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  • Lawsuit ensues over comment by ESPN commentator at Australian Open

    02/14/2017 4:49:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 14, 2017
    LOS ANGELES - A tennis commentator dropped by ESPN for a remark about Venus Williams during the Australian Open has sued the sports network for wrongful termination. Former tennis pro Doug Adler maintains he was describing Williams aggressive style last month as guerrilla tactics and not comparing her with a gorilla. He apologized for his poor word choice but was let go from ESPN mid-tournament.
  • ESPN Tennis Analyst Sacked Over Bogus Charge of Racism

    02/02/2017 10:01:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | February 2, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Doug Adler does tennis commentary for ESPN. Strike that. Doug Adler used to do tennis commentary for ESPN. After several years working matches for the sports channel, the former tennis pro was advised that his services would no longer be necessary. Full disclosure. I've known Adler for 20 years. Before two back surgeries and a shoulder surgery put my tennis-playing days out to pasture, I hit balls with him at a neighborhood club. More precisely, he would hit the ball to me, and I would attempt to return it. At the club, Adler was well-liked. If there were a bad...
  • Our next president, The Donald, playing Tennis against Serena Williams.

    07/11/2016 5:11:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies ^ | 8:38 AM - 9 July 2016 | Carter G. Hoodson @hoodsonco
    Our next president, The Donald, playing Tennis against Serena Williams.
  • The Biggest Loser In Sporting History: Sharapova's Drug Shame Could Cost Her 142 Million

    03/08/2016 5:02:52 PM PST · by drewh · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:45 EST, 8 March 2016 | By Neil Sears In London and Daniel Bates In New York
    She has been the best-paid female athlete in the world for 11 years, earning more off the tennis court than on it. Not any more. Maria Sharapova, 28, could now become the biggest financial loser in sporting history, missing out on estimated future earnings of as much as 100million ($142million). Her biggest sponsors Nike, Porsche, and TAG Heuer all moved to cut ties with the Russian tennis star after she failed a drug test. Sportswear giant Nike last night said it was putting its relationship with the five times Grand Slam winner on hold and was saddened and surprised by...
  • Maria Sharapova is losing sponsorship deals worth tens of millions after her failed drug test

    03/08/2016 8:45:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/08/2016 | Lara O'Reilly
    Maria Sharapova's sponsors are quickly distancing themselves from the tennis star after after she said she tested positive for the recently banned drug meldonium. Nike was first to suspend its deal with the Russian athlete. That deal was worth at least $12.5 million a year, her most lucrative contract. UK-based sports marketing and sponsorship consultant Nigel Currie told Business Insider the deal was worth an estimated $100 million over eight years Nike's biggest deal for a female athlete. There were most likely bonuses tied into the deal too, though no details on these have been published. Sharapova is the...
  • 28-year-old Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams to win the Australian Open

    01/30/2016 6:02:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider via AP ^ | 01/30/2016 | John Pye
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Angelique Kerber upset Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open title on Saturday, ending the six-time champion's unbeaten streak in finals here and winning a major title for the first time. Williams was an overwhelming favorite at Melbourne Park, where she had won all six previous times she'd reached the final, and was trying to equal Steffi Graf's Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles. For the second time in as many majors, though, she fell short. Williams won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles last year before losing to...
  • Serena Williams Loses Tennis Match, American Media Weeps

    09/12/2015 5:18:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Just grazing through the nets today, you would think a tennis player losing a match was enough to send the American media into an inconsolable frenzy. I think they are more worked up over Serena losing then they were about the MULTIPLE COPS murdered in the past month. Likewise, the James Blake story is getting TONS of coverage! Yet the pandemic murders of police? Under the rug.
  • Serena Williams loses at US Open, misses Grand Slam

    09/11/2015 11:59:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 85 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 11, 2015 | Staff
    U.S. tennis star Serena Williams lost the semifinal round at the U.S. Open Friday afternoon. She was upset by Roberta Vinci of Italy. Williams was chasing a calendar Grand Slam, which hasn't been done since 1988, when Steffi Graf did it.
  • NYPD's Bratton offers apology to tennis Player James Blake, says race played no role in arrest

