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Roger Federer Helps Young Fan from Crush at US Open, Is the Best Guy

Tennis player and noted example of human perfection Roger Federer did a kind thing this week when he saw a young man in trouble and responded to the call.<p>Federer was signing autographs after his fourth-round U.S. Open victory over John Isner on Monday when fans lining the courtside walls pressed in …

Tennis

Foxconn-backed Piq teams with France’s Babolat to roll out tennis wearable

In the latest step toward expanding its sports wearable strategy, Paris-based Piq announced today that it has partnered with Babolat, a major brand in the tennis world.<p>France’s Babolat will start selling a version of Piq’s wearable multi-sport sensor that is customized for tennis players, and will …

U.S. Open 2015: What makes tennis' greatest entertainer Gael Monfils tick

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gael Monfils has long been tennis' great entertainer, but the clock is ticking on the Frenchman's grand slam ambitions.<p>One of the most exciting players on the circuit, he is also one of the most frustrating.<p>He's been known to attempt shots between his legs, hit forehands and backhands with …

Tennis

Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor launches in Australia to fix your swing

If you ever wanted to dissect your tennis game down to the last ball spin, Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor is here to help.<p>Launching in Australia on …

White Sox to call up top prospect Carlos Rodon

DETROIT — After starting the season 4-7, the White Sox will call up some relief Monday when they return home for a seven-game stand at U.S. Cellular Field.<p>Top prospect Carlos Rodon will join the Sox on Monday, and the left-hander is expected to initially pitch out of the bullpen, a team source …

Baseball

From south suburbs to lowest rung of minors, local hero Scott Darling finally back home

Scott Darling doesn't need reminding that all those other saves, the ones that win big playoff games, wouldn't have happened without the first one.<p>The 6-foot-6 rookie goaltender may be the toast of the town at the moment, but he had to learn to put down his own beer first. Four years after Darling …

Report: Tom O'Brien approached as possible CFP committee member

Former NC State coach and long-time coaching veteran Tom O'Brien said an appointment to the College Football Playoff Selection Committee would be 'a …

College Football

Why Is Tennis So Far Behind Other Sports In Data Analytics?

Data analytics is coming to every sport in some capacity, though at varying speeds. Baseball has of course seen the sabermetric revolution of the last couple decades, and basketball, football, and hockey have all made great strides in the last few years.<p>Other sports have been more anemic, though, …

Big Data

Dan Hurley is ushering in the rebirth of Rhode Island basketball

After missing the NCAA Tournament for 16 straight seasons, Dan Hurley has Rhode Island in contention quicker than anyone thought possible.<p>Five years into his Division I coaching career, Dan Hurley is already feeling exhausted even when the Rhode Island coach should be walking on air. His team is in …

Rhode Island

Herb Brooks' Olympic ring, other 'Miracle' memorabilia up for auction

A treasure trove of Herb Brooks memorabilia, including many items from his time as the 1980 Olympic coach, have been put up for auction by his family.<p>…

Sports History

Scorpion stings woman on OSU plane

Oregon State's trip home from Los Angeles was delayed Saturday after a scorpion stung a woman aboard the commercial plane.<p>An Alaska Airlines …

Sources: Bucks seeking buyout

Buyout discussions have begun between the Milwaukee Bucks and Larry Sanders that would make the recently suspended big man a free agent, according to …

NBA

Did Deep Blue Beat Kasparov Because of a System Glitch?

Garry Kasparov was not afraid of a computer. When the world chess champion agreed to play a match against Deep Blue, the IBM supercomputer designed …

Chess

Penguins No Longer Have a Strong Ability to Taste

Penguins no longer taste their food the way most of the animal kingdom does, according to a new study.<p>According to the researchers, vertebrates …

Biology

The Key to Making Your Kid a Star Athlete: Back Off

When my twin boys began their first high school lacrosse season last week, I took a few minutes to rewind my mind’s highlight reel to relive my kids’ …

Roger Federer

2,500 Tons of the Food We Eat is Fake

Do you really know what’s in your cheese?<p>New evidence may cast some doubt on the purity of your favorite foods. Interpol, the international criminal …

Food

Happy face or angry face? A dog can tell the difference, study finds

Word to the wise: Don't play poker with your dog. He can read your face like a book. A new study shows that man's best friend is remarkably good at discerning happy expressions from angry ones – even when he's only looking at half of a person's face.<p>The authors say the findings, published in the …

Evander Kane traded to Sabres in blockbuster deal

The Winnipeg Jets needed to make the playoffs and clean up the mess created by what was being called the "Kane mutiny."<p>The Buffalo Sabres wanted to make their rebuilding process as short and effective as possible.<p>Both might have achieved their objective Wednesday with a bold seven-player, one …

NHL

Jerry Tarkanian: The Runnin' Rebel With a Cause

The man known as "Tark the Shark" led UNLV to a national championship, feuded with the NCAA and remained an iconoclast to the end<p>A grown man chewing …

Costa Concordia captain not a coward, lawyers say; short sentence sought

In their final arguments before sentencing, lawyers for the captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia sought to repudiate his reputation as a coward.<p>"No one but Spider-Man could have stayed on his feet on that deck, which was tilted at 40 degrees with a slippery floor," lawyer Domenico …

50 best tennis photos of 2014: The best photos from an incredible year in tennis

<b>Eight different Grand Slam champions. Extreme heat. On-court proposals. Breaking records and broken hearts. It's been an incredible, dramatic season</b> …

Tennis

Gasol brothers set to make history at NBA all-star game

Marc Gasol can hardly wait for one of the NBA all-star game's most mundane moments.<p>"I'm just really excited for the jump ball," he said.<p>That's because it will be against his big brother.<p>Teammates with their national team, once traded for each other and sharing a lifetime love of basketball that …

Nearly One in Ten Americans Think Vaccines Are Unsafe

Almost one in 10 Americans believe vaccines for diseases including measles, mumps and rubella are not safe for healthy children, indicating a …

Public Health

Crossing the Invisible Net

Andy Murray appeared to be on the verge of vindication at this year’s Australian Open. Two months earlier, he had been dismantled by Roger Federer, …

Can tennis break through in India?

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Tennis

U.S. Eyes Ban of Controversial Internet 'Fast Lanes'

A new Federal Communications Commission proposal expected this week has the potential to be a game-changer in the debate over net neutrality.<p>FCC …

Net Neutrality