venus.jpgVenus downs Serena to win Wimbledon
Venus Williams survived a fierce onslaught from Serena Williams to win her fifth Wimbledon singles title on Saturday, finally subduing her younger sister 7-5 6-4.Venus fought back from a break down in both sets to trump her sister in high-quality contest on a windswept Centre Court. A scooped backhand wide from Serena handed Venus victory following an absorbing battle lasting one hour and 51 minutes.In her moment of triumph, a beaming Venus quickly ran to the net to offer her sibling a consolation embrace. “I can’t believe it’s five (titles). But when you’re in the final against Serena Williams, five seems so far away. She played so awesome, it was really a test,” the 28-year-old American said after successfully defending her title. (Continue Reading…)

Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy Arrested For Incident With Fan Who Called Him A ‘N***er’
Gym Class Hero frontman Travis McCoy was arrested on assault charged Tuesday (July 1) in Maryland Heights, Missouri, during a stop on Van’s Warped Tour. According to reports, the alternative hip-hop group’s lead singer allegedly struck a member of the audience near the front in the head with his microphone after he called McCoy a “f***ing ignorant n***er.” McCoy was charged with third-degree assault, booked, and posted $500 bond Wednesday morning (July 2). Although it’s been confirmed by local police that the incident was racially motivated, Sgt. Joseph Eagan said the victim “and the artist are of the same race.” (Continue Reading…)

Analysis: McCain struggles to regain footing
WASHINGTON – John McCain calls himself an underdog. That may be an understatement. The GOP presidential candidate trails Democrat Barack Obama in polls, organization and money while trying to succeed a deeply unpopular fellow Republican in a year that favors Democrats. McCain also doesn’t seem to have a coherent message let alone much of a strategy despite securing the nomination three months earlier than Obama. “This is a tough race. We are behind. We are the underdog. That’s what I like to be,” the GOP nominee-in-waiting frequently tells donors these days, keenly aware not only of his woes but also his proven comeback ability: He won his party’s nomination despite the implosion of his campaign last summer. (Continue Reading…)

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  • chloe

    Go Venus!