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By Michael Pakenham | July 30, 1995
"Sporting Gentlemen: Men's Tennis from the Age of Honor to the Cult of the Superstar," by E. Digby Baltzell. New York: The Free Press. 420 pages. $30For anyone who reads for pleasure and is interested in tennis, civility, social mores, the putative deterioration of Western values, aggressiveness, cupidity or simply grand stories, this is an irresistible book. Witness one of hundreds of gems: "The petty hypocrisies of the ancient amateur regime in tennis have now been replaced . . . by a ruthless moneyed game played by adolescent dropouts who are apparently ungovernable in spite of an ever-increasing number of bureaucratic regulations backed a fearful and divided authority."
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By Sports Digest | May 16, 2010
College softball Gravdahl helps Salisbury eliminate Frostburg, 8-2 Freshman Michelle Gravdahl (Long Reach) went 3-for-3 as Salisbury (25-3) scored seven first-inning runs and rolled to an 8-2 victory over Frostburg State (30-16) on Saturday morning, eliminating the Bobcats from the NCAA Division III regional in Newport News, Va. Sea Gulls seniors Jen Cahall (Elkton) and Kelly Waskewicz each went 2-for-3. Sophomore Erika Brittingham earned the win, allowing six hits while striking out seven in seven innings.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2005
STILL BEAMING from his electrifying quarterfinals win over James Blake, Andre Agassi stood in the middle of Arthur Ashe Stadium in the wee hours Thursday morning and declared - over a scratchy microphone to a jam-packed crowd - the sport of tennis to be the big winner. Correction, Andre. After the show you, Blake and a number of your countrymen put on during the U.S. Open, American tennis is the big winner. In the year's final major tournament, a number of American tennis players finally reached their potential, especially Blake and semifinalist Robby Ginepri.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,Sun Reporter | March 10, 2007
The 26 members of Ohio University's women's lacrosse team didn't suspect a thing. They had spent a busy four months practicing, scrimmaging and bonding. But with their season opener just three weeks away, an e-mail summoned them to a team meeting instead of practice. Because of a $4 million budget deficit in the sports department, Ohio athletic director Kirby Hocutt had told them, their program was being canceled. "It was just the most shocking news I could ever imagine," said Katie Hertsch, a freshman midfielder and one of 16 players from Maryland.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | June 27, 1994
Wimbledon, England -- Andre Agassi is throwing his shirt to screaming crowds. Britain's Chris Wilkinson is wiggling around the court after victories as if he has just scored a World Cup goal.L And Pete Sampras and Jim Courier are putting on happy faces.This is the new, fan-friendly look of men's tennis.This usually quiet, traditional game, admired for its serves, its volleys and its manners, is about to be overrun with midriffs, biceps and thighs.If the NHL can score big with a series of entertaining commercials that make the sport more lovable by getting up close to the players, showing their faces and personalities, so can tennis.
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April 9, 2003
Moves Baseball MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Upheld one-game suspension and undisclosed fine of Phillies manager Larry Bowa for actions in exhibition game March 26. DODGERS: Purchased contract of P Troy Brohawn from Triple-A Las Vegas. Optioned IF-OF Jason Romano to Las Vegas. Transferred P Derek Thompson from 15- to 60-day DL. REDS: Purchased contract of OF Jose Guillen from Triple-A Louisville. TWINS: Signed P Todd Erdos to Triple-A contract. Basketball GRIZZLIES: Placed F Mike Miller (back spasms)
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By RAY FRAGER | September 10, 1993
So who's left in the men's side of the U.S. Open tennis tournament? It's, what, Pete Sampras and a bunch of guys with Continental names?In one semifinal, I think, Sampras plays Gerard Depardieu, and Jean-Claude Van Damme faces Marcello Mastroianni in the other.OK, it's not quite that severe -- I'd take Mastroianni, by the way, because Van Damme would be defaulted for kicking a line judge -- but upset after upset has denuded the Open of many marquee names. (And for those scoring at home, that is the first use of "denuded" in this sports section since we've started keeping records.
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By LAURA VECSEY | September 8, 2002
NEW YORK - Look what tennis pulled out of its duffel bag: Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, together again. A showdown between two old friends and rivals that serves up nostalgia and anticipation as well as anything under the bright lights of Broadway. Maybe better than Broadway, since this two-man revival is playing in Queens, a louder borough where tennis fans live to show love for the old guys, particularly Americans who refuse to go gently into that good night. Just ask Jimmy Connors.
