If anyone can relate to Jason Collins, it’s Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts, a former National Basketball Association chief marketing officer who says the first openly gay male athlete in a major U.S. team sport can cash in by coming out.
By the time former Phoenix Suns executive Rick Welts’s I-am-gay announcement appeared on the front page of the May 15, 2011, New York Times, he already had revealed his secret to friends, co-workers and business associates.
Martina Navratilova looks at Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and she sees a little bit of herself. That’s not bad when the observer has won the grass- court Grand Slam tournament in London a record nine times.
Martina Navratilova , the 18-time Grand Slam tennis singles champion, is recovering in a Nairobi hospital after she was forced to give up climbing Mount Kilimanjaro , organizers of the fundraising event said.
Rafael Nadal beat Juan Martin Del Potro to win his record 22nd ATP World Tour Masters tennis title at the BNP Paribas Open, successfully coming through his first hard-court test following a seven-month injury layoff.
Martina Navratilova questioned Caroline Wozniacki’s status as the No. 1 women’s tennis player, criticizing the system that put her there for placing too much emphasis on the quantity of wins rather than the quality.
Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt was named sportsman of the year at the 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Rio de Janeiro. Gold-medal winning heptathlete Jessica Ennis of Britain took the women’s award.