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October 13, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
It's not the Lakers, but there will be legends playing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Staples Center. Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and John McEnroe, who collectively won 31 major tennis titles, will play one another in the HSBC Tennis Cup presented by Cancer Treatment Centers of America. It's part of the Champions Series that will conclude at the end of the year with the top three players splitting a $1-million bonus. This stop is No. 8 on a 12-city tour that also features Jimmy Connors, Mats Wilander, Bjorn Borg, Michael Chang, Todd Martin and Ivan Lendl.
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October 15, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit will feature Andy Roddick and James Blake, who will join the 12-city tour and play against such former greats as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. The PowerShares Series will begin Feb. 5, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo., and will  conclude March 21 in Surprise, Ariz. Other players competing are Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Todd Martin and Mark Philippoussis. Each event will feature two one-set semifinal matches, followed by a one-set championship match.
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July 27, 1997
TODAY'S FINAL L.A. Tennis Center, UCLA, 4 p.m. Fox Sports West Thomas Enqvist (2) vs. Jim Courier (6) SEMIFINAL RESULTS * Enqvist beat Guillaume Raoux, 6-4, 6-1. * Courier beat Goran Ivanisevic (1) 6-3, 6-4.
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September 8, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK — As the most important two weeks of tennis each year in the United States reaches a conclusion, it's natural for Californians to let nostalgia to creep in, remembering a time when the state was a hotbed of tennis. Two decades ago, after Wimbledon in July, the tennis world migrated to California. There were women's tournaments at Stanford, Manhattan Beach and Carlsbad. (The Manhattan Beach tournament moved to Carson in 2003.) There was a men's tournament at UCLA until last year, when it was bought and moved to Colombia.
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October 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Playing his first tournament since the U.S. Open, Jim Courier defeated fellow American Derrick Rostagno, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2) in the Stockholm Open. Pete Sampras won his second-round match over Todd Woodbridge of Australia, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6).
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December 6, 2005
'He doesn't want to change anything, but if you're playing as well as he is, you don't want to change your socks, your underwear, your girlfriend, your agent, anything.' Jim Courier, tennis commentator, on the world's No. 1 player, Roger Federer, not wanting the ATP to use instant replay
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July 7, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Andre Agassi, who defeated Goran Ivanisevic on Sunday for the Wimbledon men's singles championship, went from 14th to ninth in the world rankings released by the ATP. Ivanisevic moved from eighth to fourth. Top-ranked Jim Courier, No. 2 Stefan Edberg and No. 3 Pete Sampras held their spots.
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August 22, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Lois Goodman, 70, who has served as a line judge for several years at tennis' U.S. Open, was arrested in New York on Tuesday in connection with the alleged April 17 beating death of her husband at their Woodland Hills home. Goodman was in New York preparing for this year's U.S. Open, which begins there next week. She initially told police that her husband, Alan Goodman, 80, had fallen down the steps, had a heart attack and managed to get back upstairs to his bed, but prosecutors said Tuesday that they believe otherwise.
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October 13, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
It's not the Lakers, but there will be legends playing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Staples Center. Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and John McEnroe, who collectively won 31 major tennis titles, will play one another in the HSBC Tennis Cup presented by Cancer Treatment Centers of America. It's part of the Champions Series that will conclude at the end of the year with the top three players splitting a $1-million bonus. This stop is No. 8 on a 12-city tour that also features Jimmy Connors, Mats Wilander, Bjorn Borg, Michael Chang, Todd Martin and Ivan Lendl.
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May 6, 2007
'I love my kids. But if you ask me if I'd rather play Jim or change some diapers, I'll play Jim.' Pete Sampras, on friend Jim Courier. Sampras took part in the Champions Cup last week in Boston.
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March 25, 2000 |
Victories don't come easily these days for Jim Courier, who needed three sets and four match points Friday to beat 18-year-old qualifier David Nalbandian in the first round at the Ericsson Open. With a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 victory at Key Biscayne, Fla., Courier won his opening match for only the second time in five tournaments this year. In a match suspended because of rain late Thursday, Anastasia Myskina of Russia handed Alexandra Stevenson her fifth loss in a row, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.
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July 22, 1999 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Courier, Greg Rusedski of Great Britain and Scott Draper of Australia withdrew from next week's Mercedes-Benz Cup at UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center. The tournament still includes a strong field of six-time Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Tim Henman of Great Britain and Marcelo Rios of Chile. Agassi is the defending champion. The 10th-ranked Rusedski, a finalist at the 1997 U.S. Open, has been hampered by a sore left big toe since the French Open.
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April 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
Jim Courier used to play these type of important matches all of the time. Courier, the former world No. 1 who has slipped to No. 54, moved the United States into the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup with a 6-4, 6-7 (7-3), 6-3, 1-6, 8-6 victory against Britain's Greg Rusedski. The United States, which won the first two matches in the best-of-5, survived a rally by Britain to set up a quarterfinal match against Australia at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston in July.
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April 5, 1999 | BUD COLLINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The United States and Great Britain were down to one set for the bundle because Greg Rusedski had run away with the fourth set in seven games. Now, everybody in the crowd of 9,000 at the National Indoor Arena was screaming or blowing horns, and Jim Courier was smiling. He was where he wanted to be, "the crowd into it, pulling for you to win or lose, the match on the line in the fifth set." He lifted his sweaty shirt, tapped his chest and roared: "Nobody's got a bigger heart than me!"
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