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Meet the ‘Serena Williams of skateboarding’

theundefeated.com — Samarria Brevard was the first African-American female skateboarder to win a World Championship Kimberley Diamond Cup in 2014. While some call her the Serena Williams of skateboarding, she downplays the comparison to the world's top women's tennis player. "It's a different sport," she said. The 22-year-old's skateboarding aspirations started nine years ago.

Meet the 'Serena Williams of skateboarding,' Samarria Brevard

espn.go.com — Some call her the Serena Williams of skateboarding. Samarria Brevard giggles at the lofty compliment and says what's already known about Williams: "Serena is good." Brevard is the first African-American female skateboarder to ever win a World Championship KDC in 2014. And she downplays the comparison to the world's top women's tennis player.

This is what Breanna Stewart does if her former UConn teammates don't respond to her text message

espn.go.com — At the WNBA draft on Thursday, former UConn star Breanna Stewart made history again with ex-teammates Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck. The senior class became the first trio to become the top three picks in the draft. Stewart will head to Seattle to join the Storm, while Jefferson was added to the San Antonio Stars' roster.

Daniele Anastasion Named espnW's First-Ever Film Fellow

espn.go.com — The first-ever espnW Film Fellowship, presented by Walmart, was created to bring a woman-centric sports story to life on screen and chronicle her journey on espnW.com. Filmmaker Daniele Anastasion was announced as the film fellow recipient Thursday night at espnW's Impact 25 gala in New York City.

6 Things You Don't Know About Our Son, Alabama Crimson Tide Cornerback Cyrus Jones

espn.go.com — Cornerback Cyrus Jones will wear his Crimson Tide uniform one last time Monday night when Alabama (13-1) plays the undefeated Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T (Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). It's not surprising, but Jones has an impressive football resume.

The Word On The Woman Behind The Hilarious Alabama Signs

espn.go.com — Hannah Stephens stood inside her University of Alabama dorm room, focused her eyes on a flimsy poster board and painted "Roll Tide" in fire-red letters. She tried her hardest not to stain her bathroom floor. Luckily, the woman who today is known as "UA Sign Girl," was able to keep her floor unblemished.

Harlem Run Group Bringing The Funk To Uptown Neighbors

espn.go.com — NEW YORK -- The stifling humidity of New York City summer has finally given way to the crisp fall weather -- a temperate climate that is a runner's dream.

6 Reasons Why You Should Watch The Althea Gibson Documentary

espn.go.com — Before a lean man with aviator eyeglasses named Arthur Ashe made a dent in tennis history, before two sisters with rainbow-colored beads adorning their hair dominated women's tennis, a woman raised in Harlem to a sharecropper father blazed the trail for all of them.

How Kobe Bryant Used Business Strategies to Recruit Rajon Rondo

blackenterprise.com — We all know that Kobe Bryant has a magnificent basketball resume, but lately he has also revealed his business acumen, especially when it comes to recruiting new talent for the Los Angeles Lakers. [RELATED: READ LEBRON JAMES' NO. 23 TOP SELLING JERSEY IN NBA] Last month, Bryant hoped to ...

Why Everyone Should Know and Remember Former Baseball Player Curt Flood

blackenterprise.com — Curt Flood was a center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Sports reporters said he was known as a prolific hitter and a defensive wizard, according to the New York Times. Flood was born in Houston, Texas on Jan. 18, 1938. He was raised in Oakland, California. The talented baseball star ...
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Jul 25, 2016

RT @vj44: Change happens when one American at a time can no longer stay silent. Thank you Michael Jordan for speaking up!  https://twitter.com/espn/status/757618406271090688 

Jul 25, 2016

RT @maryum7: Recalling Muhammad Ali -- His life, his impact and his influence on his daughter Maryum  http://espnw.ly/XLpfUUX7  via @espnW

Jul 25, 2016

RT @TheUndefeated: MJ speaks out: "I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement"  http://undf.td/2abBkBc 


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