November 9, 2000 |
Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil strengthened his bid to end the year at No. 1, defeating wild card Michael Llodra of France, 7-5, 7-6 (4), Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Lyon Grand Prix at Lyon, France. The leader of the ATP Champions Race, the top-seeded Kuerten defeated his 20-year-old opponent to set up a quarterfinal match against Patrick Rafter of Australia. * U.S.
November 18, 2000 |
UCLA men's water polo player Adam Wright had his eligibility restored after a temporary restraining order was granted Friday by the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Wright, one of the team's top players, has not played since Oct. 28 after being declared ineligible by the NCAA and the Pacific 10 Conference. He will be eligible to play in today's nonconference match against USC as well as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament next weekend.
December 1, 2000 |
Adam Wright was having the kind of year athletes dream about. As one of the key performers for the UCLA men's water polo team, Wright took on a starring role this year, leading the Bruins while Sean Kern was competing for the U.S. in the Sydney Olympics. He led UCLA to a No. 1 ranking, scored a team-high 39 goals, and was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation player of the week for his three goals in a victory over USC on Nov. 18.
September 10, 2000
UC Irvine 9, UCLA 7 (OT)--Tony Grosso scored midway into overtime and Jeff Powers had a goal on a penalty shot with two seconds left in overtime to help fifth-ranked Irvine upset top-ranked UCLA in the season opener for both teams. Powers had four goals in the game, Grosso had two and Dan Hipp made 13 saves for the host Anteaters. UCLA's Adam Wright scored with 18 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.
September 23, 2013 |
Amiable country singer and songwriter Alan Jackson has been talking for ages about his wish to make a straight bluegrass album. That's the reason he signed on for Alison Krauss to produce his 2006 album, "Like Red on a Rose," one of his strongest collections, but one that veered far afield from traditional bluegrass. Not this time - there's nothing but earthy, lonesome music-making on Jackson's "The Bluegrass Album. " It boasts all the requisite fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dobro, acoustic guitar, upright bass and sweet bending harmonies that define bluegrass.
June 29, 1994
Lazaro Fernandez Bueno of Cuba defected to the United States after the Alamo Cup tournament in Newport Beach, U.S. Water Polo announced Tuesday. Bueno, 6 feet 5, 215 pounds, was selected the most outstanding defensive player at the Alamo Cup and helped Cuba finish third. At the 1993 Alamo Cup, a team physician and player from Cuba also defected to the United States. * Six Orange County players were named to the U.S.