In ESPN The Magazine's College Football Preview issue, Shaun Assael writes that four years after his U.S. Open title, Juan Martin del Potro is ready to end the reign of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray.
In ESPN The Magazine, Shaun Assael writes that while Lance Armstrong's doping scandal has sent the sports world reeling, the fallout is just beginning in the tennis world -- and is leading to calls for major changes and more testing.
"Undisclosed violations of team rules" is a favorite catchall for coaches. But what does it mean for players? Shaun Assael looks at the issue in college football and highlights incidents at Washington State, Georgia and UCLA.
Five Italian tennis pros, who were caught up in a major gambling investigation, are now accusing the sport's governing body of hiding documents they claim show much higher-ranked players also bet on matches. Shaun Assael looks into the claim.
In response to what they say are (somewhat) draconian practices by their employers, members of the U.S. Open luxury boxes serving staff are fighting back in court. Plus a police affidavit from the Erica Blasberg case.