People don't realize that, for every precocious talent, there are thousands of young prodigies with "unlimited potential" who never reach the pinnacle and often pay a severe price in its pursuit.
I was coached by my longtime friend Elton John on the etiquette when greeting the Queen. He told me to say "Good morning, Your Majesty," and how to address her when she asked questions.
The U.S. Tennis Association's $3 million ad campaign doesn't address the fundamental problem with American tennis today: developing better, smarter and more consistent American tennis players.
And then there were none. #1 Serena Williams is ousted in the quarterfinals of the French Open. There are no Americans left in either singles draw.
Radio host Sid Rosenberg may have left the building (and the area, for that matter) but he has been, and always will be, a New Yorker.
Despite Punxsutawney Phil predicting more cold weather on the way, the tennis and golf season are already heating up.
It wasn't always pretty, but Serena Williams rained on Justine Henin's fairytale comeback parade to take her fifth Australian Open crown, an Open Era ...
The Australian Open organizers couldn't have written a better script. In the first Slam final of the new decade, Serena Williams, world No. 1 and def...
Some call her the Fierce Stomping Diva. I call her Serena the Great. Whatever you call her, there's no question that she's the queen of comebacks Down Under.
We tested 15 of the most public apologies of the year to see what makes for a good apology and a bad apology and what we can learn from our A-list of apologists.
Time for my annual tradition of getting gifts for my favorite -- and not so favorite -- public figures, including Larry Summers whom I'm getting a Goldman Sachs pension (after all, he's earned it). READ MORE Newsmakers Roasting on an Open Fire: Your Gift Ideas for 2009's Naughty and Nice Here are your gift suggestions, including a GPS for Barack Obama, to show him the way from Wall Street to Main Street (submitted by manx). READ MORE The Senate Health Care Bill: Leave No Special Interest Behind There are many reasons for hoping the Senate health care bill doesn't become the law of the land. But the biggest reason of all is the desperate need for a DC pattern interrupt. READ MORE
PMS became the go-to, catch-all female diagnosis for doctors and laypeople everywhere, the chemical reason behind any expression of female anger, unpredictability, and hostility.
As we enter the holiday season and follow the seemingly endless path to destruction Tiger Woods may be on, take pause and look a little harder for some of the good out there being done by our gifted athletes.
In my work with athletes, I've been able to identify the five most important psychological qualities that distinguish the Wayne Gretzkys and the Candace Parkers from the rest of us.
Not only is the book intelligent and enthralling, distinguishing it from the others, but unlike Open, A Terrible Splendor tells the story of tennis players who were engrossed in the sport but not in themselves.
It is tiring to hear enlightened men describe themselves as "supporters" of women's sports as if they are charitable donors.