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August 16, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
After only 34 days and one upset loss to American Sloane Stephens in Cincinnati, Maria Sharapova has fired Jimmy Connors as her coach. Sharapova released a statement that said, "It's not the right fit for this time in my career. " Sharapova said she will play the U.S. Open later this month without a coach. Connors, who won eight major tournaments, also had a brief experience coaching American Andy Roddick in 2008. That relationship lasted only 18 months. ALSO: Dwyane Wade makes a shocking announcement, sort of One-handed basketball player Zach Hodskins offered spot by Florida Upon further review, Major League Baseball will expand replays in 2014  
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August 21, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
The U.S. Open tennis tournament begins Monday. Describing it is almost as hard as playing in it. It is the most difficult tournament in the world to win, and that certainly includes the other three majors. Australia is friendly, exotic in its distance, a fresh start to a new year. Paris is great food, interminable rallies and dirty socks. Wimbledon is prestige, royalty, stiff upper lips and strawberries and cream. The U.S. Open is everything they aren't. It is New York. Push and shove.
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September 8, 1987 | LARRY STEWART
The latest misadventure in television's coverage of the U.S. Open came Monday when CBS left the air with Henri Leconte leading Jimmy Connors in the fourth set of Connors' 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory. CBS's Brent Musburger advised viewers to tune into the "CBS Evening News" for the final results. CBS said it had to sign off from the telecast, shown live in the East and on a two-hour delay in the West, because it was 6 p.m. in the East. It was 5 p.m. PDT when CBS cut away.
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August 16, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
After only 34 days and one upset loss to American Sloane Stephens in Cincinnati, Maria Sharapova has fired Jimmy Connors as her coach. Sharapova released a statement that said, "It's not the right fit for this time in my career. " Sharapova said she will play the U.S. Open later this month without a coach. Connors, who won eight major tournaments, also had a brief experience coaching American Andy Roddick in 2008. That relationship lasted only 18 months. ALSO: Dwyane Wade makes a shocking announcement, sort of One-handed basketball player Zach Hodskins offered spot by Florida Upon further review, Major League Baseball will expand replays in 2014  
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August 21, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
The U.S. Open tennis tournament begins Monday. Describing it is almost as hard as playing in it. It is the most difficult tournament in the world to win, and that certainly includes the other three majors. Australia is friendly, exotic in its distance, a fresh start to a new year. Paris is great food, interminable rallies and dirty socks. Wimbledon is prestige, royalty, stiff upper lips and strawberries and cream. The U.S. Open is everything they aren't. It is New York. Push and shove.
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August 1, 1991 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What Jimmy Connors had for lunch Saturday: Cobb salad. Turkey club sandwich on white toast. Iced tea. Hot-and-spicy opinions on old friends, old enemies, old enemies-turned-friends, new players, new trends, new twists and a certain 38-year-old dog who keeps biting 22-year-old hands in professional tennis tournaments around the globe. Connors has been supplying commentary all his life; it's only in the past two years that he has been doing it for money, for the television cameras of NBC.
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May 18, 1988 | Associated Press
Jimmy Connors, the fifth-ranked player in the world, withdrew from the French Open tennis tournament Tuesday because of an injured right foot. Connors, 35, first injured the foot before last year's U.S. Open. He aggravated the injury three weeks ago in an exhibition event near Atlanta. "I'm disappointed about missing the French because I've enjoyed playing it over the past seven years," Connors said of the only Grand Slam tournament he has failed to win.
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August 30, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Jimmy Connors, looking his age, came up with the big points when needed to defeat 19-year-old Claudio Pistolesi of Italy, 7-6, 6-4, 7-5, Friday and move into the third round of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at Flushing Meadow, N.Y. Connors, who will turn 34 before this two-week tournament concludes and has won this Grand Slam title five times, was joined in the victory ranks by Tom Gullikson, the oldest man in the tournament who will turn 35 on Sept. 8.
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May 31, 1991 | SANDRA BAILEY, WASHINGTON POST
In his heart, Jimmy Connors knows this should be it: his last springtime in Paris. He admits he's more television personality than athlete at this point, pushing 39 and so stiff after a five-set match that a doctor and trainer have to work him over for two hours before he can emerge, shuffling stiffly, boyish grin and irreverent humor intact, willing as always to talk about his life as a legend. But the idea makes him wince.
