Serena Williams wins fourth U.S. Open, 15th Grand Slam title

Serena Williams wins fourth U.S. Open, 15th Grand Slam title

NEW YORK — Serena Williams was let down by her serve at times but not by her nerves Sunday in the U.S. Open women’s final. Coming from behind in the third set, Williams won her fourth U.S. Open championship and her 15th Grand Slam title. After trailing 5-3 in the final set, Williams beat No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. After the last point Williams dropped to the ground and let loose with a…

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Straight Outta L.A.

Straight Outta L.A.

Director Ice Cube explores the unlikely marriage between the NFL’s rebel franchise, the Raiders, and America’s glamour city, Los Angeles. In 1982, Raiders owner Al Davis beat the NFL in court and moved his team from Oakland to Los Angeles. With a squad as colorful as its owner, the Raiders captivated a large number of black and Hispanic fans in L.A. at a time when gang warfare, immigration and the real estate boom were rapidly…

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Al Davis Tribute

Al Davis Tribute

“I’m in pro football to win, to have the Raiders dominate, to have the Raiders global, and we’re not going to be able to do that with a half-filled stadium.” This quote, in my eyes, describes Al Davis in a nutshell. He showed an undying commitment to winning, put his heart into his franchise, but was also not afraid to say and do things that fans didn’t want to hear. Perhaps his two biggest moves…

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“The Great” Al Davis Dies at 82

“The Great” Al Davis Dies at 82

Al Davis, the irascible owner of the Oakland Raiders whose feuds with the National Football League reshaped professional football over the last half century and helped spur its rise to pre-eminence in the landscape of American sports, died Saturday morning. He was 82. The Raiders said he died at his home in Oakland, Calif. Before there were sports franchise owners like George Steinbrenner, Jerry Jones or Mark Cuban, there was Al Davis, outspoken and brash,…

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“Guts & Glory: The Golden Age of American Football, 1958-1978″ Book

“Guts & Glory: The Golden Age of American Football, 1958-1978″ Book

Mining 10,000 rolls of film, Guts and Glory: The Golden Age of American Football collects the finest work by American sports photographer Neil Leifer. Best known for capturing a towering Ali over the fallen Sonny Liston, Leifer’s football photographs are among his finest… and are those closest to his heart. These images are complimented by some of the finest football columns written during the two decades covered by Leifer. More than just contextual, the writings…

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Kareem Abdul Jabbar sets the record straight

Kareem Abdul Jabbar sets the record straight

“I guess you have to be under 7ft to be considered the greatest basketball player of all time.” Kareem writes open letter to Pippen about LeBron, Jordan Everyone has climbed all over Scottie Pippen in recent days for putting LeBron James on the same pedestal with Michael Jordan, calling Jordan the best scorer of all time but LeBron a potentially better all around player. At best it felt a little premature. In Chicago that was…

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What is the Problem with Rashard Mendenhall’s Tweets?

PITTSBURGH — Rashard Mendenhall has created a stir with comments made on his official Twitter page regarding Osama bin Laden’s death. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back on Monday tweeted: “What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…” Mendenhall didn’t hold back, even making a reference to the Sept. 11 attacks. Rashard Mendenhall is the latest example of a…

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Owners, NFLPA should take Al Davis’s advice

By Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer Bill Parcells often relays the story of the most important thing he learned from Al Davis. “Nobody cares,” Parcells told Bay Area media. “Nobody cares about your injuries or your problems. All they want to know on Monday is if you won.” It’s a lesson NFL owners and the NFLPA (or whatever it is) would do well to heed. Most NFL teams, including the 49ers, have issued statements to…

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Serena Williams Playing Top Spin 4 for PS3 Move

2K Czech’s Top Spin 4, with its fancy TV-style cut-scenes, accurate play style animation for some of the sport’s greatest players and scarily well-captured oohs and aahs from the crowd at matches, takes a different route from most tennis games. While Wii Sports distilled the game down to its basic matter of win or lose and at the other end of the scale Top Spin 3 left players facing an epic learning curve with its…

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Rich People Don’t Watch Football

Model with football players, 1939. Photo credit: Conde Nast Archive. It’s a fact of American life that practically the entire nation is devoted to professional football. Each Sunday during the fall and winter months, millions of people from all across the country plant themselves in front of the television or travel in droves to local arenas to watch the latest NFL matchups. Many fans practice a devotion that is positively religious in its intensity.

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Barry Sanders Jr is making a name for himself

By Dan Scofield (Notre Dame Featured Columnist) on October 15, 2010 Barry Sanders Jr. is one of the most mature high school juniors you will ever meet. Speaking with a low, joy-filled tone and a constant smile on his face, Sanders has everything that a college football coach would want in a person. Not to mention, he’s a pretty good football player as well. Oh yeah, and then there’s that name thing.

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Tiger Woods $50million Florida estate

Most guys have to downgrade after a divorce – but Tiger Woods obviously isn’t most guys. The golfer, who divorced on August 23, is preparing to move into a sprawling 10-acre ocean front estate in Florida, complete with its own backyard golf course. And despite giving his ex-wife an estimated $100million settlement he’s obviously not short on cash, with his new pad valued at over $50million. Woods’ new place is on ultra exclusive Jupiter Island. Woods…

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George Steinbrenner dead at age 80

Longtime New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning, his family confirmed in a statement. “It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80,” the family said in a statement. “He was an incredible and charitable man. First and foremost he was devoted to his entire family — his beloved wife, Joan; his sisters, Susan Norpell…

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Serena Williams Claims Grand Slam No.13

WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams swept Vera Zvonareva in straight sets Saturday to win her fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam championship, extending the Williams family dominance at the All England Club. The top-ranked and defending champion American overwhelmed the 21st-seeded Russian 6-3, 6-2 in a one-sided final that lasted just 67 minutes and showed why Williams is considered one of the greatest players of all time. Serena Williams overwhelmed the 21st-seeded Vera Zvonareva…

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New Bill Gives Obama “Kill Switch” for Internet

Government would have “absolute power” to seize control of the world wide web under Lieberman legislation. Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Wednesday, June 16, 2010 The federal government would have “absolute power” to shut down the Internet under the terms of a new US Senate bill being pushed by Joe Lieberman, legislation which would hand President Obama a figurative “kill switch” to seize control of the world wide web in response to a Homeland Security…

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