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Toyota Super Bowl Campaign Spotlights Best Dads In the NFL

Issues with domestic violence and child abuse tarnished the first few months of the NFL…

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A ‘Financial Fumble’ We Can All Learn From

What former NFL wide-receiver Rod Barksdale learned about friends and family in ‘financial need’

Financial experts say friends and family are one of the leading causes, as players have…

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How One Black Super Bowl Vendor Achieves Business and Financial Success

Vonda McPherson’s financial savvy landed her a five-figure contract

Do you have dreams of taking your business to the big leagues?

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Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Players This Season

LeBron James is worth $64.6 million, holding at the number one spot

LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant are the highest-paid NBA players this year. James,…

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Top 5 Super Bowl XLIX Apps

Kick your experience up a notch this year by using the

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s more to the Super Bowl than football. Whether you’re…

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American Family Insurance Partners with Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt

The superstar athletes will be the new brand ambassadors

Superstar athletes Kevin Durant and J.J. Watt are new brand ambassadors.

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How Kobe Bryant Used Business Strategies to Recruit Rajon Rondo

The Lakers star takes an entrepreneur's approach to get what he wants

We all know that Kobe Bryant has a magnificent basketball resume, but lately he has…

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Why Everyone Should Know and Remember Former Baseball Player Curt Flood

He was the first athlete to challenge MLB trading rules

Curt Flood was a center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Sports reporters said he…

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How the Patriots Helped Make Super Bowl Tickets Cheaper

Dip in prices attributed to 'fatigue' in interest among fans

Due to the New England Patriot’s advancing to the Super Bowl, Super Bowl ticket sales…

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The ‘Big Game’: Fan Stats That Raise An Eyebrow

Google released data on football trends and 2014's Super Bowl

Google released search data around the 2014’s Super Bowl and the most recent football trends.…

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Why Most Super Bowl Advertisers Can’t Say ‘Super Bowl’ in Their Super Bowl Ads

The NFL’s strict rules are preventing companies from using the term

The National Football League has trademarked the term “Super Bowl,” which means companies aren’t allowed…

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Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit: The Next Generation of Athlete Dealmakers

Sports athletes and experts gathered to discuss business and sports

The sports world and the business world collided at the 18th annual Rainbow PUSH Wall…

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How Oakland Raiders Star LaMarr Woodley Smartly Took Advantage of His NFL Status

The NFL player revealed a few of his business strategies

We’ve read about many of our former successful high-earning athletes in a financial ruin. Some…

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LeBron James’ No. 23 Top Selling Jersey in NBA

The Cleveland Cavs star has ballooned to the highest spot, again

Last year, LeBron James asked fans on social media whether he should return to wearing…

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Ohio State Win Forces Furniture Companies to Cough up $1.5 Million

More than 500 customers got free furniture

Morris Furniture Co. ran the “Big Game Promotion,” promising customers a full refund on money…

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Why Boston Was Likely Picked As The American Bid to Host the Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee will select the host of the 2024 Games in September 2017

On Jan. 8, the board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee announced that…

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Super Bowl Ad Space Still Available, But For a Hefty Price

There are a few advertising spots unsold says NBC’s executive

Seth Winter, NBC’s vice president said there are a few 30-second commercial spots available for…

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Marshawn Lynch Fails to Win NFL Appeal

The football star loses petition to pay league fines

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has a roller coaster relationship with the press. For…

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Former Baylor Star Who Was Suddenly Sidelined, Writes Memoir

Athletic player Isaiah Austin slated to release new book

Just five days before fulfilling his childhood dream of being drafted into the NBA, former…

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Giants Release Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell

The New York team announced his departure on Jan. 7

The New York Giants announced on the team’s website that defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will…

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Dish Customers Able to Stream ESPN For $20 Monthly Fee

The web-based television service is called Sling TV

Dish Network customers will soon be able to reap the benefits of a new web-based…

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A Tribute to ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott

The legend will never be forgotten

After a long battle with appendiceal cancer, legendary ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott died on Jan.…

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Oregon, Ohio Residents Push For Championship Name Change In New Petition

"Brutusville," and "Buckeye Town" are a few suggestions thrown around

With the National Championship Game soon approaching, residents of an Ohio city named Oregon want…

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Nike Replaces Adidas As China’s National Football Sponsor

Nike will unveil new kits for China's football teams later this month

The China Football Association recently released news of a changing of the guards, which would…

