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TENNIS.COM: JOHN MCENROE SAYS AMERICA’S BEST ATHLETES ARE PLAYING BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL
October 24, 2012 @ 6:30 AM

How does America groom the next U.S. grand slam champion?

“That’s the million dollar question,” said John McEnroe, speaking at the PowerShares Series event in Chicago before dispatching both his former rival Ivan Lendl in the semi-finals and Pete Sampras in the final.

McEnroe, whose namesake is attached to three tennis academies in...
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FOX SPORTS: JIM COURIER SHARES OPINION ON US MEN’S PLAYERS
October 23, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

Davis Cup captain Jim Courier wants US players to get their act together. While not overly critical of the way his team and some of the less-experienced players have performed this year, Courier says many are missing the big picture.

'Our players need to take a look around the landscape and...
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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: SAMPRAS BEATS MCENROE IN POWERSHARES SERIES EVENT
October 20, 2012 @ 8:08 PM

BOSTON (AP) -- Pete Sampras won the Staples Champions Cup on Friday for his second PowerShares Series' victory in two nights, beating John McEnroe 6-1 at the TD Garden.

Sampras beat Ivan Lendl on Thursday night in Auburn Hills, Mich., after losing to McEnroe on Wednesday night in the final in...
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BOSTON GLOBE: PETE SAMPRAS, JIM COURIER VISIT BOSTON SCHOOL
October 20, 2012 @ 5:53 PM

Before heading to the TD Garden for the Staples Champions Cup, tennis stars Pete Sampras and Jim Courier stopped by Mario Umana Middle School in East Boston Friday to offer some advice and instruction to young tennis players. The former number-one ranked players discussed their victories and answered questions about practicing. The event was...
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WASHINGTON POST: PETE SAMPRAS WINS POWERSHARES SERIES EVENT, BEATING JOHN MCENROE IN BOSTON
October 20, 2012 @ 11:50 AM

BOSTON — Pete Sampras won the Staples Champions Cup on Friday for his second PowerShares Series’ victory in two nights, beating John McEnroe 6-1 at the TD Garden.

Sampras beat Ivan Lendl on Thursday night in Auburn Hills, Mich., after losing to McEnroe on Wednesday night in the final in Chicago.

In...
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MERCURY NEWS: PETE SAMPRAS WINS IN BOSTON
October 20, 2012 @ 2:23 AM

BOSTON—Pete Sampras won the Staples Champions Cup on Friday for his second PowerShares Series' victory in two nights, beating John McEnroe 6-1 at the TD Garden.

Sampras beat Ivan Lendl on Thursday night in Auburn Hills, Mich., after losing to McEnroe on Wednesday night in the final in Chicago.

In the semifinals,...
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SAMPRAS WINS STAPLES CHAMPIONS CUP IN BOSTON
October 20, 2012 @ 12:43 AM

BOSTON, MA (Oct. 19, 2012) – Pete Sampras continued his impressive play in the early stages of the 2012 PowerShares Series by using his powerful serve to win the Staples Champions Cup at the TD Garden Friday night, with a 6-1 triumph over John McEnroe in the championship match.

It was...
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SAMPRAS NOTCHES FIRST TITLE OF THE SEASON AT CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE IN DETROIT
October 19, 2012 @ 6:45 AM

DETROIT, MI (Oct. 18, 2012) – Pete Sampras rebounded nicely from a tough loss in Chicago and used his powerful service game to capture the Champions Challenge at the Palace of Auburn Hills Thursday night, with an 8-4 triumph over Ivan Lendl in the championship match.  It was Sampras’ first...
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DETROIT NEWS: PETE SAMPRAS EXCITES CROWD AT THE PALACE
October 19, 2012 @ 6:29 AM

Auburn Hills — Pete Sampras couldn't take his eyes off the scoreboard at The Palace while it played highlights of his 1993 Wimbledon victory over then-No. 1 Jim Courier.

He stood, raised his right index finger.

And the crowd cheered.

Sampras defeated Courier in the semifinals of the PowerShares Series event Thursday night,...
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THE SEATTLE TIMES: SAMPRAS WINS IN MICHIGAN
October 19, 2012 @ 1:38 AM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. —

Pete Sampras beat Ivan Lendl 8-4 on Thursday night in the PowerShares Series' Champions Challenge at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Sampras rebounded from a loss to John McEnroe in Chicago on Wednesday night.

In the semifinals, Sampras beat Jim Courier 6-4, and Lendl edged McEnroe, 7-6 (6).

 

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: PETE SAMPRAS USES BIG SERVE TO WIN POWERSHARES TOURNEY AT PALACE
October 19, 2012 @ 12:12 AM

Four legends responsible for 33 Grand Slam tennis titles and more than 250 singles victories were at the Palace on Thursday night in the PowerShares series. Detroit was the third stop for Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl and Jim Courier, and Pistol Pete proved too much for the competition, beating...
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TENNIS.COM: Q&A WITH PETE SAMPRAS – THE MAN STILL WANTS TO WIN
October 18, 2012 @ 9:04 PM

Today, a guest post from Spin friend John Ziza of Chicago. Enjoy, all ye regular readers, and you newbies, too.

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Pete Sampras doesn’t let a little thing like retirement stop him from playing competitive tennis. Last night, he hooked up with fellow retirees John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl and Jim Courier for...
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TENNIS WORLD: ATP CHAMPIONS – MCENROE BEATS SAMPRAS TO WIN TITLE
October 18, 2012 @ 8:54 PM

John McEnroe came from behind to beat Pete Sampras and won the second event of the 2012 PowerShares Series. McEnroe came from a 4-7 deficit to score a 8-7 (4) victory over Sampras.  This was McEnroe’s first title of the season in his second appearance.

 

“I’m definitely going to savor this one...
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