Variety of tacos from BS Taqueria

Tote Your Taco

Chef Ray Garcia's BS Taqueria offers a portable snack for tennis fans on the go at the BNP Paribas Open.

Lizbeth Scordo Tennis, Watch & Listen - Sports & Outdoors

Just how much of a commitment are you willing to make to your food? With tacos, the portability factor alone means you can eat them on the run, sans utensils, and the absence of a need for a fine dining location means you can be as casual as you wish. That’s what Chef Ray Garcia is counting on with the

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The iBods

Croatia's Ivo Karlovic is 6-foot-11 and American John Isner is 6-10. Each is about 82 percent arms and legs. Their fates separated at the BNP Paribas Open.

Bill Dwyre Tennis

If you like your tennis fast and furious, especially the serving part of the game, the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells was the place to be Saturday. On a hot and sunny, near-perfect day in the desert–which seems to be the very definition of this annual March tennis spectacle, Ivo Karlovic and John Isner were out there hitting bullets.

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BNP Paribas Open: ‘You Can’t Beat It’

Tennis' fifth major has refused to be outdone for these two weeks in March from top facilities, a star-studded field, and fan friendly weather.

Bill Dwyre Tennis

The event held each year in Indian Wells that attracts star players and nearly half a million spectators is not really a tennis tournament. It is a chamber-of-commerce postcard. Take Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open. It is the day after they have set a tournament attendance record for a single-day session. A total of 36,361 people went through the

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A Rivalry for the Ages

Thanks to the way the brackets were drawn at the BNP Paribas Open, an early round matchup between two longtime rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, has materialized.

Bill Dwyre Tennis

The BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament brought a familiar GPS reading. For Rafael Nadal, Spain’s legendary lefty, the Road to Roger was mapped through another Spanish southpaw. In Monopoly, you have to pass go. In big-time pro tennis, Nadal has had to, in key moments, pass Fernando Verdasco. The journey and its history played out Tuesday, in 95-degree sunshine, on

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Eternal Indian Wells

A tournament like the BNP Paribas Open serves as a corrective, for both the perfect and the admiring imperfect.

Andrew Winer Tennis

If most of our lives are contests with what is within us as much as with what is without us, then each of us is two when we watch tennis—the person who dreams inside the person who acts. The person, that is, who dreams of hitting a ball the way a Nadal or Wawrrinka does, say, inside the person whose

Classic photo of La Quinta Hotel tennis court

Order on the Court

While the brawl for bragging rights raged on between the Racquet Club and the Tennis Club in Palm Springs, a new champion was emerging in the east valley.

David Lansing BNP, Tennis, Valley

It may have been some 40 years ago but tennis hall-of-famer Charlie Pasarell still remembers the last ATP tennis tournament played in Tucson before it was relocated to Mission Hills Country Club and the valley where it would grow to become the BNP Paribas Open. First of all, it wasn’t really even a tennis tournament. “They called it the American

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Indian Wells

Gathering Spot of the Desert.

Bonnie Crail Vision

When people think of Greater Palm Springs, words like “swimming pools,” “movie stars”, and “vacation” often come to mind. For the City of Indian Wells, there’s even more to consider. This is because idyllic Indian Wells, perhaps more than any city in the region, has become not only a vacation favorite but also a renowned global gathering spot — a