Boxing: Team USA Defeats China in the Clash of Champions

Boxing: Team USA Defeats China in the Clash of Champions

(ATLANTA, GA.) – Nine elite American female boxers faced off with a top squad from China on Saturday at the Women’s International Clash of Champions in Atlanta, Ga. The duel competition featured several rematches between the two top squads at the Buckhead Fight Club, but the flyweight division bout held unique importance for 2012 Olympic [...]

Laila Ali headlines International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Laila Ali headlines International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Laila Ali, who in the early and middle years of the new century, was the acknowledged “face” of Women’s boxing during what will likely be remembered as the final flourishing time for the sport in the United States, will enter the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame as part of the 2015 class.
Ali will be [...]

Lisa Leslie elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Lisa Leslie elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Indianapolis, IN. – At a Press Event presented by Haggar Clothing Company, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 11 members of the Class of 2015 to be honored September 10-12, 2015 during this year’s Enshrinement Ceremonies in Springfield, Massachusetts. This year’s list includes three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie, 39-year NBA referee [...]

Serena Williams, Mikaela Shiffrin and Tatyana McFadden nominated for the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards

Serena Williams, Mikaela Shiffrin and Tatyana McFadden nominated for the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards

Three American Women have been nominated for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Award 2015
World No. 1 Serena Williams has been nominated for the Laureus SportsWoman of the Year Award 2015.  Williams is no stranger to the Laureus Sports Award having won three-times – Sportswoman’s Award (2003 & 2010) and Comeback Award (2007).  Williams makes a [...]

Cheryl Reeve & Dawn Staley Return To USA Basketball As 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team Assistant Coaches

Cheryl Reeve & Dawn Staley Return To USA Basketball As 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team Assistant Coaches

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 9, 2014) – After assisting USA head coach Geno Auriemma (University of Connecticut) to the gold medal and a 6-0 record at the 2014 FIBA World Championship, USA Basketball today announced  Minnesota Lynx’ Cheryl Reeve, University of South Carolina’s Dawn Staley and DePaul University’s Doug Bruno, will return as assistant coaches for the USA Women’s [...]

Australian Open 2015 Spotlight: Madison Keys

Australian Open 2015 Spotlight: Madison Keys

Madison Keys has rumbled all the way to the quarterfinals of a major for the first time – and she’ll meet the player who inspired her to take up tennis in the first place.
By Alix Ramsay | Wednesday, 28 January, 2015  —  www.ausopen.com
It cannot be easy growing up as a tennis player in America. For [...]

Video: Lindsey Vonn’s 63rd World Cup win – Cortina

Video: Lindsey Vonn’s 63rd World Cup win – Cortina

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 19, 2015) – Sheer perfection! Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) put down a near flawless super G run Monday to win her 63rd Audi FIS Ski World Cup and etch her name into the record books as the winningest women’s World Cup racer ever. Skiing at the end of the top seed [...]

Australian Open 2015 Spotlight: Venus Williams

Australian Open 2015 Spotlight: Venus Williams

Thirteen years since she first became world No.1, can Venus Williams’ late-career renaissance continue at AO 2015?
By Jake Stevens | Tuesday, 20 January, 2015
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It seems absurd that a former world number one and multiple Grand Slam champion can be overshadowed at Australian Open 2015, not least by her very own sister. But that’s the predicament [...]

Stacy Lewis WSEN’s 2014 SportsWoman of the Year

Stacy Lewis WSEN’s 2014 SportsWoman of the Year

Stacy Lewis made history in 2014 by becoming the 1st American to win the LPGA “triple crown” in 21 years.  Lewis swept the 2014 LPGA awards and
Wins Player of the Year, Vare Trophy & Money List
Lewis captured the Rolex Player of the Year award for the 2nd time in 3 years, the Vare Trophy (for [...]

SWIMMING: Alia Atkinson earns historic Jamaica gold at Doha World Championships

SWIMMING:  Alia Atkinson earns historic Jamaica gold at Doha World Championships

Alia Atkinson won Jamaica’s first-ever gold at the World Short Course Championships, becoming the first black woman to win a world swimming title.  The 25-year-old equalled Plymouth-based Lithuanian Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte’s 100m breaststroke world record of one minute and 2.36 seconds.  Atkinson came from behind in the final length to beat defending champion [...]

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