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NASCAR Driver Wendell Scott

Black History Month: Wendell Scott, NASCAR Legend

Stock car racing driver Wendell Scott posthumously became the first African American inducted into the…

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Black History Month: Serena Williams, Tennis Champion

28 days of modern black history makers

Tennis powerhouse Serena Williams makes history as the only tennis player—man or woman—to have won…

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Under Armour Announces Global Partnership With Dwayne Johnson

Deal includes actor-inspired apparel and the star's involvement in brand's philanthropy

Under Armour announced a global partnership with the dynamic actor, producer and global superstar Dwayne…

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Jeffrey Orridge, Canadian Football League-commissioner

Black History Month: Jeffrey Orridge, Canadian Football League

28 days of modern black history makers

In 2015 Orridge made history as the first African American chief executive of a major…

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Something Else That Sets Cam Newton Apart

The star quarterback is capitalizing on his appeal to 13- to 17-year olds

Newton has many critics of his popularity and style—his theatrical, on-field behavior has been characterized…

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Black History Month: Simone Biles, Gymnast

28 days of modern black history makers

At 18, Simone Biles is the first African American world all-around champion and the first…

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Making Herstory: Ibtihaj Muhammad Becomes First U.S. Olympic Athlete to Compete in a Hijab

Fencer wants to prove that "nothing should hinder anyone from reaching their goals."

After qualifying for the 2016 Olympics, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will become the first U.S. athlete…

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NBA2K Sued For Using Players’ Tattoos Without Permission

Tattoos include butterflies on Kobe Bryant's arm and designs on LeBron James' forearms

On February 1, tattoo company Solid Oak Sketches filed a lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive and…

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Black History Month: Mike Carey, Retired NFL Referee

28 days of modern black history makers

Now an analyst for CBS Sports, Carey was only the second African American referee in…

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Cam Newton is the Black QB That Nothing Compares to

“Whether you win, lose or draw, people are going to talk,” Newton said

Cam Newton is on the verge of completing an amazing year. In his 5th season…

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Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova and Advances to Semifinals

The 34-year-old No. 1 ranked player beat long-time rival 6-4, 6-1, despite having a bout of food poisoning

In Melbourne, Australia tennis pro Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova for an 18th time on…

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LeBron James Set to Produce and Appear in CNBC Reality Show

'Cleveland Hustles' set to feature entrepreneurs seeking success via development and mentorship

LeBron James will co-produce and appear in a CNBC series called “Cleveland Hustles,” which will…

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$3 Billion: New York Knicks Ranked League’s Most Valuable Team

Bulls, Celtics, Warriors and Lakers among top five according to 'Forbes' list

The New York Knicks ranked by ‘Forbes’ as the league’s most valuable team, raking in…

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Cam Newton Named MVP and Offensive Player of the Year

Quarterback tallied 4,400 yards of total offense and 45 touchdowns for the 2015 season

On Wednesday Jan. 20, Cam Newton was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and…

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Deontay Wilder Moves Another Knockout Closer to Title Unification

His vicious knockout of Artur Szpilka is another step toward heavyweight boxing rejuvenation and unification

Deontay Wilder came to the Barclays in Brooklyn last night to earn respect in the…

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Adidas Celebrates Jesse Owens With Black History Month Collection

Footwear inspired by an American sports hero and cultural icon

Adidas has announced a new Black History Month footwear collection, inspired by Jesse Owens.

