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 The Unbroken Circle - First Person Releases
Davenport's music is difficult to describe and raises the fundamental question of what music actually is. They are like a tribe of feral kids let loose on broken toy instruments running amok in the fields and backwoods of America, raised by wolves and trained by native Americans in shamanism.
Davenport, the Skaters, hertta lussu ässä, Pekko Käppi, TAIKURI TALI
Davenport, the Skaters, Tomutonttu, Hertta Lussu Assa, TAIKURI TALI
www.theunbrokencircle.co.uk /Special_Features-Davenport.htm   (6122 words)

  
 Baseball Prospectus | Events | Chat with Clay Davenport
Clay Davenport is the creator of the Davenport Transations, which form the backbone of the just-released Baseball Prospectus 2007.
Clay Davenport: The projections are based on performance, and assume that the kind of drop off he went through last year is based on something physical, hard to treat, likely to recur, and so bad projection.
Clay Davenport: Beats me. He\'s one of those guys who does at least alright at everything, and doesn\'t have that one big skill for someone to latch onto and go wow, and those guys always seem to be underappreciated...perhaps because it is harder to define a role for them.
www.baseballprospectus.com /chat/chat.php?chatId=273&nocache=1174668733   (6030 words)

  
 Baseball Prospectus | Events | Chat with Clay Davenport
Clay Davenport: It certainly is not double-counting; it just means that my overall replacement level is lower, on the order of a AA player rather than AAA.
Clay Davenport: The Orioles were ridiculously high on Ed Rogers a few years ago, before they found three missing years (and I let them get away with it when I thought he was that young myself, not criticizing them nearly enough for their comparisons to Jeter, much to my chagrin).
Clay Davenport: Thanks for all the questions, and I'm sorry I couldn't answer every one, but I need to write up an article I was supposed to finish this weekend.
www.baseballprospectus.com /chat/chat.php?chatId=74&sessionstatus=notloggedin&mode=login   (2903 words)

  
 TEN-Bausch-Lomb, 1st Writethru,……………………….. #####..REUSE STORY ID..!!!!...####   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Davenport missed her first chance to clinch the match when Farina Elia reached a crosscourt drop shot and returned it to an open court.
Davenport won a crystal bowl and $93,000 US to go along with her title at the tour's first clay-court event of the year.
Davenport finished with seven aces and 48 winners, but she also had four double faults and had her serve broken five times.
www.cp.org /premium/ONLINE/member/tennis/050410/k041011A.html   (604 words)

  
 Davenport admits clay struggle
Top seeded she may be but the 28-year-old Davenport knows she is a false No1 here as her game and towering physique are totally unsuited to the demands of claycourt tennis.
Next up for Davenport, who has made it clear that she is close to retiring, is a player two years her senior - France's Mary Pierce the 2000 champion at Roland Garros.
And Pierce said that she was counting on fan support to give her the edge over Davenport, a player she surprisingly has not faced since 1999.
www.news24.com /News24/Sport/Tennis/0,,2-9-1517_1713214,00.html   (490 words)

  
 Baseball Prospectus | Events | Chat with Clay Davenport
Clay Davenport: A: No, he certainly did not do as well as I expected (dragging one of my roto teams down the tubes as well), and it sent me back to the drawing board with respect to Japanese translations, with Extra Special Attention paid to power.
Clay Davenport: Actually, I'd say that neither one does, because I don't really think offensive value measurements should take position into account at all; positional differences should be accounted for from the defensive statistics, because nobody is playing any position while they're up.
Clay Davenport: Got married and moved to the suburbs of Maryland, which puts the downtown bars a lot farther away.
www.baseballprospectus.com /chat/chat.php?chatId=22   (3939 words)

