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René Lacoste

Jean René Lacoste was a French tennis player and businessman. He was nicknamed "the Crocodile" because of. Lacoste was one of The Four Musketeers with Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet, French tennis stars who dominated the game in the late 1920s and early 1930s, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles at the French and British championships and was an eminent baseline player and tactician of the pre-war period. As a member of the French team, Lacoste won the Davis Cup in 1927 and 1928. Lacoste was the World No. 1 player for both 1926 and 1927. Lacoste started playing tennis at age 15, his first participation in a Grand Slam tournament was the 1922 Wimbledon Championships in which he lost in the first round to Pat O'Hara Wood. The following year, 1923, he reached the fourth round at Wimbledon to be narrowly defeated by Cecil Campbell, he competed for the first time in the U. S. Championships, his breakthrough came in 1925 when he won the singles title at the French Championships and at Wimbledon, in both cases after a victory in the final against compatriot Jean Borotra.

The following year, 1926, Lacoste lost his French title after a straight-sets defeat in the final to Henri Cochet. He did not compete at Wimbledon that year, but in September he won the U. S. National Championships title against Borotra, he was ranked No. 1 for 1926 by tennis correspondent of The Daily Telegraph. In 1927, dubbed'The finest year in tennis history' by E. Digby Baltzell, Lacoste was part of the French team that captured the Davis Cup from the United States, ending the latter's 6-year title run; the final was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia and Lacoste won both his singles matches against Bill Johnston and Bill Tilden. He won both of them. At the French Championships he was victorious in five sets. S. National Championships he defended his title and denied Tilden his seventh U. S. title by winning in straight sets, although he survived setpoints in the first and third set and was down a break in the second. At Wimbledon, Lacoste lost a five-set semifinal to Borotra.

For the second successive year he was ranked No. 1. In 1928 Lacoste lost his French title after a four-set loss in the final against Cochet, he took revenge by beating Cochet in the final of the Wimbledon Championships after having defeated Tilden in a five-set semifinal. The Challenge Round of the 1928 Davis Cup against the United States was played at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris on 27–29 July; the stadium was constructed to host France's first defense of the Davis Cup. Lacoste lost the first rubber in a five-set match to Tilden but France won the remaining rubbers to defeat the challengers 4–1 and retain the cup. Lacoste did not participate in the 1928 U. S. Championships. Between 1923 and 1928 Lacoste played 51 Davis Cup matches for France in 26 ties and compiled a record of 32–8 in singles and 8–3 in doubles; the only major championship he played in 1929 was the French and he won his seventh, last, Grand Slam singles title after a tight five-set final against Jean Borotra. Failing health, including respiratory disease, led to his withdrawal from competitive tennis in 1929 although he would make a brief comeback at the 1932 French Championships, where he defeated reigning Wimbledon champion Sidney Wood in the third round, but lost in the fourth to Harry Lee.

He was the non-playing captain of the French Davis Cup team in 1932 and 1933. The Four Musketeers were inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1976. In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, included Lacoste in his list of the 21 greatest players of all time. In 1928 Lacoste wrote a book which he titled'Lacoste on Tennis.' There are numerous explanations of why Lacoste was nicknamed "The Crocodile." A 2006 New York Times obituary about Lacoste's son, provides an authoritative one. In the 1920s Lacoste made a bet with his team captain about whether he would win a certain match; the stakes were a suitcase. René Lacoste's friend Robert George embroidered a crocodile onto a blazer that Lacoste wore for his matches. Lacoste was a baseline player who relied on control and deeply-placed groundstrokes to put pressure on his opponents. In addition he backhand slice. Nicknamed the'Tennis Machine' for his methodical game and ability to avoid errors, he was known as a devoted and hard-working player, rather than a player with a great amount of natural talent.

His style was a complete contrast to that of his fellow Musketeer Henri Cochet. Lacoste was a studious tactician who meticulously analysed his opponents and kept detailed notes on their strengths and weaknesses. In 1933, Lacoste founded La Société Chemise Lacoste with André Gillier; the company produced the tennis shirt known as a "polo shirt," which Lacoste wore when he was playing. In 1963, Lacoste's son Bernard took over the management of the company. In 1961, Lacoste created an innovation in racket technology by unveiling and patenting the first tubular steel tennis racket. At that time, wood rackets were the norm; the steel-tube rac

Everything's Alright (Jesus Christ Superstar song)

"Everything's Alright" is a song from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is about the anointing of Jesus. In the song, Mary Magdalene tries to calm Jesus with an expensive ointment and tells him not to get worried. Judas accuses her of wasting resources. Jesus retorts by saying that there will always be poverty in the world and that they will never be able to help everyone; the song is musically notable for its 54 time signature. Yvonne Elliman, who sang the part of Mary Magdalene on the original rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar and in the 1971 Broadway original cast and 1973 film, released a single of "Everything's Alright" in 1971, which reached #92 on the Billboard Hot 100; the reprise of "Everything's Alright" is sung by Mary Magdalene to calm Jesus after his intense day of negative events, as he goes to sleep. The short, 29 second reprise leads into the hit single, "I Don't Know How to Love Him,", sung by Mary Magdalene. In the 1973 film version, only the "Close your Eyes" number is sung, omitting all of the rest of the lyrics, including the line: "I know that I will sleep well tonight", sung by Jesus.

