September 9, 1988 |
Felled by a stomach virus, Chris Evert withdrew today from the women's semifinals at the U.S. Open, giving top-seeded Steffi Graf a berth in the final. The third-seeded Evert, who had reached the semifinals in America's premier tennis event for the 17th time in 18 years, was to have played the top-seeded Graf. Graf, who is going for the first tennis Grand Slam in 18 years, will meet Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina. The fifth seed, who also is Graf's doubles partner, beat No.
July 27, 1990 |
Hank Williams Jr.'s manager said today that the country singer cut short his performance Thursday at the World Music Theatre because of a stomach virus. "He was ill before he ever left the office," said Wilma Jackson, from Williams' headquarters in Paris, Tenn. "On a lot of his songs he even had to sit down. It's just a stomach virus." Williams performed about 40 minutes of a 90-minute concert Thursday night at the newly opened theater.
December 8, 2002 |
The Disney Magic departed on a Caribbean cruise Saturday following a weeklong disinfection to stop a stomach virus that sickened hundreds on two earlier trips. The Magic had been in dock since Disney canceled its Nov. 30 cruise. Crew members tried to clean every surface. About 275 people developed a Norwalk-like virus on the Magic's last cruise, as did about 120 on the previous.
April 13, 2005 |
Shaquille O'Neal, who has sat out Miami's last three games because of a stomach virus, practiced Tuesday and is expected to play Thursday at Philadelphia. He declined to comment after the workout. Miami is 1-2 in its last three games without the center. With O'Neal, though, the Heat have been virtually unbeatable for weeks. Since Feb.
February 27, 1997 |
The day after Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan called on security personnel to remove Chris Morris from his bench and the arena, details of the altercation remained a mystery. Morris, gone by the time the team reached the locker room after Utah's 110-99 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday, had been yanked from the game early in the fourth quarter. "Get out. Get out of here," Sloan screamed several times, but Morris didn't budge. Sloan then called on two nearby security guards.
September 15, 1994 |
The Rams will wear nostalgia jerseys for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, but center Bern Brostek will wear something new under his uniform--spandex shorts. The Rams ordered Brostek to change shorts this week after quarterback Chris Miller complained that perspiration from Brostek's legs made the ball slippery in Sunday's 31-13 loss at Atlanta. Miller threw three interceptions. * San Francisco worked out defensive end Charles Mann but didn't sign him.
January 31, 1985 |
Top-seeded Jimmy Connors beat Sweden's Jan Gunnarson in the second round of the $315,000 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships at Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday, but the defending titlist got off to a slow start. Connors, who is going after his third straight championship at Memphis, dropped the first set, 4-6, before rallying to win the second, 6-4, and finished strong with a 6-0 performance in the third. "I didn't know if he could keep that up," Connors said after the match.
January 26, 1999 |
Duck goalie Guy Hebert gave reporters a detailed account of the stomach virus that sidelined him for two games last week, but we'll spare you the gory details. "The only time I felt that bad in my life was when I had 'mono' [mononucleosis] in college," Hebert said Monday after joining teammates for their first practice after the all-star break. "I feel sort of back to normal." Hebert hopes to play Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche, but said he's still feeling a bit weak.