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S2, Ep. 1: Andrew John, Sports Reporter/Writer at The Desert Sun

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The Desert Sun’s Andrew John kicks off season two of the Because of Sports Podcast. Andrew, who is a sports reporter/writer, discusses what it’s like to cover a “Beat”, his experience at the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament, the inspiration and challenges to storytelling in sports, overcoming letdowns in the sports industry, and much more.  (more…)

Where Have You Gone American Tennis?: Andy Roddick Retirement Sends American Prospects Into Crisis Level

It’s been nine, frustratingly long years since an American hoisted the US Open, or any grand slam trophy.

The last man to do so, Andy Roddick, retired after his fourth-round loss to Juan Martin del Potro, yesterday. A somewhat unceremonious end to a great career altered drastically by the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. (more…)