Serena Williams, who has won the last two U.S. Open Women’s Championships, spoke to the media in advance of the start of the tournament on Monday. Once again, Williams enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed and the favorite to win. A victory would give her 18 Grand Slam titles for her career.
Williams discussed her opponent, 18-year-old Taylor Townsend, in her opening round match on Tuesday. Continue reading
Stephen A. Smith has been the source of much attention since he was suspended by ESPN for one week following remarks about domestic violence, specifically as it related to the Ray Rice incident. I spoke with Smith last night at Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia’s Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and he clarified his comments. Continue reading
Even though she lost at the US Open yesterday in the second round, 19-year-old African American tennis star Madison Keys is on the rise. She is certainly a player to watch in the near future. Here are five things you should know about Keys. Continue reading
Serena Williams, who I fittingly refer to as “the queen of tennis” is just that. She has won 17 Grand Slam titles in singles and 13 more in doubles with her older sister, Venus Williams. Add to that the four Olympic gold medals that she has won, tied for the most in tennis with Venus, and she has a trophy room the size of a Manhattan apartment. But what does Serena say about herself? Continue reading
When Skylar Diggins and Brittney Griner were selected with the third and first picks in the 2013 WNBA Draft, it was the beginning of a new era. Diggins and Griner each had huge fan bases in college, Skylar at Notre Dame and Griner with Baylor. Together, the pair are moving the WNBA forward. Continue reading
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Ray Rice spoke to media members for the first time since the National Football League announced that he would be suspended for two games for his actions in an Atlantic City casino video that appeared to show him dragging his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator unconscious. Continue reading
The horrific injury that Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered Friday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas will be a lasting image in the minds of many NBA players, team owners, and those in management. George, who suffered an open tibia-fibula fracture in a freak accident that showed his leg bending in a way that shouldn’t be possible, faces a long road to recovery, but hopefully fans will see him playing basketball as soon as possible. But how will this affect other stars and their decisions to play on Team USA? Continue reading
Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana began their five-city press tour in New York City to promote “Mayhem,” their upcoming bout following “The Moment” earlier this year. For the casual boxing fan, you might wonder, “why should I watch this fight?” I will give you five reasons why this rematch is one that needs to be viewed on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, whether you order it at home, see it in a theater, or go to a fight party. Continue reading
With an undefeated 46-0 record and three more fights on his deal with CBS/Showtime, including his Sept. 13, 2014, bout with Marcos Maidana, the career of Floyd Mayweather, 37, is coming to a close. At the press conference to announce the fight with Maidana, this writer had the chance to ask Money Mayweather about his aspirations after boxing. Continue reading