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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.
  • 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...

    Virgen's View: King pumped for new Breakers

    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...

    Title IX's 40th anniversary sparks memories of Lopez, Lieberman, Evert, Strug

    Nancy Lopez was the first, an electric 21-year-old who had commandeered women's golf. So a buddy and I sneaked onto the Pine Ridge course in suburban Baltimore and watched Lopez dust the field for the third victory of her rookie season. It was May 1978,...

    Los Angeles City Section Hall of Fame adds 42 members

    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...