ARTHUR ASHE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via Tennis Identity
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Retractable Roof Slated for US Open’s Arthur Ashe Stadium

Arthur Ashe Stadium will be fitted with a retractable roof in time for the 2017 US Open, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced. The $550m plans to redevelop large parts of Flushing Meadows were unveiled on Thursday and include the building of two new stadiums at the New York venue. Related posts: Novak Djokovic Wins Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Of The Year Award...
Via Tennis Tidings
August 16, 2013  |  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

US Open will have retractable roof

The United States Tennis Association says a retractable roof will be constructed over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the main venue for the U.S. Open. The USTA says it will reveal design plans for a makeover of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at a news conference Thursday. The plans call for a roof on Ashe Stadium, along with two new stadiums and a plaza where fans can view practice...
Via Fox Sports
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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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

Jepsen headlines Ashe Kids Day

Tennis is calling Carly Rae Jepsen. The ''Call Me Maybe'' singer has been tapped for the Annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the U.S. Open. She'll join The Wanted, Owl City and Cymphonique Miller, along with reigning men's champion Novak Djokovic, past women's champion Kim Clijsters and John Isner. The Aug. 25 event, held at the Billie Jean King National...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2012  |  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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