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ARTHUR ASHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Signature Series: Arthur Ashe to Air on Tennis Channel

Tennis Channel will celebrate the career of tennis pioneer, devoted activist and Hall of Famer Arthur Ashe in Signature Series: Arthur Ashe during the 2014 US Open. The newest edition to the network’s original Signature Series documentary lineup – Ashe’s first authorized television biography – will debut Sunday, August 31, at 11 p.m. ET at the conclusion of Tennis Channel’s...
Via Tennis Panorama
4 days ago  |  Discuss

DVR alert: New Tennis Channel documentary examines the important life of Arthur Ashe

I had the honor speaking twice to Arthur Ashe: Once in person and another time in a long conversation on the phone. It remains two of the most memorable moments of my journalism career. You knew you were talking to a man who not only changed sports, but also had a profound impact on society. I definitely will set the DVR for the Tennis Channel’s new documentary on Ashe. So should...
Via Sherman Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The future of American tennis

Serena Williams Many sports experts and tennis fans comment on the fact that the USA no longer has a strong presence in the professional world of tennis.  It’s no secret that the Arthur Ashe and Andre Agassi era of American tennis has come and gone but are the professional American tennis players of today really that bad? In the current Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson ‘Sure’ He Could Hit A Ball Out Of Arthur Ashe Stadium

With major tennis and golf tournaments being held in the Northeast this month, we’ve seen a bit of a crossover between the two sports. First it was Andy Murray out following his buddy Rory McIlroy at The Barclays last week, and now a golfer has made his way to the U.S. Open Tennis Championship. Bubba Watson sat courtside for Novak Djokovic’s match at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday...
Via Back9Network
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Sam Gives Emotional Speech At The ESPY’s

Michael Sam accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s Wednesday night and gave a touching speech about his experience since coming out as he attempts to become the first openly gay player to play in an NFL game. Sam spoke not only about his personal experiences, but also how important it is that others struggling the decision he made be helped to feel comfortable as...
Via The Sideline
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Michael Sam Gives An Emotional Speech After Winning Arthur Ashe Courage Award At ESPYs

In 1993, the ESPY Awards gave former N.C. State basketball coach Jim Valvano the first Arthur Ashe Courage Award, leading to the famous “Never Give Up” speech, one of the most famous in sports history. This year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award was given to St. Louis Ram defensive end Michael Sam, who came out of the closet just months before the NFL Draft.  Sam has become an inspiration...
Via College Spun
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Righteous Path: The Arthur Ashe Story

Sweat beads rolled down his forehead. But it didn’t matter. Nothing mattered but this moment now. This was his moment. Arthur squeezed his tennis racquet and then loosened his grip effectively. He had practiced every day, pushing his body to its physical limits, for longer than he could remember. But this was different. This time it was mind management. It was control. It would...
Via Metta Chronicles
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss
DESERVING RECIPIENT

Robin Roberts receives Arthur Ashe Award

Tweet With the ESPYS airing on Wednesday night, there were several bits that tried to make us laugh, but they only half-succeeded if they did at all. However, there was one moment that didn’t need to attempt to force a reaction from the viewers. There’s no doubt that the most poignant and emotional part of [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Summitt Vows to 'Keep on Keepin' on' Upon Receiving Arthur Ashe Award at ESPYs (Video)

Pat Summitt has always been a competitor. After all, you don't become the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history without a great deal of drive. Summitt, who revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, now faces the biggeset challenge of her life. But she's confident that she'll be just as successful in battling the...
Via NESN.com
July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPYs to honor Pat Summitt with Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Ballertainment Former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, Pat Summitt, will be presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2012 ESPY Awards. Summit stepped down as head coach of the Lady Vols in April due to a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Pat Summitt’s accomplishments as a coach and mentor are unmatched as she has dedicated her life to...
Via Ballertainment
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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