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By Anna Quindlen | July 11, 1991
THE COVER of Sports Illustrated is a photographic portrait of Lyle Alzado, former NFL defensive end and current chemotherapy patient. What's left of his bushy hair is hidden beneath a bandanna with skulls printed on it.Someone made fun of the bandanna when Alzado drove into a gas station with his wife not long ago. "I wanted to beat him up," recalls the man who once looked as if he ate live badgers for breakfast, "but Kathy reminded me I wasn't strong enough."The...
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By MILTON KENT | May 31, 1995
Let's finally put to rest any notion that the uptick in NBA ratings is solely Michael Jordan-driven, as the national overnight ratings from the Memorial Day weekend are in and healthy.NBC's three games this weekend scored an 8.6 average, a 16 percent boost from the same set of contests last year, namely the third and fourth games of the conference championships.Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern series between Orlando and Indiana were up 11 and 12 percent, respectively, from the same games last year between the Pacers and New York Knicks.
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By Ron Gloster and Ron Gloster,Assoicated Press | January 18, 1994
MELBOURNE, Australia -- MaliVai Washington of the U.S. shocked second seed Michael Stich today in the first round of the Australian Open.Stich, a semifinalist in Melbourne last year and the No. 2 player in the world, was forced into repeated errors at the net by Washington's low returns.Washington, an American ranked 26th in the world, defeated the German 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. He lost his serve only in the third set."It's not like he won the match," Stich said. "I gave it to him."No. 8 seed Petr Korda of the Czech Republic also was ousted today, losing in straight sets to Thomas Enqvist of Sweden.
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By Ron Gloster and Ron Gloster,Assoicated Press | January 18, 1994
MELBOURNE, Australia -- MaliVai Washington of the U.S. shocked second seed Michael Stich today in the first round of the Australian Open.Stich, a semifinalist in Melbourne last year and the No. 2 player in the world, was forced into repeated errors at the net by Washington's low returns.Washington, an American ranked 26th in the world, defeated the German 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. He lost his serve only in the third set."It's not like he won the match," Stich said. "I gave it to him."No. 8 seed Petr Korda of the Czech Republic also was ousted today, losing in straight sets to Thomas Enqvist of Sweden.
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By MILTON KENT | May 31, 1995
Let's finally put to rest any notion that the uptick in NBA ratings is solely Michael Jordan-driven, as the national overnight ratings from the Memorial Day weekend are in and healthy.NBC's three games this weekend scored an 8.6 average, a 16 percent boost from the same set of contests last year, namely the third and fourth games of the conference championships.Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern series between Orlando and Indiana were up 11 and 12 percent, respectively, from the same games last year between the Pacers and New York Knicks.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 6, 1991
NEW YORK -- Win or lose, her summer vacation ends at Louis Armstrong Stadium. It should always be this way for a 15-year-old tennis player who is still fresh and fearless. She is trying to pack a championship trophy in her knapsack and bring it back to school for show and tell.Some kids go to camp, but Jennifer Capriati goes on tour. She does Paris and London. She knocks off defending champions. She climbs up the rankings like a student skipping grades and heading straight to graduate school.
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By Phil Jackman | August 27, 1993
John McEnroe is a bad man to ask about tennis coverage on television. He once estimated the longest he had ever watched a match without interruption was "a minute and a half . . . besides, I got better things to do."The guy does bring a freshness, understated wit and straightforward style to the job of analyzing the game for the masses, however, and for this all fans should be grateful considering USA Network will be sending along about a hundred hours of U.S. Open coverage beginning Monday.
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By Marc Stein and Marc Stein,Los Angeles Daily News | February 23, 1993
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- It was once the meanest look among tennis-playing females. Pigtails and braces had Chris Evert quaking.Here was Evert, the sport's queen, who had supplanted Billie Jean King and engaged Martina Navratilova in what would evolve into the most enduring racket rivalry ever witnessed.Yet for all those wondrous strokes, her unparalleled focus, Chrissie couldn't hang with little Tracy Austin."I was probably more threatened by Tracy than anyone, including Martina," Evert said recently.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 16, 1998
Lindsay Davenport has gotten to this airy place at the top of the women's professional tennis rankings almost without notice, but not without effort.She was never singled out as the phenom. Never pointed to as the one most likely. But last month, she pried the No. 1 ranking away from Martina Hingis, 18, and not only became the first American-born woman to hold the ranking since Chris Evert in 1985, but also, at 22, the second-oldest woman to earn the No. 1 ranking for the first time."I'm a great example for kids," Davenport says.