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[WATCH] Monte Irvin, Legendary MLB Hall of Famer, Dies at 96

Outfielder played key role in integration of Major League Baseball as both a player and executive

On Monday, Jan. 11, legendary Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin died at age 96,…

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Shaquille O'Neal sports and tech panel at CES 2016

Shaq, Mark Cuban, and Other Industry Leaders Discuss Sports and Tech at CES 2016

Basketball, baseball, and business luminaries discuss the influence of technology on sports

Shaq said that technology “substantially” increases the value of a team. He cited the use…

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Stuart Scott’s Daughters Post Video Tribute On One-Year Anniversary of His Passing

Taelor and Sydni Scott create a moving tribute and 'Dear Dad' letter

January 4, 2016, was the one-year anniversary of Stuart Scott’s passing. Scott, who passed after…

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[WATCH] LeBron James Turns 31 Today

Forbes estimates his net worth at $65 million, ranking in at #6 of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes in 2015

December 30 is LeBron James’ birthday. The American pro basketball player, famously born in 1984…

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NFL Hall of Famer, Darrell Green, Hosts 26th Annual Christmas Event

Football star gives back this and every holiday season

“We are all in it together, supporting one another,” says Green. “The energy and the…

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Harlem Globetrotters Star, Meadowlark Lemon, Passes Away at 83

He is survived by his ministry, children, wife, and beloved fans

83-year-old Meadowlark Lemon, the “Clown Prince” of the Harlem Globetrotters, passed away in his home…

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[WATCH] Icons Connect: Kobe Bryant Meets 1st Black Player for Minneapolis Lakers

Bob Williams, an NBA player in the '50s, shares memories and love for the franchise

Recently, Bob Williams got to meet one of the greatest athletes of all time who…

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Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Features HBCU Tradition, Legacy, and Pageantry

The inaugural event will crown an HBCU gridiron champion when Alcorn State University faces North Carolina A&T State University

The inaugural Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl is a new Historically Black College and Universities…

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Serena Williams Is Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

The 34-year-old is the first female athlete to be honored with the title since 1983

Serena Williams was recently named the Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated, a coveted…

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LeBron James Signs Lifetime Deal with Nike

Contract is first lifetime deal in the shoe and apparel company’s 44-year history

Today, LeBron James has agreed to a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike, the first deal…

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$15.8 Million: LeBron James Lands Deal for Entertainment Studio

Warner Bros. and Turner Sports invest in expanding Uninterrupted platform offerings

Warner Bros. and Turner Sports recently announced an investment in Uninterrupted, slated to become yet…

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Kobe Bryant Gives Basketball His Dear John Letter

Love him or hate him, it's time to savor our final moments with one of the game's greatest players ever

This is not a story simply about Los Angeles, about the NBA, about basketball. Kobe…

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Ex-NFL Player Turned Actor and Tech CEO Talks Dollars Making Dollars

Thomas Q. Jones' life after football is inspired

“I think technology is the one thing that connects the world. Technology is the number…

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How Paralympic Athlete April Holmes Overcame Tragedy to Win Big in Sports

Holmes explains the 2001 accident that changed her life forever

Paralympic athlete April Holmes discusses her transition into sports and her plans for the future.

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Why University of Missouri Football Team Perfectly Exemplifies the Power of Student Athletes

Less than 48 hours after announcing their boycott, university President Tim Wolfe resigns

Mizzou football teams firm support in taking a stand against campus inequalities is proof of…

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Be Inspired and Register Today! 7 Black Women of Power in Sports You May Not Know But Should

A new look at who is really calling the shots in athletics

BlackEnterprise.com exhibits these powerful women who hold their position in executive suites all across the…

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NFL Veteran and Businessman Jonathan Scott Brings Awareness to Psoriasis

The 9-year NFL Offensive Tackle diagnosed with psoriasis is bringing awareness through his partnership with the National Psoriasis Foundation

The 9-year NFL Offensive Tackle diagnosed with psoriasis is bringing awareness through his partnership with…

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Meet Desiree Peterkin Bell: The Woman Changing the Face of Marathon Race Directors

How Desiree Peterkin Bell is carving her own path in a historically male-dominated field

Peterkin, recognized as a strategic planner, consummate communicator and political strategist, holds a master’s in…

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Serena Williams Talks Business, Branding, and Sports Performance

The tennis superstar is an ambassador for innovative sports brand MISSION

When I am competing and training I am 100% focused. But I love being an…

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Meet the Members of The Money Team

The Money Team to pursue their passions and create profitable businesses for themselves

Outside of the ring, Floyd Mayweather empowers his team, known as The Money Team, to…

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Cavs Real Training Camp

NBA Digital Hosts First Live Sports Simulcast on Facebook

'Real Training Camp' with the Cleveland Cavaliers will be the first livestream

In addition to being live on Facebook, the first-ever sports simulcast, titled NBA Real Training…

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Wealth Management + Sports Business = Athletes Giving Back

Philanthropy and volunteerism amongst pro-athletes

When you get your money right you can afford to be generous.

