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ARTHUR ASHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Novak Djokovic dances "Gangnam Style' with fan on court after win (VIDEO)

Something was in the air at Arthur Ashe Stadium Wednesday night, and happily for Novak Djokovic, it wasn't the smell of marijuana.  Moments after Djokovic's U.S. Open straight sets win over Andreas Haider-Maurer, the world's No. 1 men's tennis player broke into an impromptu dance with one of his better known fans in the middle of Arthur Ashe Stadium. And his 'Gangnam Style...
Via The Other Paper
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Kyrgios takes nap during match with Andy Murray

Say what you want about Nick Kyrgios, but the man is entertaining. The 20-year-old Aussie lost in four sets to No. 3 seed Andy Murray in the first round of the U.S. Open Tuesday night, but he certainly had people talking. The immensely talented Kyrgios is a controversial figure in tennis thanks to his on and off-court antics and Tuesday night was no exception. He yelled, talked...
Via Rumors and Rants
1 day ago  |  Discuss

More Ratings: FCS Kickoff, ArenaBowl, Arthur Ashe Kids Day

ESPN scored big gains for Saturday’s second-annual FCS Kickoff. In other news, viewership fell for the ArenaBowl, and a shift from broadcast to cable sank two tennis telecasts over the weekend. Big Jump For FCS Kickoff Saturday’s North Dakota State/Montana FCS Kickoff game earned a 0.7 final rating and 981,000 viewers on ESPN, up 40% [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
1 day ago  |  Discuss

US Open fans get break from sun, but not yet rain, in Ashe

NEW YORK (AP) U.S. Open spectators must wait out rain delays at Arthur Ashe Stadium for one more year. In the meantime, they're getting a break from Mother Nature in a very different way: shade from the blazing sun. A framework of more than 6,500 tons of steel now sits atop center court for the Grand Slam tournament. In 2016, it will support a retractable roof, the culmination of...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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

Caitlyn Jenner Accepts Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs

Caitlyn Jenner was the most talked about person attending the ESPYs even before we knew the exact details of the event.  Jenner was there...
Via Athlon Sports
July 15, 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. SI.com’s Richard Deitsch recently interviewed...
Via Awful Announcing
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Defends Giving Caitlyn Jenner Arthur Ashe Award

Ever since Caitlyn Jenner was announced as the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage by ESPN, there has been plenty of public outcry about...
Via Athlon Sports
June 03, 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
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