Romanian Captain Ejected From Fed Cup Following Racist And Sexist Comments

Romanian Captain Ejected From Fed Cup Following Racist And Sexist Comments

Ilie Năstase, captain of Romanian’s Fed Cup team, was caught making racist comments about Serena Williams baby during a Q&A at the Fed Cup. The 70-year-old Romanian was heard joked with one of his teammates about what color Williams’ baby would end up being. The controversy did not end there; Năstase was later ejected from the stadium for unsportsmanlike […]

Maria Sharapova tested positive for performance enhancing drug

Maria Sharapova tested positive for performance enhancing drug

Maria Sharapova held a press conference earlier today to announce that she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) contacted the star athlete to let her know she had tested positive for a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Federation (WADA). Sharapova admitted she had been using Meldonium for a […]

Tennis tournaments under scrutiny following match-fixing confession

Tennis tournaments under scrutiny following match-fixing confession

This year’s Australian Open tennis tournament was plagued by rumors of corruption. In January, former Australian tennis star Nick Lindahl pleaded guilty to match-fixing. The prosecution stated that Lindahl had “offered to intentionally lose a match to a lower-ranked player” as recently as 2013. The Lindahl controversy has had a massive impact on the sport, casting shade on […]

Year-In-Review: 10 Sports Grinches That Made Headlines in 2015

Year-In-Review:  10 Sports Grinches That Made Headlines in 2015

As we look back on the 2015 year in sports, we will look back on a year that was remarkable in many ways:  We had the first four-team BCS playoff in college football, a controversial lead up to a remarkable Super Bowl, an NBA champion led by the new face of the league, an NHL team […]

Serena Williams’ Grand Slam Quest Ends; Flavia Pennetta Captures U.S. Open Title

Serena Williams’ Grand Slam Quest Ends; Flavia Pennetta Captures U.S. Open Title

Serena Williams’ grand slam aspirations came to an end this Friday after a loss to Italy’s Roberta Vinci in the U.S. Open semifinals. For the moment, Steffi Graf still remains the only person to achieve a calendar-year grand slam, a feat she accomplished back in 1988. Vinci, who was unranked at the U.S. Open, bested the No. […]