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2009-02-16 17:56:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareth Kamal Achanta (Kamal), one of the world's top international table tennis champions, has agreed to an exclusive endorsement contract with Chicago-based Killerspin. Kamal, 26, is a native of Tamilnadu, India, and distinguished himself as the only men's table tennis player from his country selected to compete in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090216/AQM077) As the newest member of the...

2009-01-27 05:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Beach Tennis USA(R) (BTUSA), the organization responsible for launching the sport of beach tennis in North America, today announced it will host a beach tennis exhibition at the site of Super Bowl XLIII. The expo, which is open to the public, is being held January 26-31, at the ESPN The Magazine Zone, at the corner of South Morgan and Finley Streets, in Tampa, FL. Visitors will have a chance to watch top pro beach tennis players in action and participate...

2006-03-13 20:25:00

By Catherine Hornby LONDON (Reuters) - The feathers of the badminton world are being ruffled by the threat of bird flu. Shortages of goose feathers in China and tightened manufacturing regulations are pushing up prices of shuttlecocks, the feathered projectiles hit over the net in badminton. The H5N1 epidemic has added to long-term concerns about the supply chain of feathers because it has led to the culling or deaths of some 200 million birds since late 2003. "It (bird flu) has put more...

2005-09-10 09:25:00

Humans are heading back to the Moon. Tennis, anyone? NASA -- They call him the "Rocket Man." Tennis pro Andy Roddick holds the world's record for fast serves: 155 mph. By the time opponents realize where the ball is going, very often, it's already gone. Ace! Roddick's serve is much-feared around the US Open, which began this week in New York. His groundstrokes are like rockets, too. And, believe it or not, that can be a problem. Balls hit so hard want to go long, flying straight out the back...

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