Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times

Helene Elliott

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Helene:

Tom Brady's Buccaneers stumble in his first game in L.A.

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and a disjointed offense struggled against a formidable Rams defense in a 'very loud' SoFi Stadium on Sunday. → Read More

Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf isn't ready for retirement just yet

Ryan Getzlaf, who is six points from matching the Ducks record, signed a 1-year deal to return to Anaheim. It might be last playing contract he signs. → Read More

Elliott: The Kings must make the playoffs this season

The Kings need to act now and stop making vague promises. They must be competitive again for the sake of their credibility and fans. → Read More

Simone Biles taps into Olympics, mental health in new tour

Olympic star Simone Biles' life has been marked by profound challenges. She wants to pass on positive mental health lessons during the Gold Over America Tour coming to Southern California. → Read More

Column: 'Curling Night in America' casts spotlight on quirky but popular Olympic sport

The U.S. won its first gold medal in curling at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The sport has surfaced again with a TV show filmed at Great Park in Irvine. → Read More

Daniil Medvedev wins U.S. Open, thwarts Novak Djokovic's Slam bid

Daniil Medvedev ends Novak Djokovic's bid to become the first man to win a calendar Grand Slam in 52 years by taking the U.S. Open singles title. → Read More

Elliott: Emma Raducanu defeats Leylah Fernandez to become first qualifier to win U.S. Open

Emma Raducanu of Britain defeated Canada's Leylah Fernandez in the first ever matchup of unseeded players in a major final at the U.S. Open on Saturday. → Read More

U.S. Open: How Murphy Jensen continues to make a difference

Former tennis star Muphy Jensen, who two decades ago sought help for his addictions, helped create an app — WEconnect — to support those in recovery. → Read More

Daniil Medvedev advances to U.S. Open men's final

Daniil Medvedev of Russia fought off two set points in the second to complete a sweep of Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada in the U.S. Open semifinals. → Read More

Leylah Fernandez stuns No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka to reach U.S. Open final

Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez defeated No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4 to reach the U.S. Open women's final. → Read More

Column: Mardy Fish shares moments his life 'was a living hell'

Mardy Fish was at the peak of his tennis career when crippling stress forced him to withdraw so he could focus on his mental health. He shares his story in a Netflix documentary and offers advice to tennis players → Read More

Novak Djokovic rallies past Matteo Berrettini in four sets to reach U.S. Open semifinals

No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic defeated No. 6 seed Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinals of the US Open early Thursday. → Read More

Elliott: Hoping U.S. Open phenoms can enjoy the spotlight

May Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez have delivered remarkable runs at the U.S. Open and here's hoping their careers continue with minimal mental health strain. → Read More

U.S. Open updates: Desirae Krawczyk eyes third trophy at a Grand Slam event this year

Palm Desert's Desirae Krawczyk and mixed doubles partner Joe Salisbury advanced to the U.S. Open semifinals. Krawczyk has already won at the French Open and Wimbledon this year. → Read More

Leylah Fernandez listens to father, fights for U.S. Open dream

Leylah Fernandez listened to her coach — her father, Jorge — and kept her dream alive with an upset of Elina Svitolina in the U.S. Open quarterfinals. → Read More

U.S. Open tennis live updates: Maria Sakkari stars in a late, late show with upset win

A self-described early morning person, No. 17 Maria Sakkari defeats No. 6 seed Bianca Andreescu in a match that ended after 2 a.m. → Read More

Elliott: Emma Raducanu leads pack of tennis’ next wave at U.S. Open

British teen Emma Raducanu displays uncommon maturity, advancing to U.S. Open quarterfinals after defeating Shelby Rogers. → Read More

Garbine Muguruza calls out "unprofessional" U.S. Open breaks

Garbine Muguruza calls out Barbora Krejcikova for her use of extended injury timeouts, fueling the controversy over gamesmanship at the U.S. Open. → Read More

Leylah Fernandez, Carlos Alcaraz among U.S. Open revelations

Teenagers Leylah Fernandez and Carlos Alcaraz are among the showstoppers at a 2021 U.S. Open that is in short supply of tennis titans. → Read More

U.S. Open tennis live updates: Reilly Opelka fined $10,000 for unapproved bag

Reilly Opelka was fined $10,000 for an unapproved bag he took on the court Saturday and tweeted about the bizarre punishment. → Read More