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Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova and Advances to Semifinals

The 34-year-old No. 1 ranked player beat long-time rival 6-4, 6-1, despite having a bout of food poisoning In Melbourne, Australia, tennis champion Serena Williams defeated long-time rival Maria Sharapova for an 18th time on Tuesday, clearing her into the 2016 semifinals. [Related: Serena Williams Loses to Roberta Vinci 2-6, …

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Cam Newton is the Black QB That Nothing Compares to

This story originally appeared on www.theshadowleague.com. Cam Newton is on the verge of completing an amazing year. [Related: Cam Newton Named MVP and Offensive Player of the Year] In his fifth season, he was voted the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year by the Professional …

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Black History Month: Mike Carey, Retired NFL Referee

28 days of modern black history makers Now an analyst for CBS Sports, Mike Carey was only the second African American referee in National Football League history and became the first African American to officiate the Super Bowl in 2008 for Super Bowl XLII. ACROSS THE WEB ‘); script.type = …

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NBA2K Sued For Using Players’ Tattoos Without Permission

Tattoos include butterflies on Kobe Bryant’s arm and designs on LeBron James’ forearms Game screenshot of James and his ink (Image: nba2k.wikia.com) On Monday, Feb. 1, tattoo company Solid Oak Sketches filed a lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive and Visual Concepts, makers of the hit video game franchise NBA2K. Solid Oak …

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Black History Month: Simone Biles, Gymnast

28 days of modern black history makers At a mere 18 years old, gymnast Simone Biles is a history maker as the first African American world all-around champion and the first woman to win three consecu­tive world all-around titles. Biles cur­rently stands as the most decorated female gym­nast and holds …

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Something Else That Sets Cam Newton Apart

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers Quarterback (Image courtesy of Business Insider) This is Cam Newton’s year. The 26-year-old Carolina Panthers quarterback is capping off a nearly perfect (15-1) season by winning the league MVP and leading his team to this Sunday’s Super Bowl 50. But, according to Bloomberg News, its not …

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Black History Month: Jeffrey Orridge, Canadian Football League

28 days of modern black history makers On April 29, 2015, Jeffrey Orridge made history as the first African American chief executive of a major North American sports league when he became commissioner of the Canadian Football League. Orridge previously served as executive director of CBS Sports and general manager …

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