(Reuters) Kingston, Jamaica – There is a very serous issue in the lovely sport of tennis. I was really appalled by some statements and comments made by ordinary and somewhat “dignified” individuals in society over social media about the world’s number one female tennis star, the American, Serena Williams’ behavior. While I am not condoning her behavior, I will not condemn her for the statement she made. Continue reading
The Miami Open tennis classic, now going on in Florida, is a true test of endurance as players put their all out there on the courts to gain valuable ranking points as well as a share of the prize money on offer. While many of the players have to brave the heat to get to the next round, some have wilted under the pressure calling it quit on Sunday’s 6th day of play. Continue reading
World’s number 4 ranked tennis player, Raphael Nadal was forced to retire from the Miami Open tennis championship after he had continuous dizziness. Nadal’s last retirement from any competition, came six years ago when he was forced to retire against Britain’s Andy Murray in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Australian Open. Continue reading
For the past week or more, there has been a “War of Words” going on amongst tennis’ biggest names over gender equality and pay. Many have come out hard at those who have made statements suggesting that male tennis players deserve more pay than females while turning a blind eye to the fact that male tennis players are made to do more to be paid (I’ll get back to that). Continue reading
Trackalerts has done a wonderful job keeping us regular Jamaican’s up to date on ISSA/GRACE Boy’s and Girl’s Athletics Championships 2016.
One of their most shared posts has been one of Ashanti Moore who ran an amazing 12.14s in one of her heats. Unfortunately many people sharing the post had negative comments based on her appearance. Continue reading
Mixed Martials Arts is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It grew out of the want to prove which Martial Art reigned supreme amongst the traditional martial arts. The end result was as fighters fought that a mixture of multiple martial arts was generally better than any one single art. Continue reading