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  1. An ode to Russian and Eastern European tennis players

    Brian Phillips

    An ode to Russian and Eastern European women's tennis players you've vaguely heard of but can't entirely keep straight.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  2. The triumph of the San Francisco Giants

    Katie Baker

    A postcard from AT&T Park.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  3. About Last Night: The Open's British Invasion

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Andy Murray won his first career Grand Slam, outlasting Novak Djokovic in a five-set marathon to take the U.S. Open title. The Scottish Murray credited hi...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  4. Andy Murray wins the U.S. Open

    Brian Phillips

    Andy Murray wins the U.S. Open.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2012
  5. We Will Miss You Most During Press Conferences, Andy Roddick

    Chris Ryan

    Andy Roddick announced last night that he will be hanging up his spurs whenever he completes his run at the U.S. Open. The 30-year-old, once America's great tennis hope, leaves the game with a U.S. Open trophy (2003), four other Grand Slam final appe...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  6. Andy Murray, Roger Federer, and the oddness of Olympic tennis

    Louisa Thomas

    Andy Murray and the undeniable oddness of Olympic tennis.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  7. Rafa Nadal Strikes Back

    Shane Ryan

    Sunday's French Open final was an absolute mess. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, meeting in the championship round of a Grand Slam for the fourth straight time, fought delays, poor conditions, and their own sporadic play in a match that lacked their...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  8. If You Love or Even Like Tennis, Turn to ESPN2 NOW!

    Shane Ryan

    We've got a big situation in the Roland-Garros men's quarterfinals. Two situations, actually. 1. Novak Djokovic, the top player in the world and the man currently attempting to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time for the first time si...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  9. Louisa Thomas on David Goffin, Sloane Stephens, and age in tennis...

    Louisa Thomas

    The always-changing youth of tennis.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  10. Giancarlo Stanton, You're No Roy Hobbs

    Shane Ryan

    If you missed the action in Miami on Monday night, here's video of Giancarlo Stanton hitting a grand slam and temporarily breaking the Marlins' new scoreboard. Watching that clip, it's hard not to think about the scene from The Natural in which Ro...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  11. Fantasy Fiesta: Sorting Out Your Closers

    Jonah Keri

    CC Sabathia serves up a grand slam in the first inning of his first start. Joey Votto's hitting a buck-fifty-four through four games. For fantasy players, these are minor annoyances. Sabathia's probably going to be a top starter again this year, and ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Rafa vs. Roger, 10.0

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday The dream semifinal is set in Australia, as both Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal won their quarterfinal matches. Nadal holds a 7-2 lead in Grand Slam matches, ...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  13. About Last Night: Cruz Control in Texas

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Nelson Cruz hit the first walk-off grand slam in postseason history as the Rangers beat the Tigers 7-3 in 11 innings. The moment was so joyous that when Cr...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  14. U.S. Open Recap: Serena Loses It (Again)

    Katie Baker

    In her fourth round match, Samantha Stosur played the longest tiebreak in women's Grand Slam history, a 30-point back-and-forth against Maria Kirilenko. This was after she was part of the longest women's U.S. Open match: a three-hour, 16-minute battl...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  15. Louisa Thomas on tennis phenom Donald Young

    Louisa Thomas

    The wayward phenom dazzled the weekend crowds at Flushing Meadows. But have we already heaped too much onto Donald Young?

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2011
  16. The 10 Greatest Grand Slams in History

    Shane Ryan

    On Thursday night, the New York Yankees set a record with three grand slams in a single game. The magical evening brought the grand slam back into the forefront of the national discourse, and today it's barely an overstatement to call it the most sig...

    Blog | August 26, 2011