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  • Gussy Moran dies at 89; tennis player caused Wimbledon uproar with short skirt

    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 the shadow of Paramount Studios. She was 89.
  • KTLA-List: Tennis Great Billie Jean King

    KTLA-List: Tennis Great Billie Jean King
    LOS 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...

    Amarillo Slim dies at 83; poker's first celebrity

    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...

    PASSINGS: Pauline Betz Addie, Giorgio Tozzi, Harry Redmond Jr., James Woodress, Mark Dantzler

    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...

    Morrissey disses women's hoops. How dare he? Here's how

     
    In his column Sunday, "We couldn't care less about women's basketball," Sun-Times sports columnist Rick Morrissey explains and defends the relative indifference of American sports fans to the dynastic University of Connecticut and other teams in female...