with promise and disappointment since he was the 29th overall pick in 2003. Gooden, signed by Dallas last summer, will be going to his eighth team in eight NBA seasons. It is a significant move for the Southwest Division-leading Mavericks (32-20)
September 5, 2009 |
Last time Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams played tennis against each other, Clijsters won, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, in the 2005 U.S. Open women's final, still Clijsters' only major championship. The third-seeded Williams and Clijsters will play again Sunday in the fourth round, a meeting set up Friday when Williams beat 46th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, 6-2, 7-5. Williams was down a service break in the second set and limped during the last couple of games. Clijsters, back only a month after a two-year retirement, routed fellow Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, 6-0, 6-2. The day's most compelling match, though, was 28-year-old Taylor Dent's 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (1)
August 1, 2011 |
Vera Zvonareva, the top-seeded woman at the Mercury Insurance Open in LaCosta, is sitting comfortably near the top of the WTA rankings as the world's No. 3 player. But one American is starting her comeback, and looking to shake things up. Former world No. 1 Serena Williams won the WTA's Bank of the West Classic on Sunday, cruising past Marion Bartoli in straight sets for her first title in more than a year. Williams is coming off two foot operations and complications from a blood clot that caused her to miss almost a year.
September 9, 2009 |
When Les Horvath, the 1944 Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State, moved to Los Angeles in the late 1940s, he was warmly welcomed by two other well-known sports figures living here. On their first night in town, Horvath and his wife had dinner at the home of Tom Harmon. On the second night, they were invited to dine at the home of Glenn Davis. After the Davis dinner, the Horvaths returned to their new home and when Les inspected all the moving boxes in his living room, he told his wife, "Let's get these unpacked in the morning, but be careful of that box over there -- it has something very rare and valuable in it, the Heisman Trophy."
April 16, 2009 |
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew signed a five-year, $31-million contract Wednesday with the Jacksonville Jaguars that includes $17.5 million guaranteed. "It really was a matter of wanting more Maurice," Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio said. "We want Maurice on the field more often. We believe he's a feature guy and it's his time. We're excited about that." Jones-Drew, a second-round draft pick from UCLA in 2006, has 6,003 all-purpose yards and 40 touchdowns in three seasons.