phil-mickelson

Return of the 
Thrill

It is the changing 
of the 
guard. As one 
great 
fades into legend, another returns.

Bill Dwyre Golf

Love is in the air for Phil Mickelson at the CareerBuilder Challenge, the valley’s celebrated January pro golf tournament. Many factors contribute to this heart-shaped state of affairs. “It’s always just about perfect,” Mickelson says. “Sunshine, no wind, great courses. It is the ideal place to get your game in shape, your swing grooved. Some [professional] players come here in

tim-bradley

The Bradley Bunch

It wasn’t that long ago they were 
almost on the street. 
Now, the couple can pave it with gold.

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Walking the halls of the same junior high and high school, Tim Bradley and Monica Manzo paid little attention to each other. If love was in the air, their senses were clogged. “He was two years younger,” Monica says, “and we never really had a conversation.” They lived in a Coachella Valley overflowing with haves. Comparatively, they were have-nots. There

Palm Springs and Golf

True Story!

Golf tales from the desert, 
where Bing Crosby, a great singer, and Bob Hope, a great comedian, were also great golfers.

Bill Dwyre Golf

Al Geiberger is 81. Time for him to play the O’Donnell golf course in downtown Palm Springs again, 58 years since he first played it. At O’Donnell, he will be returning to the place where he won prestigious amateur titles in 1958 and ’59. He wants to revisit some history. So do we. Palm Springs and golf are Hope and

Diamonds in the Rough

For 28 days they train 
and hope and chase the greatest 
of dreams: making The Show

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They come to Palm Springs for the California Winter League, a unique baseball creation that allows them to “chase their dream.”

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Djokovic Takes BNP Paribas Title

The men’s final at Indian Wells was as predictable as the aftermath of the women’s match was dramatic

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A marquee moment at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells, a men’s final that featured superstar Novak Djokovic, turned into an afterthought Sunday.

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Azarenka Upsets Williams in the BNP Paribas Open Final

But the rousing comeback of a long-injured player was overshadowed by shocking comments made by the tournament’s chief executive

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What should have been the best of times in Sunday’s Indian Wells women’s tennis final turned into the worst of times. Also, perhaps the strangest of days in the history of the BNP Paribas Open.

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Djokovic Bests Nadal in BNP Paribas Semifinal

Although the Spaniard fought hard, as always, the world’s No. 1 player confirmed his status at Indian Wells

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Novak Djokovic brought his A game to the desert again Saturday afternoon, and the more he does it, the more he is reducing the rest of the men’s tennis tour to a bunch of B-minuses.

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Tennis Scars at Indian Wells Are Healing

Although not forgotten, the ugly backlash from a 15-year-old semifinal match that did not happen between Venus and Serena Williams appears to have reached a kind of closure

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When Serena Williams competes in Sunday’s final of the BNP Paribas Open, she has a chance to return to the scene of the alleged crime and see that it has no leftover evidence.