December 30, 2009
Sport is all about triumphing over obstacles. But some achievements are indelible. Here are 10 of the most jaw-dropping sports events of the decade.
October 19, 2009
This Week on The Confab: Is Olympia Snowe the last decent Republican? Are sports fans cheering on conservative football and liberal basketball? And why Katherine Jackson should pull the plug on the Jackson kids' reality show. Join The Root's Washington reporter Dayo Olopade as she talks with assistant editor Saaret E. Yoseph, copy editor Erin Evans and contributor to The Root Donnell Alexander.
* Podcast production by Abdullah Rufus.
* Podcast theme music by Timothy Morrison.
by Jewel Woods onOctober 8, 2009
Her decision to pose nude diminishes her accomplishments and plays to the perception that black female bodies are pornographic.
by Donnell Alexander onOctober 7, 2009
In a callback to its classic “Totally Nude” ad campaign, ESPN is halfway to uncovering something big.
September 15, 2009
Joe, Serena, Kanye all acted like 3-year-olds in need of a nap.
September 10, 2009
'Tis the season for sports books. New titles from LeBron James, Serena Williams and Derek Fisher.
by Martin Johnson onJuly 2, 2009
Only once in the last 10 years has a Wimbledon final not featured one of the Williams sisters, and it has often featured both. This year is no exception.
by Jewel Woods onFebruary 25, 2009
The Williams sisters were left off the Australian Open's list of most beautiful women in tennis. Will the tennis world ever learn to appreciate black beauty?
February 25, 2009
Venus shocked fans with her skimpy ensemble at the 2010 French Open, but this isn’t the first time a Williams sister has made headlines for her style choices. After they were snubbed on a ‘10 Most Beautiful’ list at 2009 Australian Open, The Root pulled together this slide show of the tennis duo’s most memorable fashion moments.
by Martin Johnson onDecember 17, 2008
At 27, she has passed the mark where many tennis champs retire. Will her career live on in encore?
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