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. […]

Moments Like These: Serena and Venus Williams Set to Square Off in U.S. Open

Moments Like These:  Serena and Venus Williams Set to Square Off in U.S. Open

Hindsight in 20/20. The same can be said in sports. We never truly appreciate greatness until it is gone. Those of us who have grown up around sports have always had an idea of who the best of the best were. However, we become so accustomed to their greatness, that we essentially took them for granted. […]

Williams’ 2015 Grand Slam pursuit continues Saturday in Wimbledon Finals

Williams’ 2015 Grand Slam pursuit continues Saturday in Wimbledon Finals

The classic matchup between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, two of the most recognized names in women’s tennis, is far from uncommon. Unfortunately for Sharapova, neither are Williams’ victories. The two squared off Thursday in the Wimbledon semifinals, where Williams exited the court with a commanding 6-2, 6-4 victory and a coveted spot in Saturday’s […]