This week, University of Notre Dame varsity tennis player, Matt Dooley, joined Jason Collins and Michael Sam by coming out publicly as a gay male.
On a blizzard-y Boston morning, my partner Lea Anne and I agreed to brave the weather and show up to play our scheduled tennis match. Our willing competitors had a rough commute as well -- so when we all met court side, we were equally pumped to play, sheltered from the storm in our warm tennis bubble.
Tennis has been very important in my life. And I'm not even particularly good at it. When I was eight, away at camp, a racquet was put into my hands. It felt so right. I won the tennis medal there every year until my last.
There are so many integral moments that transpired between retreating to the locker room and being on that ER bed behind a closed curtain with people frantically trying to save my life. I think back on that night all the time.
For those like Joe Flacco, Rafael Nadal, Auburn, Sporting Kansas City, Team Oracle and many others, 2013 turned out to be one hell of a lucky year.
That's not to say everything I heard on the radio this year was worth a mention, but quite a few tunes made 2013 more bearable -- and hummable.
Statistics aside, the holidays can be a great time to practice self-control around the buffet and get creative about sneaking workouts in amongst all the craziness. It can also be an opportune time to ask your loved ones to give you gifts that encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Had I not had Clyde as my coach and been fortunate enough to have such a positive sports experience at that early age, there may never have been a "Battle of the Sexes" or the opportunity to see through that fifth-grade dream of mine.
Forty years ago, a tennis match dubbed the "Battle of the Sexes" changed history forever. Billie Jean King, the 29-year old star in the burgeoning sp...
We arrive at the hospital for the semi-annual changing of Patti's feeding tube. It's Mom, Patti, Nurse Joy and me. We're directed to the third floo...
Vacationers, by the thousands, flock to South Beach crowding the streets, hotels and restaurants. But if you prefer a luxury Miami vacation, away from the throngs, you can find swank havens in Mid Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Aventura and on Fisher Island.
Roger Federer and the notables lounged on couches in the VIP section and the room was covered with screens showing a model drinking Moët and Federer hitting tennis balls.
Over the years, I've had hundreds of assumptions crushed. "Adults act like grown ups." "Judges are fair." "Love occurs at first sight." Making documentaries for a living makes assumption crushing easy.
New York City has long been a mecca for media, entertainment, culture, and, yes, sports. With two teams for each major sport -- football, baseball, ho...
As tennis players gear up for their next Grand Slam, the U.S. Open, here's a bit of now obscure Slam history: The most famous underhand serve in the history of tennis remains Michael Chang's deft trickery that unnerved a choking Ivan Lendl in 1989 French Open.
With all the political, security, religious, and social turmoil in Egypt today it's easy to forget former stomping grounds with a special historical f...