Zaevion Dobson Honored With Arthur Ashe Courage Award At ESPYs

You might not have known who Zaevion Dobson was before Wednesday’s ESPY Awards, but now you do understand the ultimate sacrifice he made to save others. Dobson, a 15-year-old Tennessee high school football star, sacrificed himself to save two girls from gunfire in December 2015. His story is one you need to hear. This embed is invalid" /> ...
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Even with new roof over Ashe, US Open wants 'outdoor' event

NEW YORK (AP) U.S. Open organizers plan to try to avoid closing the new roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium as much as possible, even if that means wet courts making for a longer delay. U.S. Tennis Association executive director Gordon Smith said Monday that a meteorological crew on site should be able to accurately predict rain within about 20-30 minutes. What he doesn't want to see...
Via Associated Press
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

16 Arthur Ashe artifacts, could fetch up to $120K at auction

NEW YORK -- Artifacts reflecting the public and private life of Arthur Ashe are going on the auction block. They include speech notes on AIDS awareness and the jacket he wore at an anti-apartheid protest - among the causes the tennis great and humanitarian championed during his lifetime.The 16 manuscripts and personal objects are being offered as one lot on Dec. 8 at Christie's books...
Via Associated Press
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Howard Eskin calls ESPY’s with Caitlyn Jenner a “freak” show

Philadelphia sportscaster Howard Eskin is known for trolling fans not just in his native Delaware Valley, but also across the country. Shortly after the Arthur Ashe Award for courage was handed to Caitlyn Jenner, Eskin put out the following tweets, first putting her original name in quotes, then using the term “freak” to describe her: Insulting that #espn selects "Bruce" Jenner...
Via Awful Announcing
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Caitlyn Jenner negotiate ESPY award in exchange for PR plugs?

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night. Jenner’s lifelong struggle was highlighted in an inspirational video montage before she received the award, but some are questioning her intentions. Earlier this week, Radar Online reported that Jenner’s reps pitched the idea of the Olympic...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPYs producers explain Caitlyn Jenner decision

When ESPN announced that it was awarding the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner at this year’s ESPY’s, it stirred up quite the controversy. While many agreed Jenner was deserving of the award, there was a whole other camp who believed there were more deserving candidates and that ESPN was just doing this as a ratings ploy.’s Richard Deitsch recently interviewed...
Via Awful Announcing
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Hill should be Arthur Ashe Award winner

I open this post under the assumption we are still capable of intelligent discourse in this country. Which means I have probably already gone too far. But I’ll still continue. First: I have no issue with Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlyn Jenner. Do I understand it? No. It’s not a process which my brain can wrap itself around. Differences in human sexuality are something I can comprehend...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Caitlyn Jenner To Receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award At ESPY’s

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, will receive the 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award at July’s ESPY Awards. The award is presented annually to individuals whose contributions transcend sports. ESPN’s Jim Miller was the first to report the announcement, and the worldwide leader quickly confirmed. “Almost 40 years ago, Bruce Jenner’s Olympic success came as a result...
June 01, 2015  |  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
August 28, 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

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