The Williams Sisters…Road to the US Open

With the fourth and final Grand Slam of the cycle, the US Open, underway there is the question of whether the Williams sisters will face each other since they both are on the same side of the draw. Tough opponents in the early rounds of the US Open could determine their fate. Serena plays former…

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Russell Westbrook Remains Loyal to OKC

Well the news of Russell Westbrook and his decision came earlier than most expected. Some can say they believed he would either be traded or test out free agency and head back to his home state of California…..ahem Lakers….since his former teammate Kevin Durant signed a deal with the Golden State Warriors. Well neither happened as Westbrook renegotiated a three-year $85.7 million extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder with the third year as a player option. A response from Kevin Durant is what fans seem to be waiting for, but nothing but a simple response was said. “That’s a touchy subject. I’ll see once everything dies down,”    – Durant said on congratulating Westbrook on his new deal. Interesting answer since the only way Westbrook found out about Durant’s move was through text message after the fact. Now was Westbrook’s decision a wise choice to make….I’m not so sure. He had one more season left before he became a…

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Russian Tennis Star Will Be Missing In Action

Luck is just not on her side. Besides no longer being the highest paid female athlete, reigns now taken over by the great Serena Williams, Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will now miss eight Grand Slams among other tournaments. Grand Slams consist of the Australian Open in January, French Open in May and June, Wimbledon…

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First Amendment Vs. Controversial Calls

As a sports player or coach, showing emotion and expressing oneself is all part of the game especially during media coverage. What many fail to realize is the “fine print” that protects the people wearing black and white: the referees. What do I mean you may ask? Well, for instance, in the National Basketball Association…

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Athletes Becoming the New Billboards

National Basketball Association player prepares for his scheduled game against another fair opponent. He puts on the proper attire: basketball shoes, socks, shorts, and their jersey. Taking a look at his jersey he smiles realizing who he is representing: himself, his teammates, and the city and state. Examining the jersey, he has his number given…

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Kobe Bryant…The Face of L.A.

“I can’t believe how fast 20 years went by; man, this is crazy. This is absolutely crazy, and to be standing at center court with you guys, my teammates behind me, appreciating the journey that we’ve been on. We’ve been through our ups, been through our downs. I think the most important part is we…

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