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Tampa billionaire accused of foul play with tennis app scam

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A Tampa billionaire is accused of running a scam after failing to provide documentation on the sale of 50,000 shares of a business to a local tennis pro. Ramesh Kris Nathan, 34, founded BaselineAgent in 2008. BaselineAgent is a mobile and web app that acts as an agent for professional tennis players. The app allows users to search for travel and lodging while on tour. According to the company website, BaselineAgent had more than 12,000 monthly active users within 18 months of…

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Do you really think it’s a good idea to ask for an autograph from Serena Williams right after she got tossed from the US Open?

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From Straight Sets: Amid all the action of a huge day in tennis, the big lingering question at the United States Open is if further discipline will be meted out for Serena Williams’s match-ending tantrum in the semifinal match against Kim Clijsters Saturday night. Normally there would be no hurry to make a decision, but Serena and Venus Williams have made the women’s doubles final — scheduled to be played Monday — and one of the possible decisions by the…

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No posting — bum hand

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Pins and needles are racking my left hand after an injury at tennis…so light or no posting until my digits heal.

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So grateful…

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Before I post another damn thing, I just have to say I am grateful for little things in life: like playing tennis at North Shore Park. That has to be one of the best places in the country to play tennis. I mean, it’s on the frekin’ waterfront. When I was in New York, I had pay beau coup bucks just for the right to play tennis INDOORS. Here I was today, playing exciting tennis — for free — against…

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Game, set, match, championship

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Making quick work of Ed Barnes in today’s playoff, I won the St. Pete Tennis League Division Title. I rule! Well, not really, I played against a lot of geriatrics (not you Rob!). Tough matches are ahead as Danielle Shukus and I begin playoff matches in Tampa Bay Club Sport. Still, I am relieved to win this small victory after a long lay-off from the courts.

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Rafael Nadal downs Roger Federer in another 5-setter

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With the Super Bowl in town this weekend, I suspect I was far from being the only person up at 3:30 in the morning to watch a sporting event, but I may have been one of the only ones who was interested in tennis, not football. After you went to bed last night, Rafael Nadal held off Roger Federer in another five-set Grand Slam final, keeping Pete Sampras’ record of 14 major titles intact for now. – Nadal became the…

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