It came down who could hold their emotions in check, and Melanie Oudin did a better job of staying under control than CoCo Vandeweghe in the finals of the $50,000 Party Rock Open on Sunday.
If you think returning one of CoCo Vandeweghe’s 117-mph first tennis services is a chore, try writing about her without mentioning her family.
With the bases loaded, two outs and the score 0-0 in the bottom of the ninth, Henderson Alvarez stood in the Miami Marlins’ on-deck circle, bat in hand, hoping to complete his no-hitter.
This is a story that begins on Easter Sunday, 1991. On that day, Darrell Gwynn, the popular NHRA drag racer from Florida, was doing exhibition runs in England when his Top Fuel dragster spun out of control and slammed into the wall at 240 mph.
It was clear early on Saturday that Timothy Peters had a strong truck, but few realized just how good it was until the race was nearly over.
With a break here or there, the San Diego Chargers could be unbeaten and quarterback Philip Rivers’ hot start would be celebrated.
USC fired Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning, not long after the team lost 62-41 at Arizona State.
Melanie Oudin survived Saturday’s semifinals in the Party Rock Open with two consecutive shots that hit the net cord and barely flopped over in the third set, enabling her to outlast 17-year-old Mayo Hibi 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 at Darling Tennis Center.