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By Tara Finnegan and Tara Finnegan,Contributing Writer | February 19, 1993
For Andre Agassi, there was rock 'n' roll tennis.For Jim Courier, there is a much quieter approach.Nike marketed Agassi with Las Vegas iridescence, but is painting Courier, the world's No. 1 player, in much simpler strokes.There are no flashes and guitar thrashes. There's not even color (all of the commercials were filmed in black and white). It's just Jim and the camera, with you getting to know him.Jim Courier talking about Jim Courier.Jim Courier talking about training. About his personality.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 5, 1996
PARIS -- Pete Sampras survived the inquisition and the two-sets-to-none scare Jim Courier supplied, but his counterpart at the head of the women's draw, the three-time champion Monica Seles, did the unthinkable and lost because she played scared.Back in Paris for the French Open, which she ruled from 1990 to '92, for the first time since she was stabbed by a deranged German in April 1993, Seles had reverted to her customary invincibility until yesterday. And her sudden vulnerability took her completely by surprise.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | September 8, 1993
The steady evaporation of big names from the U.S. Open has the man New York really misses, Jimmy Connors, thinking he maybe should have played this year.Connors reasons that, at 41, he can survive just as long as the many top seeds who have lost early at Flushing Meadow. He suggests that proving it at selected ATP Tour events in 1994 is a possibility."I guess with what's happening at the Open, I'm getting a little desire back," Connors said yesterday after Jim Courier was upset by Cedric Pioline.
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By Darryl Richards and Darryl Richards,Dallas Morning News | January 10, 1995
DALLAS -- Jim Courier, known for his demanding physical work ethic, took a long promised and probably much-needed break from tennis at the end of 1994.The result?Courier came away from a seven-week break, during which he dropped his golf handicap from 13 to 12, by playing some of his best tennis in years last week. Courier won his first title since Aug. 22, 1993, on Sunday when he beat Arnaud Boetsch, 6-2, 7-5, in the final of the Australian Men's Hardcourt Championships.For Courier, the world's top player for 58 weeks from 1992-93, the victory stopped a sharp decline in his performance.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 5, 1996
PARIS -- Pete Sampras survived the inquisition and the two-sets-to-none scare Jim Courier supplied, but his counterpart at the head of the women's draw, the three-time champion Monica Seles, did the unthinkable and lost because she played scared.Back in Paris for the French Open, which she ruled from 1990 to '92, for the first time since she was stabbed by a deranged German in April 1993, Seles had reverted to her customary invincibility until yesterday. And her sudden vulnerability took her completely by surprise.
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February 19, 1992
B.A.S.S. Inc. faces $75 million fraud suitA $75 million lawsuit was filed yesterday against B.A.S.S. Inc., the largest fishing organization in the country, alleging the group's founders have defrauded B.A.S.S. members.The action was filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita, Kan., by Bradley Murray and Larry Neff, both of Wichita and life members of B.A.S.S., the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. The complaint alleges that B.A.S.S. founder Ray Scott and other B.A.S.S. officials have conspired since 1969 to loot B.A.S.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | July 17, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Andre Agassi finally injected some life into the Sovran Bank Classic last night.It wasn't his match. He took only 60 minutes to dispatch David Pate, 6-4, 6-3. It was just simply his persona.The William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center, empty of fans for three days, was sold out, as 7,522 crammed inside to see the neon wonder.The interview room, empty for three days, also was packed.Agassi is the No. 1 seed and defending champion here, but it is the fact he travels to his own inner music that attracts the interest.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | September 9, 1991
NEW YORK -- We found something out yesterday in the post-Jimbo U.S. Open. Tennis isn't enough.Stefan Edberg played wonderful tennis. Jim Courier didn't. And it wouldn't have mattered if it had been the other way around. Nothing mattered. Whatever they did, these players were trapped in a show we can call "My Mother the Tennis Match."Let's just say it didn't exactly drip with drama. In fact, I've seen more heat and light at shoe-store openings. But give the fans credit: They yawned only between points.
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January 11, 1992
Yankees trade Sax for three pitchersThe New York Yankees traded five-time All-Star second baseman Steve Sax to the Chicago White Sox yesterday for right-hander Melido Perez and two minor-league pitchers -- right-handers Robert Wickman and Domingo Jean.The Yankees agreed to pay $1.6 million of Sax's four-year, $10.9 million contract.The deal, which is almost identical to one the Yankees backed out of a week ago, unites Perez, 26 next month, with his brother Pascual, 34.Sax, the Yankees' only .300 hitter last season, could have blocked the deal but consented Thursday.
