PEGGIELENE BARTELS: FIRST FEMALE KING OF OTUAM, GHANA

When Peggielene Bartels went to bed on a summer night in 2008, she was an ordinary administrative assistant living in a modest one-bedroom condo just outside Washington D.C. But a few hours later, when a persistent ringing phone woke her up in the dead of the August night, the 55-year-old found out she was much… [Continue Reading]

ROB PARKER, ESPN COOMMENTATOR APOLOGIZES TO RG3 FOR “CORNBALL BROTHER” COMMENT

Nearly a week after questioning whether Robert Griffin III is “a brother or a cornball brother,” now-suspended “First Take” commentator Rob Parker has issued an apology for his comments. “I blew it and I’m sincerely sorry,” Parker wrote on Twitter. “I completely understand how the  issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and… [Continue Reading]

ORLANDO CRUZ, COMES OUT AS FIRST OPENLY GAY BOXER!

I just saw this on CNN and wanted to share it with you guys. I think that it’s a great thing that Orlando Cruz has done. This is great fro boxing, a sport which has a history of being bashful against gay people. I believe that every human being should live their lives as who… [Continue Reading]

MARLEN ESPARZA: FIRST AMERICAN FEMALE BOXER TO WIN OLYMPIC BOXING MATCH

Marlen Esparza’s CoverGirl smile lit up the room as she posed for pictures with family and friends and embraced her newest confidante, BALCO founder Victor Conte. Esparza, a 110-pound boxer, was savoring every moment of what was a historic day for the once-mighty U.S. boxing team, which is now a mess. Esparza, though, became the first… [Continue Reading]

SALLY RIDE, FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN IN SPACE, DIES

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said. She was 61. “Sally lived her life to the fullest, with boundless energy, curiosity, intelligence, passion, commitment and love. Her integrity was absolute; her spirit was immeasurable; her approach to life was fearless,”… [Continue Reading]

MARIA SHARAPOVA, FIRST FEMALE RUSSIAN FLAG-BEARER AT THE OLYMPICS #MAKINGHISTORY

Tennis star Maria Sharapova has been handed the honor of becoming the first woman to carry Russia’s flag at the opening ceremony of an Olympic Games. The 25-year-old will be competing in her first Olympics at London 2012, where she will play in the women’s singles tournament. “I wasn’t aware that I am the first… [Continue Reading]

REDEMPTION: LEBRON JAMES LEADS MIAMI HEAT TO NBA TITLE

The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 Thursday night in Miami to win the NBA championship in five games. League MVP LeBron James scored 26 points, and had 11 rebounds and 13 assists for Miami. Chris Bosh scored 24 points and Dwyane Wade 20 for the Heat. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant led all… [Continue Reading]

CHINA SENDS FIRST FEMALE ASTRONAUT TO SPACE

China made history today when it launched a spacecraft carrying the nation’s first female astronaut in space. The Shenzhou-9 launched at 6:37 p.m. local time (6:37 a.m. ET), carrying Liu Yang and two male astronauts, Jing Haipeng and Liu Wang. The launch from a satellite center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu Province, was aired on state… [Continue Reading]

SERENA WILLIAMS, LOSES IN FIRST ROUND OF FRENCH OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT

DAMN IT!!! Say it ain’t so Serena!!! My favorite tennis player and one of my favorite athletes ever, Serena Williams, loses in the first round of the French Open. In over a decade, this has never happened. Who am I going to watch now? I was going to tune in, but now, what’s the point?… [Continue Reading]

MICHELLE OBAMA VISITS ‘GOOD MORNING AMERICA’ AND ‘THE VIEW’

First lady Michelle Obama stops by Good Morning America (GMA) and The View this morning to talk about her new book.  First lady Michelle Obama has become a high-profile spokeswoman for healthy eating and the importance of fitness with her “Let’s Move!” initiative to fight childhood obesity and focus on eating healthy and natural foods. In… [Continue Reading]

FIRST AMERICAN FEMALE BOXER QUALIFIES FOR LONDON OLYMPICS 2012

Female boxing will be introduced to the Olympic games for the first time ever at the London 2012 Olympics. I always why that was? I guess many people do not want to see women fighting. There are so many great female fighters in the world and I’m happy that these girls will be able to… [Continue Reading]