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LeBron James Taps Local Northeastern Ohio Heroes In New Nike Shoe

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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The NFL Partners with Domestic Violence Groups

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 Pays Tribute to Mike Brown

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…

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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 adds a daughter to his family

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…

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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 at Bengals game

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' brand worth more than Tiger Woods' brand

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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Clemmie Perry, Women of Color Golf

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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10 Superstar Athletes Involved in Major Scandals

A look back at career-tarnishing challenges and the aftermath

With the latest cases of athletes in scandals, we take a look back at how…

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Jeff Taylor Arrested for Domestic Violence

Charlotte Hornets’ Jeff Taylor Charged with Domestic Assault

As the controversy from the NFL continues, the NBA is hit with this news

As the NFL is reeling from its own domestic violence issues, the NBA gets hit…

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Michele Roberts: $1.2 million salary

NBA Players Association’s Michele Roberts Gets $1.2 Million Salary

Earnings half of that of her predecessor

Attorney Michele Roberts, who is the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association,…

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Derric Rose Donates $1 Million to Charity

Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity

Makes a significant contribution to After School Matters

Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose, donates $1 million to a charity at his alma…

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NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Wendell Scott

2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott to Be Honored at Martinsville

Scott was the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event

Wendell Scott was the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR premier series event and…

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The Sports Resume: ESPN Recruiters Share Tips for Gaining Employment

Three professionals detail keys to employment

Three recruiters from ESPN get real about how to get employed in the sports industry.

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Industry Pro Talks How to Connect Sports and Philanthropy

Nubia Murray details career journey in cause marketing and tips on how to thrive

Sports cause-marketing pro Nubia Murray talks about her full-circle career path and tips on how…

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The NFL Partners with Domestic Violence Groups

The NFL Partners with the National Domestic Violence Hotline

They also strike a partnership with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The NFL, due to recent bad news on the way they have handled domestic violence…

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Photoshopped CoverGirl Ad Calls Out Domestic Violence in the NFL

CoverGirl pressured to end NFL sponsorship

A photoshopped image of CoverGirl’s NFL ad campaign has put the brand in hot water…

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NFL Catches Flak for Lack of Black Women on Domestic Violence Advisory Board

The Black Woman's Roundtable and Rev. Jesse Jackson call the league out on diversity

The NFL is in hot water for its lack of black women sitting on its…

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Arizone Cardinals Deactive Jonathan Dwyer Due To Aggravated Assault Charges

Arizona Cardinal’s Jonathan Dwyer Arrested for Aggravated Assault

Running back charged for 2 incidents that took place in July involving his girlfriend and a child

The Arizona Cardinals have placed running back, Jonathan Dwyer, on the NFL’s commissioner exempt list…

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Adrian Peterson Nike Endorsement Deal Suspended

Adrian Peterson’s Nike Endorsement Suspended

Sporting giant takes actions while the running back's legal issues raises concerns

Nike has suspended their endorsement deal with Adrian Peterson due to the Minnesota Vikings’ running…

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Senator Cory Booker introduces domestic violence bill

Cory Booker Introduces Bill Aimed at Sports Leagues

Legislation focuses on help to support victims of domestic violence

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has introduced a domestic violence bills that would strip away…

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Minnesota Vikings Deactivate Adrian Peterson

Running back accused of child abuse has been placed on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list

Minnesota Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson and placed him on the exempt/commissioner’s Permission list until…

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Worst Times, Best Times: Basketball Coach LeVelle Moton Talks Motivational Book and Career

'We must understand that trials ... as well as adversity are a natural part of life'

North Carolina Central University’s coach, LeVelle Moton, has written a book that should inspire people,…

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The 15 #GoodellMustGo Tweets You Should See

Social media advocates for the NFL Commish's resignation

Twitter and social media are raising awareness about Roger Goodell’s ineptness through the #GoodellMustGo hashtag.

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Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

Minnesota Vikings May Trade Adrian Peterson

Team says they will not be releasing the player from his contract, at least not yet

Based on child abuse charges against Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings have stated they won’t…

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Ray Rice Appeals His Suspension from the NFL

Ray Rice Will Appeal Indefinite Suspension

The player has until Tuesday to file an official appeal

Suspended former Baltimore Ravens football player, Ray Rice, plans to appeal his indefinite suspension from…

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The Sports Resume: How to Use Professional References

Has inclusion become an archaic practice?