John Farnham, Kate Ceberano, Jon Stevens released a version of "Everything's Alright" in 1992. The song peaked at number 6 for one week in the Australian Recording Industry Association's ARIA Charts; the song stayed in the ARIA Charts top 10 for five weeks. It spent an overall total of 14 weeks in Australia's ARIA Charts: entry date: 26 July 1992 at number 46, exit date: 25 October 1992 at number 44. Everything's Alright Overture

2002 in Shooto

The year 2002 is the 14th year in the history of Shooto, a mixed martial arts promotion based in Japan. In 2002 Shooto held 21 events beginning with, Shooto: Treasure Hunt 1. Shooto: Treasure Hunt 1 was an event held on January 12, 2002 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Shooto: Treasure Hunt 2 was an event held on January 25, 2002 at Kitazawa Town Hall in Setagaya, Japan. Shooto: Treasure Hunt 3 was an event held on February 11, 2002 at Kobe Fashion Mart in Kobe, Japan. Shooto: Gig East 8 was an event held on February 28, 2002 at Kitazawa Town Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Shooto: Treasure Hunt 4 was an event held on March 13, 2002 at Kitazawa Town Hall in Setagaya, Japan. Shooto: Treasure Hunt 5 was an event held on March 15, 2002 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Shooto: Gig Central 1 was an event held on March 31, 2002 at Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall in Nagoya, Japan. Shooto: Wanna Shooto 2002 was an event held on April 14, 2002 at Kitazawa Town Hall in Setagaya, Japan. Shooto: Wanna Shooto Japan was an event held on April 21, 2002 at Kitazawa Town Hall in Setagaya, Japan.

Shooto: Treasure Hunt 6 was an event held on May 5, 2002 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Shooto: Gig East 9 was an event held on May 28, 2002 at Kitazawa Town Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Shooto: Treasure Hunt 7 was an event held on June 29, 2002 at The Kanaoka Park Gymnasium in Sakai, Japan. Shooto: Treasure Hunt 8 was an event held on July 19, 2002 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Shooto: Treasure Hunt 9 was an event held on July 27, 2002 at The Kitazawa Town Hall in Setagaya, Japan. Shooto: Gig East 10 was an event held on August 27, 2002 at Kitazawa Town Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Shooto: Treasure Hunt 10 was an event held on September 16, 2002 at The Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Yokohama, Japan. Shooto: Gig East 11 was an event held on September 25, 2002 at Kitazawa Town Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Shooto: Gig Central 2 was an event held on October 6, 2002 at The Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall in Nagoya, Japan. Shooto: Gig West 3 was an event held on October 27, 2002 at The Namba Grand Kagetsu Studio in Osaka, Japan.

Shooto: Treasure Hunt 11 was an event held on November 15, 2002 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Shooto: Year End Show 2002 was an event held on December 14, 2002 at The Tokyo Bay NK Hall in Urayasu, Japan. Shooto List of Shooto champions List of Shooto Events

Didelot (horse)

Didelot was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a career that lasted from March 1796 to October 1798 he won two races. In 1796 he won a race at Newmarket and defeated ten opponents, including his more fancied stable companion to win The Derby, his subsequent form was disappointing. At the end of his racing career he was exported to stand at stud in Russia. Didelot was bred by his owner Sir Frank Standish, he was the second of ten foals produced by an unnamed Highflyer mare bred by Mr Tattersall. Her first foal had been the 1795 Derby winner Spread Eagle and she went on to produce Eagle, the beaten favourite in the 1799 Derby. Didelot was sired by Lord Clermont's black stallion Trumpator, who won several races at Newmarket in 1786 and went on to become a "huge success" at stud being Champion sire in 1803. Didelot began his racing career at Newmarket's Craven meeting in spring 1796. On 28 March he started 7/4 favourite for the Produce Stakes over ten furlongs "Across the Flat" and finished second of the four runners to Mr Hallett's colt Stickler.

Didelot recorded his first win. Running against three opponents in the second class of the Prince's Stakes, he started 4/5 favourite and won from Lord Darlington's Tally-Ho! The 11/8 favourite for the Derby at Epsom was Didelot's stable companion, an unnamed brown colt sired by Sir Peter who would be given the name Mr. Teazle. Despite his win at Newmarket, Didelot did not feature in the betting, suggesting that his role in the race was to provide pace and support for Mr. Teazle. Ridden by the experienced John Arnull, he won from Stickler, the Duke of Bedford's Leviathan and eight others. Mr. Teazle was unplaced. At Newmarket in autumn, Didelot ran twice over the two mile "Ditch In" course. On 4 October he was beaten at level weights by Leviathan. Two weeks Didelot and Leviathan were the only runners for the Main class of the Prince's Stakes, with victory again going to the Duke of Bedford's colt. Didelot ran three times as a four-year-old without showing any worthwhile form. On 17 April he ran in a 300-guinea match race over the "Ditch In" course in which he was beaten by Stickler.

