#TBT Sports Blog: Former WNBA & USA Olympic Star Lisa Leslie

Four-time Olympic gold medal winner and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie leads the 2015 women’s basketball Hall of Fame induction class which will be honored next June in Knoxville, TN.

Leslie is prominently featured in one of my sports comic books that I released earlier this year. Here’s a chapter excerpt that recognizes one of the finest female athletes of all-time…..

…..The WNBA could not have scripted a better person to become the “face” of its sport! She’s a slam dunk of a choice for the #6 spot in Favorite Female Athletes.

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#TBT Sports Blog: 5X U.S. Tennis Open Champ Steffi Graf

As the U.S. Open swings into its second weekend of action in Flushing Meadows, NY, allow me to share today’s #TBT sports blog on its only five-time women’s champion.

This statuesque blue-eyed blond burst onto the women’s world tennis scene in Germany in October 1982 at the ripe age of thirteen. She quickly began her dominance of the sport.

In addition to the poise, athleticism and enduring stamina that she displayed on the tennis court, Graf packed a powerful, precise serve to compliment an equally forceful forehand.

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Serena Williams Wins 20th Grand Slam Trophy

Today’s French Open championship victory over Lucie Safarova inched Serena Williams, the world’s #1 women’s tennis player, a little closer to surpassing Steffi Graf for most career Grand Slam titles. Williams exhibited tremendous fortitude in rallying several times over the … Continue reading

Black History Month: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

As we celebrate Black History Month, let’s recall the stunning athletic and physical accomplishments of Jackie Joyner-Kersee. In 1990, Sports Illustrated named Jackie Joyner-Kersee the greatest female athlete of the 20th Century. At that time, no one challenged the Sports … Continue reading

Today in 1988: Steffi Graf’s Tennis Grand Slam

In addition to the poise, athleticism and enduring stamina that she displayed on the tennis court, Graf packed a powerful, precise serve to compliment an equally forceful forehand.

It’s easy to understand why Steffi Graf was labeled with the enviable tennis nickname Frauline Forehand and why sports fans around the globe who admired her knew this German simply as Steffi.

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Is Serena Williams the Greatest Female Athlete Ever?

In her USA Today Sports’ column this afternoon, columnist Christine Brennan raises the question whether tennis star Serena Williams should be considered the greatest female athlete ever with a win tomorrow in the US Open finals in New York.

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Recognizing Heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee During Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, I’m pleased to recognize one of the greatest and most inspiring female athletes of all time.

Here’s an excerpt from one of my sports comic books honoring this extraordinary woman.

…..In 1990, Sports Illustrated named Jackie Joyner-Kersee the greatest female athlete of the 20th Century. She jumps into my #4 spot in Favorite Female Athletes.

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AP Names Serena Williams Female Athlete of Year

Congratulations to a deserving Serena Williams for being named AP Female Athlete of the Year.

It’s a record third time this amazing athlete has received the prestigious honor. In 2013 Serena posted an incomparable 78-4 record and won 11 championships.

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