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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1997
NEW YORK -- It was like watching a gazelle outrun a buffalo, as No. 11 Irina Spirlea used her athleticism to overcome No. 2 seed Monica Seles at the U.S. Open.The lanky Spirlea held up under the pressure of a match point in the second- set tiebreaker and three break points in the third set to claim a 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (10-8), 6-3 victory yesterday, and move into the women's semifinals.On the men's side, No. 2 Michael Chang nearly joined Seles on the sideline, but one game from being bounced by former Open finalist Cedric Pioline, Chang rallied with a Herculean 3-hour, 41-minute effort to take a 6-3, 0-6, 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 victory.
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By Mike Frainie and For The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
The Severna Park volleyball team has towered over its competition in Anne Arundel County so far this season. The No. 2 Falcons have three players on the front line who average 6 feet tall - Mary Smith (6-3), Sophie Hoekstra (5-11) and Tara Register (5-10) - but it's 5-foot-7 setter Morgan Kline who makes the offense work. Kline, a junior, contributed 26 assists and 10 digs to lead host Severna Park (10-0, 9-0) to a 25-19, 25-21, 25-14 victory over No. 8 Arundel (9-2, 8-2) in a key Anne Arundel County league game Monday.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | September 7, 1994
NEW YORK -- Pete Sampras met the wall of exhaustion at the U.S. Open yesterday and played on.He played with a tightening back and blistered, peeling feet. And he played through a blur of exhaustion, in which every point he missed was like a kick to his stomach.The man often described as colorless and bland, played with a passion that inspired cheers of "Pete! Pete! Pete!" to ring in his ears.And in the fifth set, with Jaime Yzaga up 5-3 and within two points of victory, he played on pure guts, a crowd's insistence and his own true grit.
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By Mike Frainie and For The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
In Severna Park's season-opening win earlier this week, Falcons coach Tim Dunbar didn't like the way his players were executing. He decided to go back to the basics: passing, blocking and playing defense. The emphasis paid off big time for the fifth-ranked Falcons, as they out-hit and out-defensed top-ranked and visiting St. Paul's (0-2), 25-11, 25-16, 25-14, in a nonleague game. The Falcons (2-0) were led by junior setter Morgan Kline, who contributed 29 assists, 10 digs, and two aces.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | September 2, 1994
NEW YORK -- Fourth seed Mary Pierce suffered stomach cramps during the second set of her match with Katarina Studenikova last night, but still was able to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open.Pierce exuded a stream of emotions as she worked her way to a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 victory.After rolling through the first set, she called for a trainer in Game 4 of the second, which she trailed 3-1. The trainer reappeared between the seventh and eighth games, just before she was broken to lose the set."
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By Lisa Dillman and Lisa Dillman,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 31, 2005
MELBOURNE, Australia - If a French man is to win the French Open again, here's one way to give the fairy-tale ending a fighting chance of staying intact: Just make sure Marat Safin of Russia is not in the final. Safin, thy name is national spoiler. It first happened in 2000 when he won the U.S. Open by taking out host Pete Sampras in ruthless fashion. That was nothing compared with yesterday, when this proud host nation was poised for one very g'night at Melbourne Park. Safin stopped the centenary party dead in its tracks.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 26, 1996
Meghan Cornwall of Annapolis has played in more pressure-filled matches than most and adjusts well to them. But yesterday, in the final match of her high school career, pressure caused her trouble.Cornwall stumbled from the start in her state title match against Karen Prangley of Atholton. She made several mistakes which, combined with Prangley's steady play, helped the Atholton sophomore win the first set and advance to match point in the second.But Cornwall showed why she's a champion by saving that match point, rallying from behind in the subsequent tiebreaker and going on to win her third straight state title, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4)
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | September 2, 1994
NEW YORK -- "When I'm hitting the ball this well, I feel I can beat anybody," Andre Agassi said after advancing to the third round of the U.S. Open by beating Guy Forget, 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (7-5), 6-2, late last night. "But you have to remember that anybody can beat you."Sometimes Agassi can beat himself. Just when the match was within his grasp, leading 5-2 in the third set, Agassi abruptly went into a fog."After losing that third set I thought I'd have to go to the hospital to get a 90-pound bullfrog surgically removed from my throat," Agassi said of his near-choke.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | July 22, 1994
WASHINGTON -- No one has benefited more from Pete Sampras' absence at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic than qualifier Michael Tebbutt.Tebbutt, the 145th-ranked player in the world, reached the quarterfinals yesterday by beating 69th-ranked Chuck Adams, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (10-8), in a wild match on Court 1 at the William H. G. FitzGerald Tennis Center.To face Adams, Tebbutt had to defeat Sampras' replacement, Mark Knowles."I feel lucky," Tebbutt said of not facing the No. 1-ranked Sampras, who pulled out of the tournament with an ankle injury.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 28, 1991
The fans poured out of the subway trains and streamed across the boardwalk and clogged the front gates three hours before the match began.The air was warm and thick on a cloudless summer evening under the lights at the National Tennis Center. The U.S. Open was hitting its stride.Connors vs. McEnroe.But this was neither a rematch nor a rebirth. It was a drama that stretched across the night and into the early morning.Jimmy Connors went against John McEnroe's youngest brother Patrick, and he won, 4-6, 6-7 (4-7)
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
This season was supposed to be a down year for the Arundel volleyball team. If that's the case, they sure picked the right time to find an up. The No. 12 Wildcats (1-0) stormed to a two-set lead over top-ranked St. Paul's (1-1) and then rallied in the fifth set to defeat the Gators, 25-16, 25-19, 21-25, 16-25, 15-10 in a nonleague match. "I think we're better than we thought we were," Arundel coach Ashley Yuscavage said. "I was telling [senior setter] Emily [Durocher] that I needed someone to step up and surprise me. I think they all did today.
