Ninety million people worldwide watched me step onto the tennis court to defeat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of Sexes" 41 years ago. Looking back, my victory was more than a point of athletic pride -- it was about social change, part of a growing ... Huffington Post, 4 weeks ago
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Shortlist album reviews: Foo Fighters, Mark Lanegan Band, Flight Facilities, TV On the Radio, The Delta Riggs
Foo Fighters went to eight American cities to make the eight songs on their eighth studio album, yet too often the true destination is where they started from. The delivery and dynamics of Dave Grohl's songs are warmly reminiscent after two decades, ...Melbourne Age, 1 month ago
When it comes to the appeal of American men's tennis, there is no set standard for the public. Over the course of the Open Era, we've embraced class ( Arthur Ashe ), petulance ( Jimmy Connors ), combustible genius ( John McEnroe ), rock stardom ( ...SI.com, 11 hours ago
Assorted thoughts on a very eventful tennis week: A tradition dismantled: The best players in men's tennis have been competing in Northern California since 1889, at the old Pacific Coast Championships in Monterey. It seems inconceivable that next ...SI.com, 11 hours ago
Two things came to mind last week when colleague Jon Wertheim deemed Serena Williams the greatest female player of all time. First, that I hadn't heard it mentioned before, at least among the sport's most respected observers, and certainly not with ...SI.com, 11 hours ago
As last week's Legg Mason tournament in Washington D.C. staggered to a connoisseurs-only conclusion, we heard a familiar lament: Where are the Americans, with all that hard-court talent? To me, this was the more pressing question: If Andy Roddick is ...SI.com, 11 hours ago
I was yearning for that mythical time machine when I learned of Barry MacKay's passing last week. He was a giant in the tennis community, and as much as he'd contributed to the broadcasting and promotional side of things, I wanted to set the dial ...SI.com, 11 hours ago
Photo: /SI Raney Aronson-Rath woke up Friday morning to a flurry of emails and texts from friends and colleagues. It had been an eventful 24 hours for Frontline's deputy executive producer and a somewhat sad one, too. Last Thursday afternoon, ...SI.com, 22 hours ago
Photo: Who will be the most fascinating sports person in 2014? It's a question I pondered earlier this month and my top-of-the-head thoughts centered around LeBron James (since he may be a free agent this summer) or the first NFL player to ...SI.com, 22 hours ago
Robbie Lawler enters Saturday's bout 3-0 since returning to UFC after besting Rory MacDonald in November.
Photo: The arena lights will dim, the walkout music will begin its thump, and out from the shadows will emerge the man dressed head to toe in white. And then ... Oh, wait, this UFC welterweight championship fight is not going to be like all of ...SI.com, 23 hours ago
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