  
 Lindsay Davenport: unassuming semifinalist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Davenport, whose best career wins have come on the fast surfaces of the U.S. Open and Sydney, said the French Open was never much a part of her memory bank.
Davenport will test her newfound clay-court expertise against Sanchez Vicario, the two-time French Open champion, who also has escaped the media glare this year.
Davenport, who's been on the pro tour for six years, said she feels old to be playing women's tennis at almost 22, and said there's nothing spectacular about her personality.
fresnobee.com /man/sports/tennis/98slam/content/060298/frb.56789.html   (454 words)

  
 Baseball Prospectus | Articles
Clay runs the numbers on all the players picked in yesterday's Rule 5 Draft, distinguishing the legitimate major-leaguers from the wannabes.
Clay returns with the most recent installment of his Objective Hall of Fame series, as he starts to move away from 19th Century players.
Clay continues assembling his Objective Hall of Fame, and starts to see his selections veer away from the True Hall's inductees.
www.baseballprospectus.com /news/?author=15   (503 words)

  
 The Tennis Channel::Individual News Story
Davenport's powerful serve helped her offset 36 unforced errors and beat Silvia Farina Elia 7-5, 7-5 Sunday to win the Bausch and Lomb Championships for the second consecutive year and the third time overall.
Davenport finished with seven aces and 48 winners, but also had four double faults and had her serve broken five times.
Davenport, her mother and the new puppy traveled to Charleston, S.C., on Sunday night for another clay-court event, next week's Family Circle.
www.thetennischannel.com /news/NewsDetails.aspx?newsid=521   (647 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Commonwealth Games | Clay and Davenport swim to golds
Davenport timed his race to perfection after reaching the halfway point in fourth.
Clay, who was born in South Africa but raised in England, now has his first international title.
Clay had to cut short his lap of honour after receiving his medal to make an immediate return to the pool for the semi-finals of the 50m butterfly.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/sport1/hi/commonwealth_games/4815916.stm   (408 words)

  
 Bob Larson's Tennis News | Women's Preview: Week of April 11
Davenport is taking the threat seriously: She's playing Charleston immediately after playing Amelia Island.
Indeed, it's a bit surprising to see Pratt accept two main draw wildcards on clay; that leaves her with only one for the rest of the year, and there are about 35 weeks a year when it's more likely to do her some good than this week.
And Davenport should make it, since she has a bye, then Jill Craybas or a qualifier, then maybe Fabiola Zuluaga -- a good clay player, but not likely to threaten Davenport on anything.
www.tennisnews.com /exclusive.php?pID=4647   (1386 words)

  
 Bob Larson's Tennis News | Women's Preview: Week of May 22 (Exclusive)
Lindsay Davenport is our #1 seed -- but this is the only Slam she hasn't won, and that's not coincidence; clay is her worst surface.
Pierce is of course a past champion and a solid clay player -- but she seems more liable to break down these days than in the past.
If Davenport is sufficiently ready for clay to beat Srebotnik, then she can probably win the next two.
www.tennisnews.com /exclusive.php?pID=5389   (2266 words)

  
 Roundup: Davenport hopes win is a good sign - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Davenport's powerful serve helped her offset 36 unforced errors and beat Silvia Farina Elia 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday to win the Bausch & Lomb Championships for the second consecutive year.
Davenport hasn't reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros since 1999.
Davenport won a crystal bowl and $93,000 to go along with her title at the tour's first clay-court event of the year.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/sports/hs2000/s_322727.html   (814 words)

  
 ESPN.com - Davenport wins, Schnyder ousted on cold rainy day
Davenport routed Daja Bedanova, 6-0, 6-1, for her fifth victory over the Czech in as many meetings.
"The last time I played (on clay) was 2000, and I think I only played one match that year on clay," Davenport said.
Davenport, along with the rest of the top eight seeds, received byes into the second round at this event that has had its first two sessions suspended due to rain.
sports.espn.go.com /espn/print?id=1535982&type=news   (640 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Davenport defends title at Bausch & Lomb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Lindsay Davenport basks in the afterglow of her second straight title at the Bausch and Lomb Championships.
Davenport's powerful serve helped her offset 36 unforced errors and beat Silvia Farina Elia 7-5, 7-5 Sunday to win the Bausch and Lomb Championships for the second consecutive year.
Davenport will play two more tournaments — the Family Circle next week in Charleston, S.C., and the Fed Cup the following week — then take time off before heading to Paris.
www.usatoday.com /sports/tennis/2005-04-10-bausch-lomb_x.htm   (707 words)

