2022 Miami Open to host dual-match between Miami women’s tennis and Columbia
The Miami Open announced this week that No. 38 Columbia at Hard Rock Stadium on April 1 in an effort to bring collegiate tennis to one of the most prestigious professional tennis tournaments in the world. “As a former player, I am excited we are able to bring collegiate tennis matches to the Miami Open,” tournament director James Blake said in a Miami Open release. “Our goal is to make this an annual event here in Miami.”Since 1985, the Miami Open has been a staple in the tennis world. The first 140 people to buy this package will be gifted a commemorative hat with the Miami Open and University of Miami logos.themiamihurricane.com
Miami Opens tournament director still shaken by encounter with cop in 15
Nearly five years later, Blake says he never suspected the large man running toward him was a plainclothes New York City policeman. Video captured the undercover officer grabbing him by the arm, throwing him to the sidewalk face down and handcuffing him. All of which intensified Blake's reaction to video of George Floyd's death shortly after being detained by Minneapolis police last week. Video showed the undercover officer grabbing him by the arm, throwing him to the sidewalk face down and handcuffing him. All of which intensified Blake's reaction to video of George Floyd's death shortly after being detained by Minneapolis police last week.
III Points Headliner James Blake Will Perform on Instagram Live
Beginning today at 3 p.m. EST, the "Retrograde" artist and III Points 2019 headliner will broadcast a performance to fans via Instagram Live. The English singer-songwriter and all-around heartthrob announced the virtual show via his Twitter account on Sunday, March 22. "Ok looks like we're in this for the long haul so I'm jumping in... gotta play for you guys somehow," the tweet said. Blake is among the multitudes of artists who've taken their musical talents online in response to concert cancellations and social distancing measures implemented to counteract the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides headlining III Points 2019 which, notably, was his first live show following the release of last year's widely acclaimed LP Assume Form Blake also visited Miami in December 2014 for an Art Basel show that's taken on a legendary status among many who attended.miaminewtimes.com
Tennis stars hope to bring relief to Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, some of the world's best tennis players are hoping to bring some joy to the people of the region. In the wake of this tragedy, some of the world's best tennis players are hoping to bring some joy to the people of the region. Included among the list of household names appearing is the 39-year-old American James Blake, who retired from professional tennis in 2013. "So I'm going to Nassau. It's a beautiful tourist destination, so I'm going to that part and see some of the places that weren't hit."
Samuel L. Jackson proves he's one of us at Celebrity Ryder Cup
Samuel L. Jackson has made plenty of people laugh throughout his acting career, but he also made people crack up for a different reason Tuesday. Competing in the "Celebrity Ryder Cup," Jackson stood on the first tee and did what so many average golfers do on a daily basis: Duff one in embarrassing fashion. Fortunately for Jackson, the day turned out to have a happy ending for him and the rest of his American teammates. Who knows what will happen when the actual Ryder Cup tees off Friday, but the USA already scored one victory over Europe at a surrounding event Tuesday. On the same Le Golf National course that will be the site of this weekend’s Ryder Cup, the “Celebrity Ryder Cup” was held, with 10 celebrities from America and 10 from Europe competing for bragging rights.
Four bodies found in fire at Tampa home owned by former tennis star
Four bodies found in fire at Tampa home owned by former tennis star Florida investigators are working to learn who deliberately set a deadly fire at a mansion owned by former tennis star James Blake. Manuel Bojorquez reports on the massive fire that fire officials are calling "unusual."cbsnews.com