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Pete Sampras

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  • Star-studded night

    Star-studded night
    NEWPORT BEACH — Twenty-four years had passed since tennis legend Pete Sampras won a big tournament at The Tennis Club Newport Beach. The club was called the Balboa Bay Club Racquet Club in 1987, when Sampras, a 15-year-old kid, captured the CIF...
  • Virgen: Sampras still boring? No

    Virgen: Sampras still boring? No
    Back in 1999, Pete Sampras appeared on "60 Minutes." Charlie Rose posed a somewhat leading question that could've made Sampras uncomfortable. Instead, the tennis great just smiled. "So when you read, 'he's boring,' you say," Rose prompted. "I'm not,"...
  • Virgen: Football for a good cause

    Virgen: Football for a good cause
    Char McNabb doesn't mind talking about her son, Donovan. If you mention there's a chance Donovan could be headed to the Hall of Fame, she'll tell you, "Of course. I feel that he is, from a mother's perspective. And, he's such a nice guy." If you ask her...
  • Cancer, heart surgery can't keep her from her true love

    Cancer, heart surgery can't keep her from her true love
    This is for all those people who are seriously ill and thinking they may never do what they love again. I was like that in 2010, recovering from back-to-back breast cancer and heart surgeries and the aftermath. I thought tennis, which is my athletic...
  • Is Federer best tennis player of all time?

    Sustained greatness a plus Diane Pucin Los Angeles Times Roger Federer became the No. 1 tennis player in the world Monday, one of the consequences of his 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 Wimbledon victory over Andy Murray on Sunday. He's also the best ever. That's...
  • From Sun Magazine: Brady Anderson returns -- as trainer

    From Sun Magazine: Brady Anderson returns -- as trainer
    Brady Anderson is carving a small block of time out of his packed training schedule to demonstrate the true purpose of the athletic life, which is not about money or women or fame or even fun. It's about beating you. The field of play — in this...
  • New tennis tour featuring Sampras, Agassi, McEnroe coming to Los Angeles

     
    A new sort of tennis tour, which will feature a one-month, 12-city (including Los Angeles) event and include American legends Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and current Davis Cup captain Jim Courier, will begin next fall. The official...
  • Cricket ball shatters glass, hits commentator [Audio]

     
    BBC commentator Edward Bevan had just finished referring to cricket as a "wonderful game" when he was hit by a ball that smashed through the glass of the broadcasters' box during Tuesday's match between Glamorgan and Somerset. It all played......
  • Pete Sampras encouraged by tennis, discouraged by Lakers

     
    As a sold-out Madison Square Garden and live television by ESPN2 proved in February, there is a market for tennis if it's played by John McEnroe, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. A McEnroe-Ivan Lendl, Sampras-Agassi doubleheader put almost 22,000 people.......
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal debate greatness of tennis generations

     
    After he had moved into Wimbledon's fourth round Saturday, top-seeded and defending champion Rafael Nadal, the Spaniard, suggested that the top four players in the men's rankings now -- himself, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray -- were...
  • Wimbledon: Roger Federer overtaken by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five sets

     
    Roger Federer, seeded third and aiming for his seventh Wimbledon title, was a stunned loser on Wednesday to 12th-seeded Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga on Centre Court in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. For the first time in 179 major tournament matches, Federer...