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January 14, 2008
MELBOURNE, Australia -- The difference in 12 months was easy to see. Serena Williams, wearing fuchsia bicycle shorts and headband, a short white dress and dangling, chandelier-inspired earrings, found her form quickly and beat Jarmila Gajdosova, 6-3, 6-3, today in the first match in the Australian Open. Last year, Williams was unseeded, ranked 81st and coming off one of her worst losses on tour - in a Tier 4 event at Hobart - yet she beat six seeded players en route to the title at Melbourne Park.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: World Cup officiating is probably going to be brutal and will ruin the tournament for some, no matter how deserved Brazil's 3-1 win was . What's on tap today: Mexico vs. Cameroon, noon, ESPN2; Spain vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m., ESPN; Chile vs Australia, 6 p.m., ESPN2. What you'll see: All eyes are on the Spain-Netherlands game, a rematch of the 2010 final. Spain has only reloaded since then, while the Dutch find themselves in something of a transitional phase.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2010
Ellicott City's Beatrice Capra on Friday took the first step toward qualifying as a wild card for the Australian Open, putting her on the same road she took to the U.S. Open last summer, when she was the first Marylander to play in a Grand Slam main singles draw in more than 13 years. Capra won her first-round match Friday in a USTA eight-woman playoff in Atlanta, beating Shelby Rogers, 6-3, 6-2, in her first match since losing to Maria Sharapova in the third round in New York. "I'm so excited to be here," said Capra, 18, who attended McDonogh before moving to Florida three years ago to sharpen her focus on tennis.
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From Sun staff reports | March 22, 2014
Jimmy Sheptock defeated Old Dominion's Jack Dechow, 3-2, on Friday night in a hotly contested semifinal to advance to the 184-pound final of the NCAA wrestling championships in Oklahoma City. The now two-time All-American will take on second-seed Ed Ruth of Penn State on Saturday night. The senior will attempt to win Maryland's first national title in wrestling since Gobel Kline took home the title at 152 pounds in 1969. Kline was also the last Terp to advance to a national final.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2002
NEW YORK -- Serena and Venus Williams, Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport. They're the Murderers' Row of women's tennis. And what about Martina Hingis? What about the woman who held the No. 1 position on the women's tour for 209 weeks? What about her? Yesterday, a little off center stage in the Louis Armstrong Stadium at the U.S. Open, Hingis played her first Grand Slam tennis match since losing the Australian Open final to Capriati in January. She is slowly making her way back into the consciousness of the tennis world after having been sidelined for much of the past eight months with two ankle surgeries, the most recent in May. During her recovery, she mostly enjoyed the company of her boyfriend, professional golfer Sergio Garcia.
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April 13, 1995
TOKYO -- Andre Agassi overpowered fellow American Tommy Ho, 6-3, 6-2, in his first match as No. 1 in the world and advanced to the third round.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: World Cup officiating is probably going to be brutal and will ruin the tournament for some, no matter how deserved Brazil's 3-1 win was . What's on tap today: Mexico vs. Cameroon, noon, ESPN2; Spain vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m., ESPN; Chile vs Australia, 6 p.m., ESPN2. What you'll see: All eyes are on the Spain-Netherlands game, a rematch of the 2010 final. Spain has only reloaded since then, while the Dutch find themselves in something of a transitional phase.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2011
456 Dual-match victories coach Guy Pritzker has accumulated at Owings Mills since he took over in 1983. 51 Wins Archbishop Spalding senior Will Switzer needs to reach 200 for his varsity career. He won 52 matches last season. 0 Times North County has beaten Old Mill since North County opened in 1991. The Knights get their next opportunity in the first match of the season Tuesday.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | September 2, 1992
NEW YORK -- Amazing the things that bother Martina Navratilova.At Wimbledon, it was Monica Seles' grunt. And last night at the U.S. Open it was Shaun Stafford's smile."
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 13, 2003
River Hill coach Earl Lauer certainly can predict matches. Lauer told his Hawks before last night's Class 4A-3A North regional dual-meet tournament that he didn't expect them to lose more than three bouts in the first match against Dulaney - and then repeat the feat in the finals. The third-ranked and host Hawks then followed Lauer's orders perfectly. River Hill routed Dulaney in the first round before coming back to roll over No. 11 South Carroll, 42-10, in the championship match. The total number of bouts lost - six, three in each match.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2013
Frostburg State took all the guesswork out of its placement in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament, thrashing Wesley, 17-9, last Saturday to capture the No. 4 seed. Not only did the Bobcats improve to 11-5 overall and 3-3 in the league, but they earned the right to play host to Mary Washington (8-6, 2-4) in a first-round game in the conference tournament for the first time in school history. Had the team lost to the Wolverines Saturday, Frostburg State still would have earned the No. 4 seed thanks to its head-to-head tiebreaker over the Eagles.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2012
Asking John Carroll senior George Weber about his possible matchup Friday with McDonogh junior Jack Clark, the 2012 National Prep champion at 145 pounds, is a "sensitive" subject, Patriots coach Keith Watson said. Weber has lost to Clark in every match between the two wrestlers, including two state championship bouts and once already this season. But the matches have mostly been close, some of them painfully so. What separates the Maryland State Wrestling Association's No. 1 and No. 2 wrestlers in the 145-pound weight class is not easily discerned by the coaches who have seen them both numerous times.
