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No. 1 Muster Upset

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

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

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

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U.S., Chang Open Davis Cup Play

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

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 …


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Seles Upset In Pan Pacific

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 …


Muster Tops Atp Rankings

Andre Agassi will lose his No. 1 spot to Austrian Thomas Muster in the next ATP Tour rankings because of a scheduling quirk. Agassi, who took over as No. 1 …


Boris Wants Grand Slam This Year

As farfetched as it may have seemed a few years ago, and as much of a longshot as it may be even now, Boris Becker truly believes he has a …


Becker Returns To Winner’s Circle

Boris Becker blended his uncanny survival instincts with the diving volleys of his youth to win the Australian Open today, more than a decade after the first of his six …


Seles Wins Australian Title Three Years After Winning Last Slam, Seles Claims Her Ninth Major Title

Monica Seles still smashing in Australia. Photo by Associated Press


Chang Beats Agassi With Ease Becker Also Wins In Straight Sets To Set Up Aussie Open Title Match

Defending champion Andre Agassi ran out of miracles at last when human backboard Michael Chang overcame a rib injury Friday to reach the Australian Open final. The top-ranked Agassi, who …


Seles Struggles Into Finals

Unable to lift her arm the day before, Monica Seles flirted with defeat today until she imposed her will on indefatigable Chanda Rubin to reach the Australian Open final. Seles, …


Huber, Coetzer Set For Semifinals

Knuckles bleeding from a fall on court, Conchita Martinez tumbled out of the Australian Open today as Anke Huber reached a Grand Slam semifinals for the first time in three …


Seles, Chang In Semifinals With Straight-Set Victories

One more nagging injury struck Monica Seles, though it didn’t slow her down a step today on the way into the Australian Open semifinals. Seles, beset by a groin pull …


Philippoussis Flames Out At Aussie Open

Amanda Coetzer hammers Elena Likhovtseva. Photo by Associated Press


Agassi Avoids Upset, But Sampras Doesn’t

Andre Agassi pulled one more great escape in the Australian Open on Sunday and grabbed a shot at swiping the No. 1 ranking Pete Sampras abdicated in a stunning loss …


Chang Romps Into Fourth Round

Smoothly and quietly, Michael Chang is sneaking ahead at the Australian Open, winning in straight sets while other top seeds struggle, shrugging off the searing heat that everyone else fears. …


Aussie Still Seles’ Playground; Sampras In Form Top-Seeded Pair Run Away And Hide With Easy Wins On Day 2 Down Under

Unbeaten forever Down Under, Monica Seles picked up where she left off at the Australian Open. Despite a pulled groin muscle that caused her to wince in pain at times, …


Agassi Nearly Takes Tumble In The First Round At Open

Jim Courier struggles against Johan Van Herck, but still manages to survive in his opening match. Photo by Associated Press


Sports People

An injured Monica Seles saved a match point and remained unbeaten in Australia, defeating Lindsay Davenport 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 to win the Peters International in Sydney, Australia… …


Miscellany

At Lumberton, N.C., defense lawyers for a man charged with killing Michael Jordan’s father repeatedly questioned whether the body found in 1993 could be someone else’s. “Identity is certainly an …


Seles Looks To Australia

Monica Seles pronounced herself fit and eager to return to the Australian Open, the last Grand Slam tournament she won before being stabbed in the back and knocked out of …


Graf Will Miss Australian Open Due To Foot Surgery

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Sports People

Skier Craig Thrasher of Steamboat Springs, Colo., suffered apparent injuries to both knees when he crashed during a training session for a World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy. . …


Sampras, Martin Advance

Pete Sampras beat Patrick McEnroe 6-1, 7-6 (7-1), while Todd Martin ousted Sergi Bruguera of Spain 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 and moved into the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam Cup in …


Sampras Shows Why He’s No. 1 In U.S. Victory

Deft and powerful, Pete Sampras leads U.S. past Russia. Photo by Associated Press


Sampras Struggles To Davis Cup Win; Courier Loses

Pete Sampras didn’t walk off the court after his grueling victory against Russia’s Andrei Chesnokov. He was dragged from it - his cramped legs limp beneath him - by two …


Sports People

Texas Christian sophomore Michael Reeder won the Lou Groza Award, which goes to the nation’s best collegiate kicker. … Leon McQuay, 45, a running back best known for a fumble …