Overtime: Serena Wins 5th Aussie Title

By Melva N. Lloyd 

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Serena Williams won her second straight Australian Open Title when she defeated the comeback kid, Justine Henin in three sets on Saturday: 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.  This brings her Aussie Open championship titles to five, and this her first time winning the Grand Slam title in an even year. 

With this victory, Williams has tied tennis great, Billie Jean King, with 12 overall Grand Slam singles championships.  Her five Australian Open titles are the most won by any female tennis player since 1968; surpassing the likes of Steffi Graf and Monica Seles. Continue reading


Overtime: Kurt Warner Hangs it Up

By Melva N. Lloyd

After a successful 12-year stint in the NFL, Kurt Warner announced on Friday what everyone already knew: he is retiring from his career as a professional football player.

The 38-year old quarterback started his career as a player with the Arena Football League; the University of Northern Iowa alum went undrafted by the NFL after graduation.  But after a major rejection, getting cut by the Green Bay Packers and a side job as a stock boy at the Hy-Vee grocery store in Cedar Falls, Warner was picked up by the St. Louis Rams in 1998.  Continue reading

Overtime: The King Faces a Royal Fine

By Grandaddydior

LBJ was recently fined $25,000 for kicking a water bottle on the sideline during Wednesdays win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Lebron James is second in the league in scoring, averaging 29.6 PPG. The Cavaliers currently hold the best record in the NBA (36-11).

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Keep It 100: Hold up NFL, Saints FANS Own “Who Dat!”

By: Julian Ross

The New Orleans Saints going to their first ever Super Bowl has caused a lot of things to happen. Hell is currently freezing over and don’t be too surprised if Pork wings get added to the soul food menu once people start shooting down the newly flying pigs. It has also caused the NFL to FINALLY pay attention to some of the most loyal fans in sports history and try to make a cash grab from a depression and Katrina-stricken economy. All of a sudden, the NFL claims they own the phrase “Who Dat” and have sent cease-and-desist letters to many local T-shirt vendors.

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Friday Feature: Nicki Minaj…The New HBIC

By GrandaddyDIOR

Its been a minute since Missy ‘hit ’em with the hee’ and told us why she is ‘supa dupa fly’. Have we forgotten about Lil’ Kim’s crush or Foxy’s ill na na? What the hell happened to the female emcees? The Queen is a Cover Girl, MC Lyte has long retired and a few other names just fell through the cracks. Does that mean that Nicki Minaj is the new HBIC? I sure think so.

Nicki Minaj is the first female hot spitter in a long time, many think she is the full package…literally. Her name in itself is controversial, does she really do threesomes? Does this mean that she likes girls? Who is she sleeping with? Regardless of the opinions, rumors,and facts. Nicki works hard. She is featured on new songs with Mariah Carey, Usher, Gucci Mane and of course Lil’ Wayne. She is one of the faces of the Young Money label and she has all the teenage girls thinking they’re Harajuku Barbie dolls (whatever the hell that means). Basically what I’m saying is, Nicki Minaj is making her mark in the rap game. Continue reading

Keep It 100: Enjoy it While it Lasts

By: Kandace Barré

Why do we enter into a situation knowing that in a few months the situation will have to change due to circumstances?  Our thirst for fulfillment and companionship makes us initiate things that we should’ve never begun in the first place.  So what happens?  Continue reading

In the News: “Catcher in the Rye” Author Dies

By: Tiffani Haynes

The writer and reader in me is mourning.

Famous author J.D. Salinger passed away of natural causes today in his New Hampshire home.

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