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New Report Gives NFL a Grade A for Racial Hiring and C Plus for Gender Hiring

This is the league's sixth consecutive year receiving an A for racial hiring practices

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports releases its hiring report and gives the…

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Serena Williams Loses to Roberta Vinci 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the U.S. Open semifinals

Semi-finals epic storyline of historic wins and sibling rivalry on the tennis court.

Semi-finals epic storyline of historic wins and sibling rivalry on the tennis court.

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The Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation Expands to Help a Community in Need

Hall of Fame Gymnast, Wendy Hilliard, wants to provide low-cost sports to inner-city residents in Detroit

Wendy Hilliard Foundation expands to bring low-cost gymnastics to residents in Detroit.

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Venus Williams Graduates From Indiana University

The star tennis player earned her degree in business administration last month

The star tennis player earned her degree in business administration last month.

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Stephanie Ready Becomes First Full-Time Female NBA Analyst

Ready will move from sideline reporter to full-time analyst

FOX Sports Southeast names Stephanie Ready as the NBA’s first full-time female analyst for the…

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Stephanie Hightower Becomes First Black Woman To Hold Seat on IAAF Council

USA Track & Field president landed one of six seats designated for women

Stephanie Hightower, USA Track & Field (USATF) president, was recently elected to IAAF Council, the…

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On the Move: New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center Appoint New CMO

Daniel Cherry III will oversee marketing, communications, and community initiatives

Daniel Cherry III, new CMO for New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, will helm all…

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Is Darrelle Revis the NFL’s Most Savvy Negotiator?

Having negotiated three deals, including a $39 million guarantee with the Jets, maybe so

The highest paid cornerback in the NFL negotiated a five-year, $70 million contract with the…

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Serena Williams Turns Up the Glamour on Cover of New York Magazine

The star athlete talks upcoming U.S Open and life after tennis

The star athlete Serena Williams stuns on cover of New York Magazine, talks upcoming U.S…

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NFL’s Ryan Broyles: A Million-Dollar Man Living on $60,000 Budget

Detroit Lions wide receiver advocating for financial fitness for peers and youth

Ryan Broyles of the Detroit Lions seeks to change league pattern of baller bankruptcy with…

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Final Bout? Mayweather Confirms Next Opponent, Team Says It’s the Last

Critics say he's set for yet another "easy" win against Andre Berto Sept. 12

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to fight Andre Berto Sept. 12 in Las Vegas, and…

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Rockets Star James Harden a $200 Million Adidas Man?

Brand trying to snatch MVP runner-up from Nike

Adidas has offered Rockets’ James Harden a $200 million deal to leave competitor Nike.

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Mel Farr, Former NFL Running Back and Business Titan, Dies at 70

Top BE 100s entrepreneur was an auto industry leader and minority dealer advocate

Mel Farr, former Detroit Lions running back and black business titan whose company dominated the…

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The NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs Made Some Big Moves

LaVance Taylor and Russell Wilson sign contracts ahead of training camp

LaVance Taylor and Russell Wilson sign contracts ahead of training camp.

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SoulCycle Is Going Public

Boutique lifestyle and fitness brand 'SoulCycle' files to go public

The company’s growth has been tremendous – beginning with one studio in New York City,…

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The Rise of Female Coaches in Men’s Sports

Becky Hammon and Jen Welter are making history in the NFL and NBA.

