Monthly Archives: August 2011

NO LUCK FOR IRISH PAIR AT US OPEN

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NEW YORK – Were weeping and wailing heard throughout the streets of South Boston yesterday? Possibly. But maybe the word hadn’t gotten around yet about the gallant failure of two Irishmen trying to break into the US Open, and create some tennis history.  According to tournament officials, no Irishman had ever pushed beyond the first …

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VENUS OUT OF 2011 US OPEN

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In a surprise announcement, Venus Williams withdrew from the 2011 US Open due to a diagnosis of Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease characterized by dryness of the mouth and eyes.  The exact cause of Sjogren’s Syndrome is not known, although there is a growing support for genetic factors. It is most commonly (90%) found in …

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FLUSHING MEADOWS – A LATTER DAY OK CORRAL

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NEW YORK –  Ever wonder how Billy the  Kid would have done with a tennis racket instead of a shotgun? The Kid, known as a withdrawal artist to the bankers of Lincoln County, New Mexico, showed his quick, greedy hands to advantage in practicing his craft in the neighborhood of the Tombstone’s infamous OK Corral. …

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RE-ENACTMENT OF FIRST US CHAMPIONSHIP

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NEWPORT, Rhode Island — They threw a “You are there!” birthday bash on the grounds of the Grand Old Lady of Bellevue Avenue the other day at the Hall of Fame. She, of course, being the Newport Casino, sturdy of timbers and rich in history, justifyingly proud of her role as the elder housemother of …

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