Sport: Hail to the Chief

The band struck up With a Little Bit of Luck at Brisbane's steaming Milton stadium, and it seemed the U.S. Davis Cup team would need plenty of it. Australia's Mai Anderson and Ashley Cooper were 10-to-1 favorites in what shaped up as the most lopsided cup challenge in years. The U.S. team had been racked by dissension. Ham Richardson, the U.S. top-ranked player, was dropped by nonplaying Captain Perry Jones as a singles player on the ground that his diabetic condition made him unfit to handle the workload, complained bitterly and publicly that he had been treated shabbily. Even U.S. Pro...

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