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Pete Sampras exhibition tennis match on October 29

Baton Rouge – The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation has announced plans to sponsor an exhibition tennis match between Pete Sampras and Todd Martin, October 29, 2006 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center to help alleviate the financial challenges facing LSU Health Sciences Center students. Billed as “Duel Under the Oaks”, the exhibition match and other complementing events, are being presented in cooperation with the LSU Foundation, the Tiger Athletic Foundation and the LSU Department of Athletics. Paula Pennington de la Bretonne, of the Pennington Family Foundation, is organizing the match to assist the thousands of students who were victims of either Hurricane Katrina or Rita. 100% of proceeds derived from the event will go the LSU Health Sciences Center – Student Relief Fund. The “Duel Under the … Read entire article »

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Change of pace, Sampras back into tennis three years after retiring

By: Arash Markazi, Sports Illustrated.August 8, 2006 Pete Sampras had grown restless. While changing diapers and helping his wife, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, around the Beverly Hills home they share with their two sons, Christian and Ryan, Sampras was getting tired of his routine of waking up in the morning and watching cartoons with the kids, then playing golf. “I wanted to get myself busier,” said Sampras, who turns 35 this week. “I wanted to have a little more structured day. It was a general feeling I had within the past year. I was looking around, trying to see what was next.” When he retired from tennis three years ago, Sampras shut the sport out completely. He didn’t pick up a racket, watch a match or read a single sentence about the sport that had … Read entire article »

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