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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
August 29, 2014  |  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

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...
August 27, 2014  |  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

2014 ESPY’s: Relive the Greatest ESPY Moment Ever with Full 1993 Jimmy V Speech

Every sports fan has seen it, likely dozens of times, but it never gets old. Jim Valvano, the former Bucknell, Iona and North Carolina State men’s basketball coach was diagnosed with cancer in June 1992 and after unsuccessful treatments arrived at the 1993 ESPY’s with little time left. He received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and subsequently delivered the best moment in ESPY’s...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam to receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award

The SEC's Defensive Player of the Year is going to need to more room on his mantel. Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam on Wednesday morning was named recipient of the 2014 Arthur Ashe Courage Award, presented to athletes who "transcend sports." The award will be presented July 16 at the 2014 ESPYs in Los Angeles. Sam came out of the closet publicly in February, becoming the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam Wins ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award Ahead Of NFL Draft

NEW YORK –  Michael Sam has been selected the winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The Missouri defensive end who likely will be drafted by an NFL team this weekend, will receive the award at The 2014 ESPYS on July 16. Sam, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, has announced that he is gay and will become the first openly gay player in the NFL. ESPN is honoring Sam for ...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Le Coq Sportif reignites the spirit of Arthur Ashe.

Le Coq Sportif has introduced a modern reinterpretation of the tennis shoe once worn by Arthur Ashe.  "This sporty, chic and minimalist look, both retro and contemporary, is a tribute to the first Afro-American to win the US Open in 1968." says Le Coq Sportif's website. Check out the tribute video above. The shoe is more of a tennis lifestyle look but you could certainly...
Via Tennis Identity
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletes Recall the Impact of Tennis Great Arthur Ashe

If the athletic record were our only method of judging Arthur Ashe’s impact on U.S. history and culture, it would be pretty impressive. ...
Via Athlon Sports
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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