December 11, 1989 |
Chris Evert turned in a come-from-behind victory Sunday night over her good friend and longtime rival, Martina Navratilova, in the final exhibition match of what is billed as her "farewell tour." Afterward, however, she indicated that there might be plenty of good volleys yet to come. Evert started slow but came back to defeat Navratilova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
March 22, 2003 |
And for the latest Arnold Palmer-Jack Nicklaus update: Their two-rounds-and-out at Bay Hill might have been their PGA Tour swan song as a duo, but they're not going anywhere. Palmer's rounds of 87-85 place the 73-year-old legend at 28 over par and mean he's a lock to wind up last when the 60 players who didn't finish Friday finally complete 36 holes this morning.
May 19, 1989
Jockey Bill Shoemaker, who has ridden 8,799 winners and won more than $120 million in stakes money during an extraordinary career, announced Thursday he will retire next year after a worldwide farewell tour. The tour will begin June 4 in Zurich, Switzerland, and move on through England, Ireland, Holland, West Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Italy, the announcement said. "The Shoe" will return to the United States in July, where he will appear throughout North America until October.
February 17, 1991 |
On March 18, the Philadelphia 76ers will retire Wilt Chamberlain's No. 13 in a ceremony at the Spectrum. In a recent interview with Philadelphia Daily News columnist Stan Hochman, Chamberlain covered a number of topics, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's exit from basketball. Said Wilt: "I never wanted to get involved in anything like what Kareem did, that last farewell trip around the NBA. A real farce. "I remember thinking, 'What is all this bull . . . ?' It was different than Dr.
July 26, 1987 |
Boston. Detroit. Milwaukee. Reggie Jackson's farewell tour rolls on, with Reggie raising his home run total to a respectable 13 amid the standing ovations and emotional rhetoric. In Boston, where public address announcer Sherm Feller asked the crowd for a Fenway Park farewell to Mr. October, Jackson later told reporters: "Fenway is what baseball is all about. A warm, summer afternoon. The Green Monster. The net. Always a packed house.
March 24, 1996 |
Moving on after a 27-year association with the Saint Louis Symphony, Music Director Leonard Slatkin acknowledges that he has mixed feelings about leaving the orchestra, but is "very excited" about the prospects in his new job--leading the National Symphony in Washington. On Slatkin's "Farewell Tour," the 51-year-old American conductor brings the St. Louis ensemble to Arizona and California this month.