Monthly Archives: August 2012

Federer the Favorite on the Men’s Side Entering 2012 US Open by Ricky Keeler

The 2012 US Open begins on Monday here in Queens, New York, and there are so many story lines surrounding the men’s side of the tournament. The obvious storyline is which tennis giant is not there. Rafael Nadal is going … Continue reading

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Serena Williams Favorite Entering 2012 US Open by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

Serena Williams is viewed as the favorite to win the 2012 US Open not only by many tennis fans and members of the media, but by other players as well. After dominating Maria Sharapova to win Olympic gold in London, … Continue reading

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At 19, Sloane Stephens Is Ready to Make Her Mark on the Tennis World by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

As you make your way to the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, where the 2012 US Open will be played, you see a massive advertisement from American Express featuring a few players competing in the tournament. One of those players … Continue reading

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Serena Side-Steps Crip Walk Question by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

Serena Williams was asked about her celebration after winning the gold medal in London, England, at the 2012 Olympics in women’s singles. ( https://razzandjazzsports.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/serena-williams-wins-olympic-gold/ ) When specifically asked about doing the Crip Walk, and any regrets, Williams responded “First of … Continue reading

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Victoria Duval Gives the Caribbean a Rooting Interest in the 2012 US Open by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

At 16-years old, American Victoria Duval is the youngest competitor in the 2012 US Open. Duval, of Haitian descent, earned a spot into the biggest tennis tournament in the Western Hemisphere by winning the USTA Girls’ 18 National Championships. Entering … Continue reading

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Almost Ignored, Champion Giants Quietly Get to Work by Jason Clinkscales

They’ve gone about their business with little national media coverage for a long time, even after two Super Bowls in four seasons. They play in a division where three other teams routinely grab headlines for everything other than gridiron success. … Continue reading

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Augusta National Makes a Bold Move by Marc “Razz” Rasbury

Opinions have been coming from all directions since Augusta National Golf Club, after 80 years of existence, admitted its first two female members.

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