The 2015 US Open ended on Sunday night with Novak Djokovic taking down Roger Federer. In the women’s final Saturday, Flavia Pennetta defeated Roberta Vinci. Perhaps the biggest moment of the tournament, though, came in the semifinals when Vinci upset Serena Williams, ending her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam. Here’s a look back at the 2015 US Open in pictures.
Inspired by an interview she produced for Only A Game, Karen Given traveled to Allentown, Pennsylvania to sample the sports, entertainment, and culinary offerings of Minor League Baseball’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
The opening ceremony for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi took place Friday.
On New Year’s Day, Michigan State beat Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl. This season there are 35 bowl games, but in 1902 the Rose Bowl was the first. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou takes a look back.
The Milwaukee Bucks once played on a court designed by folk artist Robert Indiana, who also created the iconic “LOVE” stamp. Now, the original floor has been rescued and turned into a art display, and it’s the inspiration for the new court the Bucks recently unveiled. Only A Game’s Mitch Teich reports.
Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium typically plays host to the NFL’s New England Patriots, but on Tuesday it was the site of a friendly between two of the world’s top soccer teams: Portugal and Brazil. In addition to sharing a native tongue, the countries also share high hopes for the 2014 World Cup.
Race tracks across the country may be shutting down, but Saratoga Race Course in New York is still flourishing. On the track’s 150th anniversary, Bill takes in the scene at America’s oldest sporting facility.
After 100 races — and zero victories — Zippy Chippy called it quits. But his futility has made him a celebrity in horse racing circles. We first profiled Zippy in 1999. Now Bill Littlefield catches up with the lovable loser, who’s enjoying a pleasant retirement.
The USGA’s oldest championship, the U.S. Amateur, dates back to 1895. Since its inception, the event has gone through a number of transformations, from the country’s premier event to a training ground for the world’s top golfers. Bill Littlefield reports on the historic event from the site of the 2013 competition in Brookline, Mass.
For one week, a youth baseball camp in Nicaragua gives kids a glimpse of a better future, while teaching them confidence and teamwork. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman has the story.