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By Sports Digest | May 16, 2010
College softball Gravdahl helps Salisbury eliminate Frostburg, 8-2 Freshman Michelle Gravdahl (Long Reach) went 3-for-3 as Salisbury (25-3) scored seven first-inning runs and rolled to an 8-2 victory over Frostburg State (30-16) on Saturday morning, eliminating the Bobcats from the NCAA Division III regional in Newport News, Va. Sea Gulls seniors Jen Cahall (Elkton) and Kelly Waskewicz each went 2-for-3. Sophomore Erika Brittingham earned the win, allowing six hits while striking out seven in seven innings.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | August 31, 1994
NEW YORK -- Stefan Edberg is old, quite a feat considering that his 29th birthday is five months away. It is a cautionary tale for anyone aspiring to earn a living playing tennis.Three years ago, Edberg was No. 1 in the world. Two years ago, he won his second straight U.S. Open. Today, at 28, he is old. Still plenty good, one of the world's top players, but very much an old pro. Fighting creaks and doubts. Sounding a lot like someone on the way down, however gradually.What happened to his professional middle age?
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By Charles Bricker and Charles Bricker,South Florida Sun-Sentinel | December 28, 2006
Roger Federer won't play his first 2007 match until Jan. 8, and here's hoping he either slips a bit over his nearly impeccable form of the past three years or someone - anyone - steps up to push him to the wall. Because right now, notwithstanding Andy Roddick's three (failed) match points against Federer in the Masters Cup in November, there is no drama at the upper level of men's tennis, and that is turning off fans. That's my view and it's not shared by Jason Bernstein, the director of programming and acquisitions at ESPN and a man who probably knows more about tennis than anyone else at the United States' leading sports network - cable or otherwise.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2005
STILL BEAMING from his electrifying quarterfinals win over James Blake, Andre Agassi stood in the middle of Arthur Ashe Stadium in the wee hours Thursday morning and declared - over a scratchy microphone to a jam-packed crowd - the sport of tennis to be the big winner. Correction, Andre. After the show you, Blake and a number of your countrymen put on during the U.S. Open, American tennis is the big winner. In the year's final major tournament, a number of American tennis players finally reached their potential, especially Blake and semifinalist Robby Ginepri.
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May 4, 2005
Moves Baseball ASTROS: Recalled P Ezequiel Astacio from Triple-A Round Rock. Optioned OF Luke Scott to Round Rock. CUBS: Placed P Kerry Wood (shoulder) on 15-day DL. Recalled P Todd Wellemeyer from Triple-A Iowa. DODGERS: Activated P Wilson Alvarez from DL. Optioned P Buddy Carlyle to Triple-A Las Vegas. NATIONALS: Placed OF Terrmel Sledge (pulled hamstring) on 15-day DL. Purchased contract of former Orioles OF Jeffrey Hammonds from Triple-A New Orleans. Recalled OF Endy Chavez from New Orleans.
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By LAURA VECSEY | September 8, 2002
NEW YORK - Look what tennis pulled out of its duffel bag: Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, together again. A showdown between two old friends and rivals that serves up nostalgia and anticipation as well as anything under the bright lights of Broadway. Maybe better than Broadway, since this two-man revival is playing in Queens, a louder borough where tennis fans live to show love for the old guys, particularly Americans who refuse to go gently into that good night. Just ask Jimmy Connors.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 14, 2002
WASHINGTON - Andy Roddick sure knows how to work a crowd. Besides banking on his youthful looks, big serves and blistering ground strokes, Roddick also can rap - as he did at a party welcoming players to the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on Sunday night. The 19-year-old Florida resident kicked out his own version of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby," performed with the Bryan Brothers band, which includes ATP doubles players and twins Bob and Mike Bryan. "I wasn't planning on doing anything, but when someone gets you up there in front of 500 to 600 people and tells you to do it and the band starts to play, you can't punk out," Roddick said during a 30-minute news conference at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2002
Imagine the chaos resulting from three new coaches for the UMBC softball team in three years. Plus, one of the team's top pitching and hitting stars, Crystal Ray, decided not to return for her senior year. But somehow the school's third new coach, Joe French, has been able to restore order this spring, and already, the Retrievers (22-11, 4-0 Northeast) have broken the school record of 10 consecutive wins. UMBC ran its winning streak to 15 games yesterday by sweeping a doubleheader from Brown University at UMBC.
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By Paul McMullen | June 20, 1991
Western Maryland's most successful football season since 1979 paid immediate dividends. Coach Dale Sprague will have more than 40 freshmen in camp when practice begins Aug. 24, and while there are openings at quarterback and on the offensive line, all eyes will be on running back Eric Frees.A senior from Ephrata, Pa., Frees is three-quarters of the way through what has already been a record-breaking career, as he has 3,736 yards to his credit. He rushed for 882 yards as a freshman, 1,260 as a sophomore and 1,594 as a junior, when Western Maryland went 6-3-1.
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