    09/10/2015 1:01:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/10/2015 | By Edmund DeMarche
    New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday that he intends to apologize to former tennis player James Blake, who he said was "inappropriately" put under arrest outside a midtown hotel after fitting a description of a subject in an investigation. Blake, who is black, is in New York for the U.S. Open in Queens. He was standing outside the Grad Hyatt hotel around noon on Wednesday when he was incorrectly identified by two witnesses as being part of an Internet identity theft scheme. Bratton called the incident a "fast approach" encounter -- where police grab a suspect by the...
  • Why does Maria Sharapova earn $10 million more in endorsements than Serena Williams?

    09/01/2015 2:43:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 133 replies
    USA Today | September 1, 2015 | Chris Chase
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  • J.K. Rowling shuts down Serena Williams hater in one perfect tweet

    07/11/2015 2:53:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies ^ | Laura Vitto
    To the surprise of absolutely no one, Serena Williams dominated at the Wimbledon championship on Saturday, winning it for the sixth time. This also marks Williams' fourth Grand Slam title in a row, not to mention her 21st major overall. Among the top-ranked athlete's many celebrity fans is author J.K. Rowling, who tweeted a steady stream of support for Williams throughout and immediately following Saturday's game. But it was her cutting response to a body-shaming troll that propelled Rowling to trending status in the United States: Rob ‎@diegtristan8 @jk_rowling @hansmollman ironic then that main reason for her success is that...
  • Serena Slam: Williams Slugs Her Way to Another Wimbledon Title

    07/11/2015 8:27:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/11/2015
    Serena Williams slugged her way to a sixth Wimbledon singles title Saturday morning, completing her second so-called "Serena Slam" and positioning herself for tennis history. The 33-year-old American defeated Garbine Muguruza of Spain, 6-4, 6-4, to win her fourth consecutive Grand Slam tournament, beginning with last year's U.S. Open and including this year's Australian and French open titles. She accomplished a similar sweep in 2002-2003. Williams is now poised to equal some of the greatest marks in tennis six weeks from now at the U.S. Open in New York
  • French Open Championship Finals: Wawrinka stuns Djokovic

    06/07/2015 2:23:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    KCCI Sports ^ | 06/07/2015
    PARIS (CNN) When it comes to grand slam finals, Stan Wawrinka is used to playing spoiler. After upsetting Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open last year, he engineered another major surprise Sunday by topping world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 to claim a second grand slam title. Wawrinka isn't a member of the "Big Four," but his achievement at Roland Garros means the Swiss now has the same number of grand slam trophies as Andy Murray. While the Scot owns a 2-6 record in major finals, Wawrinka is a perfect 2-0. "I still have a problem to...
  • 3 injured at French Open after piece of giant TV crashes onto spectators

    06/02/2015 12:55:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    FOX News ^ | 4 hours ago
    <p>Three French Open spectators were injured Tuesday after a piece of metal paneling detached in strong winds from a giant TV screen overlooking center court and crashed onto people seated in the stands, tournament organizers said.</p> <p>Security guards evacuated more than 200 spectators from seats in the area and cordoned it off with tape after a piece of paneling, larger than a bed, crashed down with a bang. Fans were later allowed to return to the stadium.</p>
  • Aaron Krickstein (Finally) Beats Jimmy Connors

    02/11/2015 8:02:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 10, 2015 | Tom Perrotta
    Last summer, nearly 23 years after he lost one of the most famous tennis matches in history to Jimmy Connors, Aaron Krickstein finally made the phone call he had always been too nervous to make. He and Connors hadnt spoken since Labor Day 1991, when Connors beat Krickstein in five raucous sets at the U.S. Open. The match has lived longer than any other in tennis, with annual rain-delay reruns and a recent ESPN documentary. Krickstein decided the time had come for a rematchand a new beginning to a friendship that went kaput when Connors won. On Tuesday here, Krickstein,...
  • Russian tennis official suspended for calling Williams sisters brothers

