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Serena Williams pulls out of US Open, citing torn hamstring
August 25, 2021
Serena Williams added herself to the list of big-name withdrawals from the U.S. Open on Wednesday, pulling out of the year’s last Grand Slam tournament because of a torn hamstring. ... read more »
‘The greatest honor’: Osaka lights Olympic cauldron
July 27, 2021
The four-time Grand Slam winner lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. ... read more »
Grand Slam leaders pledge to address Naomi Osaka’s concerns
June 3, 2021
The leaders of the four Grand Slam tournaments reacted Tuesday to tennis star Naomi Osaka’s stunning withdrawal from the French Open by promising to address players’ concerns about mental health. ... read more »
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4-time Slam champ Osaka Out of French Open, Cites Anxiety
May 31, 2021
Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday and wrote on Twitter that she would be taking a break from competition, a dramatic turn of events for a four-time Grand Slam champion who said she experiences “huge waves of anxiety” before speaking to the media and revealed she has “suffered long bouts of depression.” ... read more »
NBA’s Playoff Game Boycotts Sparks Domino Effect Across Major League Sports Amidst Jacob Blake Shooting
August 26, 2020
The Milwaukee Bucks took a historic stand by electing not to play in the scheduled Wednesday Game 5 of the NBA Playoff series versus the Orlando Magic to boycott police brutality and specifically boycott the treatment of Jacob S. Blake, a 29-year-old American Black man who was shot in the back seven times by a Kenosha police officer that left him paralyzed earlier on Sunday. ... read more »
Naomi Osaka has arrived, wins Australian Open and No. 1 world ranking
January 31, 2019
There’s a new No. 1 in women’s tennis. Naomi Osaka grabbed the crown by defeating Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 at the Australian Open in a thrilling finals match. ... read more »
Serena Williams Sheds Light on Double Standard in U.S. Open Title Loss 
September 13, 2018
Serena Williams was one match victory away from history. After giving birth to Alexis Olympia, the 23-time Grand Slam winner put on a dominate campaign during the 2018 U.S. Open. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (9/7-9/14/17)
September 8, 2017
Notes, quotes, and things picked on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
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