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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: January 23rd, 2013

Sloane StephensSloane Stephens, 19, earned a half million bucks last night, topped 35,000 Twitter followers and will likely break the top 10 in the Women’s Tennis Association. Her parents are Sybil Smith, a hall of fame swimmer at Boston University, and the late John Stephens, a former New England Patriots running back, who died in 2009.

Last night, Sloane Stephens made history at the Australian Open. She became the youngest American player to ever beat Serena Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in a quarterfinal match that ended at midnight, and I watched every minute.

She’s famous now, and this kid has some personality. The Wall Street Journal reported on her Twitter followers that include NBA star Shaquille O’Neal who told her, “When you defeat a legend, you become a legend. Keep it going.” The kid is in The Wall Street Journal.

She started a hide-and-seek game off the court — hiding a tennis ball with her name on it and tweeting clues on the grounds at the Australian Open.

ESPNW quoted her in a story:”This morning when I got up, I was like, ‘Look, dude, like, you can do this. Like, go out and play and do your best,’” Stevens said.

Williams, 31, has battled back from innumerable injuries during her stellar career. They include a blood clot, foot surgeries, countless sprains and back problems. Yet, every time she takes the court, she is impressive. Don’t ever count her out.

But Sloane Stephens is the new wave of tennis and a youngster to watch — especially since we’re all getting sick of hearing about lip syncing, Lance Armstrong and virtual girlfriends.

The games continue in Melbourne, and Sloane Stephens plays again later today — visit the official site for details.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three, grandmom to one and an avid tennis player for nearly 40 years. 

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Posted: February 6th, 2012

I watched just about every minute of the Super Bowl and what a game! The halftime show, featuring Madonna, was a big show, as Ed Sullivan would say. And it did not go off without controversy. Too bad, too. It was a good one.
If you haven’t heard by now, M.I.A., a British singer, apparently felt the need to flip the bird to the camera during “Give me all your luvin.”
The NFL and NBC released a quick apology, but it did mar an otherwise rocking performance by the Material Girl. “Vogue” was particularly good as was “Music” and the finale where Singer Cee Lo nearly stole the show in his duet with Madonna as they and a gazillion singers/dancers in choir robes performed “Like a Prayer.”
LMFAO and Nicki Minaj were also part of the show along with Roman warriors and marching bands. Facebook and Twitter lit up with comments that Madonna lip-synced, but I figured everyone did that.
Madonna looked great, but the thigh-high boots and Prince Valiant costume appeared to hamper her movements. I wish the 53-year-old had worn something else. In all, it was entertainment. The commercials were good fun. Fiat, M&M, Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler ad and those Doritos ads were among my faves.
Another Super Bowl is history. Next up, it’s Super Bowl L. And the oddmakers are already picking the Patriots as favorites to win. I wonder who they’ll bet on for half-time.

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