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Sports Digest | September 7, 2014
Laurel Park Legendary, Vielsalm among stakes winners Legendary enjoyed a clean stalking trip, picking off the leaders straightening for home and drawing off to win the grassy, $100,000 Japan Racing Association Stakes, the final of four stakes on Saturday's opening weekend at Laurel Park. The Fair Hill-based runner, who was making his fifth start in the United States, was scoring his first stakes win for trainer Niall Saville after campaigning previously in England. Rosie Napravnik Sheldon Russell guided Legendary to a 21/4 length victory in 1 minute, 41.52 seconds for the 11/16-mile distance over the firm turf.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
Manny Machado arrived at Camden Yards on Tuesday afternoon, confident that he was ready to return to the club's starting lineup after offseason knee surgery and a tedious rehabilitation process. But the Orioles' All-Star third baseman couldn't control the weather. Machado's highly anticipated season debut was delayed at least one day when the Orioles' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed because of rain and rescheduled for Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Before the postponement, the Orioles planned to start Machado at third base Tuesday following a three-game minor league rehab assignment with High-A Frederick.
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
Broadneck coach Dave Verostic preaches mental toughness to his girls at every practice. His lessons were put to the test on Wednesday. The third-ranked Bruins (11-1) survived five match points to defeat visiting and ninth-ranked Arundel (10-2) in a five-set thriller, 22-25, 16-25, 31-29, 26-24, 15-7. "This game showed our mental toughness," said Broadneck hitter Carley Cleland (12 kills). "When the outcome was in doubt, we came back and showed what we were made of. We had that drive to come back.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2013
Policarpio Espinoza Perez and Adan Canela have been mentioned in the same breath since they were charged nine years ago in Baltimore with slashing the throats of three young relatives, ages 8, 9 and 10. They have sat side-by-side at two trials, but as prosecutors this week make a third try at convicting them, each man will get a chance to tell his own story. The change could allow the defendants to challenge the prosecution's theory that they were both involved in the Northwest Baltimore murders - another hurdle for a prosecution already without key pieces of evidence from the last trial seven years ago. E. Wesley Adams III, a former Baltimore homicide prosecutor who was not involved in the case, said it is generally more difficult to convict defendants separately.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2011
A date has been set for the third trial of two men, illegal immigrants from Mexico, charged with murder in the deaths of three young relatives in a Baltimore apartment in 2004. Policarpio Espinoza Perez, 29, and Adan Espinoza Canela, 24, also again pleaded not guilty Thursday. They have been held in custody since their arrests seven years ago, and are now scheduled to be tried again Nov. 10 in Baltimore Circuit Court. The first trial ended in a hung jury, and the second resulted in convictions that were later overturned because of a judge's error.
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By Robin Finn and Robin Finn,New York Times News Service | June 3, 1991
PARIS -- Under the most placid of blue skies, the proceedings turned turbulent on the red clay yesterday at the French Open.Jennifer Capriati, last year's tournament sweetheart when she went to the semifinals of her first Grand Slam event, was dismissed in straight sets in the fourth round by Conchita Martinez, and 10th-seeded Michael Chang took advantage of his familiarity with center court to upset seventh-seeded Guy Forget of France.Monica Seles, the defending women's champion, scrambled her way out of a 3-6, 0-2 deficit to Sandra Cecchini of Italy and used a 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory over the unseeded baseliner to advance to the quarterfinals against Martinez.
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By New York Daily News | November 22, 1993
NEW YORK -- The women's tennis year came to a close at Madison Square Garden yesterday with the identical form that things have taken since the afternoon of April 30: Steffi Graf blasting jackhammer forehands, Steffi Graf winning, the haunting memory of Monica Seles perhaps receding somewhat but still very much casting its gloomy shadow everywhere women are hitting tennis balls.With a 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 victory over a game but match-weary Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, the top-seeded Graf captured the Virginia Slims Championships, her eighth tournament victory of the nine she has entered since Citizen Cup. That was April 30, in Hamburg, Germany, where Seles was stabbed by a deranged Graf fan.It was Graf's third Slims championship title, but her first since 1989.
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By Jeff Seidel, Special To The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2010
McDonogh's Alex Sidney lay on his stomach near the net, writhing in pain from cramps that attacked both of his legs and rendered them useless. He was playing a tiebreaker in the final set of a championship match and didn't want it to end like this. Michael Katz of Gilman stood quietly at the net and could barely look at Sidney. The two are close friends who play tennis together frequently, and Katz didn't want the match to end like this either. But Sidney couldn't get up and had to retire, giving Katz the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference No. 1 singles title, 7-5, 4-6, 6-6 (ret.
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January 16, 2006
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Wimbledon champion Venus Williams crashed in the first round of the Australian Open today, losing, 2-6, 6-0, 9-7, to Tszvetana Pironkova. It was only the third time in 34 Grand Slam tournaments that the five-time major winner has lost in the first round. The 10th-seeded Williams sprayed 65 unforced errors, including 41 in the third set, as she struggled to control her ground strokes in her first tour-level event since September. Bulgaria's Pironkova, ranked 94th, was broken when she served for the match in the ninth game of the third set. Williams, who also had a chance to serve for the match in the 12th game, gave Pironkova match point with a backhand into the net and surrendered the 2-hour, 28-minute match on another backhand error.
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