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.
Houston Press Music Reviewers Name Their Best Concerts of 2019
The Houston Press through its music writers and photographers probably over more shows than any other media outlet in town. We asked our reviewers to reflect on what for them were the most meaningful concerts they attended in 2019. In the 10 years that Ive been fortunate enough to write about music for the Houston Press, Ive attended hundreds of shows. But its not bald-faced nepotism alone which entrenches Houston heroes Khruangbin atop my personal list of best shows of 2019. The night was a fun, come together moment for Houston music fans and my favorite of the year.houstonpress.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."
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