Former tennis star still shaken by encounter with cop in '15
FILE - This is a Sept. 12, 2015, file photo showing former tennis star James Blake discussing his mistaken arrest by the New York City Police Department during an interview in New York. 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. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith, File)Nearly five years later, former tennis star James Blake says he never suspected the large man running toward him was a plainclothes New York City policeman. Video showed the undercover officer grabbing him by the arm, throwing him to the sidewalk face down and handcuffing him.
AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta
(Republic Records via AP)NEW YORK, NY – The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu:1. A nomination — or eight — isn’t necessary for any real music fan to realize how outstanding, soulful and poignant Lennox’s debut album is. Lennox’s “Shea Butter Baby” is the best album of the year, no matter if awards shows think differently, including you, the Soul Train Music Awards. Summer Walker, “Over It”: Summer Walker’s debut album is perfect, as she spits matter-of-fact lyrics over some beats that borrow from classic ‘90s R&B hits including Usher, Destiny’s Child and 702. But even when she’s not sampling a song, Walker can hold her own, delivering a flawless album that’s easy to obsess over.
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."