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Longtime SportsCenter host and ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Passes Away At the Age of 49

These celebrities used social media to express their condolences

Stuart Scott did it his way. It was the only way that he knew how…

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The Top Five Sports Moments in 2014

Here is a list of the best sports moments from the last year

Serena Williams. There was no need to tack her name to the list because we…

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2014′s Most Vocal Athletes on Social Issues

LeBron James is just one athlete who vocalized his opinion

Social media accounts splashed with upset posts, after news outlets reported that a St. Louis…

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ESPN Sports Analyst Stuart Scott Passes Away From Cancer

The beloved ESPN anchor was only 49-years-old

After a long bout against cancer, beloved ESPN anchor Stuart Scott has passed away at…

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Preserving an Era

Johnson has been promoting African Americans in basketball since before 1950

Sports business veteran, Claude Johnson is preserving and educating the world about the men and…

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Some of the Best Women Endorsement Deals

These superstars are pocketing millions

These women superstars are collecting sizable checks from endorsement deals. There was Venus Williams‘s astronomical…

By Jenisha Watts

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The Best LeBron James Commercials of 2014

The superstar had some of the sharpest television ads this year

2014. It was the year of LeBron James in commercials. From James cooly pulling up…

By Jenisha Watts

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How Sears Used LeBron’s Birthday Celebration to Promote Their Business

Sears tried to bankroll on a trending #GiftsForLeBron on Twitter, but failed.

LeBron James was “established” on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. The high-powered athlete turned…

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Time Warner, Cablevision To Increase Surcharges To Sports Packages In 2015

Two companies among several to follow suit

Time Warner, Cablevision, DirecTV are just a few who will be increasing surcharges for pay-TV…

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CBS Sports Debuts All-Female “We Need to Talk” Sports Show

Lisa Leslie, Swin Cash, Lalia Ali and others host new program

The Eye network promised diversity for 2014 and backed it up with “We Need To…

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How Kobe Bryant’s Publicized Tirade Helped A Toilet Paper Brand

After a frustrating practice session, the Lakers star unwittingly plugged Charmin

When the Los Angeles Lakers opened up a practice session to the media on Dec.…

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Famous Athletes Who Have Business Savvy Significant Others

These women aren’t just quarterbacking off their spouses salaries

LeBron James. Dwyane Wade. Deion Sanders. Aaron Ross. These men aren’t only with pretty-for-the-picture women, but…

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FIFA To Release World Cup Corruption Report

Bids for 2018 and 2022 are quickly approaching

With 2018 and 2022 World Cup biddings in the air, FIFA releases their 430-page report…

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IRS To Auction Off Money Owed To Darryl Strawberry

You can get paid if you have $550,000 to put down

Former MLB star Darryl Strawberry owes money to the IRS, so in order to collect,…

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat: NBA All Stars—The Next Generation and The Future

BE Sports Biz and The Shadow League talk top sports news

Black Enterprise and the Shadow League held a Twitter chat on the NBA, discussing the…

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Drake Promises To Rebrand The Toronto Raptors By 2016

Global ambassador says they will change the game

The performer known around the world as Drake promised to rebrand the Toronto Raptors for…

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The Sports Résumé: The Best Season for Your Football Coaching Job Search

Take heed to these tips on ideal strategy for getting the gig

If seeking a position within a football coaching staff at the high school or collegiate…

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Will The NFL Allow The Rams To Leave St. Louis?

Leagues says move not likely in 2015

The NFL is hearing that the St. Louis Rams desire to leave to Los Angeles.…

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LeBron James Taps Local Northeastern Ohio Heroes In New Nike Shoe

King James honors exemplary leaders from the city in a major way

LeBron James, taps 12 local northeastern Ohio heroes to honor with a customized Nike shoe.

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Top Sports Endorsement Deals

From LeBron James to Tiger Woods, these stars are demanding hefty endorsement deals

These days, most athletes seem to be business savvy. While others have smartly used the…

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Gift Spending in the Millions for CFP, and College Bowl Games

With the intro of college football playoffs, gifting is at a record high

Gifting is at a record high with the introduction of college football playoff and annual…

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Mo’Ne Davis Continues to Make Profits

She graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in August

Back in August, the sports world was certainly delighted to read crowded headlines featuring a…

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Is Peyton Manning Interested In Buying The Tennessee Titans?!

