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Sport and Society for Arete -The Austrailian Open

Richard Crepeau | Posted 01.30.2017 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Each year the Australian Open seems to produce some excellent tennis in the form of a dramatic match, a surprising winner, or some other wonder. It is...

ESPN Drops Reporter Over Venus Williams 'Gorilla' Remark

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.20.2017 | Sports

Regardless of whether he said “gorilla” or “guerrilla” to describe Venus Williams, a commentator for ESPN has been sidelined. On Thursday the ...

Williams Sisters To Open Resource Center For Victims Of Violence

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.03.2016 | Black Voices

Venus Williams and Serena Williams are paying homage to their late sister, Yetunde Price, who was killed in a 2003 drive-by shooting, with the opening...

Fancy Bears and Fancy Questions

michael e. jones | Posted 09.22.2016 | Sports
michael e. jones

Who would have guessed protesters charging the Dancing With the Stars stage wearing anti-Lochte T-shirts and the Fancy Bears hack team leaking the con...

Fancy Bears And Fancy Questions

michael e. jones | Posted 09.21.2016 | Sports
michael e. jones

The testing of athletes for drugs to gain a competitive edge is relatively new to professional and Olympic athletes. The granting of a special therapeutic-use exemption to competitive athletes is an even more recent phenomenon.

Sport And Society For Arete -- US Open Tennis

Richard Crepeau | Posted 09.12.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

On Sport and Society this is Dick Crepeau reminding you that you don't need to be a good sport to be a bad loser.

Venus Fights To Bitter End, But Loses Quarter-Final Battle With Pliskova

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.06.2016 | Sports

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova ruined any chance of another Flushing Meadows sister showdown as she claimed a dramatic 4-6 6-4 7-6(3) ...

Williams Sisters On A Collision Course At U.S. Open

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.05.2016 | Sports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena and Venus Williams, the sisters with 29 grand slams and a stack of records between them, will try to maintain a collision ...

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Alum Impact the World of Tennis

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.29.2016 | Education
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Louis Bolling

Williams, her sister, Venus, and several touring professional tennis players of color are standing on the shoulders of giants. Many of those giants call HBCUs and MSIs their home. Here's a list of some of those that have and continue to impact the world of tennis.  

Andy Murray Reminds The World That Women Play And Slay Tennis, Too

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports

Yes, women are capable of tennis greatness, too, and Andy Murray won’t let anyone forget it. The U.K. tennis star was interviewed by the BBC after ...

Serena And Venus Williams Lose For The First Time As An Olympic Duo

Reuters | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.12.2016 | Sports

Venus Williams crashed out of the Rio Games tournament in the first round on Sunday as the American sisters’ unbeaten run dating back to Sydney 2000...

Tennis Upset As Venus Williams Loses First Round Singles Match At Rio 2016

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 08.12.2016 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) - Former Olympic champion Venus Williams was eliminated in the first round at the Rio Games on Saturday after Belgian underd...

Sport and Society for Arete - Wimbledon, Euro 2016, and The Open

Richard Crepeau | Posted 07.21.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

For all those tired of the scandals, the doping, the cheating, the assaults of all sorts, not mention the exploding egos and profligate millionaires t...

5 Athletes Who Are Amazing Entrepreneurs

Margarita Hakobyan | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Margarita Hakobyan

Athletes sometimes get an unfortunate reputation when it comes to handling their fame and their finances well. Many professional athletes come from lower class or lower middle class backgrounds, and suddenly find themselves handling millions. It can be a recipe for disaster.

Sandra Bernhard at Guild Hall: Feel the Bernhard

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Funny woman Sandra Bernhard joins this week's list of funny women performing at Guild Hall. There was Kathy Griffin, and if you count the many persona...

Who Would Win a Match Between Serena Williams and Steffi Graf?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2016 | Sports
Quora

Who would win in a match between Serena Williams and Steffi Graf? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questi...

Queen Serena Williams Slams Tennis Official's Sexist Nonsense

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 03.21.2016 | Sports

Let’s make one thing clear: Serena Williams -- likely the greatest female tennis player ever, potentially the greatest female athlete ever and one o...

Opening Action at the ASB Classic

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 01.05.2017 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

The opening rounds at the ASB Classic in Auckland have delivered nothing if not surprises. The first round saw the two top seeds, Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic both depart the tournament.

Venus and Serena Turkey -- Guests of Honor at Our Vegan Thanksgiving Feast

Karen Dawn | Posted 11.24.2016 | Green
Karen Dawn

The holidays can be rough for those of us who care about animals that are not traditionally thought of as pets. Thanks to my little turkey rescue tradition, Thanksgiving is a time when I get to share with the world how delightful turkeys can be if they are given a chance.

Why the Success of the Williams Sisters Is a Testament to Black Resilience

The Daily Dot | Posted 09.09.2016 | Sports
The Daily Dot

Their achievements in the sport, as black athletes who defied the odds, already merits their classification as living legends in their own right. Yet as the eyes of a nation watched with intense interest, and as their fingers tweeted every development in real time, one of the sisters stood poised to reach a rare historic feat with a U.S. Open championship this year.

Serena Williams Pays Homage To Her Sister In Cute Instagram Post

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.09.2015 | Sports

A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Sep 9, 2015 at 10:04am PDT After Serena Williams beat her older sister at the U.S. Open on Tu...

Kendall Jenner Is Totally Cool With Being Gigi Hadid And Joe Jonas' Third Wheel

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

They say "two's a party, three's a crowd," but not when you're Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas. The 19-year-old reality star joined her mode...

Serena Williams Beats Venus In US Open Quarterfinals

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.09.2015 | Sports

Serena Williams defeated her older sister, Venus, in three sets in the U.S. Open quarterfinals on Tuesday. The final score was 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. Serena, ...

Newest Indiana University Grad Is Venus Williams

Indy Star | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices

This wasn't some honorary degree. Some, "Hey, you're an amazing tennis player, so let's give you a diploma" type of thing. Venus Williams earned this....

Of Course Drake Was At The Venus-Serena Wimbledon Match

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports

The Waldo of the real world.