Tennis grabbed headlines yesterday for all the wrong reasons when Raymond Moore, CEO of Indian Wells Tennis Garden, told media that the WTA and the sport’s female pros “are very, very lucky” as the women’s game was “riding on the coattails” of the men’s successes. Among the comments was that “If I was a lady player, I’d go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport. They really have.” While Moore quickly released an apology, players and pundits unleashed a volley of criticism over the remarks, with some calling for his immediate resignation. “I just feel like in order to make a comment you have to have history and you have to have facts and you have to know things,” said Serena Williams, adding that the comments took away from the successes of players like Billie Jean King. “That is such a disservice to her and every female, not only a female athlete but every woman on this planet, that has ever tried to stand up for what they believed in and being proud to be a woman.”
President Trump has granted a follow-up White House interview to CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor, slated for Wednesday, July 18. Glor talked to POTUS in Scotland, ahead of Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladmir Putin.
Drama Sweetbitter landed a second season on Starz. “Season one gave audiences a taste of the characters and backstory of an upscale New York restaurant, leaving them wanting more – which we will deliver with a second helping,” said Chris Albrecht, president and CEO of Starz.
Today see Peter King’s new Monday morning NFL column – Football Morning in America –on NBCSports.com with hit first entry since his move featuring interviews with Philadelphia quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, Eagles coach Doug Pedersen on whether QB Carson Wentz will return from injury for Week 1, a look at the NFL’s […]
The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowls each locked in deals to host College Football Playoff games for another six years, running through 2026. The three bowl games will host a CFP game every year during the six-year period: the semifinals twice, and other games assigned by the CFP selection […]
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