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  • "You can play with a tomato can on a broomstick, if you think you can win with it," USTA President W.E. "Slew" Hester Jr. said in 1977.

    Tennis' technological advances have their ups, downs

  • His lust for heroic foreign intervention is a family tradition, stretching back through McCain's father, John McCain Jr. (a Navy officer, who "rose to [the] rank of Commander in Chief, Pacific Command … from which he prosecuted the Vietnam War") to grandfather, John "Slew" McCain, the four-star admiral who "rode in Teddy Roosevelt's globe-spanning Great White Fleet" [Matt Welch, McCain: The Myth of a Maverick, p. 209, p. 4].

    The Myth of McCain's Impeccable National Security Credentials

  • A son of his, also named John Sidney McCain but known as "Slew," graduated from the Naval Academy in 1906 and began a military life that would eventually supplant the family's long history as cotton barons.

    Two Families Named McCain

  • His grandfather Admiral John Sidney "Slew" McCain (Annapolis '06) died four days after witnessing the surrender of the Japanese aboard the battleship Missouri.

    Nothing Left to Fear

  • His grandfather Adm. John Sidney "Slew" McCain earned his four stars commanding a U.S. carrier force in World War II.

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  • Tennis Association President "Slew" Hester Jr. said in 1977.

    All that racket: Players have appreciation of wooden past

  • Seattle Slew, the 1977 Triple Crown winner, defeated Affirmed, the 1978 Triple Crown winner, by three lengths.

    Liz O'Connell: Over the Years, What Happened This Week in Horse Racing?

  • Shockingly, Victoria wasn't convinced, whilst the bucktoothed Brazilian couldn't be persuaded to kiss goodbye to the beaches of Rio, and Kean had to turn to the far less imagination-inspiring likes of Simon Vukcevic and Jordan Slew me neither.

    Matthew Handley: Are Blackburn Rovers' Owners Headless Chickens?

  • "He won the Champagne and timed the fastest since Seattle Slew and then he destroyed a pretty good Breeders' Cup group."

    More Horses, More Problems

  • Two of the three substitutes used—19-year-old Jordan Slew and 20-year-old Josh Morris—had played a combined 87 minutes of Premier League soccer before Saturday.

    Premier League Enters the Twilight Zone

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