Six weeks after my wife Joan's death, I arrived at a place I could be most real: a tennis fantasy camp. Huh? Tennis? Fantasy? Camp?
I've talked with successful CEO's, authors, chefs, politicians, designers, artists, philanthropists, doctors and entrepreneurs, but I've yet to interview a sports star for advice on business. Since Agassi was my all time favorite, I was eager to hear his insights on how to achieve success.
It's a mob scene in this tiny country village, where thousands of us are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a runner carrying the Olympic torch, and we're all seized by the same passionate thought: Will this frigging rain EVER stop?
Andy Murray's parents were every parent yesterday. You can watch, and cheer, and close your eyes when you can't bear to look, but you can not do it for them.
Much like Durant, Murray will try to use his heartwrenching second place finish to motivate him to go all the way the next time around. And the fans, who won't soon forget it, will definitely be behind him.
These days it's difficult to be creative. Once again the arts community is having to justify the need for public spending and quantify their social worth.
Like Federer's kinetic beauty there is comedic beauty, and Harpo is at the front, leading the way.
To some, no matter how powerfully or gracefully it's done, tennis will always be the simple act of bouncing a little yellow ball off of catgut and across a 78 foot expanse. But to a few of us, tennis is more than just tennis.
Chinese tennis star Li Na is a red star on the rise. She has the tabloids eating out of her hands; she has sponsors running around in circles; most of all, she bucked a Communist system that desperately needs her.
The Women's World Cup gets underway Sunday in Germany. Remember when the U.S. ruled the roost? You knew 'em on a first name basis. Mia, Brandi. That was oh so 12 years ago.
David Tyree says same-sex marriage would send the country into anarchy. Oh, really? I would say he's taken one too many hits, but the truth is, he never made another catch in the NFL after that Super Bowl reception.
Here's an Australian sports story that deserves the raspberry. Seven-year-old girls in a kickboxing match. The match ended in a draw, but it may be the last of its kind. The Queensland government is investigating.
I thought the U.S. Open would be a "Tiger-free zone," and then Rory McIlroy happened. His performance was so dominating that all anybody could talk about was Tiger Woods. Can Rory be the new Tiger?
There must be happy times in the Williams' household. Serena defeated Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3, 6-2 to claim her 13th Grand Slam title and cement her status as the No. 1 ranked player in the world.
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.