It is rare for senior diplomats or political heavyweights from China and the United States to face off at major international forums.Monday, 6 February, 2012, 12:00am
John McEnroe has labelled fellow American Serena Williams the best in the women's game despite Caroline Wozniacki beginning the year as world number one.5 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
It's your first game at your first Olympics and you have to subdue the idol of the host nation. As jobs go, they don't get much bigger.31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
A half-dozen protesters in burqas, their faces deathly pale with make-up, greeted General David Petraeus as the commander of US forces in Iraq arrived on Capitol Hill this week to brief senators about his country's progress in the five-year-old war.12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Why We Fight
Starring: John McCain, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle
Director: Eugene Jarecki9 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Being John McEnroe by Tim Adams
Yellow Jersey Press $14031 Aug 2003 - 12:00am
The confident swagger was back. The skill was precise and efficient and the win almost merciless. Arms raised in triumph, the look was unmistakable. American tennis hero John McEnroe returned to winning ways as he completed back-to-back senior titles by claiming the Cathay Pacific Champions tournament last night.2 Nov 2000 - 12:00am
John McEnroe is starting to get bored. The living legend feels that the competition on the senior tennis tour needs to be refreshed with young blood if it is to survive.30 Oct 2000 - 12:00am
US DAVIS Cup team captain John McEnroe, fresh from his Singapore title win, declared himself fit and ready for today's start of the Cathay Pacific Champions tournament at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.29 Oct 2000 - 12:00am
AS Republican White House hopeful John McCain works the crowds of military veterans in South Carolina ahead of today's presidential primary, a special aspect of his appeal is becoming clearer - he is giving Americans a reason at last to feel good about the Vietnam War.20 Feb 2000 - 12:00am
Like good French wine, Henri Leconte seems to be maturing well with age.
Leconte, 36, is currently ranked number one on the ATP Senior Tour.
And yesterday he showed why when he defeated John McEnroe 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 to win the Cathay Pacific Champions tournament at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.8 Nov 1999 - 12:00am
Henri Leconte crossed the line in tennis yesterday.
A heated verbal exchange with John McEnroe - both players standing toe-to-toe and trading insults more in the fashion of pugilists than tennis players - enlivened the third night's play at the Cathay Pacific Champions tournament at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.6 Nov 1999 - 12:00am
Hong Kong player Melvin Tong Man-chung is thrilled at the prospect of sharing a court with some of the legends of the game.
Tong and Davis Cup teammate Wayne Wong Wing-lun have been invited to play doubles at the Cathay Pacific Champions tournament, where tennis icons John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg will be parading their skills.18 Sep 1999 - 12:00am
No sooner had the early election returns started filtering in on Tuesday evening than the knives began sharpening. By Wednesday morning, US House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich must have woken with a million sharp pains in his back.7 Nov 1998 - 12:00am
John McEnroe hit four aces in the champions tie-breaker to defeat Jimmy Connors 6-2, 2-6, 10-5 and capture the Mentadent Joe Dumars Champions senior tournament in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
It was the 40th time McEnroe and Connors have met during their careers. McEnroe won 23 of their 33 on the men's tour, but trails Connors 3-4 on the senior circuit.28 Jul 1998 - 12:00am