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  • Sabatini Out Of French

    May 22, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Gabriela Sabatini, a six-time semifinalist at the French Open, withdrew from this year’s tournament, which begins Monday. Organizers said Sabatini has not recovered from a stomach muscle problem that forced …

  • Muster Sustains Dominance

    May 20, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Thomas Muster mastered the swirling winds, the slippery court and Richard Krajicek’s serve-and-volley game to win the Italian Open in Rome, for his fifth clay court title of the year. …

  • Graf Reaches German Final

    May 19, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Top-ranked Steffi Graf overpowered Iva Majoli 7-5, 6-1 to reach her 11th German Open final in Berlin. Graf will play Karina Habsudova of Slovakia, who beat Elena Likhovtseva of Russia …

  • Sports People

    May 17, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Northwestern football coach Gary Barnett, who agreed to a new contract shortly after the Wildcats played in the Rose Bowl, finally signed the deal. Terms weren’t disclosed, but the contract …

  • Graf Breaks Record

    May 14, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Steffi Graf is No. 1 all alone. The German right-hander was ranked No. 1 for the 332nd week in her career, breaking the record of 331 weeks she shared with …

  • Martinez Cools Off Hingis

    May 13, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Conchita Martinez spoiled Martina Hingis’ bid for her first title, soundly beating the 15-year-old in two sets in the Italian Open final in Rome. The 6-2, 6-3 victory took only …

  • Teenager Reaches Final

    May 12, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 A day after upsetting Steffi Graf, the world’s No. 1 woman player, 15-year-old Martina Hingis showed it was no fluke. In a display of shot-making and remarkable maturity, she defeated …

  • Hingis Upsets Graf

    May 11, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Steffi Graf was ousted from the Italian Open in Rome by 15-year-old Martina Hingis, who has been touted as a possible successor to Graf as the world’s No. 1 woman …

  • Ivanisevic Upset

    May 9, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Goran Ivanisevic was upset by Carl-Uwe Steeb 6-3, 6-4 at the German Open in Hamburg. Once ranked 14th and part of the German Davis Cup team, Steeb is 75th in …

  • Kafelnikov Prevails In Prague

    May 6, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Second-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia beat defending champion Czech Bohdan Ulihrach 7-5, 1-6, 6-3, to win the Czech Open clay court tournament in Prague, Czech Republic. In Atlanta, Karim Alami …

  • Muster’s Winning Streak Ends

    May 5, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Thomas Muster’s clay-court winning streak ended at 38 matches, losing to Spain’s Carlos Moya 6-3, 6-3 at the BMW Open in Munich, Germany. In another upset, Slava Dosedel of the …

  • Sports People

    May 3, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Jermaine O’Neal, perhaps the best prep prospect to come from South Carolina, says he will go right to the NBA if he fails to qualify for college. … Washington Bullets …

  • Seles Sues Tournament

    April 30, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 One day before the three-year statute of limitations would expire, Monica Seles filed a $16 million claim for lost earnings against the organizers of the Citizens Cup tournament where she …

  • Costa, Muster In Final

    April 28, 1996 in Sports on Page C3 Alberto Costa, one the few players to challenge Thomas Muster on clay, gets another chance in today’s final at the Monte Carlo Open. Costa beat Marcelo Rios 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 …

  • Muster Survives Scare

    April 27, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Thomas Muster survived a rare scare on clay, rallying to beat 19-year-old Dutchman Sjeng Schalken 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Open. It was the 33rd …

  • Agassi, Becker Join Big List Of Upset Victims

    April 26, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Marcelo Rios ousts an out-of-shape Boris Becker at the Monte Carlo Open on Thursday. Photo by Associated Press

  • Sampras Wins Again

    April 22, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 World No. 1 Pete Sampras, wielding an aggressive forehand to go with his big serve, beat fellow American Richey Reneberg 6-4, 7-5 in the Japan Open final in Tokyo, to …

  • Sampras Reaches Finals

    April 21, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Pete Sampras protected his No. 1 ranking for another week by overcoming the crafty changeups and treacherous spins of Australian Mark Woodforde and advancing to the Japan Open final in …

  • Sampras Vs. Chang

    April 14, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Top-seeded Pete Sampras overcame Jan Siemerink of the Netherlands 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2) to set up an all-American final against No. 2 Michael Chang at the $328,000 Salem Open in …

  • Miscellany

    April 10, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Michigan quarterback Brian Griese was suspended indefinitely from the football team and appeared in court for arraignment on a felony charge stemming from a weekend incident in which he allegedly …

  • Third Team Not Enough As U.S. Eliminated From Davis Cup

    April 8, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Martin

  • U.S. Davis Cup Team Falls Behind Czechs 2-1

    April 7, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Galbraith

  • Miscellany

    April 6, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Michael Tabor sold his string of English betting parlors after winning the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes last year with Thunder Gulch. This year, he’s gambling on Honour and Glory. …

  • Ivanisevic’s Neck Pain Gives Agassi Lipton Title

    April 1, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Agassi

  • Sampras Loses At Lipton

    March 30, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Goran Ivanisevic regrouped during a 48-minute rain delay in the second set and beat Pete Sampras 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals at the Lipton Championships at Key Biscayne, Fla. …

  • Graf, Sampras Advance

    March 29, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Steffi Graf extended her winning streak to 18 matches by beating No. 8 Lindsay Davenport 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals of the Lipton Championships. Her opponent in Saturday’s final will …

  • Courier Loses, Fumes

    March 28, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 In the end, Jim Courier lost it. When his final shot fell at the net, Courier picked up the ball and belted it into the upper deck, punctuating his long, …

  • Graf, Davenport Meet Again

    March 27, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Lindsay Davenport, who nearly beat Steffi Graf earlier this month, will get another shot Thursday. Davenport and Graf set up their rematch with quarterfinal victories at the Lipton Championships.

  • Sabatini Beats Capriati At Lipton

    March 26, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Gabriela Sabatini sent Jennifer Capriati to the sideline by a score of 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals at the Lipton Championships. Andre Agassi survived his second consecutive three-set …

  • Sampras Moves Closer To No. 1

    March 25, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Two-time champion and a finalist each of the past three years, Pete Sampras advanced to the fourth round of the Lipton Championships by beating Jakob Hlasek 7-5, 7-6 (7-3). With …