November 16, 2013 |
Lexi Thompson moved into position for her second victory in her last four starts, taking the third-round lead Saturday in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational at Guadalajara, Mexico. The 18-year-old Thompson shot a five-under 67 to reach 13-under 203 at Guadalajara Country Club. She had a one-stroke lead over South Korea's I.K. Kim. Thompson won the 2011 LPGA Navistar Classic at 16, and took the LPGA Malaysia last month for her second tour title. After opening with a 72, she had a 64 - the best round of the week in the 36-player event - Friday to pull within a stroke of second-round leaders Anna Nordqvist, So Yeon Ryu and Pornanong Phatlum.
November 11, 2013 |
Question: I am a single woman, and none of my single friends has the money to take a vacation. And my married friends want to travel with their spouses. Yet everything I see is geared for two. I don't want to have a stranger as my roommate at a resort, on a cruise or on a singles trip. Do you have any suggestions so I don't have to pay the huge premium to have my own room? A. Siegel Studio City Answer: This is an age-old problem for single and older women who want to travel but don't want to get stuck with a big bill, with a whack-job roommate or with being the odd woman out. People who are paired up aren't always welcoming to solo travelers, said Mary Ann Zimmerman, who runs SWT Tours ( www.poshnosh.com )
November 10, 2013 |
Defending champion Novak Djokovic set up an enticing final against Rafael Nadal with a 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday over Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. Nadal ended Roger Federer's hopes of finishing a disappointing season on a high note, defeating the six-time champion, 7-5, 6-3, in the other semifinal. Unbeaten in his round-robin matches this week, the second-seeded Djokovic extended his winning streak to 21 matches since losing in the U.S. Open final to Nadal.
November 9, 2013 |
Roger Federer fought back to reach the semifinals in the ATP World Tour Finals in London. On the back of a poor season, the 17-time Grand Slam winner overcame a 3-0 deficit in the third set to beat Juan Martin del Potro, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5, to reach the semifinals for the 11th time. The Swiss earned a chance to prove that - despite his aging legs, aching back and recent lack of consistency - he can still beat rival Rafael Nadal, his semifinal opponent. "I just have to have the right mind-set to give it one last go, maybe play with a little less pressure than I have in previous matches with him," Federer said.
November 8, 2013 |
Rafael Nadal kept his Spanish compatriot, David Ferrer , out of the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals on Friday by holding off Tomas Berdych , 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, to finish the round-robin portion of the competition at London undefeated and top Group A. Nadal won despite having clinched his own place in the semifinals Thursday. Stanislas Wawrinka beat Ferrer, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-1, but needed Nadal to win to advance. Defending champion Novak Djokovic , who topped Group B, is already in the semifinals.
November 7, 2013 |
"The Armstrong Lie" is about as angry and confrontational as documentary titles get, but filmmaker Alex Gibney has good reason to feel aggrieved. One of the top documentarians working today, with films such as "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" and the Oscar-winning "Taxi to the Dark Side" to his credit, Gibney was finishing a Lance Armstrong film with a very different, more upbeat title, "The Road Back," when the evidence became indisputable that the cyclist had used performance-enhancing drugs.