Similar to Hammon, Welter’s accomplishments on and off the field to this point definitely make…

By Michael Tolbert

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NFL Upholds Tom Brady’s Suspension Following Appeal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn't waiver on Tom Brady ban

Mr. Brady instructed his assistant to destroy the cellphone that he had been using since…

By Michael Tolbert

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NBA Announces Single Game PPV Option

NBA becomes first league to offer per game PPV

Teasing the new PPV structure earlier this year, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said ‘…most people…

By Michael Tolbert

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WNBA’s Oklahoma Shock Approved To Move To Dallas

The move has been approved but not without opposition

Team owners hope the move to the larger Dallas market will improve the franchises profitability,…

By Michael Tolbert

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LeBron James Inks New Deal With Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. announces partnership with Lebron James' production company, SpringHill Entertainment

Adding to his legacy and joining the ranks of other iconic NBA players turned business…

By Michael Tolbert

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NBA Players Association Holds First Annual Basketball Players Awards

The NBPA Basketball Players Awards happened Tuesday night in Las Vegas

NBA players speak frankly and emotionally about what it means to be recognized by their…

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Virtual Reality Technology Is Changing How NFL Teams Practice

NFL teams are using new virtual reality technology in practices.

The Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the first NFL teams to incorporate…

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Michael Jordan Headlines 2015 FIBA Hall Of Fame Class

FIBA announces this year's class of Hall of Fame inductees

The international basketball governing body FIBA announced that Michael Jordan will headline its 2015 class…

By Michael Tolbert

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Dallas Mavericks CEO Terdema Ussery Leaves For Under Armour

After 18 years, the team's president is leaving the organization

Long time Mavericks executive Terdema Ussery ends a successful tenure in Dallas to join sports…

By Michael Tolbert

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Star-Studded Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 Airs Tonight

Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 airs live on Nickelodeon at 8 p.m. ET

Nickelodeon brings out the stars for its second annual Kids’ Choice Sports awards show.

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Federal Judge Finds Redskins’ Name May Be Disparaging

Judge rules against the NFL team, ordering the cancellation of its trademark

Established in 1932, the Washington Redskins are just one of many professional teams that still…

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2 NFL Players Lose Fingers In Separate Firework Accidents

Both suffer career altering injuries over holiday weekend

Following amputation surgery, there is no set timetable for either players return to the field.

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NBA Players Union Proposes Funding Healthcare for Retired Players

Plan estimated to cost upwards of $15 million per year

The NBA players union is proposing using $15 million of the massive $24 billion media…

By Michael Tolbert

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NY Giants Rescind Long-Term Contract With Jason Pierre-Paul

'Franchised' star puts NFL future in question

“Given the timing of the event and the apparent judgment displayed, the Giants do not…

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Stripped of Welterweight Titles

The boxer has 14 days to appeal the organization's decision

Undefeated champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. was stripped of his titles after failing to comply with…

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Kevin Durant and Nike Are Bringing New Life To Old Basketball Courts

They will be using new recycling technology to build outdoor courts

Kevin Durant is teaming with Nike for a new initiative to bring quality outdoor basketball…

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WVU’s Kadeisha Buchanan Wins Hyundai Young Player Award

At 19, Kadeisha Buchanan is making a name for herself internationally

Kadeisha Buchanan represented well during the Women’s World Cup in her home nation of Canada,…

By Michael Tolbert

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NBA Commits $1.4 Billion On First Day Of Free Agency

Players receive massive paydays under leagues' increasing salary cap

As other players sign huge contracts on the first day, Lebron James is putting business…

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Anthony Davis To Sign NBA’s Richest Contract

He is the Pelicans' franchise player for the foreseeable future

Earning just over $23 million in the four years of his first contract, Davis will…

By Michael Tolbert

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Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight Steps Down As Chairman

Phil Knight is planning to step away from his iconic brand

Phil Knight built Nike into one of the most profitable and recognizable brands in the…

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The Price of Success: The Highest Paid NCAA Basketball Coaches

Coach K is the best in the business and gets paid like it

Aside from stockpiling the most talented athletes, and building state of the art training facilities,…

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Jay-Z’s TIDAL Still Has A Few Tricks Left

Tidal and Roc Nation Sports team up for the NBA Draft.

