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March 19, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
ROGER FEDERER defeated John Isner , 7-6 (7), 6-3, to win his record fourth BNP Paribas Open title yesterday in Indian Wells, Calif., avenging a loss to the American who beat him in Davis Cup play. Victoria Azarenka routed Maria Sharapova , 6-2, 6-3, for the women's title in the WTA Tour's first final between the No. 1 and No. 2 players since 2008. Federer and Azarenka each earned $1 million, the richest winner's checks in the tournament's history. The runners-up earned $500,000 each.
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March 9, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Fifth-ranked Jennifer Capriati withdrew yesterday from the Pacific Life tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., because of a recurring back problem. Capriati recently reaggravated the injury that first affected her at the WTA Championships in November. Capriati reached the semifinals at Indian Wells last year, losing to Lindsay Davenport. Jill Craybas will replace Capriati in the main draw. No. 3 Amelie Mauresmo of France withdrew earlier because of a back injury. The tournament opened with qualifying matches yesterday.
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November 16, 2011
INDIAN WELLS, CALIF. - Cargill MacMillan Jr., the billionaire heir to an agribusiness fortune, has died in California. He was 84. Riverside County sheriff's spokesman Angel Ramos says MacMillan died of natural causes shortly after 1 p.m. Monday at his home in Indian Wells, where he was under hospice care. Forbes magazine estimates MacMillan's worth at $2.6 billion. He was an heir to Cargill, a Minnesota-based agricultural conglomerate that has $120 billion in revenue.
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November 16, 2011
Cargill MacMillan Jr., 84, the billionaire heir to an agribusiness fortune, died Monday at his home in Indian Wells, Calif., where he was under hospice care. Forbes magazine estimates Mr. MacMillan's worth at $2.6 billion. He was an heir to Cargill, a Minnesota-based agricultural conglomerate that has $120 billion in revenue. It is the largest privately held company in the world. However, Mr. MacMillan had no day-to-day role in the company. The Palm Springs Desert Sun said Mr. MacMillan and his wife, Donna, moved from Minnesota to Indian Wells in 1990 and were philanthropists, donating a $20 million art collection to the Palm Springs Art Museum.
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January 14, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Scott Verplank took advantage of near-ideal playing conditions with a 7- under-par 65 yesterday to take a 2-shot lead after three rounds of the $1 million Bob Hope Classic in Palm Desert, Calif. Verplank, who won the Western Open as an amateur in 1985 and scored his first professional triumph last year, did not make a bogey in his round at Eldorado. He completed three rounds in 203, 13 under par, with two days to go in the 90-hole tournament, which is played on four courses.
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March 15, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
After staging a coming-out party by winning in Paris two weeks ago, Serena Williams was crowned as an elite player Saturday by overcoming a sore knee to beat Steffi Graf in the final of the $1.3 million Evert Cup, in Indian Wells, Calif. The unseeded Williams, 17, toppled fifth-seeded former world No. 1 Graf, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, in one hour, 45 minutes. "I'm so excited," Williams said. "I know that I can win the big ones now. I don't know how many matches I've won in a row [11]
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January 11, 1996 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Ever since Pete Sampras won his first pro event in Philadelphia six years ago, he has returned every year to play in the tournament at the CoreStates Spectrum. Not this year. Sampras, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, has rearranged his schedule and will skip the Comcast U.S. Indoor, Feb. 26 to March 3. After the Australian Open later this month, Sampras is playing indoor tournaments in San Jose, Calif., and Memphis, Tenn. Both are held before Philadelphia's. "Pete's playing a little earlier [after Australia]
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January 20, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Brad Bryant shot his second straight 65 yesterday to move to the top of the leaderboard after the third round of the 90-hole Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Bryant stood at 15-under-par 201 after a 7-under round at the Indian Ridge Country Club course that left him 1 stroke ahead of Nolan Henke with 36 holes to play. Henke was alone in second place at 202 after eagling the final hole for a blistering 8-under 64 at Indian Wells, one of four courses used in the tournament. The tournament format has the pros play each course in foursomes with three amateurs over the first four days.
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March 18, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
MARIA SHARAPOVA defeated Caroline Wozniacki , 6-2, 6-2, on Sunday to win her first title of the year at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., in a final between two former top-ranked players. Sharapova dictated from the opening game, when she broke Wozniacki at love with groundstrokes that had the Dane running from side to side. Sharapova faced just two break points on her serve in the nearly 1 1/2-hour match. It was Sharapova's second career title at Indian Wells, where she first won in 2006.
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March 13, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Pete Sampras, the world's No. 1 tennis player, lost his first match of 1997 when he was stunned, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5, by Bohdan Ulihrach of the Czech Republic at the Champions Cup yesterday in Indian Wells, Calif. Ulihrach is ranked 43d. Sampras had been 17-0 in 1997. He began the year by winning the Australian Open; a tournament in San Jose, Calif.; and the Advanta Championships at the CoreStates Center. Shortly after Sampras' defeat, fourth-seeded Goran Ivanisevic lost, too. The big-serving Croatian was bounced, 7-5, 6-3, by American doubles specialist Jonathan Stark.
