Shortly before the start of the men's final at Indian Wells, ABC's Chris Fowler dropped an annoying bit of information. A rumor, actually. There was a patch of blue tape on Novak Djokovic's left knee, and Fowler hinted at insiders' concern that he ... SI.com, 3 days ago
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It has been an interesting tournament so far at Key Biscayne, none of the headline-makers more interesting than ... Martina Navratilova? In a first week trending heavily toward conventional wisdom in the men's draw, Navratilova shook things up, ...SI.com, 3 days ago
Put aside the Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal storyline for a moment. It's one of the sport's most compelling developments in years, perhaps to come to a head at the French Open, but from this corner, the best story of the Rome Masters was Maria ...SI.com, 3 days ago
There's an old story about a jazz saxophonist who had stardom written all over him. He had the touch, a gift; anyone could see that. But somehow, things just didn't work out. Must have been the nerves. Every time he hit the big time -- New York, New ...SI.com, 3 days ago
WIMBLEDON, England -- We've all grown accustomed to seeing an athlete close ranks, a once-garrulous sort growing tired of the media grind and shutting himself off from the public at every opportunity. Andy Murray has gone the other way. The ...SI.com, 3 days ago
WIMBLEDON, England -- Spanning the grounds of the All England Club on Day 2 of Wimbledon: • Serena Williams doesn't really count those two warmup matches at Eastbourne last week. Her real return to tennis came on Tuesday, on no less of a stage ...SI.com, 3 days ago
Photo: They're known as the "dog days" in baseball, and they are not to be trusted. Late August means blast-furnace heat, stifling humidity, mirage-like developments and a ballplayer confiding to friends, "I'm draggin'." Only in September, when the ...SI.com, 3 days ago
This story appeared in the World Cup 2010 preview issue of Sports Illustrated Presents. "Wasabi!" shouts the Japanese teppanyaki chef as he flips an egg onto the top of his toque. Its was late March and Jozy Altidore sits at a large table in the ...SI.com, 3 days ago
NEW YORK -- His mother makes the point very well: Donald Young has always been his most difficult opponent. In the moments on Sunday after her son's second consecutive knockout of a seeded player at the U.S. Open, Illona Young explained to a ...SI.com, 3 days ago
The Milos Raonic story -- which gained serious momentum Sunday when the 20-year-old Canadian defeated ninth-ranked Fernando Verdasco in San Jose, Calif., for his first ATP title, and could pick up even more steam Wednesday if he beats the Spaniard ...SI.com, 3 days ago
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