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Green shoots of recovery point to prosperous
Green shoots of recovery point to prosperous times for businessThe AustralianAt Oscar's Cafe, new owner Jimmy (who does not want his surname in the paper) is cleaning up after the lunchtime rush for hot chips and hamburgers. He complains about the red tape involved in transferring the business from his brother's name ...
Posted on 9 March 2014 | 6:12 am
BNP Paribas Open: Rafael Nadal sneaks past
CNNBNP Paribas Open: Rafael Nadal sneaks past first-round ScareThe Desert SunAfter Federer won his third consecutive Indian Wells title in 2006, he lost to Guillermo Canes in his opening match in 2007. Federer actually has four titles at Indian Wells, winning again in 2012. Jimmy Connors is the other player to win three BNP ...BNP Paribas Open: Time is relative to Roger FedererLos Angeles TimesRoger Federer Must Deliver Strong Showing at Indian WellsBleacher Reportall 400 news articles »
Posted on 9 March 2014 | 3:36 am
Jimmy Connors still smashing tennis
Jimmy Connors still smashing tennis gentility (look out, Charlotte)Charlotte Business Journal (blog)Breaking racquets and records alike, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe electrified tennis during the 1970s and 1980s. Next week, they're headed to Charlotte as part of a four-player night of nostalgia at Time Warner Cable Arena. Connors, 61, and McEnroe, ...
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 7:27 pm
Tom Gullikson back at Mobile's tennis center
Tom Gullikson back at Mobile's tennis center with the future in mind (photos)al.comWhen he first visited Mobile, Gullikson had a lot of tennis in his future - as a professional contemporary of Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, as mixed-doubles champion of the 1984 U.S. Open, as captain of the United States' 1995 Davis ...
Posted on 8 March 2014 | 3:24 pm
US men's tennis missing its drive - Los
US men's tennis missing its driveLos Angeles TimesRemember when we used to have exciting, successful men's tennis players from the United States? Come on. Think hard. Press those thumbs to your temples. Some hints. John McEnroe. Jimmy Connors. Pete Sampras. Michael Chang. Jim Courier.and more »
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 8:29 pm
Would John McEnroe be OK with losingWhen John McEnroe takes part in a one-night tennis tournament in Charlotte on Thursday with the likes of Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl, fans will wait for the fiery McEnroe to blow up. And McEnroe finds that ironic.
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 11:42 am
Connors, McEnroe, Lendl, Cash reunite 30Jimmy Connors: 'People like remembering Jordan sinking a basket in the playoffs, Bird and Magic going at it, Pete Rose sliding into third base. Certainly my best days are behind me but maybe they like remembering that.'
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 11:18 am
U.S. men's tennis missing its driveAn American man hasn't won a major title since 2003. Jose Higueras says a high percentage of the coaches want it more than the U.S. players. Remember when we used to have exciting, successful men’s tennis players from the United States? Come on. Think hard. Press those thumbs to your temples.
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 9:06 pm
PHOTOS: Agassi, Sampras World Tennis DayWith American men's tennis experiencing lean times compared to the days of Agassi, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and before that Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe, the Las Vegan's brainpower would be sought after in the locker room and practice courts.
Posted on 3 March 2014 | 11:19 pm
Memory Lane: John McEnroe becomes No. 1On March 3, 1980, John McEnroe overtook Bjorn Borg to become the ATP Tour’s top-ranked singles player for the first time. In just his fourth year on the pro circuit, McEnroe, 21, caught his rival on the heels of winning the 1979 U.S. Open, the first of his seven Grand Slam titles.
Posted on 3 March 2014 | 2:53 pm
Fowler: Would John McEnroe be OK with losingA senior tennis event called the “Champions Cup” featuring John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl and Pat Cash will be played in Charlotte on Thursday at Time Warner Cable Arena at 7 p.m. Format: Cash and Lendl will play a single set ...
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 6:02 am
Connors, McEnroe, Lendl, Cash reunite 30Jimmy Connors isn’t sure when the first outburst will come – or from which side of the net. But odds are that one or more voices will be raised at some point. “I guess the further you get away from being what you used to be, the calmer ...
Posted on 11 March 2014 | 4:11 am
Connors to face McEnroe uptownThe Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their ...
Posted on 10 March 2014 | 7:13 am
BNP Paribas Open: Time is relative to RogerThe old guy, Father Time, will triumph in the end. He always does. But for the moment Roger Federer is holding serve against him, which in a sport primarily of the young is no small achievement. Federer has come to terms with reality. "If I can ...
Posted on 9 March 2014 | 8:17 pm
Jimmy Connors remains edgy, will play JohnAt 61, Jimmy Connors doesn’t play a lot of tennis anymore. Connors, the world’s No. 1 player in 1974-78 and an eight-time Grand Slam champion, will make an exception Thursday night in Charlotte. He will be one of the headliners at a senior ...
Posted on 9 March 2014 | 12:07 pm
Lendl to help replace Connors on tennis tourWhile Andy Murray basked in the glow of his first major championship, his coach celebrated the U.S. Open title with a few rounds of golf with his buddies.
Posted on 12 September 2012 | 3:22 pm
Agassi, McEnroe, Sampras, Connors to playAndre Agassi, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors and other Grand Slam champions will play a series of matches around the country in October and November.
Posted on 18 July 2012 | 10:01 am
Stepanek upsets Monfils to win WashingtonThrough injuries and illness and, well, aging, Radek Stepanek never doubted he'd one day hoist another trophy overhead as an ATP tournament champion.
Posted on 1 August 2011 | 2:20 pm
Serve it up: Jimmy Connors memoir coming inJimmy Connors has a memoir coming, with a few overhead smashes promised.
Posted on 19 June 2011 | 5:51 pm
No US men will be ranked in ATP top 10 nextThanks to players such as Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe, then Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, and, lately, Andy Roddick, there always has been at least one man from the United States in tennis' top 10 since the computer rankings began in 1973.
Posted on 6 August 2010 | 10:49 am
Jimmy Connors Discusses HisOne of the most riveting and infamous rivalries in tennis history was between Americans John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors.
Posted on 9 March 2014 | 1:15 pm
Interview with PowerShares Series PlayerJIMMY CONNORS: I guess you try to go out and do what you remember that you've always done. You go out and try to put forth the right kind of effort, try to get the most out of the amount of practice you put in. The first thing I try to do is keep it ...
Posted on 7 March 2014 | 2:53 pm
Memory Lane: Jimmy Connors defaultsJimmy Connors threw a fit at the 1986 Lipton tournament. (Robert Riger/Getty Images). In this modern age of collegiality and sportsmanship — call it the Roger Federer effect — it's insane to even consider a top-ranked player ...
Posted on 21 February 2014 | 1:45 pm
BPLD Book Blog: The Outsider: A Memoir byDuring his twenty year career as a professional tennis player, Jimmy Connors was someone fans either loved or hated. The Outsider, Connors' story of his life on and off the court, is unlikely to change the minds of those who ...
Posted on 12 February 2014 | 2:49 pm
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Posted on 19 January 2014 | 10:33 pm