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Tennis pro known for a certain spark

Tennis pro known for a certain spark

January 4, 2012

Tennis pro David Sparks is leaving the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center, where he has worked since its inception. He says it's because he isn't a teenager anymore.

Bridge Bites: A good attitude

Bridge Bites: A good attitude

January 4, 2012

Against 4♥ West leads the ♣10, won by East’s Ace. A Diamond shift is clearly called for, and the standard play from that holding is the 10, the so-called 'top of an interior sequence.' Is that your choice or are there other considerations?

Bridge Bites: Eschewing the finesse

Bridge Bites: Eschewing the finesse

December 28, 2011

I cannot recall seeing the word 'eschew' other than in bridge books.

Athlete of the Week: Dee Devlin

Athlete of the Week: Dee Devlin

December 21, 2011

Dee Devlin is wearing a bowling glove and drinking a protein shake. Her bowling ball is purple and teal and glitters in the right light. She is an 86-year-old Alley Cat.

JUST THE STATS

JUST THE STATS

December 21, 2011

18 — number of points putting the Seagulls in first place for the Bird Key Yacht Club Bowling League Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Bridge Bites: Nice lead, partner!

Bridge Bites: Nice lead, partner!

December 21, 2011

There are other ways to bid the North hand, but our North was obviously a paid-up member of the bid-what-you-think-you-can-make club. East’s 4NT showed the minors, then North pushed on to 5♠, in this case bidding what he hoped they could make.

Athlete of the Week: Andy Sawyer

Athlete of the Week: Andy Sawyer

December 14, 2011

Andy Sawyer started playing tennis when he was 8 years old, after his dad introduced him to the sport.

Athlete of the Week: Stuart Dalgleish

Athlete of the Week: Stuart Dalgleish

December 7, 2011

Stuart Dalgleish has been riding a bike since he was 9 years old — for six decades. He has been riding on a daily basis since he retired in 2006.

JUST THE STATS

JUST THE STATS

December 7, 2011

3 — Number of matches the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center Women's USTA 6.5 Combo doubles teams won Friday, Nov. 18.

Bridge Bites: Wrong question

Bridge Bites: Wrong question

December 7, 2011

Once North opens the bidding it is hard for South to stay out of slam. Not that it's a bad slam, but it does require a little bit of luck in one or both of the major suits. But good players make their own luck!



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