By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter Father: Tony Godsick, Roger Federer’s long-time agent and the most powerful agent in tennis. Check. Mother: Mary Jo Fernandez, Australian Open and French Open Finalist and 7 WTA titles. Check. Good friend and mentor: Roger Federer. Check. Webster’s defines destiny as a “predetermined course of events.” If that is the […]
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By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter FLUSHING, NY — Oh no, she didn’t. Oh yes, she did. Serena Williams did her best imitation of Serena Williams in 1999 with a stirring and emphatic 7-6, 2-6, 6-2 win over No. 2 Annett Kontaveit of Estonia. The boisterous sold-out crowd was behind the legendary 40-year-old all night. She […]
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By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter FLUSHING, NY — Fans of the Williams sisters got some great news as Serena and Venus Williams received a wild card into the US Open women’s doubles and will compete together one last time. The pair have had an incredible doubles career. They have an overall record of 192-34 and […]
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By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter FLUSHING, NY — It was Serena Williams’ night at the Open Monday night, before a record crowd of almost 24,000. It was a first-round match with the feel of an Open final. Williams walked out to thundering applause and it never abated during the match against no. 80 Danka Kovinic […]
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By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter FLUSHING, NY — There is a certain vibe missing at the US Open. Don’t get me wrong. The vibe is great, but the absence of Roger Federer, who last played in 2018 is clear. He won the event consecutively from 2004-08. He last played in 2019, when he lost to […]
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By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter FLUSHING, NY — Make no mistake about it. This year’s US Open is primarily about Serena Williams. The 6-time winner announced about a month ago that she will “evolve away” from tennis after the Open, which begins on Monday. The 40-year-old Williams is unseeded and has drawn another unseeded player, […]
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By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter It’s the greatest value in tennis. Heck, it might even be the greatest value in all sports. It’s called Fan Week at the US Open and runs from August 23-28. Let’s be candid. It isn’t cheap to attend the US Open, which begins on August 29. Tickets can cost upwards of […]
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By Anthony McClean, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus With the 2022 college football season just a few weeks away, the fearless prognosticators from the HBCU-Pro Sports Media Association are looking at a familiar pair of schools to be back amongst the elite. SWAC Champion Jackson State and CIAA Champion Bowie State have been picked by HBCU-PSMA to defend […]
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By Harold Michael Harvey In 2017, the Atlanta Braves packed up and moved the team twenty miles north of Turner Field, less than a mile outside the city limits, but clear into the next county. Turner Field had been home to the Braves since the 1996 Olympics gifted the team a new stadium. There was […]
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By MEAC Media Relations NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State running back J.J. Davis and South Carolina State defensive end Jeblonski Green have been named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive and Defensive Preseason Players of the Year, presented by TowneBank. All awards and the predicted order of finish were voted on by the MEAC’s head football coaches […]
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