Today, in anticipation of tonights NBA Draft, TIDAL has explored a previously unused avenue by…

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Magic Johnson Enterprises Acquires Equitrust Life Insurance Co.

The former Laker expands reach in insurance and financial services community

Magic Johnson Enterprises has long focused on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities, and continues…

By Michael Tolbert

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Rashard Mendenhall Finds Success After The NFL

Mendenhall is a writer on the new HBO series 'Ballers'.

For Mendenhall, a Super Bowl champion that earned over $13 million during his six seasons…

By Michael Tolbert

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GQ Recognizes Some of the Most Stylish Athletes in New List

The magazine galvanizes a few of sports style icons

Lebron James and Mario Balotelli made the cut for GQ’s most stylish men alive list.

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[WATCH] Carmelo Anthony Acquires Soccer Team In Puerto Rico

The NBA superstar brings professional soccer to his father's homeland

The perennial NBA All Star and budding entrepreneur Carmelo Anthony became the owner of the…

By Michael Tolbert

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Dwyane Wade Attends Harvard Business School

Miami Heat star furthers his education by enrolling in courses at Harvard

Dwyane Wade takes a break from his job as an ESPN analyst to enroll in…

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NHL Settles DirectTV Package Suit

Settlement may turn 'the tide' in consumers' battle to control their cable packages

Fans have gained additional control over their NHL cable package, and it could affect the…

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Claressa Shields, America’s Best Kept Secret

How she brought home America's first gold medal in womens' boxing

With the Olympic trials coming up in October, every day is spent honing her skills,…

By Michael Tolbert

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Carmelo Anthony Teams Up With Nickelodeon For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Product Line

The entrepreneur is adding another title to his already impressive list - Creative Director

The husband, father, superstar, and gold medalist, announced yesterday that he’s adding another title…

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Nike Inks Massive Apparel Deal With The NBA

Nike is set to take over the NBA's uniform design during the 2017-18 season

One notable change in design that’s already planned is the addition of the Nike logo…

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Marshawn Lynch Goes ‘Beast Mode’ In New Call Of Duty

The runningback will become the first athlete to appear in the popular 'Call of Duty' series this fall

For Lynch, the five-time Pro Bowler, and Super Bowl champion – this experience is one…

By Michael Tolbert

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[WATCH] Former NBA Stars and Fans Play For Million-Dollar Prize

'The Basketball Tournament' gives fans the chance to act as the GM, coach, or play for grand prize

This year the tournament draws 97 teams made up of NBA players, NCAA athletes, and…

By Michael Tolbert

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NCAA Charges UNC With Academic Violations

Some of the University's academic practices are being questioned

The five charges listed in the 59-page notice released by UNC mostly take aim at…

By Michael Tolbert

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Spike Lee Makes Video Game Debut on NBA 2K16

The legendary filmmaker provides direction on NBA 2K16

“It’s about the trials and tribulations of life on a big stage with the money,…

By Michael Tolbert

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Cincinnati Bengals Player, Devon Still, Honored Alongside Daughter

The two will be awarded the Jimmy V. Perseverance Award on July 15

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still continues his  fight  against cancer alongside his daughter, Leah,…

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Cam Newton Signs Huge Deal With Carolina Panthers

The QB's new deal puts him in the company of the NFL's elite quarterbacks

In the first year alone, the deal is worth $31 million – broken down into…

By Michael Tolbert

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Yahoo Will Livestream NFL Game in October

The game will be the first ever for the league, but certainly not the last

Web companies have expressed interest in trying to lure the NFL away from its traditional…

By Michael Tolbert

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FIFA President Blatter Resigns Amid Turmoil

FIFA president Sepp Blatter announces his resignation

“I would like to thank those who have always supported me in a constructive and…

By Michael Tolbert

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Carmelo Anthony Talks Sports Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The superstar shares his involvement with new MISSION brand