    10/20/2014 7:48:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Shamil Tarpischev, the head of the Russian Tennis Federation, is in trouble this morning, having received a one year suspension and a $25K fine for comments he made earlier in the week. While appearing on a talk show, Tarpischev dropped in some ill timed one liners about the highly ranked Williams sisters, Serena and Venus. Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.Shamil Tarpischev was also fined...
  • Kei Nishikori Reaches U.S. Open Final, Beating Novak Djokovic

    09/06/2014 4:29:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/06/2014 | By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
    As Kei Nishikori has kept fighting through imposing obstacles at this United States Open, his coach Michael Chang has kept reminding him, Great effort, but the tournament is not over yet. It certainly is not. After fighting his way through consecutive five-set matches to earn a semifinal spot against No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic, Nishikori extended his one-man show of resilience by upsetting Djokovic to reach the final. His remarkable 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory on Saturday made him the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam singles final. Its, I dont know, 4 oclock in the morning,...
  • Wimbledon Report: Whos the GOAT? [AKA The Greatest Tennis Player of All Time]

    07/08/2014 12:53:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/06/2014 | Roger L. Simon
    Posted By Roger L Simon On July 6, 2014 @ 9:24 pm In Uncategorized | 36 Comments Fans love to debate who’s the GOAT — greatest of all time — in their favorite sports. Mine are basketball and tennis and I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time surfing the ‘net reading posts evaluating the relative merits of Kobe, LeBron and Michael. I’m an L.A. guy and am naturally biased for Kobe, but I realize LeBron and Michael may have greater claims. Only Phil Jackson (aka Phil Jax) knows for sure. We’ll see next year. Nevertheless, basketball is a team game...
  • Wimbledon Report: Whos the GOAT? [AKA The Greatest Tennis Player of All Time]

    07/08/2014 9:32:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind ^ | 07/06/2014 | Roger Simon
    Last Thursday, an Obama-centric mainstream media trumpeted the creation of 288,000 jobs and the reduction in the unemployment rate from 6.3 percent to 6.1 percent. Lost in the manufactured euphoria are the sobering details: America is well on its way to becoming a nation where millions of workers can only find part-time, lower-paying jobs. On the surface, the numbers are impressive. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the aforementioned 288,000 jobs gain, while the household survey reported a gain of 407,000. Yet those numbers pale in comparison to the rise in the number of voluntary and involuntary part-time jobs,...
  • Maria Sharapova Doesn't Know 'God of Cricket'

    Twitter and Facebook users were outraged as the news of Maria Sharapova not knowing Indian crickets master blaster Sachin Tendulkar went viral. The Russian lawn tennis ace found herself in the eye of a social media storm over her saying she doesn't know who Tendulkar is to website. The website after an interview with Sharapova said, Sachin Tendulkar may be the greatest cricket batsman in history and one of the legends on the sporting world. But French Open champion Maria Sharapova admitted that she did not know who he was during her press conference at Wimbledon on Saturday. Sharapova...
  • Rafael Nadal triumphs over Novak Djokovic to win record ninth French Open title

    06/08/2014 10:02:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 to win his ninth French Open title. What a disappointing end for Djokovic, who falls behind on his service game and double-faults on Championship Point. Nadal falls to his knees in celebration. Djokovic is sitting in his chair in disbelief, shaking his head and staring off into space.
  • Maria Sharapova Wins 2014 French Open

    06/07/2014 11:38:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06.07.2014 | By NAILA-JEAN MEYERS
    PARIS Maria Sharapova won her second French Open on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory over Simona Halep. The 6-foot-2 Sharapova and the 5-6 Halep presented a tantalizing matchup of power versus guile, experience versus new blood, and they did not disappoint, giving Roland Garros its first three-set womens final since 2001. But just as she has all tournament, Sharapova raised her game when she was down. She was down a break early in the first set but rallied to win it. Halep served for the second set twice but could not close Sharapova out until a...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • Maria Sharapova leads Russian athletes in Olympic torch lighting