The legendary QB is possibly planning big moves off the field

The sports world will mourn when Peyton Manning finally decides to hang up his cleats…

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Congress Denies Army National Guard From NASCAR Sponsorship Funds

A Senate investigation alleges wrongdoing and misappropriation

From 2011 to 2013, the Army National Guard’s sponsorship of NASCAR racing motorsports has totaled…

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Former NBA Players Who Are Now Sports Commentators

A retired professional basketball career hasn’t slowed down these past players

We’ve watched them dunk, do impressive basketball moves and win NBA championships.  After their ring-winning…

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Wilt Chamberlain: First NBA Player to Grace Postage Stamp

The basketball legend was immortalized on a United States stamp on Dec. 5

The movement started with a seven-word headline: “Postal Service Should Put Wilt on Stamp.” Donald…

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The Highest-Paid Black Athletes

Here are the top 10 superstars racking in the most money this year

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The Forbes 2014 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list named the 100 athletes raking in the…

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Kendrick Lamar Partners With Reebok In New Deal

Sportswear brand will release capsule collection by the TDE rapper in June 2015

Reebok has signed 27-year-old Kendrick Lamar to an exclusive deal. The Top Dawg Entertainment rapper…

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Roc Nation Sports Partners with Fox Sports for ‘Throne Boxing’ Event

First card to happen Jan. 9 at Madison Square Garden

Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports will deliver ‘Throne Boxing’ to the world via their deal…

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NFL Maintains Strong Viewership Among Female Demographic

Despite early-season incidents, record numbers of women are still watching NFL games.

Despite issues of domestic violence and child abuse, female viewership of NFL games strong.

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The Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances

A list of the leading shows at the championship games

Be honest. Some of us only tune in to Super Bowl Sunday just for the…

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POLL: Do You Think Athlete Protests Should Be Fined?

From Derrick Rose to Reggie Bush, athletes are taking a stand

From Derrick Rose to Davin Joseph, athlete protests are trending as temperatures rise on the…

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Alia Atkinson Becomes First Black Women To Win FINA World Swimming Title

She also claimed a world record in the process

Alia Atkinson, 25, set a world record and claimed gold at the 2014 FINA World…

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NBA Legend Dr. J Erving Details His New Partnership

The NBA star talks about joining up with Anthem Media Group

Dr. “J” Julius Erving sat down with The Shadow League Sports Talk and shared information…

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NFL Player Darnell Dockett Posts Questionable Photo Of Malia Obama

Was the Arizona Cardinals player right or wrong?

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett posted a questionable image of President Obama’s daughter, Malia,…

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Kenny ‘The Jet’ Smith Defends Ferguson In Open Letter To Charles Barkley

The former Houston Rocket has strong words for the sportscaster

With Ferguson such a hot topic, Kenny “The Jet” Smith has taken Charles Barkley to…

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NFL Player Andre Johnson Buys More Than $16,000 Worth of Toys for Local Kids

Johnson provides early Christmas gifts to underprivileged kids

Houston Texans player Andre Johnson buys more than $16,000 worth of toys for local kids…

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Tiger Woods Inks Biggest Contract Deal in Five Years

The golf star has signed a deal with Hero MotoCorp

Tiger Woods signed a contact with Hero MotoCorp on Dec. 3. Above the golf star…

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LeBron James Doesn’t Want All-Star In Cleveland, But Does Cleveland?!

Is King James just joking or being very honest?

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are on a roll, as the team have collectively…

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University of Alabama-Birmingham’s Football Program Terminated

The college’s president decided to cease the sports event

The University of Alabama-Birmingham announced on Tuesday, Dec. 2, that the college was terminating its…

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Shakur Stevenson: First U.S. Men’s Boxer to Win a Youth Olympic Gold Medal

The 17-year-old destroyed his competition

Shakur Stevenson became the first U.S. men’s boxer to win a youth olympic gold medal…

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Mo’Ne Davis is Sports Illustrated Kids ‘SportsKid’ of the Year

The baseball sensation was named Kid of the Year

Mo’Ne Davis was named ‘SportsKid’ of the Year by Sports Illustrated for Kids.

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Nike Basketball To Unveil New Signature Athlete In Video Live Stream

Tune in here to find out who it is!

The House of Hoops, also known as Nike Basketball, will unveil their newest Signature Athlete…

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Still The Greatest! Muhammad Ali’s Selfie Knocks Us Out

Witness the smile that shook up the world!

