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August 16, 1992 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a tennis tournament going on here, somewhere among the corporate tents filled with smiling people hawking watches, lemonade and cars. Somewhere near where a local restaurant has built a kitchen on a tennis court. Somewhere by the media tent, where thousands of dollars worth of computers, fax machines and photocopiers is guarded 24 hours a day. Somewhere close to the racquetball courts, which have been carpeted and transformed into lounges for players and officials.
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August 16, 1992 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a tennis tournament going on here, somewhere among the corporate tents filled with smiling people hawking watches, lemonade and cars. Somewhere near where a local restaurant has built a kitchen on a tennis court. Somewhere by the media tent, where thousands of dollars worth of computers, fax machines and photocopiers is guarded 24 hours a day. Somewhere close to the racquetball courts, which have been carpeted and transformed into lounges for players and officials.
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SPORTS
July 8, 1996 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After every Roller Hockey International game, hundreds of kids are allowed to lug hockey sticks, roller pucks and caps into the locker room in search of their favorite players' autographs. No one can say RHI, Ltd., doesn't know its fan base. Those little-known signatures may not be worth a lot at a sports memorabilia show, but they mean something to the youngsters who seek them. And their value is even more apparent to RHI, which stages its third annual all-star game at the Pond at 7 tonight.
SPORTS
August 9, 1991
Mary Joe Fernandez has withdrawn from the $350,000 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles, tournament director Jerry Diamond said Thursday. Fernandez would have been seeded fourth in the tournament, which begins Monday at the Manhattan Country Club in Manhattan Beach. Fernandez is experiencing stomach problems and is currently undergoing tests, her manager, Ion Tiriac, said. Fernandez is expected to return to competition at the U.S. Open later this month. Monica Seles will be the No.
SPORTS
July 30, 1996 | PAUL McLEOD
Two Roller Hockey International officials were invited to National Hockey League headquarters in New York last week to discuss a possible operating agreement between the leagues, RHI President Jerry Diamond said Monday. Diamond and RHI Chief Executive Officer Larry King asked the NHL to run RHI operations that include, but are not limited to, marketing and merchandising, Diamond said.
SPORTS
August 15, 1987 | LISA DILLMAN
Protesting a semifinal schedule that could have had his daughter playing Gabriela Sabatini at night, Peter Graf Friday threatened to pull Steffi Graf, the tournament's second-seeded player, out of the Virginia Slims of Los Angeles. Both Graf and Martina Navratilova, the top-seeded player, were asked to play night matches. Navratilova refused because she would have had to play a doubles match after the singles match. And, obviously, she could not play her doubles match before the singles.
SPORTS
August 13, 1993 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Donovan Gallatin has earned kudos as a collegiate football player, but in tennis circles the UCLA senior strong safety is best known as Gabriela Sabatini's favorite escort. Gallatin, a former standout defensive back at El Segundo High and El Camino College, has spent the week working as a security guard at the $375,000 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles at the Manhattan Country Club in Manhattan Beach. His assignment? Sabatini's safety.
SPORTS
January 14, 1998 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 71, Dennis Murphy doesn't need the aggravation any longer. But there was the Fullerton businessman last weekend at a hotel in Los Angeles, trying to persuade a group of wary executives to grant a second chance to a professional sport he had dreamed up one day after watching a couple kids on in-line skates swat a rubber ball around their driveway with a stick.
NEWS
September 19, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abortion rights advocates urged the Senate on Tuesday to reject Supreme Court nominee David H. Souter, arguing that it is not enough for a judge to be open-minded about protecting fundamental constitutional rights. "I would not want to see him be open-minded about whether I have a right to free speech or whether I have a right to assemble in this room," Faye Wattleton, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation, told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
SPORTS
August 17, 1990 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After losing the first set and trailing Gabriela Sabatini, 4-1, in the second, Stephanie Rehe closed her eyes. She already could see the story line taking shape. "It was looking like, 'Rehe's coming back, but not quite,' " she said. It proved a much different story Thursday at Manhattan Country Club, where Rehe almost lost, but not quite.
SPORTS
August 7, 1997 | RANDY HARVEY
Chris Evert recalls the story fondly, 10 years later. When she lost to Steffi Graf in the final of the 1987 Virginia Slims of Manhattan Beach, the original version of this week's Acura Classic, the first person to greet Evert in the locker room was tournament promoter Jerry Diamond. "I'm sorry you lost," he said with an enthusiasm that betrayed his true feelings, "but this is great for women's tennis." Two days later, when Evert calmed down, she called to tell Diamond he was right.
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