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July 29, 2012 | By Andrew Owens
Sam Querrey dominated to win Sunday's final at the Farmers Classic, beating Ricardas Berankis, 6-0, 6-2, at UCLA's L.A. Tennis Center to put him back in familiar territory after last year's disappointment. The 24-year-old from Thousand Oaks missed the opportunity to win a third consecutive tournament title in 2011 after suffering a career-threatening elbow injury, but spectators were treated to the Querrey of old Sunday. Querrey made quick work of Berankis in the 19-minute first set, as the Lithuanian mustered just nine points while committing 11 unforced errors in the set. While Berankis was aided by a strong backhand leading up to the final, the shot was not there Sunday.
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July 13, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Michael Jackson, or at least a statue of the late entertainer, was on reporters' minds Saturday when Shad Khan, an American who owns the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, was introduced as the new owner of Fulham, a soccer club in the venerable English Premier League. That's right, the British tabloid influence was in full force at the proceedings, or so it seemed. Except one problem, the previous owner of Fulham, Mohamed Al Fayed, is a staunch supporter of Jackson. Khan reportedly was taken aback by a question regarding whether the statue would be removed from the grounds of the team's Crave Cottage Stadium in London.
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July 13, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Maria Sharapova didn't take long in hiring a new coach, announcing on Saturday that Jimmy Connors will replace Thomas Hogstedt, who oversaw her training for the last three years and helped her return to the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis. Connors, an eight-time champion of Grand Slam tournaments, worked with Sharapova before the 2008 Australian Open, which she won. He had coached Andy Roddick for two years before resigning in 2008. Sharapova announced on Friday that her and Hogstedt had agreed to a mutual parting of the ways.
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July 29, 2012 | By Andrew Owens
Sam Querrey dominated to win Sunday's final at the Farmers Classic, beating Ricardas Berankis, 6-0, 6-2, at UCLA's L.A. Tennis Center to put him back in familiar territory after last year's disappointment. The 24-year-old from Thousand Oaks missed the opportunity to win a third consecutive tournament title in 2011 after suffering a career-threatening elbow injury, but spectators were treated to the Querrey of old Sunday. Querrey made quick work of Berankis in the 19-minute first set, as the Lithuanian mustered just nine points while committing 11 unforced errors in the set. While Berankis was aided by a strong backhand leading up to the final, the shot was not there Sunday.
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July 6, 2006
Wimbledon oldest men's semifinalists in the open era (1968-present). Note: Age is of last day of tournament. Jonas Bjorkman, 34, plays Roger Federer in Friday's semfinals: * -- Lost to Jimmy Connors in final. ** -- Lost to John Newcombe in final; *** -- Defeated Jimmy Connors in final. *--* Ken Rosewall, 1974 39 years 246 days def. Stan Smith in semifinal* Ken Rosewall, 1971 36-243 lost to John Newcombe in semifinal Ken Rosewall, 1970 35-244 def.
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August 26, 2001 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Daryl Hannah, who appears with Val Kilmer and Christian Slater in the upcoming movie "In God We Trust," has sold her Calabasas-area ranch for slightly more than $1.7 million. Hannah has had plans to buy another property closer to the ocean, where she may build, Westside sources have said. The ranch, on about six acres, has a large, lighted riding arena, a barn, a tack room and a Country English-style home built in 1980. The house has six bedrooms and four baths in 3,100 square feet.
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September 28, 1999 | LISA DILLMAN
Andre versus Jimmy. We especially would have enjoyed watching these two tangle in their prime--sorry, video games won't quite do it--but, sadly, verbal sparring will have to suffice. Andre Agassi appeared genuinely upset when Jimmy Connors ripped him last week, saying Agassi didn't deserve to be mentioned in the same breath with him and other legends, and that Agassi had squandered his talent.
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February 2, 1990
Jimmy Connors said he will not play at the French Open or Wimbledon this year.
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December 20, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jimmy Connors will play for the Los Angeles Strings, and Martina Navratilova will play in Atlanta in TeamTennis.
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July 14, 1999
Men's tennis players ranked most years in final top 10 rankings (1973-1998): Jimmy Connors: 16 years Ivan Lendl: 13 years Boris Becker: 11 years Stefan Edberg: 10 years John McEnroe: 10 years Andre Agassi: Nine years Pete Sampras: Nine years Guillermo Vilas: Nine years Source: World Features Syndicate
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