At the next Newmarket meeting on 5 May he finished last of the four runners behind Pepper-pot and Leviathan in the Claret Stakes. In late summer he was sent north to contest the Great Produce Stakes over four miles at York and finished fourth of the five runners behind Mr Dawson's Hippopotamus. Didelot reappeared in a Subscription Plate on 11 April at the Craven meeting. Running over the six furlong Two Year Old Course he started at odds of 6/1 and finished third of the six runners behind Lord Clermont's filly Hornpipe; the Derby winner's last race came in a running of the Oatland's Stakes at Newmarket on 18 October. Carrying 115 pounds in the handicap over the Bunbury Mile course, he finished third of the seven runners behind the Duke of Grafton's mare Rattle. There is no record of Didelot standing as a stallion in Britain and he had no foals recorded in the General Stud Book. According to one source he was "sent to Russia"

Eppingen station

Eppingen station is the station of Eppingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It is a junction station, where the so-called Kraichgau-Stromberg-Bahn, the Steinsfurt–Eppingen railway branches from the Kraichgau Railway, it is served by services on S4 line of the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn and the Heilbronn Stadtbahn on the one hand and services on the line S5 of the Rhine-Neckar S-Bahn on the other hand. The entrance building was built in 1879 according to plans of the Karlsruhe architect Ludwig Diemer in the Italian Renaissance Revival style; the building has belonged since 1 January 2013 to the town of Eppingen and is under heritage protection. It is being restored faithfully for the 2021 State Garden Show, to be held in Eppingen; the station has been restored since September 2013. Hans-Wolfgang Scharf. Die Eisenbahn im Kraichgau: Eisenbahngeschichte zwischen Rhein und Neckar. 8. Freiburg im Breisgau: EK-Verlag. ISBN 3-88255-769-9

Bob Lively

Bob Lively was an American jazz saxophonist who flourished during the 1940s swing era. Lively was a member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra from 1941 to 1945. Kenton's orchestra spent the summer of 1941 playing at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa Beach, California; the Kenton Orchestra struggled a bit after its initial success and its Decca recordings were not big sellers. A stint as Bob Hope's backup radio band was an unhappy experience. By late 1943 with a Capitol Records contract, a popular record in "Eager Beaver", growing recognition, the Stan Kenton Orchestra was catching on, its soloists during the war years included Art Pepper Stan Getz, altoists Boots Mussulli and Bob Lively, singer Anita O'Day, who starred on Kenton's first big hit, 1944s "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine." By 1945 the band had evolved quite a bit. Pete Rugolo became the chief arranger, Bob Cooper and Vido Musso offered different tenor styles, June Christy was Kenton's new singer, her hits — including "Tampico" and "Across the Alley From the Alamo" — made it possible for Kenton to finance his more ambitious projects.

A popular recording of Laura was made, the theme song from the film Laura, starring actress Gene Tierney, featured the voices of the band. When Kenton disbanded in early 1949, Harry Betts, Art Pepper, Buddy Childers, Laurindo Almeida were hired by Earle Spencer. Lively performed with the Earle Spencer Orchestra from 1946 to 1949. Earle formed his band in 1946 after being discharged from the U. S. Navy; the band was based in Los Angeles and was modeled after the progressive sounds of Stan Kenton, Johnny Richards, Boyd Raeburn. His 1946 band included former Glenn Miller sideman Wilber Schwartz on clarinet and alto sax and Ray Linn, who had played with Tommy Dorsey, on trumpet. Bob Lively played alto saxophone. Spencer disbanded his band in 1952; the band recorded for the Black and White label in 1946 and 1949. Bob Haywood was vocalist for the 1946 band. Toni Aubin joined Spencer as female vocalist in 1949, she married Howard Phillips, playing sax in the band. Toni Aubin recorded "Sunday Afternoon" and other songs with the Spencer orchestra, but recorded with the Louis Ohls Orchestra out of Arkadelphia, the Phil Carreon Big Band out of Los Angeles, California.

Through his numerous associations, Lively played alto saxophone and piano among the trumpets of Johnny Carroll, Buddy Childers, John Anderson, Gene Roland, Mel Green, the drums of Gene Krupa, John Varney, saxophonists Stan Getz, Art Pepper, Bob Gioga and Boots Mussulli. Lively performed with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman. Concert in Jazz, Tops L-1532, February 1949, Los Angeles.