Still pretty, still floating like a bee, Muhammad Ali captivated the digital world when he…

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Colts Sign Cancer Survivor Andrew McDonald

The NFL team offered McDonald a contract on Dec. 2

The Colts sign cancer survivor Andrew McDonald on Dec. 2. McDonald was diagnosed with testicular…

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NBA All-Star Uniforms To Pay Tribute To NYC Basketball

Will these jerseys sell like hotcakes?

Adidas and the NBA unveiled the 2015 NBA All-Star Uniforms for the upcoming game, which…

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Tim Duncan Donates $247,000 For San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project

The NBA champion fuels cancer research

Tim Duncan has donated $247,000 to help fund the San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project.…

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Ben McLemore Honors Michael Brown With Shoes

The Kings guard sported sneakers with "RIP Mike Brown" at Sunday’s game

Kings guard Ben McLemore writes “RIP MIKE BROWN” on his shoes against Memphis on Nov.…

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Cavaliers and Raptors Plan to Honor Nelson Mandela at Friday’s Game

The NBA teams are set to remember the leader on the anniversary of his death

The Cavaliers and Raptors are set to honor the one-year anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death…

By Jenisha Watts

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Sports and the City: Football 101 for Women

Just in time for Monday Night Football, we catch up with sports industry leader Adena Andrews

Adena Andrews’ communication skills have afforded her opportunities with Turner Sports/NBA, and she’s spreading knowledge…

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Terence Crawford Earns his Second Title Defense on Nov. 29

The 27-year-old WBO champion will fight against Raymundo Beltran

Terence Crawford, WBO lightweight champion from Nebraska, will be making his second title defense on…

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St. Louis Police Upset At Rams For ‘Hands Up’ Protest

NFL and St. Louis Ram sources say players will not be fined, according to reports

The St. Louis Police are up in arms at the city’s professional football team, as…

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NFL Player Ray Rice Wins Reinstatement Appeal

The three-time Pro Bowler can play for any team he wants

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won reinstatement and now can play for…

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10 Interesting Things We’ve Learned From Janay Rice’s ESPN Interview

In her own words, we relive those moments in Atlantic City

In a sit-down chat with ESPN’s Jemele Hill, Janay Rice relives being knocked out by…

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Seahawks Players Criticizes NFL Over Marshawn Lynch Fine

Football stars Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin expresses displeasure with NFL

Seahawks teammates Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin criticizes the NFL for fining running back Marshawn…

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The Passion of Sports Fans Can Lead to Violence … But Only If You Let It

Was Ron Artest in the right?

Male athletes are grown men, and sometimes there are times when a man has to…

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Social Media: Sports Leaders React to Grand Jury’s Decision in Michael Brown Case

Several offer support and encouragement to the family and other young men of color

From Serena Williams to Lebron James, check out sports leaders response to last-night’s grand jury…

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Joel Corry Sits Down with The Shadow League for Sports Recap

The talk featured hot topics such as Peterson's suspension

Former NFL agent Joel Corry sat down with The Shadow League for TSL’s Sports Talk…

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Spanking: Acceptable Discipline or Child Abuse?

New poll shows 52% of families believe any physical punishment it’s abuse

Families seem divided almost down the middle on the issue of whether spanking is an…

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LeBron James Jersey Fetched for $50,040

The basketball star’s worn-jersey auctioned for a hefty price

A jersey worn by Lebron James during the second half of his regular season sold…

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LeBron James Foundation Renovates a Family’s Home on HGTV

NBA superstar to appear on six episodes of HGTV show "Rehab Addict"

LeBron James and his charity foundation renovate a local family’s home for HGTV

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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit

Dave Chappelle Doesn’t Think Donald Sterling Should’ve Lost the Clippers

The comedian believes the former owner’s privacy was invaded

Reporting by Jenisha Watts:
In April 2014, the gossip site TMZ released an audio clip of…

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Kevin Durant Signs Endorsement Deal With Sonic’s Fast Food Chain

The Servant continues to rack up big endorsement deals

The 26-year-old Kevin Durant has just signed a major deal with fast food drive-in chain,…

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NBA Legend Allen Iverson Has Nike Pull Shoe From Stores

The retired 76ers guard calls foul on sportswear brand

Retired Philadelphia 76er, Allen Iverson, recently laid the smack down on NIKE for recreating his…

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Playing to Win in Sports Broadcasting

LaChina Robinson shares how playing basketball led to a career as a sports analyst