    02/07/2014 2:13:29 PM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | Feb 7, 2014 1:57p ET
    <p>Tennis star Maria Sharapova led a group of six notable Russian athletes for the torch lighting at Friday's Opening Ceremony.</p> <p>Sharapova was joined by pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, former gymnast Alina Kabaeva (who has been linked romantically to Vladimir Putin), figure-skating legend Irina Rodnina, wrestling star Alexander Karelin and former hockey goaltender Vladislav Tretiak.</p>
  • The Refreshing Li Na

    01/25/2014 11:23:40 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 14 replies
    Melbourne Herald Sun ^ | January 25th, 2014
    Li Na thanked her agent after winning her second tennis Grand Slam in Australia. "Max, agent, make me rich, thanks a lot" she said." Funny that proclaiming that you are rich is cool in China and Russia, but no longer in the good ole USA. Haven't communist countries heard about income inequality? Sharing the wealth? When is the last time one of our sport's stars proclaimed his or her wealth to the world ? Li Na ranks 85th in the world's highest paid athletes having won over $18 million dollars in her career. Li Na is anything but a communist,...
  • Players Are Not Cool With Australian Open Heat Policy (only one stoppage in four brutal days)

    01/17/2014 9:30:20 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | JAN. 17, 2014 | Greg Bishop
    MELBOURNE, Australia The Australian Sauna Championships continued Friday, disguised as a Grand Slam tennis tournament. Advancement here depended on survival, on remaining upright, on shade and hydration and on the coolest accessory in sports, something called an ice vest. Much of the first week of the Australian Open had unfolded like an extreme sport. For four days, starting Tuesday, the temperature climbed over 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). It was the longest heat wave in the Melbourne area in more than 100 years, according to the Herald Sun. The newspaper said 243 people had gone to the hospital for...
  • Tennis, Women and Equality

    09/24/2013 5:44:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | September 24, 2013 | Mona Charen
    You can tell who the keepers of American culture are by, among other things, the anniversaries they mark. We're currently being invited to revel in memories of the "iconic" tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, the so-called "Battle of the Sexes". Robin Roberts of ABC News recalled King's "stunning triumph". ESPN explained to younger viewers that King "won for all women". The New York Times' Gail Collins gushed that King's victory 40 years ago was a message "for any woman who had ever worried about being laughed at if she stepped out of line." Really? One tennis...
  • Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win U.S. Open (His 13th Major Tennis Grand Slam)

    09/09/2013 5:53:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CTV News ^ | 09/09/2013
    <p>No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal won his 13th Grand Slam title by edging No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a riveting U.S. Open final filled with lengthy points and fantastic shotmaking.</p> <p>Nadal's victory Monday gave him a second championship at Flushing Meadows, and came a year after he missed the tournament with a knee injury.</p>
  • Serena Williams defeats Victoria Azarenka for second straight U.S. Open title

    09/08/2013 4:54:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Newsday ^ | 09/07/2013
    Top-seeded Serena Williams won her fifth U.S. Open championship and 17th Grand Slam title overall by beating No. 2 Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 in a windy final. Sunday's match was the toughest test these two weeks for the No. 1-seeded Williams, who also beat Azarenka in three sets in last year's final.
  • Sorry Ladies: Bobby Riggs Threw His Match Against Billie Jean King

    08/28/2013 8:05:28 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 64 replies
    A few months back, when I was swatting away the absolutely absurd notion that Brittney Griner could play in the NBA, I snarked, Then again, Billie Jean King did beat a 55-year-old former pro that one time, so maybe Griner will totes fit into the NBA. But even that bit of credit was unwarranted, apparently. Because it turns out the infamous battle of the sexesin which the 30-year-old King routed the 55-year-old Bobby Riggswasnt a legit match. Allegedly, the fix was in: The story is filled with fascinating nuggets. Like JVL, I hadnt realized that Riggs trouncedjust absolutely crushed, in...
  • FRAUD: Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match, Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs an 'Elaborate Mob Setup'

