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The Final Slam: US Open 2017

Flushing Meadows incapsulates the best things about tennis. The final tennis slam of the year may not have the whites of the All-England Club or the sun-dappled splendor of the clay at Roland Garros.  The U.S. Open is tennis with an

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Crisp Autumn Air, Smash-Mouth Football and Storied Rivalries

When former Ohio State Coach Jim Tressell spoke at his opening news conference, he said, “You will be proud of our young people in the classroom, in the community and most especially in 310 days in Ann Arbor, Michigan.”  Setting

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Top Sports Moments of All-Time: Number Four

We turn from college football to the tennis court.  As long-time readers of the site know, I am fond of the graceful, poised play of the inestimable Roger Federer.  He is one of the great champions of the modern era.

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Federer: Game, Set, Match?

In the Wimbledon semifinals, the inestimable Roger Federer fell to Canadian Milos Raonic in an epic 5-set thriller. His age was evident, particularly as the match progressed.  It left his fans wondering if the best player ever to live was

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Summer Reading: Tennis

With Nadal a no-show for the French Open, the tournament held the risk of being a rather dual affair.  Instead, it offered a compelling story around Novak Djokovic and his amazing ascent (12 majors).  It also foisted Andy Murray onto

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