Melanie Oudin has been recognized by Business Week as one of '5 Athletes to Watch in 2010' as well as one of the 'Top 10 Sports Stories to Watch in 2010.' 5 Athletes to Watch in 2010 Melanie Oudin There are no limits for the 2009 U.S. Open darling. Oudin secured a six-figure multiyear endorsement deal with BackOffice Associates during her 2009 Open run. If she can maintain her level of play in 2010, the sponsorship floodgates will open. As the Williams sisters age, Oudin is the logical [...]
All Nine Rookies Competed in 2009 NBA Summer League By Art Garcia, NBA.com The Sophomores own the Rookie Challenge. Seven consecutive wins and an 8-2 overall records suggests that one year of NBA seasoning makes plenty of a difference when the league’s brightest youngsters clash each All-Star weekend. This rookie class, though, isn’t about to accept the status quo. They didn’t accept all the talk that they would make up one of the weakest drafts in recent memory. And they’re not going to accept defeat before the ball [...]
AUCKLAND, New Zealand â€“ American John Isner defeated Frenchman Arnaud Clement 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (2) Saturday to win the Heineken Open for his first ATP Tour singles title. The 6-foot-9 Isner had 22 aces and only two double-faults. Isner got good news about his Australian Open draw. With the withdrawal of No. 15 seed Gilles Simon, Isner moved up as the 33rd highest-ranked player and will face Italian Andres Seppi in the first round.
USA Basketball, Nike and the NBA Portland Trail Blazers today announced that the 13th annual Nike Hoop Summit will, for a third consecutive year, be held at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. The Nike Hoop Summit, the country’s premier annual basketball game for high-school age boys, features America’s elite, young athletes playing against a World Select Team comprised of top international players 19-years-old or younger. The 2010 Nike Hoop Summit will be played on Saturday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. (PT). Tickets are on sale now for [...]
What Wozniacki wants: A top-three spot in 2010 By Dean Irvine, CNN January 8, 2010 — Updated 1206 GMT (2006 HKT) Hong Kong, China (CNN) — In Doha last October Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki provided one of the most harrowing moments ever seen on a tennis court. Battling through cramps in the third set of a match against Vera Zvonareva, she fell to the court, her tear-streaked face a portrait of agony, her body contorted in pain. Almost three months later and the player ranked number four [...]