November 11, 1998
When was the word ace first used in tennis, and where did it come from?2& George D., 12, Erie, PennsylvaniaThe term ace was used in tennis as early as 1890. An ace is a well-placed serve that the opposing player can't touch with his ,, racket. An ace is usually hit very hard.Some tennis historians believe the term ace came from the card game poker. In poker the four aces have the highest value.Buzz WordsBuzz Beamer's Guide to sports slang will help you talklike a pro!kiss 'n' cry (figure skating)
November 4, 1998
Many Mini-WordsPitcher William Joseph VanLandingham has one of the longest full names in major league history (26 letters). How many three-letter words can you come up with by using the letters of his last name? We found 29, but you may find more!ANSWERS: aid, ail, aim, and, dam, dig, dim, din, gad, gal, gam, gin, had, hag, ham, hid, him, inn, lad, lag, lam, lid, mad, mag, man, nag, nil, van, vimKerri StrugGymnast Kerri Strug was a shining star of the 1996 Summer Olympics. She also shines with kids.