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  1. Phil

    There ARE "Heros" in Sportsland...

    The next (and umpteenth) time you read about some spoiled-ass criminal type in the guise of "professional athlete", take heed and have faith...there are great ones out there. Just think of Hines Ward-not only a superior performer and champion on the field, but a tremendous human being off...
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    Don Haskins - R.I.P.

    Don Haskins, the legendary coach of Texas Western U./U. of Texas El Paso, died on Sunday. Haskins broke down racial barriers by putting the first all-black starting team on the floor. Additionally, he was a helluva successful winning coach...
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    Johnny Mac Intervew

    Posted this here, since he's got some comments on today's game...a pretty honest-sounding interview. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article2890696.ece
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    "Nadal", the righty, playing a young Johnny Mac...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm7SGhoTXR4&mode=related&search=McEnroe%20Vilas I had the same "baby bottle" that the "Nadal" character is using, before I lost it...
  5. Phil

    "Tough Guy" Taliban?; The Taliban's Secret Photos

    I always thought the Talebs worshipped at the altar of Allah, not of the Lord God KITSCH! Check out those groovy backgrounds! http://www.slatev.com/player.html?id=1151557602
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    A Male Version of Shriekapova?

    This guy is absolutely ridiculous (not Murray, his opponent). Is anyone on the ATP louder than THIS? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C86Go-R-L3k
  7. Phil

    Running Shoes Question

    I know that such a question should possibly be aired at the RW site, but since this is the only site I'm registered on and the only one I use, hope the TW folks can answer this or pass it along to the appropriate person: Why doesn't Runners Warehouse carry New Balance running shoes? I looked...
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    '07 Roland Garros Winner: Not Who You Think...

    After a lousy workout in the gym, I was takin' a shower and a revelation came to me...not religious, but it came to me in a religious manner...out of the blue, and with the righteousness and certainty that such revelations carry...okay, so I'm weird and like tennis...what can I say... Anyway...
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    Playing On An Ultra Hard Court

    I joined up with a group of advanced (so called) players and we'll be playing together for the next 6 Sunday mornings. Great. The only downside is the court...it is the absolute hardest hard court that I've ever played on. I believe the surface is pure concrete-and very shiny-with no sand or...
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    Interesting Career Transition: Sister Andrea

    Yo, check it out... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2006/11/21/sthodg21.xml
  11. Phil

    Sounds Like Nalby-henman Was A Barn Burner

    Henman in uproar over Nalbandian accusation From Neil Harman, Tennis Correspondent, in Madrid APPARENTLY, Sky TV has shown a record 680 hours of Masters Series tennis this year. The hour it would really have wanted — Tim Henman and David Nalbandian exchanging angry words, Henman’s sportsmanship...
  12. Phil

    Two Handed Backhanders: Take Note

    Tennis travelBreadcrumbsArticle(); The Sunday TimesSeptember 10, 2006 Power game has players fighting for fitness The increased use of the double-fisted backhand in the past 30 years is behind a worrying rash of injuries that has afflicted many top players. By Barry Flatman EVOLUTION always...
  13. Phil

    Good Article on Agassi v. Bags...

    From Slate.com...I thought the same thing...Agassi Sr. vs. Agassi as a 21-year-old: Agassi vs. AgassiTennis' elder statesman battles his 21-year-old doppelgänger. By Dan Kois Posted Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at 4:58 PM ET Andre Agassi and Marcos Baghdatis For those who could stay up until 1 in...
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    For your reading pleasure...Martina Hingis

    http://www.slate.com/id/2142800/?nav=fo
  15. Phil

    New Prince Advertising Campaign - Kinda Unique

    For your reading pleasure: 1. Campaign Spotlight: Which Twin Holds the Tennis Racquet? =========================================================== A maker of tennis footwear, apparel and equipment is giving a new twist to an old saying, declaring that if you can't beat 'em, create 'em. A...
  16. Phil

    Boris Becker; The "Elder Statesman" Holds Forth...

    Article from the Observer for your reading pleasure... Boris Becker: 'When I heard they wanted to send me to prison, I thought only of my children. I went home and prayed to God' With the media, the taxman and American immigration all chasing him, the tennis star could never retire quietly...
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    Article from the UK's TIMES...Henman v. Murray

    For your reading pleasure... Different strokes By Simon Austin MURRAY v HENMAN 18------------Age-------------31 70----------Ranking----------28 70 (Oct 05)--High---4 (Aug 02) 0--------Career titles-------11 £116,382--Earnings--£6.235m Andy Murray might be Tim Henman's successor as...
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    Can someone recommend a decent gym in London?

    I'll be there in a couple weeks, and I'm staying in an area called Brockley, in SE London for a week. I've searched all over the Internet, and some information is out there, but not much. I just need a place with some weights and a stationery bike, like a Lifecycle, that sells day or one-week...
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    Becker and McEnroe Match...

    From the New Zealand Independent. Now THIS will be cool. I hope they don't call it off at the last minute... Sport >> Home >> Sport Tennis: McEnroe to finally play Becker on grass 06.04.05 3.00pm By John Roberts Given that the mainstream careers of John...
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    Tim Henman pre-Oz Open (Article)

    From the Times of London: Henman grabs early chance to question Federer's domination By Mark Hodgkinson in Melbourne (Filed: 13/01/2005) It may only be an exhibition event in suburbia, at a sedate club where most of the crowd sit unprotected on green wooden benches and burn up in the...
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    "...it's a damn war out there." (Article)

    This from the Times of London: Connors' rallying cry for British tennis By Piers Newbery Connors to help British tennis "Do you have it in your heart? How much guts do you have? How much do you hate to lose?" These are the questions Jimmy Connors will be asking of...
  22. Phil

    Pete Sampras to come off of the golf course?

    This is from the Times of London... Sampras mulls over return to the court By Mark Hodgkinson (Filed: 30/11/2004) Pete Sampras, the seven-times Wimbledon champion, is considering a return to competitive tennis. Sampras, who formally announced his retirement last year, has been sounding...
  23. Phil

    NY Times article on Strings

    THREE cows-wow! Check this out: With Few Exceptions, the String Remains the Same By RON DICKER Published: August 30, 2004 In an era when scientists can land an unmanned spacecraft on Mars, no one has been able to quantify if a drop shot reacts better on kite string or piano wire...
  24. Phil

    Another Article from the UK

    Here's another article from the UK; not as good as the Lansdorp one posted below, but some juicy gossip on local players...you'd think these guys were NFL/NBA players the way they're carrying on;-) ------------------------------------------------ Bogdanovic’s coach involved in ugly fracas...
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    Article on Robert Lansdorp (and Maria Sharapova)

    A friend occationally forwards me articles from the Times (since I'm not keen to pay the 90 quid it costs for the premium articles), and if anything is tennis-related, I'll post it here...they publish some tennis information that I haven't seen anywhere else...
  26. Phil

    Interesting Article By Mac in The Times (English newspaper)

    Federer's serve is the key By John McEnroe (Filed: 04/07/2004) When I was a kid I used to watch a basketball player called Julius Irving - Dr J - who could do some quite amazing things with a ball and I remember thinking at the time, 'There's never going to be anyone like him again'...
  27. Phil

    USTA's New Ad Campaign

    For your reading pleasure, from the NY Times: 1. Campaign Spotlight: Tennis Bids for a Diverse Future ======================================================= Those with long memories may recall characters in plays who bounded on stage in white flannels and asked brightly, "Tennis...
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