1. Tennis: Serena Williams and Taylor Townsend - Race, Weight, USTA, and US Open

    Given the history of tennis, it is a very short line. Mixed among so many white Australians and Americans, the minority winners of the US Open are very few and far between. Richard "Pancho" Gonzalez, born poor but proud in an LA barrio...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 15,979 reads 24 comments

  2. US Open Tennis 2012: Andy Murray Destroys Error-Prone Tomas Berdych in Semifinal

    His blown hat and racket thrown to the ground signaled that Andy Murray was about to start the downhill slide that would make him victim rather than big winner...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 11,360 reads 11 comments

  3. Tennis: 2012 US Open Sees Ferrer, Berdych and Azarenka Likely Upset Winners

    It is time to put the spectacles on and see if we can guess the outcome of this Saturday's men's semifinals and women's finals at the US Open...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 1,719 reads 1 comments

  4. Tennis: Azarenka Defeats Sharapova in US Open, Carillo Laments Screams

    Assuming that Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova play without any enhancements other than the sounds they make on the court, we can safely say that Azarenka is going to be here a very long time...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 319 reads 2 comments

  5. US Open Tennis 2012: Screamers Azarenka and Sharapova Keep Winning Unfairly

    We may have the pleasure of watching Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka play against each other as soon as their draw is complete. It happened in this year's Australian Open and could easily happen again this week...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 25,430 reads 33 comments

  6. US Open 2012: Murray Mans Up Against Raonic on Way to Quarters

    Gone were the body part tugging, anguished looks and tumbles that so characterize Andy Murray when things are not perfect...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 741 reads 3 comments

  7. US Open Tennis: Murray Match Moved Up Due to Weather Threatening Rest of Week

    The Andy Murray match against Milos Raonic tonight has been moved to 7 PM EDT due to incoming weather. A scheduling change is one thing we have largely avoided so far in most of the 2012 US Open...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 1,081 reads 2 comments

  8. US Open 2012: Kerber Hits Another Point of the Tournament in Loss to Errani

    In a huge match, with Louis Armstrong stadium quickly packed, Sara Errani and Angie Kerber played a tough match, with Errani winning in straight sets 7-6, 6-3...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 541 reads 0 comments

  9. Tennis: Schedule of Play Helps Fish vs. Federer, Murray vs. Raonic

    As the second week of the US Open gets underway, Mardy Fish plays Roger Federer this afternoon and Andy Murray plays Milos Raonic tonight at Arthur Ashe Stadium...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 1,743 reads 4 comments

  10. Tennis: Why Dolgopolov vs. Wawrinka Is Today's Best US Open Match

    Let's admit it, Sunday's match between Alexandr Dolgopolov and Stanislas Wawrinka at the U.S. Open could be the match of the day. Do not miss it. Wawrinka is my dark-horse pick to finally get to his first Grand Slam final...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 995 reads 8 comments

  11. Andy Murray Wimps His Way to a Win in US Open

    When you say he is a wimp, you know you are right. Maybe give him some slack for his teary eyes when he loses. The constant grimaces when slightly broken down are enough to make you sick...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 927 reads 42 comments

  12. Angie Kerber at Top of Her Game, a Favorite to Win 2012 US Open

    Angelique (Angie) Kerber is a favorite to win the US Open. Seeded sixth, she is playing the best tennis of her life. It appears that she is primed to be the next dominant player in a field of older women whose ability to stay on top is questionable...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 962 reads 6 comments

  13. US Open 2012: A Sad Reminder of What It Is Like to Be Venus Williams

    Bursting on the scene at 14, winning her first U.S. Open at 20 despite being sidelined for five months with tendinitis, Venus Williams was no ordinary tennis player...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 2,759 reads 17 comments

  14. Tennis: Disappointing Donald Young Loses to Subpar Federer at 2012 US Open

    First-round matches can be tough. Just ask Marin Cilic , who barely won a five-setter yesterday against Marinko Matosevic, an Australian who few know even in the tennis world...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 2 years ago 3,117 reads 43 comments

  15. US Open Tennis 2012: An All-Tall Tournament?

    The USA Today just published an article entitled Simply the Best: The Golden Era of Men's Tennis . A furor of comments are likely to follow attacking the premise of the article...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about 2 years ago 1,708 reads 8 comments

  16. Men's Tennis: 2012 US Open Final Could Present Some Surprises

    Some of us probably thought that reaching No. 1 in the world would provide Roger Federer with a way to avoid Andy Murray . The No. 1 player would have an easier path than either Rafael Nadal (a no-show this year) or Novak Djokovic ...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about 2 years ago 401 reads 1 comments

  17. Men's Tennis US Open 2012: Is Roger Federer the US Open GOAT?

    Most of us either claim we can tell who is the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) in men's tennis, by our past history of tennis analysis or through some form of ranking based on wins and statistics...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about 2 years ago 2,850 reads 10 comments

  18. US Open: Old Men Like Federer and Old Women Like Serena in the 2012 U.S. Open

    If this year has shown us anything, it is not to count out old favorites. It is not so much that they have broken out this year as much as they seem to have improved with age...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about 2 years ago 1,127 reads 11 comments

  19. Cincinnati 2012: Federer Surprises All with the Best Tennis of His Life

    Leaving aside the bias evidenced by many Rafael Nadal fans—which includes John McEnroe—Roger Federer never seemed likely to resume his No.-1 ranking...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about 2 years ago 9,843 reads 132 comments

  20. Wimbledon 2012: Andy Murray vs. Roger Federer Will Be Match of the Century

    When Andy Murray , the great British hope, meets Roger Federer , tennis' always accurate Swiss watch, we will be witnessing the match of the century. Forget for a moment that Murray has not yet won a Grand Slam...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about 2 years ago 2,815 reads 6 comments

  21. Joe Paterno: Sports Fans Mourn Loss of Former Penn State Coach

    Football icon Joe Paterno , who was head coach of Penn State's football team for thirty-five years, died this morning (via Philadelphia Inquirer )...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about over 2 years ago 68 reads 0 comments

  22. MLB and St. Louis Cardinals Lose One of Best in History: Tony LaRussa Retires

    I remember over thirty years ago when in 1979 Tony LaRussa took over the Chicago White Sox. I had given up on the Cubs two years before when the Sox had their South Side Hitmen who could and did rip the ball out of the park with regularity...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 3 years ago 225 reads 0 comments

  23. UNC Tar Heels Football: Withers' One Call Sealed UNC's and Perhaps His Own Fate

    With 30 seconds to go, two timeouts, trailing the seventh-ranked Clemson Tigers by seven points, and the defense handing the ball back to the UNC offense with spirited play after ...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 3 years ago 517 reads 0 comments

  24. UNC Football: Tar Heels Fail Test, Waste Clock in Loss

    There were two plays and a common coaching mistake that made the real difference between a win and a loss in the UNC Tar Heels' 30-24 loss to the Miami Hurricanes...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 3 years ago 922 reads 1 comments

  25. Tar Heels Football: When It Comes to Bryn Renner, It's a Matter of Maturity

    Entering the game against Georgia Tech, UNC quarterback Bryn Renner was no longer a question mark. His accuracy seemed to be no problem. He had made few mistakes. And his future and that of the Tar Heels football team seemed assured...

    Cliff Potter Written by Cliff Potter about almost 3 years ago 405 reads 0 comments