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August 16, 1995
What: Signet Bank Tennis Challenge, presented by The Baltimore Sun.Where: Baltimore Arena.Who: Mary Pierce vs. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario; Pam Shriver and Ilie Nastase vs. Tracy Austin and Johan Kriek; and the final match will be a mixed-doubles set featuring two Orioles greats.When: 7p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25.Tickets: Can be purchased at the Baltimore Arena box office and all TicketMaster outlets, including Hechts. To charge tickets call (410) 481-SEAT or VIP seats are available by calling the event office at (410)
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By Phil Jackman | August 27, 1993
John McEnroe is a bad man to ask about tennis coverage on television. He once estimated the longest he had ever watched a match without interruption was "a minute and a half . . . besides, I got better things to do."The guy does bring a freshness, understated wit and straightforward style to the job of analyzing the game for the masses, however, and for this all fans should be grateful considering USA Network will be sending along about a hundred hours of U.S. Open coverage beginning Monday.
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By Marc Stein and Marc Stein,Los Angeles Daily News | February 23, 1993
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- It was once the meanest look among tennis-playing females. Pigtails and braces had Chris Evert quaking.Here was Evert, the sport's queen, who had supplanted Billie Jean King and engaged Martina Navratilova in what would evolve into the most enduring racket rivalry ever witnessed.Yet for all those wondrous strokes, her unparalleled focus, Chrissie couldn't hang with little Tracy Austin."I was probably more threatened by Tracy than anyone, including Martina," Evert said recently.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 6, 1991
NEW YORK -- Win or lose, her summer vacation ends at Louis Armstrong Stadium. It should always be this way for a 15-year-old tennis player who is still fresh and fearless. She is trying to pack a championship trophy in her knapsack and bring it back to school for show and tell.Some kids go to camp, but Jennifer Capriati goes on tour. She does Paris and London. She knocks off defending champions. She climbs up the rankings like a student skipping grades and heading straight to graduate school.
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By Anna Quindlen | July 11, 1991
THE COVER of Sports Illustrated is a photographic portrait of Lyle Alzado, former NFL defensive end and current chemotherapy patient. What's left of his bushy hair is hidden beneath a bandanna with skulls printed on it.Someone made fun of the bandanna when Alzado drove into a gas station with his wife not long ago. "I wanted to beat him up," recalls the man who once looked as if he ate live badgers for breakfast, "but Kathy reminded me I wasn't strong enough."The...
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 16, 2003
A 41-year-old Baltimore County man was fatally shot last night while standing outside a liquor store in his former West Baltimore neighborhood, city police said. The victim, Tracy Austin of the 4200 block of Dressage Court in Randallstown, was outside Amko Liquors in the 2800 block of Edmondson Ave. moments after parking his car around the corner on Dukeland Street when a gunman shot him several times in the upper body and head. The gunman fled. Austin was pronounced dead at the scene by Fire Department medics, police said.
SPORTS
August 25, 1991
Event: The 111th U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the las of tennis' four grand slam events, begins tomorrow and ends with the men's singles title on Sept. 8.Surface: DecoTurf II (hardcourts).Seating capacity: Stadium: 19,987 seats; Grandstand: 6,000.Purse: $7,250,000, with $400,000 to each of the women's and men's champions.Field: 128 players in each of the men's and women's singles competition.Top seeds: Women: Steffi Graf, Germany; Men: Boris Becker, Germany.Defending champions: Women: Gabriela Sabatini, Argentina; Men: Pete Sampras, Bradenton, Fla.Former champions in field: Women: Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Gabriela Sabatini.
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