1. From Roger Federer to Rafael Nadal: Indian Wells Promises Action Top to Bottom

    Finally play gets underway this week for the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells with a lineup that includes almost all the usual suspects...

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  2. Men's Tennis Power Rankings: Novak Djokovic Edges Roger Federer for Top Spot

    The U.S. hardcourt swing is under way this week as players compete at the ATP Masters Series Tennis Tournament in the desert at Indian Wells followed by another sunny outing at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami...

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  3. Novak Djokovic Overcomes Rain and Mediocre Play To Win Again in Dubai

    Novak Djokovic headed into Dubai this past week as the defending champion, carrying with him a bad case of nerves. He had good reason to be on edge because he was defending 500 points, having won the Dubai Tennis Championships in 2009...

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  4. 2010 Winter Olympics: Apolo Anton Ohno Skates with the Stars into Glory

    What did I love about the 2010 Winter Olympics? Without a doubt, it was Apolo Anton Ohno and the exciting world of short-track speed skating. What a ride! Yes, Ohno was robbed of a silver medal in the 500-meter short-track speed skating final...

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  5. Apolo Ohno: Seven Olympic Medals and Counting

    OK—I confess. I watched Apolo Anton Ohno on Dancing wi th the Stars and fell in love with him as he moved that gorgeous blond Julianne Hough around the floor. He was, in a word, magnificent...

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  6. David Nalbandian vs. Roger Federer: Will There Be Pt. 2 in the Rivalry?

    David Nalbandian and Roger Federer have fought each other long and hard on tennis courts around the world since their days on the junior circuit, with Nalbandian usually winning those early contests...

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  7. Tiger Woods, Serena Williams: How Fans React to Bad Behavior and Cheap Shots

    Charles Darwin must have been imagining the Super Bowl when he devised his theory on survival of the fittest. Only the strong make it to the finish line, and only the most fearless claw their way to the top, reigning over inferiors...

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  8. Serena Williams Sitting Pretty Atop the Women's Tennis Power Rankings

    Serena Williams reigns once again as we launch the season’s inaugural Women’s Tennis Power Rankings. With the first major completed, the 2010 season is officially underway...

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  9. Novak Djokovic and the Battle for No. 2 in the ATP Rankings

    It is a new high for Serbian Novak Djokovic, who finds himself ranked No. 2 in the world as well as being the No. 1 seed at Rotterdam this week. Finally, after years of chasing that No. 2 spot, it seemed to fall into his lap as former No...

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  10. For Roger Federer, Can 17 Be Far Behind?: Rewinding the Australian Open

    Those of us who deliberately sabotaged our sleep patterns to watch the 2010 Australian Open the past two weeks found we arrived almost exactly where we expected since the draws were announced...

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  11. Women's Preseason Power Rankings: Elena Dementieva Dominates Down Under

    A new face at the top of the power rankings may lead many to believe Elena Dementieva’s presence is a harbinger of changes to come...

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  12. Men's Tennis Preseason Power Rankings: Supremacy Down Under

    Parity has found its way into men’s tennis. In terms of pure talent and potential, the field at the Australian Open seems wide open...

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  13. Rewind 2002 Oz Open: The Rise and Fall of Martina Hingis vs. Jennifer Capriati

    Jennifer Capriati and Martina Hingis both played professional tennis and competed against each other in one of the finest women’s matches in the past decade at the 2002 Australian Open...

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  14. 2010 Australian Open Women's Quarters: Who Will Win?

    In recent history there has never been more compelling drama promised than that offered in the 2010 Australian Open women’s draw...

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  15. The Great Australians: Roy Emerson

    The best tennis had to offer chased this man for over 30 years. In 1967, Aussie great Roy Emerson won his 12th Grand Slam singles title at the French Open Championship against countryman Tony Roche...

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  16. Big Ten Bowl Bonanza: Winning Our Way...

    When you’re hot, you’re hot, and when you’re not...well, let’s just say it can be cold out there, baby.  The Big Ten has been shivering in Iceland for the past half-decade as far as winning respect during bowl season in the BCS era...

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  17. Nikolay Davydenko Nullifies Nadal in Doha: Australian Open Awaits...

    Watching the finals today in the match between Nikolay Davydenko and Rafael Nadal at the Exxon Mobile Qatar Open in Doha was a mesmerizing experience...

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  18. Queens of the Court: Monica Seles, Victim of Obsession...

    Monica Seles, a former world No. 1 tennis player, released her memoir Getting A Grip: On My Body, My Mind, My Self on April 21, 2009...

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  19. Justine Henin Coming Home: Campaign Underway in Brisbane

    As Justine Henin hesitantly watched Roger Federer win his first French Open Crown in 2009 after suffering so many devastating losses on the red clay of Roland Garros, she knew the tiny voice that called to her would never be stilled again...

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  20. Reaching for the Top: Novak Djokovic Needs a Repeat Down Under

    If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score? ~Vince Lombardi If you pay attention to the rhetoric emanating from the tennis world and note all the speculation about the upcoming ...

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  21. How He Fared in 2009: Roger Federer Slamming It into High Gear

    Memorable. Historic. Record-breaking. Personal best. That is how you describe Roger Federer’s 2009 season. Roger was married to his long-time partner Mirka Vavrinec, and together they ...

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  22. Iowa Haweyes Land in Miami Ready For 2010 Orange Bowl

    Bowl season is upon us. In fact, some bowls have already taken place. Have you noticed yet? I would assume not, because, at this point, most of the bowls played possessed little meaning for the noisy majority...

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  23. Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal: Head-to-Head in Abu Dhabi

    Starting Dec. 31, 2009 the rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal renews itself, shedding the remnants of the old year, and readying for a new year and a new decade...

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  24. The Most Improved Tennis Player in 2009 Is...

    From beginning to end, which player in 2009 showed the most improvement? Whether you look at rankings, results, or impact, several players during 2009 advanced the game of tennis and, in the process, themselves...

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  25. Mighty Zultan's Stand Against Big Ten Expansion plus Bowl Picks Review

    Why, you ask, would Zultan object to adding another team to the Big Ten? Well, as the self-appointed prognosticator for the Big Ten Conference, there is his reputation to consider...

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