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Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2011
No. 11 River Hill couldn't wait to get to the Keaser Classic wrestling tournament Friday at North County. Early in the week, Hawks coach Brandon Lauer was already talking eagerly about seeing how his team would match up with No. 4 Winters Mill, No. 10 Century and the host Knights. Urged on by Lauer's intensity, River Hill swept through its first day of the dual-match tournament, beating North County, 39-26, blowing through Mervo, 78-4, and closing out the evening with a 66-7 triumph over Bishop McNamara.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2011
456 Dual-match victories coach Guy Pritzker has accumulated at Owings Mills since he took over in 1983. 51 Wins Archbishop Spalding senior Will Switzer needs to reach 200 for his varsity career. He won 52 matches last season. 0 Times North County has beaten Old Mill since North County opened in 1991. The Knights get their next opportunity in the first match of the season Tuesday.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2010
Ellicott City's Beatrice Capra on Friday took the first step toward qualifying as a wild card for the Australian Open, putting her on the same road she took to the U.S. Open last summer, when she was the first Marylander to play in a Grand Slam main singles draw in more than 13 years. Capra won her first-round match Friday in a USTA eight-woman playoff in Atlanta, beating Shelby Rogers, 6-3, 6-2, in her first match since losing to Maria Sharapova in the third round in New York. "I'm so excited to be here," said Capra, 18, who attended McDonogh before moving to Florida three years ago to sharpen her focus on tennis.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2010
Going into her junior year, Audrey Todd had already been part of two Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference tennis championships for Roland Park, sharing the first one with Bryn Mawr. Her third chance last week — when the Reds came away winners in the four-day tournament capped on Thursday — was even more special. Also in the middle of the excitement was Audrey's younger sister, Ava, a freshman who made an instant impact. Audrey won at No. 1 singles — avenging her only loss of the season by defeating McDonogh's Kristina Centenari, 7-5, 6-4 to finish 8-1 — and Ava finished the season 9-0 at No. 2 singles by beating St. Paul's Marta Cherpak, 6-0, 6-1. Audrey, who also plays varsity lacrosse at Roland Park, and Ava are both 'A' students at Roland Park.
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By Todd Karpovich, Glenn Graham | January 23, 2008
The Glenelg wrestling team had the best showing of any Maryland public school in the Mount Mat Madness Invitational at CCBC-Catonsville last weekend. The No. 3 Gladiators finished eighth out of the 29 teams in the tournament, which featured some of the top wrestlers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. Senior Tim Chase, the fifth seed in the 152-pound class, won the championship and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. Chase defeated Mike Brant of Westmont-Hilltop (Pa.)
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By Thomas Bonk and Thomas Bonk,Los Angeles Times | September 23, 2006
STRAFFAN, Ireland -- They landed in water, behind trees, in slimy mud and ankle-high grass, on cart paths and under flags. Sometimes, the golf balls even traveled where they were supposed to go, on the K Club's fairways and greens. When the second day of the Ryder Cup gets under way today, the U.S. has got to believe that a lot more of those balls are going to reach the hole a lot quicker than they did on a wet and wild Friday. Look at it this way: The U.S. won the first match of the day - and didn't win another.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2010
Beatrice Capra had seen Court 6 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center before. So when she walked onto that court at the U.S. Open for her first main-draw match at any professional tournament Tuesday, she was not overwhelmed. It was after the match that she was overwhelmed -- with joy. Capra, who came into the tournament as the No. 371 player in the world, knocked off No.95 Karolina Sprem, 6-1, 6-3, in a tidy 72 minutes on one of the hottest days in the history of the event.
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By Todd Karpovich, Glenn Graham | January 23, 2008
The Glenelg wrestling team had the best showing of any Maryland public school in the Mount Mat Madness Invitational at CCBC-Catonsville last weekend. The No. 3 Gladiators finished eighth out of the 29 teams in the tournament, which featured some of the top wrestlers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. Senior Tim Chase, the fifth seed in the 152-pound class, won the championship and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. Chase defeated Mike Brant of Westmont-Hilltop (Pa.)
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