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March 18, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
MARIA SHARAPOVA defeated Caroline Wozniacki , 6-2, 6-2, on Sunday to win her first title of the year at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., in a final between two former top-ranked players. Sharapova dictated from the opening game, when she broke Wozniacki at love with groundstrokes that had the Dane running from side to side. Sharapova faced just two break points on her serve in the nearly 1 1/2-hour match. It was Sharapova's second career title at Indian Wells, where she first won in 2006.
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March 19, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
ROGER FEDERER defeated John Isner , 7-6 (7), 6-3, to win his record fourth BNP Paribas Open title yesterday in Indian Wells, Calif., avenging a loss to the American who beat him in Davis Cup play. Victoria Azarenka routed Maria Sharapova , 6-2, 6-3, for the women's title in the WTA Tour's first final between the No. 1 and No. 2 players since 2008. Federer and Azarenka each earned $1 million, the richest winner's checks in the tournament's history. The runners-up earned $500,000 each.
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November 16, 2011
INDIAN WELLS, CALIF. - Cargill MacMillan Jr., the billionaire heir to an agribusiness fortune, has died in California. He was 84. Riverside County sheriff's spokesman Angel Ramos says MacMillan died of natural causes shortly after 1 p.m. Monday at his home in Indian Wells, where he was under hospice care. Forbes magazine estimates MacMillan's worth at $2.6 billion. He was an heir to Cargill, a Minnesota-based agricultural conglomerate that has $120 billion in revenue.
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November 16, 2011
Cargill MacMillan Jr., 84, the billionaire heir to an agribusiness fortune, died Monday at his home in Indian Wells, Calif., where he was under hospice care. Forbes magazine estimates Mr. MacMillan's worth at $2.6 billion. He was an heir to Cargill, a Minnesota-based agricultural conglomerate that has $120 billion in revenue. It is the largest privately held company in the world. However, Mr. MacMillan had no day-to-day role in the company. The Palm Springs Desert Sun said Mr. MacMillan and his wife, Donna, moved from Minnesota to Indian Wells in 1990 and were philanthropists, donating a $20 million art collection to the Palm Springs Art Museum.
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March 18, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The New York Giants released offensive tackle Jeff Hatch yesterday, less than two years after drafting the former Penn star in the third round. Hatch missed his rookie season after injuring his back on the second day of training camp. He started the final four games of last season at right tackle, but the Giants recently signed ex-Brown Barry Stokes. Leigh Steinberg, the agent for receiver Joey Galloway of Dallas, said a trade that would send Galloway to Tampa Bay for receiver Keyshawn Johnson was close.
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March 9, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Fifth-ranked Jennifer Capriati withdrew yesterday from the Pacific Life tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., because of a recurring back problem. Capriati recently reaggravated the injury that first affected her at the WTA Championships in November. Capriati reached the semifinals at Indian Wells last year, losing to Lindsay Davenport. Jill Craybas will replace Capriati in the main draw. No. 3 Amelie Mauresmo of France withdrew earlier because of a back injury. The tournament opened with qualifying matches yesterday.
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March 28, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Alpo Suhonen is out as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, sidelined by a heart ailment with seven games remaining in his first season. He will not return next season, general manager Mike Smith said yesterday. Suhonen, 52, has been undergoing tests for the last three weeks. An angiogram Monday revealed a blockage in one of his arteries, a condition that will not require surgery, Smith said. Assistants Denis Savard and Al MacAdam will share coaching duties for the final seven games of a disappointing season in which the Blackhawks will miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.
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March 15, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
After staging a coming-out party by winning in Paris two weeks ago, Serena Williams was crowned as an elite player Saturday by overcoming a sore knee to beat Steffi Graf in the final of the $1.3 million Evert Cup, in Indian Wells, Calif. The unseeded Williams, 17, toppled fifth-seeded former world No. 1 Graf, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, in one hour, 45 minutes. "I'm so excited," Williams said. "I know that I can win the big ones now. I don't know how many matches I've won in a row [11]
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March 15, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Michael Johnson, the man with the golden shoes who won two Olympic gold medals, yesterday was named the winner of the Sullivan Award as best amateur athlete of 1996. Johnson became the 37th track and field athlete to win the award. His 200-meter time of 19.32 seconds in Atlanta smashed his world record of 19.66, and his 400-meter time of 43.49 was an Olympic record, breaking the mark of 43.50 set by Quincy Watts in 1992. The winner is selected by a vote of 1,000 members of the AAU. BASEBALL Donald Fehr, head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, and management negotiator Randy Levine signed a new basic agreement, bringing an official end to the most destructive of baseball's eight work stoppages since 1972.
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