Bud Collins, 1929-2016

Bud Collins was such a character that if he wasn’t real, someone would have to create him. And that creation would probably not even come close to the real man. Collins died Friday at the age of 86 having lived a robust life as a journalist. He was best known for covering tennis for the Boston Globe and various television outlets, NBC being his longest electronic employer, but...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Big Names: Bud Collins, Aubrey McClendon, Lowe & White

Longtime tennis writer and broadcaster Bud Collins has died. In other news, the co-owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder died this week one day after being indicted, and NBC has extended the contracts of Rebecca Lowe and Arlo White. Tennis Writer, Broadcaster, Collins Dies at 86 Longtime tennis broadcaster and sportswriter Bud Collins died Friday [...]
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Dick Enberg remembers his friend, Bud Collins

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Dick Enberg only followed tennis casually before NBC sent him to Wimbledon in 1979 for the first live coverage of what would become ''Breakfast at Wimbledon.'' A little nervous about tennis terminology, he quickly found a friend: Bud Collins. ''I might be rehearsing or maybe on my first take and he'd say, `No, no, that's not what a tennis reporter would say...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Bud Collins, US voice of tennis in print and on TV, has died

Bud Collins, the tennis historian and American voice of the sport in print and on TV for decades, has died. He was 86. His wife, Anita Ruthling Klaussen, says in a telephone interview that Collins died Friday at home in Brookline, Massachusetts, after suffering from Parkinson's disease and dementia. Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994, Collins was well-known...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Bud Collins, the best friend tennis ever had, dies at 86 

Bud Collins was smart and funny, and kind and gentle. Not just my friend. The best friend tennis ever had.
Via New York Daily News
March 04, 2016

Bud Collins, Legendary Tennis Commentator, Boston Globe Writer, Dies At Age 86

Bud Collins’ death is bound to make heavenly tennis a little more awesome, at the expense of the sport here on Earth. Collins died Friday at his home in Brookfield, Mass., according to Yahoo! Sports’ Jay Busbee. He was 86 years old. “Legendary” doesn’t do justice in describing Collins’ career in Tennis. Besides being a champion player and a coach, he forged a reputation...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Bud Collins, tennis' premier historian and writer, dies at 86

Bud Collins, the tennis writer and commentator whose spirited work rendered him the sport's premier historian, conscience and connoisseur of fun, died Friday in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was 86.
Via Newsday
March 04, 2016

The great Bud Collins was one of the most colorful personalities in sports

No man will ever be as identified with a sport as much as the colorful Bud Collins was with tennis. Collins, who died Friday at the age of 86, was a constant, unwavering present in the tennis world for more than six decades. Viewers and readers of a certain age wouldn't remember a time when Collins wasn't the authority on tennis, with his bow tie, excitable voice, quirky pants...
Via FOX Sports
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Legendary tennis journalist Bud Collins dies at age 86

Longtime tennis analyst Bud Collins has passed away at age 86, The Boston Globe reported Friday.Collins, known for his passion for the sport, his larger-than-life personality and his colorful attire, was a tennis authority first in print and then on television. No Grand Slam tournament -- or any tournament, really -- was complete without him.Collins was inducted into the Tennis Hall...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

US Open media center to be named in honor of Bud Collins

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) The U.S. Tennis Association says it will name its Grand Slam tournament's press room the ''Bud Collins U.S. Open Media Center'' to honor the veteran journalist and historian of the sport. A plaque will be unveiled during the U.S. Open next month. The USTA Board of Directors unanimously approved the honor for Collins. USTA Chairman of the Board and President...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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