December 29, 1987 |
Ivan Lendl, who has been the world's No. 1 tennis player for more than two years, ended weeks of speculation Monday by announcing, as predicted, that he will form his own management firm. The move means the end of Lendl's longtime association with ProServ, a Washington management firm that has represented him for eight years. Lendl's new firm, Spectrum Sports, Inc., of Greenwich, Conn., will provide promotional and financial service for him, and, eventually, other athletes.
April 30, 1989 |
This spring has seen perhaps the greatest thaw for Soviet athletes seeking their fortune, fame and even a little freedom in the sports arenas of North America. There's a Soviet hockey player skating for the Calgary Flames in the NHL, tennis star Natalia Zvereva signed with a U.S. agent and boldly criticized her nation's tennis federation over her prize money, progress has been made toward bringing a Soviet player to the NBA next season, and an agreement was reached for 10 Soviet boxers to fight in the United States this year.
November 3, 1987 |
See Michael Jordan drive. See him in his new Corvette convertible with the cellular phone and the sound system that could melt your molars and the windows so darkly tinted you can see only an outline, a shadow inside. The license plate hints at who the occupant of this rolling cocoon might be: Jump 23 . See Michael Jordan drive on. Look, this isn't just a car he's driving. No, it's also a product, which of course he endorses.
November 23, 1986 |
These have been trying times for A. Lee Fentress, a globe-trotting 45-year-old lawyer who co-founded Advantage International Inc., a 3 1/2-year-old Washington-based sports management firm that represents more than 150 athletes from nine offices on four continents.