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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | September 17, 1992
Pam Shriver obviously is a persuasive recruiter. For the seventh straight year, she is bringing some of the best players in women's tennis to Baltimore.At a news conference today, she will announce that Martina Navratilova, Gabriela Sabatini and Mary Joe Fernandez will join her for the First National Bank Tennis Festival at the Baltimore Arena on Nov. 24.This year, more than ever, area children will benefit. During the first four years of the tournament, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was the sole beneficiary.
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August 4, 1992
Today's eventsBaseball: Coach Ron Fraser gave the U.S. players a 40-minute pep talk in advance of the semifinal against Cuba, which hasn't lost an international tournament since 1987. A U.S. win would be bigger than the U.S. hockey gold medal in 1980, he told them. Much bigger.Basketball: The U.S. men's basketball team opens medal-round play against Puerto Rico. Coach Chuck Daly has been worried about how the superstars look on defense in the first five games, but not enough to call a timeout.
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July 29, 1991
Winning, you know, the battleThe U.S. team scored a linguistic victory even though it lost yesterday's final to Spain in the Federation Cup.With a lot of help from her teammates, 15-year-old Jennifer Capriati said she has won her battle to rid the dreaded words "you know" from her vocabulary.Capriati is famous for her frequent use of "you know" at the beginning, middle and end of sentences.Writers often compete during news conferences to count how many "you knows" Capriati can utter in a minute.
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January 12, 1992
SYDNEY, Australia -- Emilio Sanchez upset defending champion Guy Forget, 6-3, 6-4, yesterday for the men's title in the New South Wales Open.Sanchez's sister, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, advanced to women's final today for the second year in a row, outlasting Anke Huber of Germany, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, in a two-hour battle.Top-seeded Gabriela Sabatini won the other semifinal, overpowering Mary Joe Fernandez, the No. 4 seed, 6-2, 6-3.Emilio Sanchez, seeded seventh, did not lose a set in five matches as he won his 15th career singles title.
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July 12, 1995
BaseballChicago Cubs -- Placed C Scott Servais on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Mike Hubbard from Triple-A Iowa.Cincinnati Reds -- Optioned P Kevin Jarvis to Triple-A Indianapolis. Recalled OF Steve Gibraltar from Indianapolis.Minnesota Twins -- Signed P Mark Redman and assigned him to Rookie-level Fort Myers. Agreed to terms with P Jason Bell.Philadelphia Phillies -- Claimed P Omar Olivares off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.CollegeSt. Joseph's -- Announced John Griffin, men's basketball coach, resigned to enter private business.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | July 2, 1993
WIMBLEDON, England -- Pam Shriver can now do what she should have been doing all along -- take care of the stress fracture in her leg.But to convince her, it took a 6-2, 6-2 beating at the hands of Larisa Neiland and Jana Novotna yesterday evening to eliminate the women's doubles team of Shriver and Liz Smylie."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 26, 1996
World No. 2 women's player Monica Seles has reconfirmed her intention to play in tonight's 11th annual Signet Bank Tennis Challenge at the Baltimore Arena despite shoulder problems.Seles, who was forced to default because of shoulder distress during the year-ending Chase Championships in New York last week, returned to Florida on Thursday and has been working with her physical therapist."She feels she will be able to compete here," said Robin Serody, the tournament director. "I have the utmost confidence in Monica as a professional, and know that she would not still be coming here if she didn't feel she could compete and give the fans a great show."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | June 30, 1993
WIMBLEDON, England -- The Nuprin stayed in the bottle for the first game yesterday, and Pam Shriver took it as a sign that the stress fracture in her leg is not getting worse.Certainly, it didn't seem to affect the outcome of the quarterfinal doubles match that Shriver and partner Liz Smylie won, 6-3, 6-4, over No. 3 seeds Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Helena Sukova."I think Arantxa wasn't feeling very well physically, but then neither am I," said Shriver, of Lutherville, Md. "Helena also was probably down, because of the way she lost to Martina [Navratilova]
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,London Bureau of The Sun | June 30, 1995
WIMBLEDON, England -- America's top women's player is learning to love Wimbledon's grass courts."If you hit a good shot, you're rewarded," Lindsay Davenport said. "I'm getting used to these courts."Yesterday, No. 7 Davenport led the parade of women's seeds into the third round when she defeated Florencia Labat, 6-1, 6-1.With two impressive victories -- she defeated Gigi Fernandez in the first round -- Davenport is lurking in the top of the draw as a possible challenger for the title."Realistically, I don't know what my chances are," she said.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 1, 1997
WIMBLEDON, England -- Monica Seles walked off the court quickly, collecting her rackets, her bag and her five bodyguards. She ignored the autograph collectors and plowed straight ahead, right through the crowd, right out of Wimbledon.Yesterday, Seles lost in the third round to unseeded Sandrine Testud of France, 0-6, 6-4, 8-6.She lost a match she should have won.She lost after leading 5-2 in the third set, after discarding a match point, after failing to stay in rallies with a persistent opponent who simply did not want to lose.
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