Quentric Williams allegedly shot and killed Taekwondo Champ Mitt Lenix, 28, at the Starlight Drive-in Movie Theater in Atlanta, Ga.
*Paying attention to the news today would have one believe that the people all over the planet have gone stark raving mad.
What else would one think when you live in a society where people can’t even ask for help with your car anymore without getting shot?
Taekwondo world champion Mitt Lenix, 28, was having trouble with his car when he went and knocked on a couple’s car window to ask for help during a movie at the Starlight Drive-in Movie Theater. (more…)
Serena Williams, 30, has lived up to expectations on the controversial blue clay in Madrid, Spain.
In just 1 hour and 4 minutes, Serena both won her 41st career WTA singles title, surpassing Kim Clijsters’ record and edging closer to her older sister Venus’, and demolished the surging current world no. 1, Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. She’s now 13-0 on clay this season and will move up from her current position as no. 9 in the world to no. 6 when next week’s rankings are released.
On her way to the Mutua Madrid Open victory, Serena came out firing on all cylinders, taking the first set 6-1 in 33 minutes. Azarenka appeared undone at the outset, double faulting six times and spraying balls long and wide on her attempted returns of Serena’s powerful serves. The intimidation factor often frazzles Williams’ opponents, considering her well-publicized arsenal of weapons.
The second set, however, offered short-lived a glimmer of hope for the Belarusian who’s been accustomed to Whodini-like comebacks during her recent winning streak. She seemed to settle down a bit after losing her opening service game and was able to close out three consecutive easy games without her serves being blazed past her by Williams’ deadly returns. Williams, however, was too rock solid on her own serve, riding the confidence of having won the first set and having opened the second with the insurance break.
Williams only faced one break point during the championship match, and that was quickly erased by one of the 14 aces she slammed down on her way to claiming the title and the $750k prize money. The final scoreline was 6-1, 6-3, with Williams winning the final point off an ace from a whiff and an air swing of Azarenka’s racket due to a bad clay-court ball bounce on the Belarusian’s attempted return of serve. It seemed the perfect way to sum up the lopsided affair.
Azarenka usually offers more resistance against Williams than she was capable of on Sunday, but it’s pretty much the rule that a title hungry Serena Williams is a freight train not easily deterred. The 13-time Slam champion has her sights set on winning her second French Open title – 14 total – in two weeks and bringing home the Olympic Gold this summer … and based on her results of late, it’s hard not to see the story playing out just that way.
*The city of Detroit gets a bad rap that seems to get worse every minute.
But, there’s yet another bright light gleaming through the problems of the city.
No one would’ve thought a young black girl would be interested in trimming trees for a living, but there’s one that has not only decided to trim trees, but competitively climb them. This past weekend, she’s representing Michigan in an international tree climbing competition in Australia for the first time. (more…)
*Ron Artest is celebrating his first championship with a little music. He’s riding on the championship high and is promoting his latest rap single entitled “Champion” and folks are saying the song is actually worth listening to.
Nahright.com says his single is by far the best rap song ever released by an athlete, stomping out anything Shaquille O’Neal ever made and his teammate Kobe Bryant.
“I love the fourth quarter,” he raps. “The ninth inning/ I love Game 7/ Bring on the competition.”
Funny thing is, the song was written before he even joined L.A. Little did he know he’d become a key player in this Game 7 of the NBA finals.
Check out the song at NahRight.com