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Bill Johnston (tennis)

William Marquitz "Little Bill" Johnston was a former World No. 1 American tennis champion. Bill Johnston was born November 2, 1894, in San Francisco, the son of Robert Johnston, an electrical plant mechanic and Margaret Burns, of Irish origin. Bill started to play tennis in early 1906, aged eleven, on the public asphalt courts in Golden Gate Park. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake the schools were closed and he spent much of his spare time practicing on the tennis courts, he achieved his first tournament victory at the 1910 Bay Counties junior singles competition. In 1916 Johnston won the Cincinnati Open after Clarence Griffin defaulted in the Challenge Round. Johnston won the Longwood Challenge Cup, played on the Longwood Courts at Chestnut Hill, MA in 1913, 1916, 1919, 1920 and 1921. During World War I Johnston served in the U. S. Navy. Johnston was the co-World No. 1 player in 1919 and in 1922 along with Gerald Patterson and Bill Tilden. He won the US Championships in 1915 and 1919, as well as the World Hard Court Championships and Wimbledon in 1923.

Until "Big Bill" Tilden began to defeat him in 1920, Johnston had been the best American player for a number of years and was ranked No.1 by the United States Lawn Tennis Association in 1915 and 1919. In July 1919 Johnston had defeated Tilden in the final of the U. S. Clay Court Championships. A month Johnston had beaten Tilden in three straight sets in the final of the 1919 US Championships, before Tilden overtook him in 1920. Johnston remained competitive with Tilden for the next seven or eight years, but was never able to beat Tilden in an important match again. For instance, in 1922 Johnston defeated Tilden three times out of four occasions but Tilden beat Johnston in the final of the U. S. Championships in five sets. In 1923, despite Johnston winning both the World Hard Court Championships and Wimbledon, he again failed to beat Tilden at the US Championships, losing in three one-sided sets. Johnston again threatened to get closer to beating Tilden on the big stage in following years, but memorably lost the 1925 US Championships final in five sets to Tilden.

Johnston was runner-up a record 6 times in the US Championships, This is still a record today. Together Johnston and Tilden won seven consecutive Davis Cup trophies, from 1920 to 1926, a record that still stands. In September 1927 Johnston announced his retirement after the U. S. Davis Cup loss to the French team consisting of the'Four Musketeers' and confirmed his decision in mid-1928, he turned down an offer to become professional. Johnston was renowned for the power and deadliness of his forehand drive, which he hit shoulder-high with a Western grip, and, considered the best forehand of his time. After his tennis career Johnston was active in the brokerage industry, he died of tuberculosis on May 1, 1946 at the age of 51. Bill Johnston was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1958. Events with a challenge round: won.

Sav Remzi

Sav Remzi, born in 1964 in London, is a music producer and consultant. He is responsible for a number of imprints over the past two decades or more, including the music label Nuphonic Records, The Blue Note Club in Shoreditch, the London Xpress radio shows for Xfm, Tirk Records, the Lovebox Festival, the championing of various hit artists including New Young Pony Club and Fujiya & Miyagi. Whilst directing his Tirk Records label, Remzi develops creative marketing campaigns for brands which have included Virgin Media, Harvey Goldsmith, The Guardian, Pernod Ricard, Mazda, Perry Ellis and Bowers & Wilkins. In 2013, he was appointed Founding Member and Music Director at the not-for-profit members club, The House Of St Barnabas in London's Soho. Most Remzi published Goldie's memoirs on Faber & Faber and consults creative concepts and audio installations for the Mint Group and St John in Hackney, whilst producing various music projects. In 1989, Remzi began working with early musical pioneers such as Andrew Weatherall, Gilles Peterson and Norman Jay, hosting their residencies at his newly built Jazz club, the Red-Eye.

He went on to co-found the record label, Nuphonic Records in 1993. Nuphonic's first release was Faze Action's club classic, In The Trees. In the following years, the label went on to release a broad spectrum of dance music ranging from Afro rhythms to House music. Nuphonic titles included David Mancuso's Loft series, Norman Jay's Good Times, Andrew Weatherall, Faze Action and Ashley Beedle.. Nuphonic ceased operations in 2002. In 1994 Remzi took charge of the Blue Note club in London's Hoxton Square. By hosting residencies from the likes of DJ Harvey, James Lavelle, Gilles Peterson, Goldie's'Metalheadz', Talvin Singh's'Anokha' and Ninja Tune's'Stealth', the club proved to become a platform from which audiences could sample the various new musical movements that were emerging at the time. In 2000, Remzi secured the production of a new weekly radio show called London Xpress which launched, the indie station, Xfm's drive towards dance audiences. In September 2000, Remzi acquired and built his own venue, the Bridge & Tunnel, a two-floor 400 capacity venue in London's Shoreditch.

