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Serena Williams now officially has the most major tennis wins of anyone, ever

Serena Williams set a record for Grand Slam wins with her 308th, passing Roger Federer for most all-time. Her fourth round victory over Yaroslava Shvedova came 6-2, 6-3 on Monday at the U.S. Open. And this is how insanely decorated she’ll be if she wins the Open.

Gifs: HD Tennis (1) (2)

When the woman asked Newt “Are you a Seeker?”, he replied “I’m more of a Chaser, actually.” It took me awhile to realize it was a QUIDDITCH REFERENCE! Could it be Newt Scamander was a Chaser for the Hufflepuff team? Not only a scholar and a cinnamon bun but an athlete [albeit I bet he’s an awkward bean type, the squish] I’m loving Newt more and more and more.

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Nike Calls Serena Williams the Greatest Athlete Ever in This Striking U.S. Open Ad
At a press conference at Wimbledon in July, a reporter asked Serena Williams how she felt about going down in the history books as "one of the greatest female athletes of all time." She responded simply, "I prefer the words 'one of the greatest athletes of all time.'

“With just a few words, the winner of 22 Grand Slam singles titles was able to combat the subtle sexism that permeates how female athletes are treated by the media.

Now, just two months later, Nike uses that moment as inspiration for its latest 60-second spot, a celebration of all that makes Williams great, timed to the U.S. Open.

The spot, part of Nike’s “Unlimited” series from Wieden + Kennedy, goes a step further in its assessment of Williams, deeming her the “greatest athlete ever” (after striking the word female from its own onscreen copy).

The ad uses the just a few of those on-screen words to condense Williams’ many accomplishments into an easily digestible narrative (even if it’s cryptic at first). The creative is stripped down, which works, though it might have benefited from more visuals matching the captions. Film is a visual medium after all.”

Read the full piece and a list of her accomplishments here

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For years Colin Kaepernick has been criticized for his silence, for “not being a grown-up,” for being a man of few words. Journalists literally counted the amount of words he said at a press conference.

But now that he’s speaking out publicly about a massively important issue, people all of a sudden want him to “shut up and play football.” 

We can’t have it both ways. Either we want to hear what Kaepernick — a politically astute black man who happens to play football for a living — has to say, or we don’t. 

Athletes can be more than the public platforms upon which they stand.

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Joe McKnight, former New York Jets running back, killed in apparent road rage shooting

  • Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was killed outside New Orleans on Thursday in an apparent road rage shooting.
  • “At approximately 2:43 p.m. today we received a call of a shooting that occurred here at Holmes [Boulevard] and Behrman Highway [in Terrytown],” Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand told ESPN.
  • “Our officers arrived on the scene and immediately began giving CPR to an individual who was shot and lying on the ground.
  • The individual who was shot and later pronounced dead was identified as Joe McKnight.  
  • McKnight, 28, played three seasons of football at USC from 2007-2009, before he was drafted by the New York Jets in 2010. McKnight played for the Jets until he was released in 2013. He spent the 2014 season, his last NFL season, with the Kansas City Chiefs.  Read more