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May 30, 1997 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Swedes, the Spaniards, even the Australians, are making historic inroads in this year's French Open men's competition. No one is talking at all about the Americans. With good reason. Led by top-seeded Pete Sampras, the cavalcade of Americans here includes Michael Chang and Chris Woodruff. Period. The second-seeded Chang advanced to the third round Thursday, defeating Jerome Golmard of France, 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.
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May 14, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former heavyweight champions George Foreman and Larry Holmes are returning to the ring for the ultimate fight for the ages--or aging. Foreman, 49, signed for the fight against Holmes, 48, to be held between Oct. 3 and Jan. 10 in Atlantic City, N.J.; Louisiana, or Mississippi. The purses reportedly will be $10 million for Foreman, $4 million for Holmes. Tennis Pete Sampras beat Magnus Norman of Sweden, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4, at the Italian Open in Rome.
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August 31, 2000 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Move over, Jay Leno and David Letterman. Pete Sampras seemed determined to take over as the King of Late Night with an overpowering 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Justin Gimelstob Wednesday night in the second round of the U.S. Open. Sampras, a four-time U.S. Open champion, is 14-0 under the lights at the National Tennis Center. Only Martina Navratilova, who was 16-0 after dark, had a better record in night matches at the U.S. Open. Chris Evert was 14-0, and Andre Agassi is 18-2.
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May 31, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The French Open performed more than a fair imitation of its Grand Slam relative, that famous grass-court tournament in England, as the incessant rains that usually drench Wimbledon arrived a few weeks early, ruining the second-day play at Roland Garros. Rain and cold weather is hardly unusual this time of the year in France. But no matches were played Tuesday morning or afternoon or evening.
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January 4, 2007 | Mike Penner, Times Staff Writer
Is Martina Hingis the professional tennis version of the Madden Curse? In its January-February issue, Tennis magazine describes Hingis as "the black widow of tennis," chronicling the career woes that have stricken a string of ATP players who have dated Hingis. The roster, so far: Justin Gimelstob: Since briefly dating Hingis in 1997, has struggled with chronic back injuries. Julian Alonso: The 1997 ATP newcomer of the year was ranked No.
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April 10, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Speaking at length for the first time since being indicted on drug charges, Dallas Cowboy receiver Michael Irvin told ESPN on Tuesday he won't be suspended from the NFL because he doesn't have a drug problem. "I think suspension is for somebody with a substance abuse problem--and I don't have it. I definitely don't have it," Irvin said.
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May 30, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The noise and the whistling were so pronounced that Serena Williams had to wait to serve. Showing some annoyance Tuesday, she got tired of the delay and pushed forward. The crowd's displeasure, though, had to do with the actions of her opponent, Frenchwoman Sarah Pitkowski. Pitkowski, a local favorite, was questioning line call after line call, working the crowd and herself into a state.
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October 6, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Annika Sorenstam is in her comfort zone: entering the final round of a tournament with a piece of the lead. Sorenstam birdied the final hole while Cristie Kerr made a bogey as each finished the third round of the Samsung World Championship on Saturday at Vallejo, Calif., at 15 under par. Sorenstam shot a four-under 68 and Kerr shot a 69. "I'm just going to continue what I have done in the past," said Sorenstam, who has won 25 of the 42 tournaments she led going into the final day.
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