NEW YORK - Andy Roddick said no to retirement Friday night at the U.S. Open.
LONDON - The finish to Aly Raisman's Olympics was so much more fabulous than the start.
So many times sleep approached.
CORONADO, Calif. - If the game was a little sloppy, if there was
some bad shooting and slipping and sliding along the court, that
wasn't the point.
WIMBLEDON, England - It is a criticism heard about Serena
Williams sometimes, that maybe she doesn't care enough. But then
there was Williams on Tuesday at Wimbledon, showing powerful and
meaningful emotions after her 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 first-round win over
Aravane Rezai of France.
WIMBLEDON, England - For a change, Venus Williams will get to be
the young one. Williams, 31, served seven aces and generally played
big, powerful, wise grass-court tennis befitting a five-time
Wimbledon champion, in defeating Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan
6-3, 6-1 in her opener Monday.
SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE, France - Lance Armstrong is not going
away. His arms and legs are covered in bruises and scabs that still
oozed blood Tuesday, two days after he crashed and his Tour de
France title hopes collapsed.
MORZINE, France - On this first 2010 Tour de France rest day,
Lance Armstrong rode a historic Alps climb, the Col de Joux Plane,
one of the steepest of cycling's mountain rides.
MORZINE, France - Lance Armstrong will not win an eighth Tour de France. Armstrong knew that as soon as his wheel hit the curb Sunday in a roundabout, as quickly as he felt himself rolling on the ground, when he saw his tire fly off, exactly when he noticed his saddle was no longer attached …
LES ROUSSES, France - Lance Armstrong said it was hot. Andy
Schleck said it was hot.
MONTARGIS, France - A day after smashing his bike to the ground
in a fit of frustration after losing another Tour de France sprint
stage, Mark Cavendish found redemption Thursday at the end of the
114-mile Stage 5 from Epernay to Montargis.
WIMBLEDON, England - Rafael Nadal leapt into a winning backhand
during a point in the second set and hit the tennis ball with such
force that dust swirled when the ball landed.
There was almost nothing Vera Zvonareva didn't find difficult about Serena Williams on Saturday, not after Williams beat the overmatched Russian, 6-3, 6-2, a pummeling that took 67 minutes on Centre Court in the Wimbledon final.
WIMBLEDON, England - Andy Roddick never did figure it out. The big serve that kept kicking up chalk dust, the cruelly low-bouncing ground strokes, the slippery volleys that would skid past a lunging Roddick - all of it just too perplexing until the three-time Wimbledon finalist who was seede…
WIMBLEDON, England - This was a cranky Rafael Nadal, an aching
Nadal, a Nadal who asked for a trainer to treat his arm and his
thigh, whose dialogue with his coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, caused
chair umpire Cedric Mourier to twice admonish Wimbledon's No.
2-seeded player to knock off the chatter.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance
Armstrong crashed out of the Tour of California in a bloody heap
Thursday not long after the peloton left the central farming town