LaChina Robinson shares how she found her voice being an athlete and how that led…

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Former Super Bowl Champion Carl Banks Shares Memorable Moments as an NFL Player

The former Giants' linebacker reflects on his career

On Oct. 30, former New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks spoke with The Shadow League’s…

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The Shadow League’s Sports Talk Host Mark Gray Discusses Race and Sports

Veteran journalists David Steele and Jerry Bembry give us their recap

The Shadow League’s Sports Talk Host Mark Gray discusses race and sports with two Veteran…

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Tiger Woods Slams ‘Golf Digest’ Magazine For Misreported Story

The Hall of Fame golfer was irate about the satirical piece

Future Hall of Famer Tiger Woods recently lashed out at fellow legend, Dan Jenkins, over…

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Toyota To Return To The NFL Super Bowl

The Japanese automaker will be on-hand for Super Sunday 2015

The Japanese automaker, Toyota, has announced its Super Bowl Sunday plans for 2015.

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Dwight Howard Being Investigated For Child Abuse

The 28-year-old is accused of abusing 7-year-old child

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard might be living it up at the top of the…

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Former College Basketball Star Still Fighting To Clear His Name

Ernie Cobb, whose reputation was scarred by point-shaving scandal, details fight to reinvent

Ernie Cobb is still fighting 30 years after his exoneration because he feels his name…

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[PERSPECTIVES] African Americans Seem to Have Lost Their Way in Major League Baseball

'All it takes is a glove and bat to get started'

In the last 20 years, African American kids have been mostly steered to basketball and…

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Little League Superstar Mo’Ne Davis Lands Book Deal

Davis memoir set to be released in March 2015

Mo’Ne Davis lands book deal that’s set to be released in March 2015

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Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson Without Pay For Rest of The Season

Latest ruling by Commissioner following Peterson’s child abuse charges

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the…

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First Openly Gay Player, Michael Sam, Covers GQ Magazine

Co-Defensive Player of the Year nabs spot on 'Men of the Year 2014' list

The former St. Louis Ram defensive back, Michael Sam, has been named as a ‘Men…

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Los Angeles Clippers Stars and Jordan Brand Add Sketch Comedy to Game

New series to be aired on Cartoon Network Adult Swim

The Jordan Brand just keeps getting bigger and better, and two of its team members…

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First Black PGA Golfer Earns Presidential Medal of Freedom

Charles L. Sifford has a legacy as an exemplary pioneer in the sport

President Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Charles L. Sifford, a black pioneer in…

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The Sports Résumé: Top Sports-Employment Sectors

Social media and technology skills that are in demand

Check out what it takes to get jobs in the tops sectors of the sports…

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NHL COO John Collins Says Ads Are ‘Coming’ To Jerseys

It's been on the table awhile, but are you ready for it to be a reality?

The subject of advertisements on jerseys isn’t old news, but NHL COO John Collins hopes…

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: ‘Legalize Sports Betting’

Dallas Mavs owner, Mark Cuban, agrees with the Commish

After responding to Michele A. Roberts, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver calls for bookmakers to legalize…

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Adam Silver Responds To NBPA Chief Michele Roberts

The NBA Commissioner defends salary cap

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defends the salary cap in his response to NBPA Union Chief…

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MVP Winners: Baseball Champs of Color From 2005 to Present

These six are sports leaders on and off the mound

Check out the six MVP winners of color in the major league’s from 2005 to…

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Rick Ross Bets $100,000 On Miami Heat Having a Better Record than Cavs

Are the Heat better than the Cavs? The Bawse thinks so!

Rick Ross, is willing to put $100,000 on the line, saying that the Heat will…

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Women Love the NFL: Data Shows Best-Selling Jerseys Nationwide Among Females

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck takes the lead as a favorite

Dicks Sporting Goods released an information on the most popular jerseys sold to women nationwide,…

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NBA Union Chief Michele Roberts Calls For Drastic Changes

The first woman of the NBPA says owners don't matter

Akron’s own LeBron James might be the NBA’s most prolific player, but he is not…

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NBA Star Blake Griffin Charged With Misdemeanor Battery

The 25-year-old power forward is due in court next month

Fresh off of an 89-85 lost to the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clipper power…

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The 25 Best Players in the NBA Right Now

Here are the top players in the league at the start of the 2014-2015 season

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, L.A. Clippers’ Blake Griffin, and the…