  
 Title gives Davenport important clay feat
Davenport's powerful serve helped her offset 36 unforced errors and beat Silvia Farina Elia, 7-5, 7-5, Sunday to win the Bausch and Lomb Championships at Amelia Island, Fla., for the second consecutive year and the third time overall.
Davenport, 28, hasn't reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros since 1999.
Davenport won the tournament in 1997 and then again last year.
ocregister.com /ocr/2005/04/11/sections/sports/pro/article_476938.php   (653 words)

  
 Davenport, Clay come good for England - Deccan Herald - Internet Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Davenport took full advantage of Ian Thorpe's enforced absence due to illness while Matthew Clay just pipped training partner Liam Tancock for victory in the 50M backstroke as England brought more swimming success to the British teams.
We've not been afraid to go out there and take them on.” Davenport paid special tribute to McClatchey, who stunned Australia's Libby Lenton in the women's 200M freestyle to bring a swift end to her bid for a record seven gold medals.
Now I look at these events as an opportunity, not something to be scared of.” Davenport's time of one minute, 47.29 seconds was over three seconds outside Thorpe's World record but his sights are already set on the World's biggest stage at the 2008 Olympics.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/mar182006/sports199182006317.asp   (411 words)

  
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With all eyes trained on Tuesday's much-hyped Venus Williams- Martina Hingis contest, Davenport slipped virtually unnoticed into the semifinals by defeating the defending champion, Iva Majoli of Croatia, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3.
Davenport, who turns 22 next Monday, said she goes into her semifinal against Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario - Davenport's third consecutive Grand Slam semifinal - as the underdog.
The 6-2½ Davenport arrived in Paris a week before the tournament began to train hard on the soft, slow clay.
www.usatoday.com /sports/other/sotnfo26.htm   (524 words)

  
 Definition of Clay Davenport
Clay Davenport is a baseball sabermetrician and a writer for the Baseball Prospectus.
He is known for creating the Pythagenport Formula, (designed to find the best exponent for the Pythagoras winning percentage equation) and for inventing the statistic Equivalent average and its offshoots.
The list of authors can be found here.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Clay_Davenport   (123 words)

  
 Down Under
Clay returned whistling in the office, finding Maddie searching nervously in a pile of files.
Clay put on his sunglasses and chuckled thinking back to his last phone call with Rabb.
Clay entered and sat on a chair, waiting for Mac to come out from the bathroom.
www.jagitalia.it /wss/downunder.htm   (2140 words)

  
 The Hindu : Sport / Tennis : Davenport keeps title
May be Lindsay Davenport's clay-court success at the Bausch & Lomb Championships will finally carry over to the French Open.
Davenport's powerful serve helped her offset 36 unforced errors and beat Silvia Farina Elia of Italy 7-5, 7-5 on Sunday to win the title for the second consecutive year.
The French Open also is the only Grand Slam that eludes the 28-year-old Californian, who won the U.S. Open in 1998, Wimbledon in 1999 and the Australian Open in 2000.
www.hindu.com /2005/04/12/stories/2005041206131800.htm   (378 words)

  
 WTAworld.com - "The Grand Surface Sweep"
Lindsay Davenport lacks only two surfaces on the list, but she lacks them signally: Red clay and green clay.
Davenport has no Tier I titles on clay, and only one Tier II (Amelia Island 1997).
She is playing clay this year, after almost a three year absence.
www.wtaworld.com /showthread.php?t=64533   (1729 words)

