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The Rise of Coco Gauff at Wimbledon
July 11, 2019
Young tennis player Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff took Wimbledon by storm this year. Although she was defeated by Simona Halep of Romania in a round of 16, the 15-year-old Atlanta native’s run in the British tournament was historic. It all began when Gauff competed in the wildcard qualifiers. She was the 12th youngest to get the opportunity, but the only one to qualify for the tournament’s main draw. In the last of her qualifying games, she defeated Greet Minnen of Belgium 6-1, 6-1. ... read more »
Champion, Queen, Goddess, Mother: Serena Wins at French Open and it Makes her 800th WIN
May 28, 2019
PARIS (AP) — This was one mistake too far for Serena Williams. Sure, the bad backhand put her behind only 15-30 at the outset of the second set of her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. ... read more »
Byron Allen Expands Empire with Purchase of Fox Regional Sports Networks
May 23, 2019
As a result of the $10.6 billion acquisition deal, Allen’s company, Entertainment Studios, announced that it will buy four local stations from Bayou City Broadcasting for $165 million, according to Variety. ... read more »
Serena Williams Wins Clay Opener; Sister Venus Next in Rome
May 13, 2019
Courtesy Photo ROME (AP) — Serena Williams looked sharper than in her previous match two months ago as she opened her clay-court season with a routine 6-4, ... read more »
How data and evidence can help us solve the problem of African American maternal mortality
April 18, 2019
I’m a doctor and a scientist.  When we’re looking to solve a problem, we’re a lot like detectives. We follow the evidence. ... read more »
The Peters Sisters Dominated Black Tennis
February 28, 2019
In 1916, the American Tennis Association (ATA) was founded when Black people were being banned from USLTA-sanctioned events. They began an annual national championship tournament a year later. Around Margaret Peters and Matilda Roumania Peters were born, Margaret in 1915 and Matilda in 1917. ... read more »
Brad Pye National Sports Beat
January 15, 2019
How sick is Coach Nick Saban? Alabama Crimson Tide are after the 44-16 upset by the Clemson Tigers in the game of the year. There is no looking back today.  Coach Dabo Swinney, who should play him in a movie? The Clemson Tigers roared and Alabama was rolled.  The Tide may have to look away.  Clemson and the NFL Trevor Lawrence can’t wait for him.  Here are some games are dock for this week are on tab. Alabama vs. Clemson.  QB Philiphia Eagles’s Nick Folies miss him in rookie play. ... read more »
Serena Williams Wins Attire Victory with Women’s Tennis Association
December 17, 2018
The Women’s Tennis Association  announced changes that approve Serena Williams fashion choices on the court. “Leggings and mid-thigh-length compression shorts may be worn with or without a skirt, ... read more »
Serena Williams Goes Consciously Topless for Breast Cancer Awareness
October 1, 2018
  NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis great Serena Williams goes topless and sings “I Touch Myself” in a video to promote breast cancer awareness month. With her hands covering her breasts, ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (9/13-9/19/18)
September 14, 2018
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
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 »
Black Women Can Relate to Serena’s Frustration
September 11, 2018
  NEW YORK (AP) — When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (9/6-9/13/18)
September 6, 2018
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Good For Business? Nike Gets Political with Kaepernick Ad
September 6, 2018
Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football's national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel during "The Star-Spangled Banner'' to protest police brutality against Blacks and hasn't played a game since 2016. ... read more »
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