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Gussy Moran, who gained both international fame and notoriety by wearing a short skirt and lace panties in the 1949 Wimbledon tennis tournament and who lived a life of celebrity for many years, died Wednesday night in her small Los Angeles apartment in...
In the 78-year history of high school sports in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the number of Olympians produced, major league players developed and Hall of Fame members inducted from a variety of sports is staggering. So now you can understand...
It was 3 a.m. in Las Vegas in May 1972. Thomas Austin Preston Jr., better known as Amarillo Slim, had won the main event at the World Series of Poker less than two hours earlier, and there he was looking for a game — any game. "As long as it's for...
Pauline Betz Addie 1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...
Sir Percy Cradock British diplomat Sir Percy Cradock, 86, the British diplomat who negotiated the terms for returning Hong Kong to Chinese rule, died Jan. 22 after a brief illness, his family announced in London. Cradock was first posted to Hong Kong...
Tennis legend Jack Kramer, considered by many the most influential person in the game in the last 60 years, died late Saturday night at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88. He had been diagnosed in mid-July with soft tissue sarcoma, a cancer of the...
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Ron Silver, the Tony Award-winning actor who amassed an impressive list of roles based on real-life figures in movies including "Reversal of Fortune" and "Ali," died Sunday. He was 62. Silver, a longtime liberal political activist who became an outspoken...
Times Staff WriterIN the big inning, there was Koufax. Baseball cradled in his left hand, his flinty eyes staring down another strikeout victim, he was the quintessential Los Angeles sports superstar of the mid-20th century, a larger-than-life mythic figure to a city...
Times Staff WriterWe've all got our guilty pleasures. Here at Got Game headquarters, I've found a new one: the lovely lady wrestling game Rumble Roses. Every few months a new version of SmackDown! lands on my desk, and invariably it matches up two steroid-fueled behemoths...
Tags: Bam Margera, Wrestling, Xbox, PlayStation, Teen-agers
KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Winning 39 grand slams including 20 Wimbledon titles -- there's no arguing the legendary Billie Jean King scores as tennis' most preeminent player. But off the court, the Long Beach native is known as "the" champion for social...
VarietyBy Steve Clarke LONDON Local shingle New Black Films is producing a theatrical documentary about Billie Jean King and the battle to establish equal pay in women's sports. "The Battle of the Sexes" focuses on the years 1968-73 climaxing with the tennis...
Billie Jean King wasn't bashful about her opinion on the state of tennis during a quaint meet-and-greet for the new Orange County Breakers at the Ayres Hotel in Costa Mesa Tuesday night. She said tennis, mainly men's, is great globally, but the U.S. is...
Tags: Tennis, Andy Roddick, Lindsay Davenport, Andre Agassi
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