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By Darryl Richards and Darryl Richards,Dallas Morning News | January 10, 1995
DALLAS -- Jim Courier, known for his demanding physical work ethic, took a long promised and probably much-needed break from tennis at the end of 1994.The result?Courier came away from a seven-week break, during which he dropped his golf handicap from 13 to 12, by playing some of his best tennis in years last week. Courier won his first title since Aug. 22, 1993, on Sunday when he beat Arnaud Boetsch, 6-2, 7-5, in the final of the Australian Men's Hardcourt Championships.For Courier, the world's top player for 58 weeks from 1992-93, the victory stopped a sharp decline in his performance.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | September 8, 1993
The steady evaporation of big names from the U.S. Open has the man New York really misses, Jimmy Connors, thinking he maybe should have played this year.Connors reasons that, at 41, he can survive just as long as the many top seeds who have lost early at Flushing Meadow. He suggests that proving it at selected ATP Tour events in 1994 is a possibility."I guess with what's happening at the Open, I'm getting a little desire back," Connors said yesterday after Jim Courier was upset by Cedric Pioline.
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By Tara Finnegan and Tara Finnegan,Contributing Writer | February 19, 1993
For Andre Agassi, there was rock 'n' roll tennis.For Jim Courier, there is a much quieter approach.Nike marketed Agassi with Las Vegas iridescence, but is painting Courier, the world's No. 1 player, in much simpler strokes.There are no flashes and guitar thrashes. There's not even color (all of the commercials were filmed in black and white). It's just Jim and the camera, with you getting to know him.Jim Courier talking about Jim Courier.Jim Courier talking about training. About his personality.
SPORTS
February 19, 1992
B.A.S.S. Inc. faces $75 million fraud suitA $75 million lawsuit was filed yesterday against B.A.S.S. Inc., the largest fishing organization in the country, alleging the group's founders have defrauded B.A.S.S. members.The action was filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita, Kan., by Bradley Murray and Larry Neff, both of Wichita and life members of B.A.S.S., the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. The complaint alleges that B.A.S.S. founder Ray Scott and other B.A.S.S. officials have conspired since 1969 to loot B.A.S.
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January 11, 1992
Yankees trade Sax for three pitchersThe New York Yankees traded five-time All-Star second baseman Steve Sax to the Chicago White Sox yesterday for right-hander Melido Perez and two minor-league pitchers -- right-handers Robert Wickman and Domingo Jean.The Yankees agreed to pay $1.6 million of Sax's four-year, $10.9 million contract.The deal, which is almost identical to one the Yankees backed out of a week ago, unites Perez, 26 next month, with his brother Pascual, 34.Sax, the Yankees' only .300 hitter last season, could have blocked the deal but consented Thursday.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | September 9, 1991
NEW YORK -- We found something out yesterday in the post-Jimbo U.S. Open. Tennis isn't enough.Stefan Edberg played wonderful tennis. Jim Courier didn't. And it wouldn't have mattered if it had been the other way around. Nothing mattered. Whatever they did, these players were trapped in a show we can call "My Mother the Tennis Match."Let's just say it didn't exactly drip with drama. In fact, I've seen more heat and light at shoe-store openings. But give the fans credit: They yawned only between points.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | July 17, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Andre Agassi finally injected some life into the Sovran Bank Classic last night.It wasn't his match. He took only 60 minutes to dispatch David Pate, 6-4, 6-3. It was just simply his persona.The William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center, empty of fans for three days, was sold out, as 7,522 crammed inside to see the neon wonder.The interview room, empty for three days, also was packed.Agassi is the No. 1 seed and defending champion here, but it is the fact he travels to his own inner music that attracts the interest.
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December 8, 1992
Congratulations to the U.S. Davis Cup team for bringing the cup back from France by beating the Swiss team in the finals last weekend. (Congratulations, too, to the gallant Swiss, for getting to the finals and doing so well with a two-man team.) Non-playing captain Tom Gorman picked the right lineup for the U.S., and Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and John McEnroe all delivered -- the first two winning singles matches, the second two winning the doubles match.Jim Courier and Pete Sampras especially had a lot to prove, having done so poorly in Davis Cup play in the past.
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March 6, 1992
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Unseeded Andre Chesnokov of Russia surprised Jim Courier, the world's top-ranked player, in straight sets yesterday at the Champions Cup.Three other seeded Americans, including No. 2 seed Pete Sampras, also were bounced from the tournament in third-round matches.Courier, the event's defending champion and top seed, lost, 6-4, 7-5, to Chesnokov. Courier hurt himself with a number of errors off his forehand in the match at Hyatt Grand Champions resort. Chesnokov, ranked 36th internationally, put together a balanced, all-court game.
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