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ARTHUR ASHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bethanie Mattek-Sands to be a part of Tennis Channel’s US Open Coverage Team

LOS ANGELES, August 20, 2014 – Bethanie Mattek-Sands – a 2012 mixed doubles Australian Open champion will be part of Tennis Channel’s US Open coverage team Monday, Aug. 25 -Wednesday, Aug. 27. Sidelined from tournament play with a left hip injury, Mattek-Sands will appear on Tennis Channel’s set on the second level of Arthur Ashe Stadium to offer original insider analysis...
Via Tennis Panorama
1 day 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

Retractable roof for 2017 US Open

U.S. Open rain delays at Arthur Ashe Stadium will be no more by 2017. The Grand Slam tournament's center court will be covered by a retractable roof as soon as the 2016 tournament, but more likely the following year, U.S. Tennis Association officials said Thursday. As the men's final was delayed to Monday each of the last five years, they had insisted a roof wasn't...
Via Fox Sports
August 14, 2013  |  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

Summitt Gets Arthur Ashe Award At ESPYS

((HT: ESPN)) Admittedly, the HQ isn't a big fan of putting up video when someone decides to give themselves a good "attaboy" and, seemingly, rub everyone else's nose in it... Which is what we think that the award show in Los Angeles is every year the network puts it on television... We're going to make an exception here... Pat Summitt is set to receive...
Via Online Sports Guys
July 11, 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

Video: Whitney Houston sings at the opening of Arthur Ashe Stadium

Yesterday we lost arguably the most beautiful and powerful voice of all time, Whitney Houston, at the young age of 48. To pay tribute to the legend, here is a video of her singing her hit 'One Moment In Time' at the opening of the Arthur Ashe Stadium in 1997. Taking the stage she said, "Like Arthur each of you had your moment in time, so tonight I would like to dedicate...
Via Onthegotennis
February 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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