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.
February 22, 2014 |
UFC 170 takes place Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a women's bantamweight title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Sara McMann. The marketing of the fight has focused on their Olympic backgrounds, as Rousey is an Olympic bronze medalist in judo and McMann an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. McMann's strong wrestling background will present a different challenge for Rousey. In the semi-main event, undefeated Daniel Cormier will compete for the first time at light heavyweight as he looks to quickly move into the title picture in that division.
December 28, 2013 |
One of the UFC's biggest events of the year takes place Saturday night, featuring a pair of high profile title fights. In the main event, all-time great Anderson Silva seeks to avenge the only loss of his UFC career and regain the UFC middleweight championship against undefeated champion Chris Weidman. Weidman knocked out Silva in July when Silva was showboating, leading to much discussion as to whether the fight result was more about Weidman or Silva. In the co-feature, Ronda Rousey defends her UFC women's bantamweight title against rival Miesha Tate.
March 15, 2014 |
UFC 171 takes place Saturday night from Dallas, Texas with a series of high profile welterweight contests. In the main event, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight to crown a new UFC welterweight champion. Longtime champion Georges St. Pierre elected to take a sabbatical from the sport following a controversial decision win over Hendricks, leaving the division's top prize up for grabs. Many felt Hendricks defeated St. Pierre and now the former NCAA wrestling champion with explosive knockout power will look to win the title he prizes so highly.
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.
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.