Carmelo Anthony shares his involvement with MISSION brand, an innovation-led brand focused on solving problems…

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[WATCH] St. Louis Rams Defensive Ends Tackle Homelessness

Two members of the St. Louis Rams set out to gain perspective and raise awareness on homelessness

An ESPN report details the time Chris Long and William Hayes spent without shelter earlier…

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The Weekend Update: FIFA Finally Draws America’s Attention

A summation of everything that's happening in the world of FIFA

A massive corruption scandal in FIFA has been exposed, but controversy is nothing new for…

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NFL Fans Supporting Their Teams Through Crowdfunding

The extent that fans will go to support the success of their favorite teams and players has reached a new level

NFL fans are willing to part with additional money in support of their favorite teams…

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50 Cent’s SMS Promotions Is On The Ropes

The rap mogul's boxing promotion company filed bankruptcy on Monday

“under the direction of Mr. Jackson, SMS Promotions looks forward to reorganizing as a new…

By Michael Tolbert

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NCAA Honors Student Athletes Hard Work In Class

The NCAA honored the best performing teams in the classroom

289 schools had at least one team on the list, which represents an increase of…

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Ray Rice’s Domestic Violence Case Has Been Dismissed

The reinstated former Baltimore Ravens running back is free of his domestic violence charges, but still without a team for next season

Rice has been free to sign with a team since his reinstatement but so far…

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[SURVEY] NBA Spends The Most On Athletes On Average

Recently released survey highlights which major sports, leagues, and teams are spending the most

ESPN offered a peek at one of the charts in their analytic arsenal – the…

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NFL Owners Approve New Rule and Patriots Won’t Appeal Punishment

After the meeting, New England team moves away from Deflategate

Kraft and the Patriots dropped their appeal of the league’s punishment, but reigning Super Bowl…

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Minnesota Timberwolves Hit The Jackpot

Armed with the #1 pick in the 2015 draft, things are looking up for the team and their fans

Last night, the Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA Draft Lottery for the first time in…

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Russell Westbrook Spending Spring In Barneys New York

The NBA All Star releases his second collection in his collaboration with Barneys New York just in time for summer

Explore Russell Westbrook’s second output from his collaboration with Barneys New York, titled Westbrook XO.

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Leaked Details On The 2015-2016 NBA Uniforms

An Adidas catalog surfaces online providing details on next seasons NBA apparel

Details of next year’s NBA uniforms surface, including a redesigned “Drake” alternate jersey.

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Roc Nation Sports and BET Are Stepping Into The Ring

These two companies are teaming up to change the boxing experience

“It’s more than just boxing, it’s more than a sporting event, and that’s why we…

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Monty Williams Is Out In New Orleans

The team informed him, and the press, today

Starting with the team in 2010, Williams recently finished his fifth season as head coach,…

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NFL Punishes Tom Brady And New England Patriots

The NFL has ruled on the evidence presented, agent says he will appeal the decision

Tom Brady and the Patriots aren’t happy with the NFL’s decision, and Brady’s agent says…

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Get Familiar With Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson

The QB has already achieved massive success in the NFL in 3 years and shows no signs of slowing down

“I think you earn respect and earn what you’re worth by the way you present…

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Mayweather v. Pacquiao: The Saga Continues

The drama reached a new high after both fighters left the ring

The drama around the fighters continues in the media this week, picking up right where…

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Tom Brady And The New England Patriots Aren’t Playing Fair

Results of investigation state the NFL superstar and team assistants likely participated in deflating game footballs

“More probable than not” Patriots personnel “participated in a deliberate effort to release air from…

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LeSean Mccoy Claims Eagles Coach Got Rid of ‘The Good Black Players’

The RB shares his thoughts on how it all went down

“To be honest, I didn’t want to come. I really didn’t. I was so angry…

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Black Viewers Bolster NBA Playoff Ratings

People of color are tuning into the game in large numbers

The NBA, airing 11 games for the week, drew in 15.2 million total viewers, compared…

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Bryan Burwell To Be Honored With 2015 NABJ Legacy Award