    08/26/2013 6:49:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 26, 2013 | DAVID K. LI
    Jean King, Bobby Riggs an 'elaborate mob setup' Tennis star Bobby Riggs, top, and Billie Jean King are shown in action during the "Battle of the Sexes" match in the Astrodome in Houston, on Sept. 20, 1973. The ultimate Battle of the Sexes a 1973 match between the No. 2 -ranked woman tennis player and a retired male Wimbledon champion was rigged so Mafia bosses could cash in on the betting, a new report claims. The incredible claims have been lobbed at the reputation of the late hard-court hustler Bobby Riggs, by one of his former country club...
  • The Match Maker - Bobby Riggs, The Mafia and The Battle of the Sexes

    08/25/2013 10:25:47 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    espn ^ | 8-25-13 | Don Van Natta
    "HELLO AGAIN EVERYONE, I'm Howard Cosell. We're delighted to be able to bring you this very, very quaint, unique event." On Thursday night, Sept. 20, 1973, 50 million Americans, fatigued by Vietnam and Watergate, tuned in to see whether a woman could defeat a man on a tennis court. Dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," the match pitted Billie Jean King, the 29-year-old champion of that summer's Wimbledon and a crusader for the women's liberation movement, against Bobby Riggs, the 55-year-old gambler, hustler and long-ago tennis champ who had willingly become America's bespectacled caricature of male chauvinism. Before 30,472 at...
  • Maria Sharapova planning name change to promote sweets

    08/19/2013 9:28:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies ^ | August 19, 2013 | Evan Hilbert
    Tennis star Maria Sharapova has reportedly set in motion a plan to change her last name to Sugarpova for the duration of the U.S. Open. The Russian opened a candy company by that name and is said to have sunk half a million dollars into it. According to several reports, Sharapova has approached the Florida Supreme Court about the possibility of changing her name.
  • Tennis Channel Seeks Full Court Review Of Carriage Complaint Decision

    07/12/2013 3:06:43 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Multichannel news ^ | Jul 12 2013 - 4:00pm | John Eggerton
    Network Says Full Court Needs to Weigh in on Whether Economic Loss is Required for Finding As expected, the Tennis Channel has filed a petition for full court (en banc) review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit of a three-judge panel decision May 28 that Comcast did not violate the FCC's program carriage rules. That panel concluded that the FCC and Tennis had failed to make the discrimination case against the cable operator. In its petition, filed Friday july 15, Tennis Channel says that the ruling "departed from well-settled anti-discrimination law' and "ignored congressional intent and...
  • Maria Sharapova blasts Serena over rape row

    06/22/2013 11:06:41 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 45 replies
    Times of India ^ | Jun 22, 2013 | AFP
    HT Drudge LONDON: Maria Sharapova blasted Serena Williams on Saturday for the American's controversial comments over a high-profile rape case and even criticised the Wimbledon champion's colourful private life. In an astonishing attack on the world number one, which comes just two days before Wimbledon gets underway, Sharapova told Williams to keep her opinions to herself as the bitter relationship between the two was laid bare.
  • Serena Williams says 16-year-old rape victim 'shouldn't have put herself in that position'

    06/19/2013 7:14:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 119 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 18, 2013 | Helen Pow
    Serena Williams has sparked an intense backlash after she suggested the 16-year-old victim in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case was asking to be assaulted. The world Number 1 tennis star made the astonishing indictment in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, which was posted online on Tuesday. In the article, Williams said the victim 'shouldn't have put herself in that position' and described her as 'lucky.' Some are already labeling the 31-year-old's remarks the most controversial of her career.
  • Tennis Channel CEO, Obama Fundraiser, Compares Comcast to 'Brutal' Rapist