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Russell Westbrook Launches ‘The Westbrook Frames Silver Series’ For The Masses

All four frames in the collection will be priced under $100

The eyewear game is about to get a little bit flashier, as Russell Westbrook, an…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Redskins Trademark Canceled

Washington Redskins Suing Native American Group

Judge expected to give a ruling on reversing trademark board's removal of protections

After losing several trademarks Native American group, the Redskins have decided to sue to get…

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Tennis Legend Katrina Adams Confirmed as a Panelist at 2015 Women of Power Summit

The first African American NCAA doubles champion set to talk changing the game

One of the NCAA’s first black sports leaders, Katrina Adams, will attend Black Enterprise’s Women…

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Devon Still’s Daughter, Leah, Honored During Bengals vs Browns Game

She's battling stage 4 pediatric cancer

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle, Devon Still’s daughter, Leah, was honored at the recent Bengals game.…

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Beyond the Game: Michael Strahan’s Money and Power Moves

Football star turned TV host talks career transitions and brand

Michael Strahan, former defensive end for the New York Giants, is no stranger to the…

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Comedian Artie Lange Reprimanded for Social Media Jokes

Comedian targeted ESPN's Cari Champion; Network banned him

Artie Lange has been banned from bookings at ESPN after making a sex-slave joke about…

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NFL comissioner, Roger Goodell testifies in Ray Rice Suspension Appeal

Roger Goodell Testifies in Ray Rice Suspension Appeal Case

Ray Rice expected to testify today

NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, testifies at suspended football player, Ray Rice’s appeal hearing

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Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

Reports: Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

Minnesota Vikings running back may be reinstated

Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, will plead no contest to avoid an upcoming trial

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Teen Basketball Star Commits to Division 1 University

Young athlete makes verbal acceptance of offer to attend University of Texas

Eighth-grade middle school basketball star, Deja Kelly, makes verbal commitment to the University of Texas…

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Economics Of LeBron: How He Became 6th Man For City Of Cleveland

James' return to Cleveland is a big assist to the City's economy

Lebron James’ return to Cleveland is a big assist to the City’s economy. Here’s how.

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Dez Bryant Joins the Roc Nation Sports Roster

Roc Nation Sports Counts Dez Bryant as New Client

Wide receiver is the latest to join Jay Z's sports agency's roster

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Dez Bryant, has left his agent, Eugene Parker, to sign with…

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Dashon Goldson: Running the Route with Entrepreneurship

'I think it’s important to be passionate about your pursuits'

Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Dashon Goldson, is, by day, an NFL safety, while off the field,…

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Russell Westbrook Launches New Initiative to Promote Childhood Literacy

NBA superstar partners with Scholastic to challenge students to read 100,000 minutes each year

NBA superstar Russell Westbrook opens new reading center in Oklahoma to promote childhood literacy

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NBA and Kia Continue marketing relationship

NBA and Kia Motors America Re-up Marketing Partnership

LeBron James pitching new luxury sedan, K900

The NBA has renewed their marketing partnership with Kia and releases an ad featuring LeBron…

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LeBron James adds a daughter to his family

LeBron James’ Wife, Savannah, Gives Birth to Baby Girl

The couple now have 3 children

Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James, has welcomed a daughter into his family. His wife, Savannah, gave…

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WATCH: LeBron James Returns To Akron In New Sprite Commercial

The four time MVP embraces his hometown community

There are only a few days left until the 2014-15 NBA Season begins! With such…

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American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault Advises the NBA on Workforce Diversity

CEO schools the league on the need for company diversity

American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault talks to NBA owners about workforce diversity

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Former NFL Player Troy Williamson Switches Gears to Entrepreneurship

'I get inspired by looking where I came from and all the obstacles I’ve been through'

Former NFL player Troy Williamson speaks about entrepreneurship, giving back and helping people via motivational…

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NCAA sued by attorneys they lost anti-trust suit to

Class-Action Attorneys Want $52.4 Million from the NCAA

The firm that won the Ed O'Bannon-led case against the league files to recover costs from lawsuit

The lawyers for Ed O’Bannon, who filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA, has filed…

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Black Enterprise Legacy Award Winner Adds NBA Team Ownership to Resume

A BE 100s CEO, Valerie Daniels-Carter, invests in Milwaukee Bucks

It’s no secret that the National Basketball Association (NBA) has a deficit of black owners.…

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Chris Webber Looking To Buy Atlanta Hawks

