About Leighton Ginn

I've been covering sports at The Desert Sun since 1999. I currently cover tennis and boxing. I also help out with preps and the celebrity field for the Humana Challenge.

Recent Posts

The greatest final at the BNP Paribas Open was Sunday

One of my criticisms of the BNP Paribas Open over the years is the men's finals have usually been a dud, especially when the tournament moved into the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in 2000. The matches w March 16th, 2014

Flavia Pennetta beats hobbled Agnieszka Radwanska to claim BNP Paribas Open women’s title

Flavia Pennetta became the latest in a group of over-30 players to win a major title on the women’s tour Sunday when she beat second-seeded Adneska Radwanska 6-2, 6-1 to win the BNP Paribas Open tit March 16th, 2014

BNP Paribas Open CEO Raymond Moore praises tournament director Steve Simon

During the breakfast hosted by BNP Paribas Open CEO Raymond Moore and tournament director Steve Simon, someone brought up a little thing I wrote earlier this morning about how other tournaments might March 16th, 2014

Novak Djokovic beats John Isner, advances to his fourth BNP Paribas Open final

No. 2 Novak Djokovic shook off his struggles in the second set and outlasted John Isner, the final American in the singles draw, for a 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-1  victory Saturday at the BNP Paribas Open March 15th, 2014

BNP Paribas Open breaks attendance record before weekend finals

The BNP Paribas Open broke its attendance record for the 14th time in the last 15 years with 398,057 fans. And they did this before the weekend matches. The old record is 382,227 set last year. March 14th, 2014

John McEnroe’s ties to the desert

Earlier this week, BNP Paribas Open CEO  Raymond Moore joked that he was looking forward to the McEnroe Challenge for Charity because he wanted to see how legendarily short-tempered John McEnroe will February 28th, 2014

Serena Williams enters BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells

Serena Williams has done more than just think about a return to Indian Wells as she has put her name on the entry list that was released by the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday. However, tournamen January 22nd, 2014

Cub Swanson is silent no more, wants Aldo this year

Cathedral City's Cub Swanson is starting to make noise and wants a shot at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. First, Aldo must fight Ricardo Llamas next week in UFC 169. Swanson is calling dibs January 21st, 2014

Why Timothy Bradley should get whatever he asks to fight Manny Pacquiao

brightcove.createExperiences(); In considering opponents for Manny Pacquiao's next fight, the biggest obstacle to a rematch with Cathedral City's Timothy Bra January 15th, 2014

Kobe Bryant with Bill Clinton — a great message that could have been more

The ESPN Town Hall on Monday Night was a great event highlighted by a conversation between Kobe Bryant and Bill Clinton, moderated by ESPN personality Mike Greenberg. Sometimes these things can be January 13th, 2014

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