    06/14/2013 4:52:17 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/14/13 | Tony Lee
    The CEO of the Tennis Channel, who also bundled millions of dollars for President Barack Obama's presidential campaign and was a co-chair of one of his fundraising committees, compared Comcast to a "brutal captor" and a rapist after the Tennis Channel lost a ruling in a federal appeals court. After a the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled last month that Comcast did not have to include the Tennis Channel on its basic cable package, Ken Solomon, fired off an email to his employees. Solomon was sworn in on Obama's Committee on the Arts and the...
  • Jimmy Conners: Chris Evert Had Abortion-- Memoir Claims 'Timing of Pregnancy' Bad For Career

    05/02/2013 3:34:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9:49 May 2, 2013
    Tennis great Jimmy Connors hints his former fiance, Americas on-court sweetheart Chris Evert, got pregnant and then had an abortion as they became the biggest stars and the most popular couple in the sport. The bad boy of tennis reveals in his new memoir, The Outsider, that just weeks before their planned wedding in 1974, An issue had arisen as a result of youthful passion, and a decision had to be made as a couple, Connors writes. Chrissie called to say she was coming out to LA to take care of the issue. I was perfectly happy to let nature...
  • FCC Roughed Up in D.C. Circuit on Comcast-Tennis Case

    02/25/2013 12:25:59 PM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Multichannel news ^ | Feb 25 2013 - 2:55pm | John Eggerton
    Judges Have Issues with Statute of Limitations on Carriage Complaint, First Amendment Implications of Remedy A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals heard the case of Comcast vs. the FCC on Monday, challenging the FCC's first-ever finding in favor of a program carriage complaint and its imposition of a carriage remedy. While the judges usually wield a gavel, in this case is was more like a hammer, with the FCC mostly on the receiving end. Between the serious First Amendment issues with the FCC's carriage remedy expressed by Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the contract issues on which Judge...
  • Let's Regulate Sports

    02/01/2013 1:30:37 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 6 replies
    Me | 1 Feb 2013 | Ben Mugged
    I understand the Government is concerned about injuries in professional football. They are considering regulation to make the contact sport less injurious. While they are at it they should make it illegal to actually strike someone while boxing. Tennis is also a dangerous sport because ankle injuries are prevalent. And ping pong! Carpal tunnel syndrome is the bane of ping pong players! Think of all the knee injuries in Basketball. The Government is so wonderful at regulation. Think of all the great things they have done for us using their constitutional power to regulate. I forget, someone remind me of...
  • Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki accused of 'racist' impersonation of Serena Williams

    12/11/2012 8:23:58 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 11, 2012
    Caroline Wozniacki has been accused of doing a 'racist' impersonation of fellow tennis player Serena Williams after stuffing her bra and shorts. At a recent exhibition against Maria Sharapova in Brazil, the former world No. 1 stuffed courtside towels down her kit to replicate the body of the curvaceous Grand Slam champion. But now the 22-year-old Dane, whose boyfriend golfer Rory McIlroy was in the crowd, has now been accused of racism by some observers.
  • Andy Roddick Falls to Juan Martin del Potro at US Open; Retires from Tennis

    09/05/2012 5:47:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/05/2012
    New York Chants of "Let's go, Andy!" rang out between points during the last service game of his career, and again before the start of what would wind up as the last return game. Always a fan favorite at the U.S. Open, and the 2003 champion, Andy Roddick headed into retirement with a 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4 loss to Juan Martn del Potro of Argentina in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday. It was an emotional farewell for Roddick, who sat in his changeover chair, covering his face with a white towel, after sailing a...
  • Tennis referee arrested in LA death of husband

    08/21/2012 6:54:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    AP ^ | August 21, 2012
    LOS ANGELES A professional tennis referee from Los Angeles was arrested Tuesday in New York City on a felony warrant charging her with killing her elderly husband in April. Prosecutors said 70-year-old Lois Ann Goodman, a longtime top referee on the tennis circuit, was taken into custody as she prepared to work at the U.S. Open tournament.
  • Roger Federer captures seventh Wimbledon title (And a record 17th Grand Slam Title)