A bank, the site was converted into a club/restaurant/bar. The club closed in 2003 due to licensing issues. Remzi A&R's his own record label Tirk Records, founded in 2003; the label's first signing, 2007 Mercury Award nominees New Young Pony Club attracted critical acclaim with their singles'Ice Cream' and'The Get Go'. Tirk subsequently unearthed Miyagi with their album; the Tirk roster include acts such as Richard Norris, Maurice Fulton, Tom Findley, Idjut Boys, The Bees, Greg Wilson, Chaz Jankel Chaz Jankel, Martin Rushent. In 2005 Remzi secured founding partnership in London's Lovebox Festival, facilitating its move to East Londons' Victoria Park. In 2008 Remzi was recruited as panel judge together with Carl Barat Carl Barat, The Charlatans, other industry figures in Virgin Media's call for bands competition Road To V, where bands such as Bombay Bicycle Club and Young Knives were first aired; the show was an 8-part TV series aired on Channel 4. Remzi now acts as music strategy consultant to various brands including Virginmedia, Meantime Brewery, d&b Audiotechnik, Bowers & Wilkins, John Lewis and Perry Ellis.

Projects have included The Guardian and Intel for the creation of the world's first on-line festival, aired live in June 2007 within the virtual environment of Second Life. Secondfest was subsequently awarded the AOP prize for the'Innovation' category. Since 2012, Remzi has been Music Director and founding member of the not-for-profit social enterprise members club House of St Barnabas in London's Soho, which has a mission to break the cycle of homelessness. At HOSB he has programmed high profile events, styled the clubs music strategy and forged partnerships with the likes of NTS Live and Boiler Room, as well as appointing founding members Jarvis Cocker, Rob da Bank, Gilles Peterson, Andrew Weatherall and many others. Between 2014 to 2016, Remzi joined Harvey Goldsmith where he programmed various John Lewis sponsored festival events including Onblackheath Festival in SE London, Onroundhay in Leeds. Onblackheath Remzi headlined the likes of Massive Attack, Grace Jones, Gilles Peterson, Neneh Cherry, Jarvis Cocker and many more.

In 2016 Remzi was appointed music judge for Berwick Street Calling, alongside Primal Scream's Simone Butler. 2017 saw Remzi publish Goldie's memoirs, titled'All Things Remembered' on Faber & Faber'. Most Remzi has consulted on audio installations and creative strategy for the Mint Group at Koko and for St John at Hackney a 2000 capacity venue designed by John Pawson due to open in 2020

Abubakar Nurmagomedov

Abubakar Magomedovich Nurmagomedov is a Russian mixed martial artist of Avar heritage, competing in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is Russian national combat sambo champion. Abubakar Nurmagomedov was born on November 13, 1989 in the village of Goksuv in Khasavyurtovsky District, Dagestan. At primary school Abubakar began to train in freestyle wrestling, after high school he joined to Combat Sambo under Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. In 2014 he won the bronze medal match at the Combat Sambo World Championships. Nurmagomedov made his professional MMA debut in October 2011 against Ibrahim Dzhantukhanov of Russia, won in the first round by Submission. At the Sochi Star tournament he was eliminated by Dagestani UFC hopeful Magomed Mustafaev by technical knockout in the first round. In the last fight before his American career he beat Vladimir Gunzu of Ukraine at Fight Star - Battle on Sura 3 in the first round. In March Nurmagomedov signed a contract with WSOF. In his WSOF debut, Nurmagomedov defeated Jorge Moreno of USA on August 1, 2015 at WSOF 22 via unanimous decision.

After his debut he beat next opponent from Las Vegas, Nevada Danny Davis Jr. on December 18, 2015 at WSOF 26 via unanimous decision. Nurmagomedov faced Matthew Frincu on April 2, 2016 at WSOF 30, he won the fight via TKO in the second round. Nurmagomedov faced John Howard on October 7, 2016 at WSOF 33, he won the fight via unanimous decision. Nurmagomedov faced Matt Secor on 18 March 2017 at WSOF 35, he won the fight via unanimous decision. Nurmagomedov competed at PFL welterweight Grand-Prix, he faced Pavel Kusch in the opening round at PFL 3 on July 5, 2018. He lost the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the second round. Nurmagomedov faced Jonatan Westin on August 16, 2018 at PFL 6, he won the fight by unanimous decision. On October 15, 2018, it was announced that Nurmagomedov would replace João Zeferino in the Welterweight Tournament at PFL 10 on October 20, 2018, he faced Bojan Veličković in the quarter-final round. The bout ended in a unanimous draw with Nurmagomedov advancing due to winning the first round.

However, Nurmagomedov Veličković replaced him. Nurmagomedov made his promotional debut on November 2019 at UFC on ESPN + 21 against David Zawada, he lost the fight via a submission in round one. World Combat Sambo Federation 2014 Combat Sambo World Championships 3rd – 82 kg At UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped the cage after his title victory and charged toward Conor McGregor's cornerman Dillon Danis. Soon after, McGregor and Abubakar attempted to exit the octagon, but a scuffle broke out between them after McGregor punched Abubakar. McGregor was attacked by two of Khabib's corner men, Zubaira Tukhugov and Esed Emiragaev. On January 29, 2019, the NSAC announced a one-year suspension for Nurmagomedov, a $25,000 fine, he became eligible to compete again on June 6, 2019. List of current WSOF fighters List of male mixed martial artists Abubakar Nurmagomedov on Twitter Professional MMA record for Abubakr Nurmagomedov from Sherdog