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Steel set for new stadium roof to cover U.S. Open matches

  A towering crane lowered a final steel beam into place over Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday as the U.S. Open's center court moved closer to being covered by a retractable roof. The roof will be ready to be used in 2016. Now that the superstructure supporting it is up, workers can begin the process of removing the three cranes from the grounds of the Billie Jean King National...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Steel set for new Arthur Ashe Stadium roof to cover US Open

NEW YORK (AP) A final steel beam has been put into place over Arthur Ashe Stadium as the U.S. Open's center court moved closer to being covered by a retractable roof. The roof will be ready to be used in 2016. Now that the superstructure supporting it is up, workers can begin the process of removing the three massive cranes on the grounds on the Billie Jean King National Tennis...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPYs Arthur Ashe Award to Caitlyn Jenner

The Arthur Ashe Award is a part of the ESPYs; it is awarded to the person whose courage transcends sports. Although it is a sports-oriented award, it is not limited to sports-related people. Previous winners of this award include: Michael Sam (2014), Robin Roberts (2013), Nelson Mandela (2009), Muhammad Ali (1997) and many more inspiring... The post ESPYs Arthur Ashe Award to Caitlyn...
Via The Garbage Time
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A word about Caitlyn Jenner, Lauren Hill, and the ESPYs

When was the last time this many people cared this much about an ESPY? ESPN announced that Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce) would receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPYs.  The Ashe award was first given at the ESPYs in 1993 to Jim Valvano.  Since then its honorees have included everyone from Dean Smith and Nelson Mandela to Robin Roberts and Michael Sam. ESPN...
Via Awful Announcing
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

People Don't Want Caitlyn Jenner to Win the Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Caitlyn Jenner formally introduced herself, and it caused the internet to explode. The whole Twitter-verse was consumed with talking about the...
Via Athlon Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award is just wrong

By now I’m sure that all of you have seen the Vanity Fair cover of Bruce Jenner completing his transformation into a woman and now calling himself Caitlyn. We live in a society now where things like this are acceptable and I understand that. But I do have a big problem about what was announced after the Vanity Fair cover went viral on Monday. ESPN book author Jim Miller announced...
Via No Guts, No Glory
29 days ago  |  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

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...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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