    07/08/2012 12:24:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/08/2012
    Roger Federer secured a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title to dash the hopes of Andy Murray and a partisan Centre Court crowd. Federer made it 17 Grand Slam titles to his name after a two-and-a-half-year drought and matched the haul of American Pete Sampras at the All England Club. The Swiss will return to the top of the world rankings as a result of his 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 victory. For Murray, the first Briton to reach a men's singles final at Wimbledon in 74 years, it represented his fourth defeat in major finals, his pain acutely felt by a fervent...
  • Back at Top, Serena Williams Wins 5th Wimbledon

    07/07/2012 1:13:15 PM PDT · by Cecily · 3 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | July 7, 2012 | Howard Fendrich
    WIMBLEDON, England For Serena Williams, the low point came in early 2011, when she spent hours laying around her home, overwhelmed by a depressing series of health scares that sent her to the hospital repeatedly and kept her away from tennis for 10 months. The high point came Saturday on Centre Court at Wimbledon, when Williams dropped down to the grass, hands covering her face. She was all the way back, a Grand Slam champion yet again. Her serve as good as there is, her grit as good as ever, Williams was dominant at the start and finish, beating Agnieszka...
  • Serena Williams wins fifth Wimbledon singles title (And 14th Major title)

    07/07/2012 10:59:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/07/2012 | Diane Pucin
    Serena Williams, who had already eliminated defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and second-seeded Victoria Azarenka, who had won this season's first major title at the Australian Open, took down third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday to win her fifth Wimbledon title and her career 14th major championship. Williams, who had last won a Grand Slam title here two years ago, first overpowered and then outlasted the 23-year-old Radwanska, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Radwanska was playing in her first Grand Slam final. Shortly after Williams, 30, dominated the 2010 Wimbledon championships, she had a foot injury that required surgery and then a pulmonary...
  • Serena Williams Faces Agnieszka Radwanska in Wimbledon Women's Final

    07/06/2012 1:49:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/06/2012 | STEVEN WINE
    More than once during the past fortnight, Serena Williams has won an important point at Wimbledon and then returned to the baseline, her clenched fist leading the way. The ferocity of the gesture is understandable, given the obstacles she has beaten back in the past couple of years. A succession of health issues led to a long layoff that forced Williams to mount a career comeback, and she'll try to cap it Saturday when she plays Agnieszka Radwanska, the first Polish player to reach a Grand Slam final since 1939. Williams seeks her 14th major title, and would tie her...
  • Roger Federer, Andy Murray Set for Wimbledon Final

    07/06/2012 1:46:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/06/2012 | CHRIS LEHOURITES
    For Roger Federer, it's Wimbledon final No. 8. For Andy Murray, it's No. 1 and the first for a British man since 1938. Federer, a 16-time Grand Slam champion, beat defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 Friday under the closed roof at Centre Court to reach a modern-era record eighth final at the All England Club. He is now one victory from equaling Pete Sampras' record of seven titles. "I have one more match to go. I'm aware of that," said Federer, who is 6-1 in Wimbledon finals. "Still, it's always nice beating someone like Novak, who...
  • Anna Kournikova: The Rise And Fall Of One Of The Most Polarizing Athletes In Sports

    06/17/2012 5:00:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 98 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 7, 2012 | Nicholas Schwartz|
    You may have forgotten about tennis celebrity Anna Kournikova, but the retired star celebrates her 31st birthday today. Kournikova took the tennis world by storm in the 1990s, gaining as much attention for her good looks as her tennis ability. But Kournikova's career is largely considered a disappointment. Once a highly-touted phenom, she failed to live up to her potential before ultimately finding her niche off the court.
  • Serena Williams Lets Loose on Umpire Again, Loses to Samantha Stosur in 2011 US Open Final

    09/11/2011 8:09:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Tennis X ^ | 09/11/2011
    <p>It wasnt quite Serenas shove-a-ball-down-you-f*****g-throat A-level material, but the former world No. 1 brought the drama to Arthur Ashe Stadium once again in the womens final of the 2011 US Open during a surprising loss to Australian Samantha Stosur on Sunday.</p>