KANSAS CITY – John McEnroe kicked off the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit Wednesday night at the Sprint Center in frigid Kansas City beating both Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang back-to-back in one-set matches to win the title. After defeating Lendl 6-4 in the opening semifinal, the 54-year-old McEnroe then immediately turned around to beat …

KANSAS CITY – John McEnroe kicked off the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit Wednesday night at the Sprint Center in frigid Kansas City beating both Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang back-to-back in one-set matches to win the title. After defeating Lendl 6-4 in the opening semifinal, the 54-year-old McEnroe then immediately turned around to beat …

John McEnroe was loud and flamboyant. Screamed at umpires. During Ivan Lendl’s prime, one veteran tennis writer described him as dour with a metronome-stroke. It was a perfect setup for a classic rivalry. Fans tuned in when the brash kid from New York City was matched against the stoic, power player from the Czech Republic. …

KANSAS CITY – John McEnroe will kick off his 20th year of “champions” tennis Wednesday at the Champions Showdown, the opening event on the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit. McEnroe, who first played organized champions tournament tennis in 1995, will compete in nine of 12 events through March 13 on the PowerShares Series, the U.S. …

Mark Philippoussis doesn’t concern himself about what might have been if his ATP Tour career wasn’t hampered by knee injuries. Instead he thinks about when he was 8 years old and first told his dad he wanted to be a professional tennis player. Philippoussis imagined if someone had told him at that age that he …

The Champions Cup is a slightly younger tennis version of the PGA’s Champions Tour sprinkled with some showmanship. Former four-time Grand Slam winner Jim Courier, who originated and oversees the series, will face Michael Chang on Thursday night at Chesapeake Arena in a one-set semifinal. John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl meet in the other semifinal. …

    Lendl Sisters Play in SEC Women’s Golf Championship One was a sophomore at Alabama, the other a senior at Florida. Daniela Lendl and her sister Isabelle competed in the SEC Women’s Golf Championships at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Hoover in April 2013. The sisters are daughters of Ivan Lendl, a former …

NEW YORK – John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl will renew their storied rivalry in the semifinals at the Champions Cup tennis tournament to be played Thursday, February 6 at 7 pm at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Jim Courier will face Michael Chang in the other semifinal of the one-night event,  part of the 12-city PowerShares …

NEW YORK – John McEnroe will kick off his 20th year of “champions” tennis  in Kansas City as he will join fellow tennis legends Ivan Lendl, Jim Courier and Michael Chang at the Champions Showdown to be played Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7 pm at the Sprint Center. McEnroe will face long-time rival Lendl …

NEW YORK – Pete Sampras will face John McEnroe and Jim Courier will play James Blake in the semifinals of the Champions Challenge tennis event to be played Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7 pm at the Energy Solutions Arena. The winners of each one-set semifinal match will then play in a one-set championship match …

NEW YORK – Andre Agassi will face Jim Courier and Andy Roddick will play James Blake in the semifinals of the Camden Wealth Advisors Cup to be played Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7 pm at the Toyota Center. The winners of each one-set semifinal match will then play in a one-set championship match in …

NEW YORK – Andy Roddick will play his debut match on the “champions” tennis circuit against Mark Philippoussis in the “Champions Shootout” Thursday, February 13 at 7 pm at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Jim Courier and John McEnroe will face off in the other men’s semifinal in the one-night tennis tournament that is part of …

NEW YORK – John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl will renew their storied rivalry in the semifinals of the PowerShares QQQ Challenge to be played Friday, February 14 at 7 pm at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Jim Courier will face Mark Philippoussis in the other semifinal of the one-night event,  part of the 12-city PowerShares Series …