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Chris Evert hosts a "who's who" of TV and Tennis

By John Evenson


Delray Beach is known for being a hot spot for tennis, but on Saturday it was a who's who of tennis. Tennis legend Chris Evert invited some of her closest friends, both professional tennis players and television stars, t the Delray Tennis Center for the 24th annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic.


"There's so much pressure to play in front of people when you're not a professional athlete," says Elizabeth Shue, star of the CBS show CSI, "so I like trying to see if I can try to overcome that."


The weekend of tennis highlighted by a Charity Gala helps raise money for Evert's charity to help prevent drug abuse and neglect. Since 1989 the event has raised more than $20.6 million.


Other celebrities who took part include comedian Jon Lovitz and Scandal star Scott Foley.

Chris Evert hosts a "who's who" of TV and Tennis

Sunday, November 17 2013, 04:40 PM EST

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TENNIS-U.S. OPEN

NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Federer looks to get back to the U.S. Open quarterfinals tonight, after his fourth round loss last year. The 17-time major champion takes on Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in the first meeting between the two.

Women's quarterfinal play begins today, including a meeting between 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki (KEHR'-oh-lyn wohz-nee-AK'-ee) and No. 13 Sara Errani (ehr-AH'-nee) after Federer's match tonight.

The top-ranked Bryan brothers try to stay on course for their 100th doubles title when they play in the quarterfinals. Bob and Mike haven't drop a set as they try for a record 16th Grand Slam tournament title.

Serena and Venus Williams also are in doubles action.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- There's a top-notch pitching match-up on tap in Los Angeles tonight where the Dodgers entertain Washington in a meeting of National League division leaders.

Clayton Kershaw takes a 16-3 mark and 1.73 ERA to the mound for Los Angeles, both are tops in the majors. The Nationals go with 12-5 Doug Fister who is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in his last three starts. Kershaw and Fister ranked one-two in winning percentage in the National League among pitchers with at least 15 decisions.

The Pirates and Cardinals continue their key NL Central series in St. Louis tonight. The Cardinals took sole possession of first place in the division for the first time this season last night. St. Louis goes with right-hander Adam Wainwright who's in search of his 16th win of the season. He's 1-2 with a 1.61 ERA in four previous starts against Pittsburgh. The Pirates go with lefty Jeff Locke who is 6-3, but 4-0 in his last five starts.

Sliding Milwaukee will try to snap a six-game losing when they take on the Cubs tonight. The Brewers have managed just 13 runs during a skid that has dropped them a game back of St. Louis. Milwaukee is holding onto a 1 1/2 game lead over Atlanta for the last wildcard spot in the National League.

The major league-leading Angels are back in action after having Labor Day off. They open a series in Houston where interim manager Tom Lawless will make his debut for the Astros. He was named to replace the fired Bo Porter yesterday. The Angels are coming off a four-game sweep of division rival Oakland that extended their winning streak to six games and opened a five-game lead over the Athletics in the AL West.

There is a full 15-game major league schedule tonight.

GOLF-RYDER CUP

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- European captain Paul McGinley has picked veterans Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood along with first-timer Stephen Gallacher as his wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup.

That left former No. 1 Luke Donald off the team after he was on the winning side in each of his four Ryder Cup appearances. But he has struggled for form this year after making changes to his swing. McGinley admitted that Donald wasn't expecting to be left off the team and was disappointed.

Gallacher's eighth top-10 finish in 2014 made him tough to pass up.

Europe will try to hold onto the Ryder Cup from Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles, Scotland.

U.S. captain Tom Watson will name his wildcard picks tonight.

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