Isner advances after storming back to beat Davydenko on Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open.
- Mar. 10, 2014
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Isner advances after storming back to beat Davydenko on Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open.
Second-seeded Novak Djokovic wasn't happy with his play in his first match of the BNP Paribas Open, but it didn't matter. He was able to get past Victor Hanescu in straight sets 7-6 (1), 6-2.
Canadian sweetheart Eugenie Bouchard took down No. 10 Sara Errani; Jelena Jankovic beat Magdalena Rybarikova (31) in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.
The smallest American in the tournament keeps proving that maybe she can keep up with the top seeds in tennis.
This year we've compiled video profiles of The Desert Sun's Elite Eleven. These 11 football standouts are our top high school players entering the 2013 season -- we couldn't quite narrow the list down to 10.
On this site you'll get a peek at 100 holes of premiere golfing in the Coachella Valley where world-class fairways, greens, lakes and bunkers stretch from Palm Springs to La Quinta. Discover stunning vistas where tees are carved into the mountains and greens nestled between rocks, lakes and unspoiled desert scenery.
Juan Martin del Potro, last year's BNP Paribas Open runner-up, withdrew prior to his Sunday match citing a recurring wrist issue.
If you go to UCLA, the Southern California Tennis Association and even the International Tennis Hall of Fame, you'll see former tournament owner Charlie Pasarell honored for his work on the tour, as a player, but especially for what he's done with the BNP
It wasn't supposed to go like that for No. 1 and defending champion Rafael Nadal in his opening match against Radek Stepanek, who has only managed three singles victories in 11 years at the BNP Paribas Open.
Stanislas Wawrinka said he's getting tired of being asked the same question over and over again. However, it's not about breaking through and winning the Australian Open title in January.
Andy Murray and the BNP Paribas Open have not always been a great mix.
As the American men begin to fall, two things crossed my mind. Why are we making a big deal about it? None were expected to make the final, maybe even the quarterfinal. Sam Querrey, after he lost to Andreas Seppi on Saturday, said he doesn't feel like an underachiever.
Woe say can you see? American men's tennis at the BNP Paribas Open is having a dismal showing after Sam Querrey, Ryan Harrison, Michael Russell and Tim Smyczek all lost Saturday, leaving the U.S. 0 for 4 on the day.
It may seem strange that to follow desert residents Jeff Gove and Byron Smith as they try to make the PGA Tour next year, golf fans have to turn their attention to Chile, a South American country known for its mountains but not golf.
La Quinta High School wrestler Roy Galvan had the best result over the weekend as the valley was represented by three wrestlers at the CIF State Tournament at Rabobank Arena.
In only his second year on the PGA Tour, Patrick Reed already is used to playing in the final group on Sunday — and winning. But not against a field of stars at a World Golf Championship. And not looking at a familiar figure in a red shirt playing in the group
As Phil Jackson headed for the elevator inside the Four Seasons hotel in Boston last Saturday, the last question lobbed his way was more of a personal nature than professional.
As the final seconds ticked away on Saturday's Division VI CIF boys' basketball final, the reaction of the Desert Chapel players may have seemed odd.
Li is the top seed in the BNP Paribas Open women's draw based on her No. 2 position in the WTA rankings, a ranking based in part on her second career Grand Slam title at this year's Australian Open. But top seed or not, Li knew entering her match on Stadium 1 on Saturday that she would be in for a battle against Zheng, who had won four of the previous six matches between the Chinese stars.
If you like the lure of big stars in singles action in both men’s and women’s tennis, the first day of the first weekend of the BNP Paribas Open is for you today.
Former Palm Desert High School star Jennifer Baker is coming out of a reorganization and ready to launch a creative brand of tennis gear that is meant to have players 'play to be seen.'
Three years ago Alfonso Alvarez decided to leave his JV basketball coaching position at La Quinta High School and take on a challenge. He had the opportunity to rebuild one of the smallest, but one of the most successful programs back to its glory. His son, Taner, decided to come along for the ride.
That Heather Watson lost to Agnieszka Radwanska on Friday at the BNP Paribas Open can't be considered a surprise. After all, Radwanska is the No. 2 seed in the women's draw and had won both previous career matches against Watson, a qualifier from England.
Lauren Davis didn't have to face Victoria Azarenka at her best physically, but she did get a former No. 1 who refused to quit. Davis managed to beat Azarenka 6-0, 7-6 (2) Friday at the BNP Paribas Open for her first victory over a top-10 player. Azarenka was trying to play on a foot she injured three days before the Australian Open and was in a walking boot prior to coming out to Indian Wells.
It was seven years ago at Indian Wells when a 19-year old Novak Djokovic reached the final at the BNP Paribas Open. His tournament performance is often referred to as his breakthrough in the sport, a point from which his supremacy in the sport began.
It had all the trappings of a major rock concert: An overflowing crowd, a huge ovation for the stars as they walked on the stage and massive cheers during the buildup to a satisfying crescendo. This wasn't the Rolling Stones on the latest leg of their worldwide tour. This was Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka playing the roles of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, playing doubles before 8,000 screaming fans at the new Stadium 2 court at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Eugenie Bouchard sat at the podium following her first-round win against Peng Shuai with two more stuffed animals added to her ever-growing collection. The gifts from her adoring fans were a reminder of what began in January at the Australian Open. Each win along her way to the semifinals brought a new animal from members of her expanding cheering section.
It was obvious Victoria Azarenka wasn't right during the first set Friday, which she dropped 6-0 against American Lauren Davis. She couldn't move, her balance was off and she just didn't have confidence in her foot, which had been in a boot prior to coming to Indian Wells
Reflecting on his game during a monthlong recovery from a broken left rib has helped Ty Lawson come back strong. Kenneth Faried scored a career-high 32 points, Lawson had 30 in his third game back from the injury and the Denver Nuggets beat the skidding Los Angeles Lakers 134-126 on Friday night.
The incident was shocking, even given all the ugly behavior at college basketball arenas this season: a fan brazenly storming onto the court to confront Hawaii coach Gib Arnold during a game.
Former No. 1 Martina Hingis' return to the BNP Paribas Open wasn't long nor glorious, but it sure was fun and exciting. Hingis and Sabine Lisicki held off four match points in the second set but fell short in the super tiebreaker in their first-round match. Hingis and Lisicki fell to No. 7 Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-7 (0), 10-6 Thursday in Stadium 2 of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
The conflict in the Black Sea region that has sparked outrage and elicited riots within the last week has not been far from Stakhovsky's mind. Not with the current 24-hour news cycle. Not with friends and family spread throughout Ukraine amid a military incursion. Not when the situation has escalated into a crisis with Russia not seen since the Cold War.
Former USC football legend Anthony 'A.D.' Davis will be the recipient of the Marv Goux Spirit of Troy Award at the annual golf tournament of the same name presented by the Trojan Club of the Desert this month.
Just three valley competitors remain from a wrestling season that began with hundreds. Three desert grapplers will be wrestling in the 2014 CIF State Tournament this weekend at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, two from Palm Desert High School and one from La Quinta, having finished ninth or better at last week's Southern Section CIF Masters Tournament.
Roger Federer won just a single title last year after dealing with a nagging back issue, but after capturing the title last week in Dubai, the four-time BNP Paribas Open champion is looking to get back at the chance for another win in the other desert.
Shadow Hills High School pitcher Andres Garcia threw a no-hitter with five strikeouts ... and lost 1-0 to Arlington on Thursday.