September 6, 1995 |
Golf partners, sometime doubles partners, Davis Cup teammates and two players officially marketed as The Nice Guys of the men's professional tour--Pete Sampras and Todd Martin--are so very different. Sampras is No. 2 in the world, a winner of six Grand Slam tournament titles, and a high school dropout. Martin is No. 16, the winner of four tournaments in his entire career, and a former linguistics major at Northwestern University.
October 19, 2013 |
UFC 166 takes place Saturday night from Houston, Texas. The 12 fight card is headlined by a legacy defining UFC heavyweight title bout pitting champion Cain Velasquez against challenger Junior Dos Santos. Velasquez-Dos Santos is the rubber match in a trilogy of fights between the two dominant heavyweights of this era. Dos Santos won the first fight via first round knockout, with Velasquez taking the rematch via dominant unanimous decision. Dos Santos is 11-1 in the UFC and Velasquez is 10-1 in the UFC, with their only losses coming to the other man. UFC heavyweight title: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos There's a good chance this will be the defining moment of each fighter's career.
August 29, 2013 |
Strong turns by Kristen Bell and an able supporting cast propel the slight but immersive drama "The Lifeguard. " Although writer-director Liz W. Garcia's wistful, angsty tale treads familiar ground, the filmmaker has crafted a credibly flawed and conflicted heroine who holds interest. Needing a "timeout" from her stressful Manhattan life, disillusioned AP reporter Leigh (Bell) returns to her Connecticut hometown, where she moves back in with her bemused parents (Amy Madigan, Adam LeFevre)
October 15, 2013 |
The 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit will feature Andy Roddick and James Blake, who will join the 12-city tour and play against such former greats as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. The PowerShares Series will begin Feb. 5, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo., and will conclude March 21 in Surprise, Ariz. Other players competing are Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Todd Martin and Mark Philippoussis. Each event will feature two one-set semifinal matches, followed by a one-set championship match.
October 12, 1993 |
Tom Gullikson is expected to be named as the new U.S. Davis Cap captain today. The United States Tennis Assn. has scheduled a news conference this morning in New York where all indications are Gullikson will be introduced as Tom Gorman's successor. Gullikson works for the USTA as a coach in the player development program, which he joined when it began in 1988, and worked with such players as Jim Courier, Todd Martin and Jennifer Capriati.
February 8, 1988
Body Glove International defeated Rip Curl Sunday to win the team championship of the Katin Memorial Cup surfing competition north of the Huntington Beach Pier. Body Glove International won two of three heats in the three-to-six foot surf. Team members Glenn Winton (Australia), Scott Baley (El Segundo), Charlie Kuhn (Florida) and Brian McNulty (Capistrano Beach) will divide the $4,000 first prize.
June 1, 1989
The second and third rounds of the $35,000 Oceanside Open start today with Cardiff's Todd Martin, the 1986 Professional Surfing Assn. of America champion, and Justin Poston of San Diego in action at Harbor Beach's north jetty. The trial heats continue today, with the top 32 surfers competing Saturday. The finals are scheduled for Sunday. Defending U.S. champion Mike Lambresi of Oceanside is one of the favorites for the $6,000 first prize. Lambresi is tied with Dino Andino of San Clemente in the overall ratings this season.
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July 18, 1995 |
A Ventura man was in critical condition Monday at Ventura County Medical Center after being stabbed in the upper body, police and hospital officials said. Ventura Police Lt. Brad Talbot said the victim, Todd Martin, arrived at the hospital's emergency room just before 2 p.m. Monday. Martin provided police with little information about who stabbed him or where the stabbing happened, Talbot said. Police were still investigating the stabbing late Monday afternoon.
July 17, 1996 |
The Olympic tennis event lost a double dose of star power Tuesday when Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf withdrew because of injuries: Sampras because of a strained Achilles' tendon, Graf a reinjured knee. The loss of both No. 1-ranked players is a blow to an event that many of the world's top professionals had decided to skip. No substitute was named for either player.