Yearly Archives: 2012

ANDY RETIRES, KEEPS WINNING

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NEW YORK –   So you retire.   Goodbye, good luck. Somebody sent flowers. Old colleagues send cigars and J&B.  Speeches are made, lauding a loyal employee’s efforts on behalf of the old company for over a decade.   Farewell.   You will be remembered, but – what’s this? – you show up at the …

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LAURA ROBSON / GIANTKILLER AT US OPEN

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NEW YORK — If you’re a British reporter covering the U.S. Open, you don’t have much to do besides admiring the Autumnal landscape. Always nice to visit America in early September.  You might even bring a racket to swat a few balls in Central Park. But the tennis at Flushing Meadows, where the big boys …

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TENNIS FOR THE MATURE SET

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While the Republicans and Democrats were slinging lies and insults at each other in the name of freedom, another quaint American custom was getting under way in a New York Meadow called Flushing. This exercise features  men  and women swinging clubs at each other and hitting yellow balls at their feet.  It is called the …

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BUD COLLINS SET TO RETURN TO MAJORS

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Never mind Federer. Forget about Azarenka. The big news from the United States Open is that Bud Collins is coming back. Bud’s gaudy slacks have not been seen – and his gaudy prose has not been read or heard – since he ruptured a tendon in his left quad during the 2011 Open. It has …

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DON’T FALL ON YOUR FACE!

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I fell on my face.   This is not very smart, so I advise you: don’t fall on your face.  My tumble was in a New York hotel, and I advise you not to that either.  The injury, a ruptured quad tendon, occurred during last year’s U.S. Open, and was followed by 10 months in …

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