The stage belonged to Andy Roddick, who played like a younger version of himself and extended his career for at least one more match, much to the delight of the fans packing the stadium.
Sep 1 12:40 AM ET | By Jane McManus
A recent study suggests that attractive athletes have more incentive to excel at their sport than others because of the endorsements that await them. Does that theory apply to Maria Sharapova and others on the WTA Tour?
Aug 31 12:49 PM ET | By Jane McManus
Always a class act, Kim Clijsters retired from the singles circuit in a loss to British teen Laura Robson and looks forward to family life off the court.
Aug 30 7:11 AM ET | By Jane McManus
Venus Williams is unseeded at this year's U.S. Open, mainly because of lack of play. In Tuesday's victory, she found the power and first serve she had been missing.
Aug 29 9:21 AM ET | By Jane McManus
Three-time Open winner Kim Clijsters says the second act of her career will be her last. The 29-year-old Belgian, who returned to tennis in 2009, will retire for good after the tournament.
Aug 28 12:09 PM ET | By Jane McManus
Debate about whether women deserve equal pay at Grand Slam tournaments continues. But is it really about how many sets they play or good tennis?
Aug 31 11:46 AM ET | By Jane McManus
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova could meet again in the U.S. Open final, with Williams the favorite to win for the fourth time.
Aug 24 9:05 AM ET | By Jane McManus
Augusta National, one of the most stubborn holdouts against women's progress, has finally given up the fight. It's about time.
Aug 20 4:27 PM ET | By Jane McManus
Shannon Eastin knows her decision to cross a picket line and become the NFL's first female official will subject her to extreme scrutiny.
Aug 9 7:14 PM ET | By Jane McManus
Our obsession with the infighting between Lolo Jones and teammates Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells has overshadowed all their accomplishments in the 100-meter hurdles.
Aug 8 8:25 PM ET | By Jane McManus
The Surge beat the Chicago Force 40-36, in the Women's Football Alliance championship at Heinz Field in front of more than 2,000 fans. The game wasn't decided until a Surge interception sealed it with 18 seconds left.
Aug 6 1:58 AM ET | By Jane McManus
Connie Carberg has the Jets in her blood. Growing up as the daughter of the team doctor, she went on to work for the team she loved first as secretary, then scout.
Jul 31 2:22 PM ET | By Jane McManus
The NFL has confirmed a woman will be among the group of referees used as replacements during the current lockout of NFL officials.
Jul 30 4:37 PM ET | By Jane McManus
The NFL needs to leave the past behind and book an act worthy of the spectacle that is the Super Bowl. No more Golden Oldies or marching bands. Beyonce and Jay-Z anyone?
Jul 19 6:04 PM ET | By Jane McManus
The Freeh report condemning Penn State officials is a victory, but it should only begin our conversation about sexual abuse of children.
Jul 13 12:16 PM ET | By Jane McManus
Even if he continues to win, Tiger Woods can't regain the lost mythic status that made him matter so much to so many.
Jul 3 2:23 PM ET | By Jane McManus
If Gilles Simon's news conference after his straight-sets Wimbledon loss yielded anything, it's that the French player doesn't believe women should be paid equally to their male counterparts. But there isn't a lot of reasoning behind his indignity.
Jun 28 6:30 PM ET | By Jane McManus
Maryland's Katie Schwarzmann didn't know her own talent for a time, but now it's on public display after the junior took home the 2012 Tewaaraton Award as college lacrosse's top player.
Jun 27 12:52 PM ET | By Jane McManus
When the Michigan House of Representatives tried to silence one of its members for using the word vagina, it was yet another reminder women are still mired in a tug-of-war for equal rights.
Jun 19 5:13 PM ET | By Jane McManus
Boxing will continue to spiral down into irrelevance unless it cleans up its judging the way figure skating did.
Jun 12 | By Jane McManus
"Mad Men" has always followed the arc of history, particularly when it comes to women in the workplace. But this week, two of the show's women took control in the ways most available to them.
May 30 4:12 PM ET | By Jane McManus
For Northwestern senior Shannon Smith, it was a performance she can rest a career on, a worthy MVP for a program worthy of the term dynasty.
May 28 8:37 AM ET | By Jane McManus
Florida's game-winning goal in the first overtime was waived off because of an illegal stick, giving new life to the Orange.
May 26 5:05 PM ET | By Jane McManus
It's Maryland and Northwestern again. This time in an NCAA women's lacrosse semifinal that is a rematch of the last two championship games.
May 24 | By Jane McManus
Terrell Owens might have learned this week that there is such a thing as too much reality. Jane McManus explains.
May 12 1:20 PM ET | By Jane McManus