October 1, 1993 |
A sellout crowd turned out Thursday to see Jimmy Connors--the unofficial host of the Infiniti Champions tennis tournament--and he gave them a rousing welcome. Top-seeded Connors routed Larry Stefanki, 6-1, 6-1, in a second-round singles match before 3,104 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Connors, 41, joked with fans, he baited his opponent, he feigned exhaustion after long rallies. But he was all business in defeating Stefanki, 36.
September 18, 1993
Jose-Luis Clerc has withdrawn from the Infiniti Champions tennis tournament at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks on Sept. 29-Oct.3 because of an eye ailment. Clerc, an Argentinian who resides in Miami, will undergo surgery next week for liquid on the retina. He will be replaced in the 12-player draw by Vijay Amritraj, a native of India. Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, Vitas Gerulaitis, Roscoe Tanner and Guillermo Vilas are the top-seeded players in the tournament. Information: 805-373-5202.
July 31, 1995 |
Sunday was Camera Day and the Dodgers pitched Hideo Nomo. Thousands of fans brought film and flashbulbs. Ken Fukuhara, Yonesuka Katsura and Masato Harada brought their TV cameras to broadcast the yakyu (baseball game) back to the National League Far East. Jumbo outdoor screens aired the NHK telecast live at 5 a.m. in downtown Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sendai, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Matsuyama and Hiroshima. Vin Scully said, "OK, Scully, shut up!"
July 21, 1995 |
Jeannine Pelletier hit a golf shot that ricocheted off abandoned railroad tracks and hit her on the nose--and collected a $40,000 judgment from the Ft. Kent Golf Club in Maine. The Maine Supreme Court's opinion said, "Although the tracks are not under the club's absolute control, the club's duty extends to land which it has invited golfers to use."
August 4, 1995
Erin Boisclair of Agoura Hills will be one of the top-seeded players in the United States Tennis Assn. Junior National Championships 18-and-under tournament, which starts Sunday. But her flight this week from Florida, where she attends a tennis academy, to San Jose, site of the national, was delayed for two days. Cause of the grounding: Hurricane Erin. Delores Boisclair, Erin's mother, was confused when American Airlines officials called to tell her about the delay.