Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Venus Williams (pictured above) put on a show today at the Western and Southern Open defeating defending US Open champion Samantha Stosur.
By Josh Kramer
Last year at this time, Venus Williams was struggling to cope with a viral autoimmune disease called Sjogren’s syndrome. She was unable to participate in either of the two major tour stops in Toronto or Cincinnati, and forced to pull out in the second round of the US Open. Most fully expected the tennis career of Venus Williams to be about over. A year later Venus is still dealing with Sjogren’s, but she also continues to provide inspiration for those suffering from illness (especially Sjogren’s) all over the globe. Today, for at least one day, the Venus Williams we once knew was back. The Grandstand at the lovely Lindner Tennis Center in Mason (Cincinnati), OH was given a show that made things seem like it was the year 2001 again. Continue reading
Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. The Bulls have become an afterthought due to Derrick Rose’s injury, but with Tom Thibodeau (pictured above) running the show, don’t count Chicago out just yet.
By Wesley Kaminsky
In the wake of Dwight Howard going to the Lakers, Andrew Bynum going to the Sixers, and Joe Johnson going to the Nets, the 2012-2013 Chicago Bulls lie somewhere in the desert.
This is the team that had the best record in the NBA over the past two seasons and lost their superstar Derrick Rose to a torn ACL in the first round of the playoffs last season.
This is the team that was the biggest threat to Miami in the Eastern Conference before that injury.
Yeah, that team. Remember them? It seems like a lifetime ago in which they were championship contenders. Continue reading
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