Second-seeded Simona Halep needed three sets to win her first-round match at the US Open. Ditto for Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams and Andrea Petkovic. Sometimes the early pressure is the most intense pressure.
It was all over but the crying for the Cardinals' Kolten Wong when he was picked off first base to clinch Boston's win in Game 4 that tied the World Series.
It certainly wasn't the most exciting sports night of the year, but there was plenty of intrigue surrounding Ben Affleck's wardrobe and the NBA general manager survey.
After announcing his retirement, Andy Roddick began to loosen up with the press now that he's potentially headed for the flip side.
What is it like to hang out with a tennis player who is a 100-1 longshot in a two-horse race at the U.S. Open? Kate Fagan finds out after spending time with Stanford star Mallory Burdette.
After being sidelined by Hodgkin's lymphoma for 10 months, Alisa Kleybanova returns to the tennis court at the Sony Ericsson Open cancer-free and with a sunny disposition.
This week in New Haven, New Jersey teen Christina McHale experienced her first earthquake -- and beat two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.
It's back to the drawing board for ESPN Radio's Mike Greenberg and tennis legend Chris Evert, who lost their bid for a wild card into the U.S. Open.