Total earnings: $24.6 million
Winnings: $11.6 million
Endorsements: $13 million
Can you say #winning!? AND she's straight outta Compton. Serena Williams is straight serving professionally with Grand Slam, Wimbledon titles and more. There is definitely no stopping her. She took the number two spot on Forbes' list of highest paid female athletes. Although she isn't number one just yet she is still a boss in every way adding deals with Chase and Audemars Piguet as well as expanding her partnership with Gatorade.
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“It’s hard to feel excited. It’s never easy to play someone that you love and care about. She’s my best friend in the world. I just had to stay focused.” Serena told BBC.
Serena and Venus Williams met again in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. After a 6 year break, the two finally met up and Serena took the win from her big sis. It is exciting watching either of the Williams sisters play, but seeing them together or up against each other is just, wow. Although someone had to loose, it is still a win for the sisters. Check out highlights from the head-to-head matchup below.
After 40 years the Golden State Warriors have done it again! Golden State fulfilled its promise to takeover Game 6 of the 2015 NBA Finals. The Warriors won the 2014-15 NBA championship with a 105-97 victory in Cleveland. The victory came after a regular season of 67 wins and a 83-20 compilation record from October until mid-June.
Stephen Curry, point guard and regular season MVP, stayed true to his words he shared in 09.
Curry definitely did his part and paced his team with skilled ball-handling and leadership allowing him to finish with 25 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals. He tied for team-lead in points with onetime reserve Andre Iguodala.
On Thursday Usher stole the spotlight before Game 4 of the Finals by delivering a slow rendition of the National Anthem.
The Grammy-winning R&B singer received a standing ovation from game-goers at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio for before the Cavs and Golden State hit the court.
The Grammy-winning singer took to the court at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and nailed the National Anthem, sparking a standing ovation from the fans.
Maybe Jamie Foxx could take notes. *sips tea*
The NBA Finals are airing live on ABC, with Game 5 scheduled for Sunday at 5 p.m. PT.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has joined the world of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The highly anticipated first-person shooter game, to be released in early November, will feature Lynch as a character in the game. This is the first time an athlete will appear as a character. Check out the behind-the-scene footage and watch Marshawn work on a different field.
Just after the big reveal and welcoming of Caitlyn Jenner a petition to change.org has been posted. What is this petition and what does it have to do with Caitlyn? Well, the petition, started by Jennifer Bradford of Fort Worth, TX., is asking the International Olympic Committee to take back the gold medal Caitlyn Jenner won in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games decathlon.
In the petition there is support for Caitlyn's courage and newfound freedom to be herself, however it states the violation of competition rules regarding men and women.
"We congratulate Ms. Jenner on these new developments and wish her the best. However, this creates somewhat of a problem as Ms. Jenner (as talented as she is) claims that she has always believed herself to be truly female, and therefore, was in violation of committee rules regarding women competing in men's sports and vice versa."
Kids are definitely taking over press conferences and Riley Curry has now stolen two! Stephen Curry's young daughter Riley stole the show again during the aftermath of the Western Conference Finals.
After the Warriors won Wednesday's Game 5 grabbing the franchise's first NBA Finals appearance in 40 years, Riley returned to escort her dad to the podium. She was just as adorable as the first time she stole the press.
Like the last time, she can be heard telling Steph "be quiet daddy!" This go 'round she showed us her playful side in a brief game of hide-and-seek and she blessed us with her beautiful little voice when she sang part of Big Sean's "Blessings."
Clearly Riley isn't afraid to be in the spotlight, even Steph mentioned how comfortable she is.
"She taking advantage of the moment for sure. She's way too comfortable."
Check out the full video here.
This clip is watching dreams come true. About 1.6% of players actually make it to the NFl. That is .008% of high school players that will ever make it to the professional stage.
These players through hard work, sacrifice, dedication, sadness, and joy have made it to the top level playing the game they love.
Watch the clip below to see the TOP 10 first round draft picks for 2015.
Written By: Lauren B. I @laurenbeal
Written By: Lauren B. I @laurenbeal
Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland is in stable condition at a New York hospital today after he was stabbed early Wednesday outside of a New York nightclub.
After surgery he issued a statement thanking supporters and apologizing for being out late on a game night.
“I just want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers. I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of support. I look forward to coming back stronger than ever. Thank you,” he said in a statement given to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.