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December 2, 2005 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Andre Agassi will form a partnership with AEG to work with up-and-coming tennis players and other youngsters as part of an academy to be based at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Details are still being completed, but AEG said in a statement Thursday that it would make an announcement at the Home Depot Center next Wednesday, along with Agassi and the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce Safe Passage Tennis Program.
December 8, 2005 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
A lingering ankle injury has slowed Andre Agassi's preparation for the Australian Open in January, raising legitimate questions about the four-time champion's participation in Melbourne. Agassi rolled his left ankle and suffered a grade-three sprain eight weeks ago when he was playing racquetball and then exacerbated his condition by playing one match and withdrawing from the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai.
April 5, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
If John McEnroe looked completely in his element, perhaps it was because of the planes roaring overhead. "I feel like I'm at the U.S. Open here," McEnroe said. He was an entire continent away from Flushing Meadow, where he won the Open four times. He was just down the street from the Great Western Forum, where he will spend the weekend in his new job as captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team.
December 12, 1999 | DIANE PUCIN
Tony Brock smiles when he looks at Adelaine De Vera, a UCLA freshman majoring in chemistry who hopes to enter medical school one day. The young woman is from Carson but she was born in the Philippines. Her father works as a nurse and her mother works in a medical office. Brock also smiles when he looks at Gabrielle Oliver, a tiny 10-year-old tennis player from Compton who proudly says that she can beat her mother, Jeannette, and that she would like to attend Yale some day.
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