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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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U.S. OPEN

NEW YORK (AP) -- Once again the majority of matches involving seeded players are being played this evening in New York at the U.S. Open. Among those playing dayside with a higher seed are women's No. 5 Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) and 21st-seed Sloane Stephens of the U.S. For the men the lone seeded player in action today is sixth Tomas Berdych (TOH'-mahs bur-DEEK').

On the evening portion of the card women's second-seed Simona Halep (HAL'-ehp) leads the way with No. 19 Venus Williams also in action as well. Two of her seven Grand Slam titles have come in the Open, but she hasn't gotten past the second round since 2010. For the men third-seed Stan Wawrinka (vah-VINK'-ah) has his second round match.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Two day games are on the baseball schedule with St. Louis playing at Pittsburgh and Seattle hosting Texas. The first game has a direct bearing on the National League Central race as well as the wild card as St. Louis starts the day 1 1/2 games back of the first-place Brewers in the division while the third-place Pirates are five back. In the National League Wild Card race the Cardinals currently are holding down the first berth with the Pirates just 1 1/2 games back of the Giants for the second.

Adam Wainwright is on the rubber for the Cards and he is looking to become the first 16-game winner in baseball.

In the American League Seattle is in the thick of things for a Wild Card as the Mariners start the day holding the second and final spot.

If Wainwright fails to get No. 16 this afternoon Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers will get his chance this evening. The first-place Dodgers of the National League West are on the road for a game with the Diamondbacks.

The tightest race in baseball is the American League West as the Angels top the Athletics by just a game. Tonight the Angels are home to the Marlins while the A's are visiting Houston.

The AL Central is tight as Kansas City leads Detroit by just 1 1/2 games. The Royals continue their home stand with a game against the Twins tonight while the Tigers are home to the Yankees.

Washington's National have the biggest lead in any division, 7 1/2 games over Atlanta in the National League East. This evening the Nats are in Philadelphia while the Braves are in New York to play the Mets.

The rest of tonight's schedule has Tampa Bay at Baltimore, the Jays home to the Red Sox, Chicago's Cubs at Cincinnati, the White Sox hosting Cleveland, Milwaukee at San Diego and Colorado at San Francisco

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