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No Way Nole – Why Is Such a Brilliant Man So Stupid?

Bill Simons He’s the most perplexing athlete of our era. He sprints fast, he twists low, and, like a Zen swordsman, he blasts explosive winners with...

A Black Woman Mattered – Althea Gibson

Bill Simons On Juneteenth we honor a singular pioneer. •••• She was a sharecropper’s daughter born in grit-poor South Carolina. After making just $75 in 1930, Gibson’s...

Mighty Dowse to the Rescue

An Exclusive Interview with USTA Executive Director Michael Dowse who spearheaded the three-month effort to save the US Open Bill Simons In 1965, the young, telegenic...

US Open Hangs on a Thread

Bill Simons Never before has the fate of a tennis tournament been so debated and dissected. While the French Open quickly moved its date to...

What Would Arthur Ashe Do?

Patricia A. Turner, who heads UCLA’s celebrated Arthur Ashe Legacy Fund, reflects on Ashe in the aftermath of George Floyd.   On September 9, 1992, tennis...