  
 Guardian | Clay and Davenport strike gold
First, Matthew Clay upstaged team-mate Liam Tancock to win the 50m backstroke final.
Tancock came into the 50m backstroke final as the favourite after breaking the Games record in the heats, but Clay came good when it mattered in a time of 25.04 seconds.
Soon afterwards Davenport came from fourth place at halfway to win another swimming gold for England in the 200m freestyle.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,329436560-103690,00.html   (332 words)

  
 SR.com: Briefly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Davenport beats Farina Elia, wins Bausch and Lomb title
Maybe Lindsay Davenport's clay-court success at Amelia Island will finally carry over to the French Open.
Davenport's powerful serve helped her offset 36 unforced errors and beat Silvia Farina Elia 7-5, 7-5 Sunday in Amelia Island, Fla., to win the Bausch and Lomb Championships for the second consecutive year.
www.spokesmanreview.com /tools/story_pf.asp?ID=63809   (737 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Davenport wins clay opener
Top seed Lindsay Davenport came through her first match on clay in Europe this year at the Strasbourg Open.
The American, currently ranked fourth in the world, was given a thorough workout by Marion Bartoli of France before winning 7-6 (7/5) 7-5.
Davenport won her 40th career title, at Amelia Island in Florida, last month.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/tennis/3729711.stm   (134 words)

  
 TENNIS - CBS SportsLine.com
A losing finalist at Roland Garros in 2001 and 2003, Clijsters would appear to have the edge on Davenport, who has not advanced beyond the fourth round since 1999.
On Friday, Davenport edged Virginie Razzano, winning in three sets for the third straight match.
Having beaten Davenport six times straight on hard courts, Clijsters must adjust her approach on clay.
cbs.sportsline.com /tennis/story/8511165/1   (424 words)

  
 Davenport sloppy, but wins Amelia Island - Tennis - MSNBC.com
Davenport sloppy, but wins Amelia Island - Tennis - MSNBC.com
Phil Coale / AP Lindsay Davenport celebrates her win over Silvia Farina Elia.
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - Maybe Lindsay Davenport’s clay-court success at Amelia Island will finally carry over to the French Open.
msnbc.msn.com /id/7382555   (731 words)

  
 Sport News & Tickets - News Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Davenport helps U.S. oust Belgium to reach semis
Davenport joins honor roll with third Amelia Island title
Davenport repeats as Bausch & Lomb champ (AP)
www.qwx.biz /tennis/news_archive.php?dir=Apr05feed   (304 words)

  
 Equivalent Runs
Equivalent Runs and Equivalent Average are offensive evaluation methods published by Clay Davenport of the Baseball Prospectus.
Using Davenport Translations, or DTs, he converts everyone in organized baseball's stats to a common major league.
In trying to reach out to non-sabermetricians and give them standards that they understand easily, you fail to educate them about what is really important.
gosu02.tripod.com /id13.html   (1491 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Baseball Prospectus, 1999: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
by Clay Davenport (Author), Keith Law (Author), Chris Kahrl (Author), Joseph Sheehan (Author), Rany Jazayerli (Author)
There are summaries of all the major-league teams, recapping the 1998 season and giving likely scenarios for 1999.
Baseball Prospectus also features Clay Davenport's exclusive "Davenport Translations," which compare performances across leagues and ballparks (and this year include evaluations of players' secondary as well as primary defensive positions); Davenport's new "Wilton" forecasting system of hitting performance; and other analyses.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1574881922   (215 words)

  
 News: Title gives Davenport important clay feat - OCRegister.com
"This is a huge win for me," Davenport said.
It also could give her more confidence heading into the French Open next month.
The French also is the only Grand Slam that eludes the Laguna Beach resident.
www.ocregister.com /ocr/2005/04/11/sections/sports/pro/article_476938.php   (769 words)

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