News Brooke Shields and tennis star Andre Agassi at the 1997 Golden Globe Awards

Brooke Shields unwittingly revealed shocking details about her divorce from Andre Agassi on the Today show.

Tennis: The rebirth of Andre Agassi

Last year Andre Agassi became the first player in the history of ATP rankings (since 1973) to go from outside the year-end top 100 and finish in the top 10. He climbed from No 141 in November 1997 (No 122 in December) to No 4 in November 1998, and finished the season at No 6.

Tennis: ...And here are the headlines for 1999

Independent writers play the prediction game

Interview: Mitch Albom - Conversations from the edge of life

A reunion with his tutor, who was dying, changed Mitch Albom's life and spawned a book that has taken America by storm. He talked to Sharon Krum

Tennis: Confident Henman crushes Rios

NO MATTER who ends the week as the top man in tennis, Britain has made an emphatic mark on the game at the close of the year. Within 16 days, Greg Rusedski has outplayed Pete Sampras, the world No 1, to win the Paris Open, and Tim Henman has capitalised on the fitness problems of Marcelo Rios, the world No 2, at the ATP Tour Championship.

Tennis: Rios says players `like caged wild animals'

MARCELO RIOS, the only player who can stop Pete Sampras from ending the year as the world No 1 for a record sixth time consecutively, has taken a swipe at the ATP Tour en route to next week's $3.3m showdown in Hanover, writes John Roberts.

Tennis: Rusedski's luck runs out for Hanover

GREG RUSEDSKI'S worst fears came true yesterday as Yevgeny Kafelnikov took the final place in the end-of-season ATP World Championships in Hanover.

Tennis: Kournikova's crowd sees red

ANNA KOURNIKOVA suffered a torrid day in front of her home-town crowd yesterday.

TENNIS: Henman dismantled by superb Sampras

HE SPORTED a growth of moustache and beard, but there was no disguising the talent of Pete Sampras as the world No 1 and Wimbledon champion dismantled Britain's Tim Henman in the CA Trophy in Vienna last night, 6-0, 6-3, after only 57 minutes. Sampras was superb, and Henman did not help his own cause by failing to serve with authority.

Tennis: Rios rises to dispense with Agassi

IT IS called trauma hot cream, and after seeing what it did for Marcelo Rios's back yesterday your correspondent recommends readers to stock it in bulk for their old age. The Chilean left-hander triumphed against Andre Agassi to win the Compaq Grand Slam Cup and $1.3m (pounds 812,000).

Tennis: Agassi's taunts rebound

TIM HENMAN was unable to follow his semi-final appearance at Wimbledon with a place in the closing stages of the United States Open. The British No 1 was defeated in the fourth round last night by the big-serving Australian, Mark Philippoussis, 7-5, 0-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Pretty little babies

Child stars rarely make it to dignified maturity. Will the latest baby faces fare any better? asks Tobias Jones

Tennis: Kuerten stays cool and tries to keep focus on his game

THERE is a tradition here for sportswear manufacturers to utilise the entire side of a building to promote a leading player. Jim Courier, Andre Agassi and Mary Pierce are among those who have been featured in the past. This year a Brazilian dominates Porte d'Auteuil, a stroll away from Roland Garros. The figure is not Gustavo Kuerten, the defending French Open champion, but Ronaldo.

Big guns spark football showdown showdown

Sports marketing giant heads for clash with Uefa over plans to buy out clubs

Tennis: Agassi set fair for the full Slam set

Chris Bowers in Munich meets the Las Vegan who is poised for something Grand

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