Bryan Burwell's legacy as a prolific and talented sports journalist to be honored at the 40th Anniverary NABJ National Convention

His work has previously been recognized by The Associated Press Sports Editors, who named Burwell…

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Working with the Champs: SubZero Recovery CEO David Levi Talks Mayweather and Cryotherapy

David Levi gives details on post training for the boxer and the lure of sci-fi fitness

Champion Floyd Mayweather made visits to SubZero Recovery to immerse himself into a tank of…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Money Decoded: The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao bout set to break all of boxing's financial records

This weekend’s bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is poised to rake in more…

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Mayweather or Pacquiao? Celebrities Weigh In

Everyone in Hollywood has an opinion on who's going to win the fight

When you have two great fighters squaring off, everyone has a favorite – here are…

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Mayweather v. Pacquiao: All Aboard The Money Train

When the duo step into the ring on Saturday, the world will be watching history unfold

Beyond jockeying for position, battling for a title, and solidifying legacies – there’s a lot…

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UFC Fighter Jon Jones Stripped of His Title, Suspended Indefinitely

Things have gone from bad to worse for the former champion

Things have gone from bad to worse for former UFC champion Jon Jones.

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PGA Legend Calvin Peete Dies

The superstar was one of the most accurate and most successful golfers in history

A 12 time PGA winner, Calvin Peete died this morning, at the age of 71.

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Supporting Mayweather vs Pacquiao May Support Domestic Violence

The superstar's past may cost him fans support

Mayweather’s violent history making some not want to support upcoming fight.

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NBA Set for First Exhibition Game in Africa

August event being held as part of league's ongoing Basketball Without Borders initiative

Solidifying it’s global presence, the NBA will play an exhibition game in Johannesburg, South Africa…

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The NBA Is Hosting A Camp In Cuba

The NBA becomes the first U.S. sports league to visit Cuba since Obama restored relations

“…our game is an inclusive, easy-to-understand sport that has brought people together. We think this…

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Antony Resler and Grant Hill Bought the Atlanta Hawks for $850 Million

A team led by Antony Ressler and Grant Hill are the new owners of the Atlanta Hawks.

“This is a guy who has done his due diligence and is coming in with…

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Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

Ujiri makes waves again with choice language for Paul Pierce

Drake – who’s also seen the wrath of the league office, has the final word…

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Where Are They Now? Casualties of the NBA’s Amnesty Clause

Fox Sports recently declared they have reached ‘the end of the NBA amnesty era’

Generally, the ‘amnesty clause’ was viewed by most as an opportunity to dump all those…

By Michael Tolbert

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Adrian Peterson Has Returned to the Minnesota Vikings

The NFL announced yesterday that the running back is officially ‘reinstated'

For now, Adrian Peterson is a member of the Minnesota Vikings again.

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Roc Nation Sports Signs Tennis Prodigy Frances Tiafoe

Frances Tiafoe becomes first tennis player on Roc Nation Sports

Now as a recently turned pro, Tiafoe, Jay-Z, and everyone at Roc Nation Sports is…

By Michael Tolbert

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NBA Player Thabo Sefolosha Blames NYPD For Season-Ending Injury

The situation is murky but what's clear is that Thabo Sefolosha is done for the season

Video footage shows NYPD wrestling Thabo Sefolosha to the ground, but the circumstances leading up…

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Princeton University Launches Lecture Series on Sports, Race and Society

Industry leaders discuss political expression and activism in the NBA

NBA commissioner, Knicks GM and ESPN Analyst talk political expression and activism in the NBA…

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Lebron James’ Cavaliers Jersey Ranks #1 in NBA

How Lebron James' bestselling jersey contributes to his financial empire

Lebron James’ bestselling jersey is at the center of his financial empire.

