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JAMES BLAKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former pro James Blake gets role with USTA Foundation

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Former pro player James Blake has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of the U.S. Tennis Association's national charitable organization. Blake's role with the USTA Foundation as a spokesman and ambassador was announced Monday. He succeeds Mary Carillo. Once ranked as high as No. 4, Blake won 10 ATP singles titles and helped the United States...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fire At Former Tennis Player James Blake’s House Ruled Murder-Suicide

TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man shot his wife and two teenage children in the head, then scattered gasoline and fireworks around the mansion they rented before setting the home ablaze and killing himself Wednesday, deputies said Friday. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Col. Donna Lusczynski said at a news conference Friday that Darrin Campbell had purchased fireworks, gas cans and gasoline...
Via NESN.com
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fire at James Blake’s house ruled murder-suicide

Four people were found dead Wednesday inside a Tampa mansion owned by former tennis player James Blake, and police have now determined that the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide. A man named Darrin Campbell was renting the mansion and had been living there for a year and a half, according to TMZ. Police […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Unusual’ Fire Intentionally Set At James Blake’s Home

TAMPA, Fla. — Detectives were not looking for any suspects in the deaths of a family found inside a burning Tampa home, but authorities stopped short of calling the case a murder-suicide, police said Thursday. Authorities have said they think the fire at the five-bedroom home was intentionally set. They have not said how it started. The home, which is owned by former tennis star...
Via NESN.com
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three bodies found at tennis star James Blake's burning mansion: Report

Tampa-area firefighters found three bodies in a burning mansion owned by former tennis star James Blake, who was renting out the Tampa Bay house and not there at the time, officials said Wednesday.Hours after the fire was reported about 6 a.m. EDT, firefighters were still there putting out hot spots at the 7,600-square-foot home located north of downtown Tampa. It could be days before...
Via The Other Paper
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Three found dead in fire at home of ex-tennis pro James Blake

At least three people were found dead Wednesday inside a multimillion dollar Tampa, Fla.,  home owned by retired professional tennis player James Blake, after a fire ravaged the house. Blake was not inside at the time of the fire, according to WSP-TV (with a hat tip to Deadspin). The fire reportedly broke out around 6 a.m., and unconfirmed reports from TV reporter Meredyth Consuello...
Via NESN.com
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Three dead in fire at James Blake's Tampa home

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say firefighters have found three bodies in a burning mansion owned by a former tennis star near Tampa. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Spokeswoman Cristal Bermudez Nunez says the home is owned by James Blake. She says neighbors have told detectives that Blake hasn't lived in the house for a while and was renting it out. She also says detectives haven...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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