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Celeb Art Swindler Sentenced

Lawrence Salandar to serve 6-18 years

(Newser) - An art dealer who scammed clients including Robert De Niro and John McEnroe received the maximum sentence yesterday despite his pleas for leniency. Lawrence Salandar, once one of New York's most prominent art dealers, will serve between 6 and 18 years in prison, the New York Daily News reports. He... More »

NY Art Dealer Cops to Scamming De Niro, McEnroe

Salander pleads guilty to $120m ripoff

(Newser) - Disgraced New York art dealer Lawrence Salandar pleaded guilty yesterday to ripping off customers and investors to the tune of $120 million. Salander sold paintings that didn't belong to him and the same paintings to multiple buyers. Salander, who filed for bankruptcy in 2008, will serve between 6 and 18... More »

Serena 'Got What She Deserved'

Tennis star's ego got the best of her in tense match

(Newser) - Serena Williams' “shameful performance” at the US Open—hurling multiple F-bombs at a lineswoman and smashing her racket—thwarted her attempts for another victory, and rightly so, Mike Lupica writes in the New York Daily News. Williams felt the lineswoman shouldn’t penalize her for a foot fault because... More »

Tennis Elite No Longer Sees Red Over Clay

(Newser) - Clay has long been the red-headed stepchild of the tennis world, with top pros like John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, and Pete Sampras almost taking pride in never winning a French Open. The term “clay-court specialist” was a veiled insult. Now, though, world No. 1 Rafael Nadal is a clay-court... More »

McEnroe Helps Nab Art Dealer

(Newser) - A prominent art dealer arrested today and accused of running a sort of art-world Ponzi scheme made one crucial mistake—he got John McEnroe mad again. The tennis great with the legendary temper triggered the investigation after being duped out of $2 million by Lawrence Salander, the New York Daily ... More »

Doubles Win Keeps France Alive in Cup

Top-ranked Bryans fall as US fails to clinch semifinals spot

(Newser) - Frenchmen Michael Llodra and Arnaud Clement rallied past top-ranked twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-7 (7), 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to cut the Americans' lead to 2-1 in their Davis Cup quarterfinal today. The Bryans had been 14-1 in Davis Cup play and 5-0 in clinching situations, but they couldn't secure... More »

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