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MLB’s Annual Civil Right’s Game To Air On ‘Jackie Robinson Day’

MLB honors Civil Rights Movement and Jackie Robinson

MLB honors the legacies of the Civil Rights Movement and Jackie Robinson’s contributions to baseball…

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What NY Giant’s Tom Coughlin Knows About Millennials That Many Managers Don’t

New study findings help coach better understand his team

Key findings have been released onj millennials via a study that New York Giants head…

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Washington Wizards in Talks of Creating Training Facility at Howard University

Howard's campus eyed as new home to Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards looking to build training facility on the campus of Howard University.

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Business Lessons From an Ex-NFL Player Turned CEO

Tony McGee shares leadership lessons from the football field

Tony McGee shares leaderships lessons from the football field that he applies to HNM…

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NCAA Says They Are Not Responsible for the Educational Quality of Its Athletes

Association says they do not assume the duty to ensure a quality education

NCAA releases a statement saying they are not responsible for the educational quality of college…

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NFL to Hire B. Todd Jones as Disciplinary Officer

Former ATF director will oversee new conduct policy

Former director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will be in…

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CFL Appoints First Black Commissioner

Jeffrey Orridge, former CBS Sports executive, to assume new duties April 29

Jeffrey Orridge, former longtime executive with CBC Sports, succeeds Mark Cohon as commissioner of the…

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Farewell to Adidas NBA Jerseys

The two brands announce that their 11-year partnership will end next year

As Adidas goes through a reinvention, the sporting apparel company says it will not bid…

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[VIDEO] Obama On Paying College Basketball Players

POTUS weighs the fairness of everyone getting paid in college sports except the student athlete

Much has been said lately about the big money that is made from college basketball…for…

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Athletes Need to Show Respect, Especially For 13 Year-olds

Despite Mo’Ne Davis’ forgiveness, Bloomsburg University removes baseball player for sexually offensive tweet

Disrespect in sports takes on a totally new form when it’s against a child athlete.…

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Stoute’s Agency To Debut NBA Ad During March Madness

Commercial attempts to draw college viewers to watch the professional league

The NBA is trying to get a piece of the college basketball March Madness action.…

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[Video] Mayweather Suggests Chef Worth $1,000 Per Meal

Champion boxer says he wouldn't exchange her for any other chef in the world

World champion boxer Floyd Mayweather is making news after suggesting that his chef, who goes…

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Former Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs Still Running Things

Track star inspires youth through sports to keep moving and eating healthy

It’s been 15 years since Joetta Clark Diggs competed in her last Olympic game but…

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Hampton vs. Kentucky in March Madness Brings Pride to HBCUs

Skeptics question the fairness of the matchup of the historically black college against the No. 1 undefeated Wildcats

Everyone is clearly waging bets against the lone historically black college that has earned its…

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President Obama Shares March Madness Bracket

POTUS reveals the Barack-etology behind his picks for the 2015 NCAA tournament

President Barack Obama discusses the logic he used to complete his 2015 NCAA tournament bracket…

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Plus Size Athletic Wear…Finally

Sports Authority launches plus size line of clothing

Not having a bikini in a plus-size may not surprise many, but the fact that…

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NFL Becoming an Endangered Sport

More players exit the football league because of health issues

The National Football League (NFL) has seen unseasonable volatility this month with players opting to…

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EA Sports Replaces Tiger Woods’ Game

Rory McIlroy becomes new face of PGA Tour

After 15 years of being the face of the EA Sports game entitled Tiger Woods…

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NBA Reaches for March Madness Audience

More viewers watch NCAA tournament than NBA finals

For the first time the National Basketball Association (NBA) is advertising during March Madness, in…

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Serena and Tiger: The Rise and Fall

TSL takes a look at how the two athletes have dealt with disappointment

The following is a feature from The Shadow League:
Serena won.
Despite the jeers that rained down…

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Alfre Woodard Named Women of Power Legacy Award Recipient

Alfre Woodard will be honored with a Legacy Award at the 2016 Black Enterprise Women…

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Crack-Up with Comedian Capone at BE Women of Power Summit

Comedian Capone joins R&B sensation Johnny Gill as live entertainment for this highly-anticipated 2016 Women…

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