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 8, 2009 |
David Haye backed up weeks' worth of boasting, winning the World Boxing Assn. heavyweight title with a majority decision over Nikolai Valuev on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany. The brash British boxer used his superior quickness over the huge Russian, who came close to being knocked down for the first time in his 16-year pro career in the final round. Haye won his third fight since moving up from cruiserweight. He fought Valuev (50-2), the tallest and heaviest champion in history, after antagonizing the other heavyweight titleholders, brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko . Haye (23-1)
January 29, 2009 |
To some American golf fans, he's the dour Scot who bristles at fans who move or even dare whisper while he's trying to play a shot, but to the Europeans, he's the quick-witted icon who now holds their international golf aspirations in his hands. Colin Montgomerie, sometimes referred to derisively as Mrs. Doubtfire and heckled extensively during the boisterous 1999 Ryder Cup in Brookline, Mass., on Wednesday was named captain of the European team for the 2010 Ryder Cup, to be played in Wales.
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.
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.
April 25, 2010
Jamie McMurray held the bottom line at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, one eye on the finish line and the other on his rearview mirror. He was certain if he stayed put, Kevin Harvick's lone attempt to pass would be on the outside. He was wrong. Harvick ducked low in the tri-oval at Talladega, then drag-raced McMurray to the finish line Sunday, nipping the Daytona 500 winner for his first victory in more than three years. Harvick had been mired in a 115-race drought dating to the 2007 Daytona 500. The race went 200 laps because of three attempts at NASCAR's version of overtime, and there were a record 88 lead changes among a record 29 drivers.
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?
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."