Employment experts have many theories as to whether job seekers should include professional references on…

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Sean Peyton buys 100 Devon Still Bengals jerseys

New Orleans Saints Coach Buys 100 Devon Still Cincinnati Bengals Jerseys

Sean Payton, after hearing about Still's daughter having Stage 4 pediatric cancer, makes purchases to help out

New Orleans Saints coach, Sean Peyton, purchases 100 Devon Still Cincinnati Bengals jerseys to benefit…

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[WATCH] Nike Unveiling New LeBron 12′s During Worldwide Event

Akron, Ohio's own continues to dominated the sportswear game

Nike is gearing up to share the new LeBron 12′s with the world, as they…

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Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Baltimore Ravens are also giving fans an opportunity to trade in their Rice jerseys

Former Baltimore Ravens player, Ray Rice, losing endorsements by Nike and EA Sports. Ravens are…

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GM Danny Ferry disciplined by the Atlanta Hawks for Racist Comment

Atlanta Hawks Discipline GM Danny Ferry Over Racist Comment

Ferry apologizes in statement released by the team

The Atlanta Hawks disciplined General Manager, Danny Ferry, due to racist comment made about basketball…

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Carolina Panthers' Deangelo Willams Dyes Hair Pink

Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Pays Homage to Mother, Advocates for Breast Cancer Awareness

Running back wears pink hair and toe-nail polish

Carolina Panthers’ DeAngelo Williams dyed his hair pink and painted his toenails to honor his…

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Reports: NFL Player Ray Rice Contract Terminated

With social media and industry outraged, here are 30 Twitter reactions to wife's assault

Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice is currently being ethered by Twitter as the full video of…

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Another NBA Owner to Lose Team After Alleged ‘Racist Rant’

Atlanta Hawks owner giving up majority stake after "racially offensive" e-mail

Atlanta Hawks’ Levensen’s inner Don Sterling alledgedly rears ugly head.

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Michael Jordan's 194 Summer Olympics Converse being auctioned

Michael Jordan’s 1984 Olympic Converses to be Auctioned

Sneakers worn by one of the greats will go on sale in October

The Converse sneakers that NBA legend, Michael Jordan wore in the 1984 Summer Olympics, is…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Serena Williams Wins Grand Slam Title

It's her 18th victory, tying with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, at U.S. Open

Tennis phenom Serena Williams won her 18th Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open today,…

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Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Expands 2014 HBCU Football Coverage

Strikes a deal with Urban Sports & Entertainment Group (USEG)

ASPiRE is expanding its HBCU college sports coverage thanks to a new deal with Urban…

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ESPN’s Stephanie Grant Talks MEAC-SWAC Challenge with The Shadow League

Event was 10th anniversary, with lots of excitement and entertainment

The Shadow League has a conversation with ESPN’s Stephanie Grant about the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, which…

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Michael Sam Signed to Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad

After not making the Rams roster, defensive player will be a member of 'America's Team'

Openly gay NFL player, Michael Sam, cut by the St. Louis Rams, joins Dallas Cowboys…

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Top-Selling Sneakers: Which NBA Baller Reigns Supreme?

Is it Lebron James, Kevin Durant or Michael Jordan?

With the latest multimillion-dollar endorsements, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at the highest selling sneakers of…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Mayweather Wants to Sign Pacquiao in order to fight him

Floyd Mayweather Wants Manny Pacquiao to Sign With Him to Fight

Pacquiao signed to another company through 2016

Floyd Mayweather says the only way he will fight Manny Pacquiao is if he signs…

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Nickelodeon launches NickSports on Nicktoons

Nickelodeon Debuts Nicksports

Network teams up with the NFL, MLS and NASCAR for sports programming

Nickelodeon launches sports programming with NickSports.

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Nike Wins Signing War for Kevin Durant

Under Armour loses out; MVP to get $300 million over 10 years

Kevin Durant has signed with Nike for endorsement deal worth $300 million over 10 years,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Joe Frazier Statue Will Go Up in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Plans a 9-Foot Statue of Boxing Champion Joe Frazier

Sculpture should be completed by end of September

Philadelphia will place a statue of boxer Joe Frazier in the city.

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St. Louis Rams Cuts Michael Sam From Roster

First openly gay NFL player falls short of setting a league milestone

The St. Louis Rams have cut Sam, the first openly gay athlete drafted into the…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The NFL Partners with Domestic Violence Groups

NFL Establishes Stricter Domestic Violence Penalties

First offense warrants a six-game unpaid ban and lifetime ban for a 2nd offense

NFL has established six-game unpaid ban for first-time violators of league’s domestic violence policy and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Golf Academy, Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge

Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge, Day 2: Attendees Learn Basics at Golf Academy

Golf professional Rodney Green gives advice and instruction to become a better golfer

PGA professional Rodney Green leads The Golf Academy at the Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis…

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When “Money” Met Real Money: Mayweather Pals With Warren Buffett?

Boxer announces mogul's relationship in business advice and endeavors

Boxer Floyd Mayweather announced business plans for he and Warren Buffett via social media.

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WATCH: LeBron James In Cavaliers Jersey In NBA 2K15 Trailer

Decision 2.0 LeBron stars alongside MVP Kevin Durant

LeBron James, returns in 2K Sports’ NBA 2K15 series. Fans can watch the trailer for…

By Kevin L. Clark

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All-Black Team and Black Female Pitcher Make Little League World Series History

Proof that there is interest in baseball in urban America

Black Little Leaguers in World Series are proof positive there is interest in baseball in…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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