Arthur Ashe

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Arthur Ashe Statue Defaced With 'White Lives Matter'

'I was disheartened about it,' nephew of tennis legend says

(Newser) - A man who told witnesses his name was "Everybody" vandalized a statue of Arthur Ashe in Richmond, Virginia, Wednesday, spray-painting "White Lives Matter" and "WLM" on the monument to the black tennis legend. Witnesses say the man, who is white, returned after somebody painted "BLM" over... More »

Clijsters Roars Back With Win

Belgian defeats Kutuzova in lopsided straight sets

(Newser) - Kim Clijsters, the 2005 US Open champ who’s been absent from the game since having a child two years ago, made a triumphant return to the tournament today, the New York Times reports. The unseeded Belgian easily dispatched Viktoriya Kutuzova 6-1, 6-1 in the first game at Arthur Ashe.... More »

Pacino, Ono Push for Dead Celeb Bill

NY law would bar unauthorized bobble heads for 70 years

(Newser) - Actor Al Pacino and Yoko Ono are lobbying the New York legislature to make it a misdemeanor to merchandise unauthorized images of dead celebrities for up to 70 years after their death. The use of sound recordings, or faces and names on anything from T-shirts to bobble heads would require... More »

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