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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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    https://twitter.com/hoodsonco/status/751802666460651521 ^ | 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
    mashable.com ^ | 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
    http://pjmedia.com ^ | 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 tennisworldusa.org 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...