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  • Sports People

    March 22, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 The international track and field federation appears to be on the verge of allowing Dallas sprinter Michael Johnson to compete in both the 200- and 400-meter events in Atlanta. The …

  • Chang Cruises To Easy Win

    March 18, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Michael Chang, the “human wall” of men’s tennis, went on the attack for a change, rolling to a 7-5, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Paul Haarhuis in the Newsweek Champions Cup …

  • Graf Wins In Tiebreaker

    March 17, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 At Indian Wells, Calif., Steffi Graf, playing her first tournament in four months, came from behind in two tiebreakers to beat Conchita Martinez and win the State Farm Evert Cup. …

  • Sampras Upset By Haarhuis Indian Wells, Calif.

    March 16, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Pete Sampras, who could have regained the No. 1 world ranking with a win, was upset by nemesis Paul Haarhuis 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the Champions …

  • Agassi Edges Martin

    March 15, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Andre Agassi, coming up with big shots at critical times, won a pair of tiebreakers to edge Todd Martin in three sets in the Newsweek Champions Cup. Agassi had to …

  • Chang Knocks Off Edberg

    March 14, 1996 in Sports on Page C4 In a second-round duel between former winners of the Newsweek Champions Cup, fifth-seeded Michael Chang defeated unseeded Stefan Edberg, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, on this uncommon day in the desert, where …

  • Becker Upset By Spaniard

    March 13, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Australian Open champion Boris Becker failed to solve the swirling winds and was upset by Spain’s Carlos Costa 6-3, 7-5 in a second-round match of the $2.2 million Newsweek Champions …

  • Graf Survives Third Round

    March 12, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Steffi Graf, playing only her second match in four months, was tested by Julie Halard-Decugis, but came away with a 6-3, 7-5 victory in the third round of the $550,000 …

  • Sampras Limps Into Quarterfinals

    March 8, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Pete Sampras advanced to the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO indoor tournament with his second straight hard-fought victory. The world’s top-ranked player was hampered after twisting an ankle in the …

  • Graf Returns For Evert Cupe

    March 6, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Top-ranked Steffi Graf, sidelined since undergoing foot surgery in December, will make her 1996 debut at this week’s Evert Cup tournament. It will be Graf’s first tournament since winning the …

  • Sampras Won’t Make Davis Event

    March 6, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Pete Sampras, who led the United States to the Davis Cup championship last year, won’t play in next month’s second-round match in the Czech Republic. Sampras said the timing of …

  • Courier Whips Qualifier

    March 4, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Jim Courier ended a surprising run by Chris Woodruff, beating the qualifier 6-4, 6-3 for the U.S. Indoor championship in Philadelphia. The superb serves and string-shredding groundstrokes by the No. …

  • Sports People

    March 3, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Former Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier was feeling better and could be released from a Lincoln, Neb., hospital next week. Frazier was admitted Monday for a sinus infection. American Tom “Boom” …

  • Quick Exit For Muster

    Feb. 27, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Top-seeded Thomas Muster was upset by Italy’s Andrea Gaudenzi 6-3, 6-4 in the first round Italian Indoors ATP tournament in Milan, Italy. Italian fans went wild at Milan’s Palatrussardi Arena …

  • Sampras Downs Martin

    Feb. 26, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Pete Sampras took advantage of three double faults by Todd Martin, including two in the tiebreaker, to beat his occasional doubles partner 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) for the Kroger-St. Jude tennis …

  • Sampras Dominates Chang

    Feb. 25, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Pete Sampras beat his longtime rival Michael Chang 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals of the Kroger-St. Jude tennis tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Sampras will play Todd Martin, a 6-3, 7-5 …

  • Capriati Bounced By Novotna

    Feb. 24, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Jennifer Capriati’s tennis comeback didn’t get her beyond the quarterfinals of the $450,000 Faber Grand Prix in Essen, Germany. It did get her an injury. Jana Novotna beat Capriati 7-6 …

  • Sports People

    Feb. 23, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Hideo Nomo agreed to a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers worth $4.3 million… . Notching the second win of her comeback, Jennifer Capriati defeated Austria’s Barbara …

  • Jensen Jolts Agassi’s No. 1 Bid

    Feb. 22, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Andre Agassi’s bid to regain the No. 1 ranking took a sudden nosedive with a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Luke Jensen, the ambidextrous doubles specialist ranked 419th in the world. …

  • Sampras No. 1 Again

    Feb. 19, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Pete Sampras, putting his big serve to good use, easily defeated Andre Agassi 6-2, 6-3 to win the Sybase Open in San Jose, Calif., and regain his ranking as the …

  • Sampras Nears No. 1 Rank

    Feb. 18, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Pete Sampras is a win away from being No. 1 again after enduring a tiebreaker to complete a 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 win over Jan Kroslak in the Sybase Open semifinals. …

  • Sports People

    Feb. 17, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 After an aborted comeback attempt in Paris, Jennifer Capriati has accepted a wild-card invitation to play in Essen, Germany, next week. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Iva Majoli and Anke Huber also …

  • No. 1 Muster Upset

    Feb. 15, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Two days after getting a controversial No. 1 ranking, Austrian Thomas Muster was upset in the opening round of the Dubai Open by lightly regarded Australian Sandon Stolle. The 25-year-old …

  • Capriati’s Return Scuttled

    Feb. 14, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Amidst the hoopla of Jennifer Capriati’s last-minute withdrawal, Martina Hingis calmly grabbed a spot in the second round of the Paris Open. Hingis, the 15-year-old Swiss star who has been …

  • U.S. Davis Cup Team Advances; Czech Republic Comes Next

    Feb. 11, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 McEnroe

  • Chang, Martin Lead U.S. To 2-0 Lead In Davis Cup

    Feb. 10, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Chang

  • U.S., Chang Open Davis Cup Play

    Feb. 9, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Michael Chang, who provided moments of high drama in 1990 when he helped the United States end a long Davis Cup losing streak, returns after a six-year absence tonight when …

  • Sports People

    Feb. 5, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Cheered on by the home crowd, top-seeded Goran Ivanisevic won the first Croatian Indoors tournament, by downing Cedric Pioline of France, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2… . In Cleveland, Andre …

  • Cheap Seats

    Feb. 4, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Barkley

  • Seles Upset In Pan Pacific

    Feb. 3, 1996 in Sports on Page C2 Iva Majoli, an 18-year-old Croatian ranked No. 8 in the world, upset top-ranked Monica Seles 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Majoli will face …