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A bit of history first: The 1960s and 1970s were prime time for social change. “Traditional” societal norms were being challenged throughout contemporary culture (see Women’s Lib) and...

The U.S. Postal Service has released first-of-a-kind stamp collection with the look — and feel — of actual balls used in eight popular sports. Available nationwide now, the Have a Ball! Forever stamps...

Ah yes. The “predominantly white” rule at Wimbledon. Every year there’s a lot of commotion about how stodgy and boring the All England Lawn and Tennis Club is with their strict rules...

More stuff we’ve seen, tried, and think you’ll enjoy: Tennis themed boxer briefs for you or your ace of a guy. What’s not to love? These are by Penguin.   Water bottles need replacing...

For the first time ever, Eurosport is televising live French Open qualifying. And who, do you think is the star attraction? No, not Maria Sharapova, but another big name in the game, Patrick Mouratoglou! Mouratoglou...

The Borg/McEnroe trailer is out! Big news on a Throwback Thursday. When you think of all-time great tennis battles, it doesn’t get a whole lot bigger or better than the classic rivalry between John...

There is always more to a tennis tournament than happens on tourney grounds. Fifty floors above Miami (home to the Miami Open of course), a lifelong brotherly rivalry continued earlier this year. Take...

It’s National Pet Month here in the United States (April in the UK) and we thought it would be fun to showcase some of the top pros and their pets. Serena Williams is most famous for her Grand Slam...

Last week, I wandered back to the woods and hills of my childhood to share the familiar trails and memory-laden vistas with my best friend. Daffodils peered tentatively from the riverbanks, buttoned up...

The life of a pro tennis player is glamorous but singularly focused. Andy Roddick, who retired from the tour in 2012, is still enjoying the change. I recently caught up with him while he was promoting...