Group headed by Former NBA All-Star notifies league of intent to buy

Former NBA and Michigan Wolverines All-star, Chris Webber wants to get back in the game.
Only…

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Chris Paul to Host the CP3 Foundation’s Event Advocating for Youth

Two Los Angeles-based organizations, L.A.’s BEST and Leaps n Boundz, will benefit

LA Clippers point guard, Chris Paul, will host a fundraiser for L.A.’s BEST and Leaps…

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Protesters Champion ‘Black Lives Matter’ at Monday Night Football Game

Efforts part of the 'Moral Monday'

Protesters fighting to raise awareness about 18-year-old Michael Brown championed ‘Black Lives’ at yesterday’s Monday…

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Ambassador Of Shave: Dennis Scott Partners With Shavewise

Former NBA 3-point specialist looks to revolutionize grooming

Former NBA 3-point baller looks to revolutionize grooming one razor bump at a time with…

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Colin Kaepernick Fined $10,000 for Wearing Beats by Dre Headphones

San Fransisco 49ers player reprimanded for sporting non-sponsored gear

Colin Kaepernick wore bright pink Beats by Dre Headphones despite the NFL’s deal with Bose…

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LeBron James Is More Valuable Than Tiger Woods

His brand is worth $1 million more

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James’ brand is worth $1 million more than Tiger Woods’ brand. Forbes…

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Star Power: Young Entrepreneur and TV Personality Talks Leveraging the Platforms

Rodney Rikai details what it takes to last in sports entertainment

Entrepreneur and host Rodney Rikai to find out more about his career path and advice…

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Cleveland’s Tyronn Lue Is Highest-Paid NBA Assistant Coach

Ex-Laker point guard has been quietly etching a resume in gold

Ex-Laker point guard has been quietly etching a resume in gold as an NBA assistant…

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Spike Lee To Direct Documentary About Phil Jackson’s Triangle Offense

The die-hard Knicks fan breaks down the Triangle

With the NBA preseason in full swing, attention has quickly shifted to the maligned New…

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Dwyane Wade Joins The Sandals Foundation with Game Changer

Program helps youth in underserved communities in South Florida and the Caribbean.

Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade, partners with The Sandal Foundation to raise funds for the program,…

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New NBA TV Deal Reportedly Worth $24 Billion

The league continues to improve its global recognition

The new NBA TV deal will bank $24 billion for the company, while exposing the…

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Golf & Tennis Challenge: One Professional Talks Utilizing the Sports to Further Career Goals

'Golf provides the opportunity for young people to learn life skills'

Clemmie Perry, owner of Women of Color Golf, talks about networking success at The Black…

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LeBron James to Produce Disney TV Series That Inspires Kids

New series will spotlight the careers of today's top athletes

Superstar athlete LeBron James is producing a Disney TV series that will spotlight the journey’s…

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Don King Breaches Contract and Sued for $2.4 Million for Canceled Fight

The Cleveland native had been sued for $2.4 million over canceled fight

Don King has been found liable by a U.S. District Court Judge and sued for…

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Ex-NBA Baller Dennis ’3-D’ Scott Talks Longevity After the Game

Entrepreneur and Shavewise ambassador gives real deal on next act

Dennis Scott, NBA player turned broadcaster and businessman, gives advice to young athletes on longevity…

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FCC Repeals NFL Broadcast Blackout Rule

FCC Eliminates NFL Blackout Rule

Rule has been in effect since the '70s

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has repealed the blackout rule for the NFL. It’s been…

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Securing a Legacy: Detroit Lions’ Rob Sims Shares His Personal Journey

Father's death encouraged him to take a closer look at securing his family's future

If you think you don’t need life insurance, think again. Detroit Lions’ Rob Sims shares…

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Tiger Woods Opening a Sports and Dining Restaurant

Eatery opening in Jupiter, Fla later this year

Tiger Woods is the latest celebrity to join the restaurant business, opening a restaurant in…

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Jovan Belcher's brain showed signs of CTE

The NFL and Domestic Violence: Jovan Belcher’s Brain Showed Signs of CTE

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012

Kansas City Chiefs player, Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012,…

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Star Jones Confirmed to Moderate Women of Power Summit Panel

Star Jones is set to moderate a panel with industry leaders at Black Enterprise’s 2015…

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Women of Power Summit: Social Media 101 for Senior Professionals

Social media isn’t just a playground for millennials. Check out tips from Angela Pitter, a…

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