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Tennis Wunderkind Nick Kyrgios and the Rise of the Social Athlete: Are you not Entertained?

The Good Men Project | Posted 02.03.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

For the most part, sport is about entertainment. Tennis matches, especially at night, are beginning to look and feel more and more like rock concerts. Right now, win or lose, Nick is adding to that experience in spades.

Ozymandias

Joe Singh | Posted 02.02.2015 | Sports
Joe Singh

An empire, more often than not, doesn't erupt so much as erode. The "Big Four", composed of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray, is no longer the force of nature it once was. But it happened quietly, subtly, the way water wears away at rock.

Finals-Bound Djokovic Beats Defending Aussie Open Champ

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 01.30.2015 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic did enough to beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka in a semifinal match that lacked the intensity of the...

Meanwhile, Over on This Court

Katharine Rose | Posted 01.28.2015 | Sports
Katharine Rose

Sportsmanship in its most pure form -- defined as "fair play, respect for opponents and polite behaviors by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition" -- can still be found.

Cheering on Income Equality, from Davos to Melbourne

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

Before we impose taxes, and before we wait for a market correction, we have to correct our star-crossed mindset and stop rewarding the 1 percent as though they create 99 percent more value than the rest.

Female Athletes Get Real About Their Periods

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women

British tennis player Heather Watson made headlines last week when she commented on her defeat at the Australian Open, telling reporters that dizzines...

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Ball Boy Hit In The Groin By 121 MPH Serve

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.22.2015 | Sports

Someone give this young man a medal... and a bag of ice. The ball boy at the Australian Open managed to keep perfectly still Thursday as a serve fr...

Guy With Microphone To World's No. 7-Ranked Woman Tennis Player: 'Give Us A Twirl'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.22.2015 | Women

Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard is ranked #7 in the world for women's tennis, but some people are more interested in her outfit than her game. Wh...

5 Predictions for the 2015 Australian Open That I Hope are Wrong

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 01.20.2015 | Sports
Jaime Heilbron

The 2015 Australian Open began a few days ago. For tennis fans in the western hemisphere, particularly those in the Americas, that basically means two weeks full of tennis, sleepless nights, and a lot of coffee in the mornings to make up for failing Morpheus.

ESPN Tweets Wrong Australian Open Winner

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.26.2014 | Sports

Dewey Beat Wawrinka! ESPN's @SportsCenter Twitter account incorrectly proclaimed Rafael Nadal the winner of the Australian Open final on Sunday. Ju...

Nadal Stunned In Australian Open Final

AP | By JOHN PYE | Posted 03.28.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stan Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, exte...

Nadal Dominates

AP | By JOHN PYE | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal continued his dominant streak over Roger Federer to reach the Australian Open final for the third time, bea...

She Made Tennis History -- And Then Got Asked A Sexist Question

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

We imagine that 19-year-old tennis player Eugenie Bouchard was more than thrilled when she made history by becoming the first Canadian woman to make i...

Federer Takes Down Murray

AP | DENNIS PASSA | Posted 01.22.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer rekindled his dominance over Andy Murray in Grand Slam matches and advanced to his 11th consecutive Austra...

Another Major Upset Down Under

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 03.23.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Victoria Azarenka's 18-match winning streak at the Australian Open ended in an upset 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 quarterfinal loss to ...

Tennis Star Shoves Australian Open Line Judge

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was a tense moment, according to David Ferrer. That's why he shoved the line judge. "It was nothing," the No. 3-rank...

WATCH: Ball Boy Immediately Resumes Position After Getting Nailed In Face

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

An Australian Open ball boy looked completely unphased over the weekend after taking a ball to the face during a fourth-round match between Florian Ma...

Andy Murray On The Art Of Smashing A Tennis Racket

AP | JUSTIN BERGMAN | Posted 01.20.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray couldn't quite remember the last time he smashed a racket. Or maybe he just has a bad memory. But he certai...

Did Sloane Stephens Cheer When Serena Lost?

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the record, Sloane Stephens was not cheering in celebration when Serena Williams lost. She was making fun of Ana Iva...

Serena Stunned

AP | DENNIS PASSA | Posted 03.20.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka made it all look routine Saturday in defeating unseeded Yvonne Meusburger ...

'Baby Fed' Making Name For Himself At Aussie Open

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — He's been called "Baby Fed" for his Roger Federer-like one-handed backhands, and is also known as the boyfriend of Maria...

Serena Makes History Down Under

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 03.19.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five-time champion Serena Williams has now won more matches at the Australian Open than any other woman, notching career...

LOOK: Lightning Strikes Australian Open

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

As if the extreme heat wasn't enough for fans and competitors to deal with during the early rounds of the 2014 Australian Open, Mother Nature provided...

Second-Round Upset At Australian Open

AP | Posted 01.16.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro is out of the Australian Open, losing 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 to Spaniard Roberto Bau...

'Extreme Heat Policy' Halts Play

AP | JUSTIN BERGMAN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The scorching weather finally brought play to a halt on the fourth day of the Australian Open when the temperature toppe...