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Athletes React To Ferguson

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    LeBron James posted the image above on his Instagram page yesterday.
    LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Serena Williams were among many athletes expressing their dismay over the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown.
    For The Win

November 26, 2014   No Comments

They Get Around

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    AP PACERS HEAT BASKETBALL S BKN TEN USA FL

Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki were making the rounds.
USA Today

June 1, 2014   No Comments

Star Is Born

    Victoria Duval became the talk of the U.S. Open in New York on Tuesday, when she scored the biggest upset of the tennis tournament by upsetting 11th-seeded Samantha Stosur, a former Open champ. Already, speculation is brewing about whether the 17-year-old Haitian-American is the next rising star on the competitive women’s circuit.
    Time

August 28, 2013   No Comments

It’s Her Racket

    My favorite tennis tournament kicked off tonight with Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams all prevailing in their 1st-round matches at the Australian Open. Of course Serena is the favorite on the women’s side. And unless someone has an answer for her, she will probably have her way and capture another title. We’re betting on it. But before we crown homegirl plenty of matches are to be played.
    The tournament continues through Jan. 26. ESPN and the Tennis Channel are broadcasting coverage.

January 14, 2013   No Comments

Singing Her Praises

I love the 1st 2 lines: “I liked Venus better. Not that you had to pick one, in a John vs. Paul sort of way.”
Serena Williams is playing her best tennis. She smoking the opposition at the U.S. Open like Marley smoked trees. Writer Brian Phillips pens a good read about Serena’s current play and how she and Venus were perceived when they 1st rocked the lilly-white tennis world. As much as I like it, I wonder what if a black writer had written something similar and the outrage it would have produced.
Grantland.com

September 6, 2012   No Comments

Father Knows Best

    Didn’t know they still sold Mores.
    For years, plenty of folks, many of them media types, made fun of Richard Williams. How could this guy, from Compton no less, teach his girls to become the best in the world in the lilly-white world of professional tennis? Well, we know the rest of the story.
    Recommended reading: Howard Bryant’s piece on Richard and his daughters, Serena and Venus, as the U.S. Open kicks off. Richard is finally getting the last laugh.
    ESPN The Magazine

August 26, 2012   No Comments

Stormy Monday

    We couldn’t even get through the opening round of Wimbledon without it claiming a big fish. Venus Williams was smoked today by Russian Elena Vesnina, 6-1, 6-3.
    N.Y. Times

June 25, 2012   No Comments

Slam Dunk

    It took a while, but Maria Sharapova completed her run of a Grand Slam by capturing the French Open today.
    SB Nation

June 9, 2012   No Comments

It’s Her World

    Enjoying our final late night doses of the Australian Open.
    Kim Clijsters is in the semis again of our favorite tennis tournament. Clijsters defeated top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, who is still looking to reel in a major title, in straight sets tonight to advance.
    AP

January 23, 2012   No Comments

Upset Special

June 27, 2011   No Comments