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Bernard Hopkins: Father Time’s Favorite Son?

Hopkins began his professional boxing career in 1988

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Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight On Sports Agent Bill Strickland

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: Veteran Sports Agent Bill Strickland; learning to be…

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Most Expensive NBA Playoff Team Rosters

The NBA is lucrative as far as salaries

Here are the salaries of the 8 playoff teams

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NCAA Alters Rule on Student Meals, Now Unlimited

NCAA President, Mark Emmert says, 'I don't know how to describe it but dumb, rules about food"

It looks like the NCAA is coming to its senses

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How Floyd Mayweather Jr., Became Boxing’s “Money King”

Boxing’s undisputed champ headlines our list of the most influential in sports

An empire built with a team of 11

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Cool Jobs: Van Adams’ Mix of Sports, STEM and Business a Recipe for Success

Leader talks male-dominated industry and how to play to win

When thousands of people were celebrating during Super Bowl XLVIII in the Tri-state region earlier…

By Mia N. Hall

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NFL Team Offers Fans $100,000 if You Guess Their Full Schedule

Are you feeling lucky?

$100,000 is yours if you can correctly guess the entire 2014-2015 St. Louis Rams NFL…

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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MLB Exec Wendy Lewis Talks Jackie Robinson Day, Supplier Diversity Summit

MLB's Supplier Diversity Summit this year coincides with Jackie Robinson Day

Wendy Lewis talks the business of baseball and diversity

By Darren Sands

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Damian Lillard Lands Reported $100 Million Sneaker Deal with Adidas

It's being reported to only be smaller than LeBron James' and Derrick Rose's sneaker deals

Will you buy Lillard Adidas sneakers?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Arizona State Establishing Sports Law And Business Program

The new program is slated to start in the 2014-2015 academic year

Will other universities follow?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Former NFL Star Terrell Owens Owes the IRS $244,000

The former football player/reality TV star just recently paid a different tax lien last year

Is he broke?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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‘Shaq Attacks’ Macy’s With New Suit Collection

Do you find suits in your size?

Former NBA player wants to launch his new line of men’s suits called “The Shaquille…

By Claudio E. Cabrera

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Boxer Timothy Bradley Talks Cementing His Legacy [Video Part 1]

Who do you think will win this April 12th?

Will there be controversy this time around or not?

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NBA Commissioner Said The NBA May Subsidize College Athletes

Adam Silver says he is willing to work with the NCAA to fund college athletes

Do you think this is a good idea?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Arkansas State Holds Auction to Coach Football Team for 1 Hour

Would you want to be a coach for an hour?

Bidding ends Monday afternoon

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Metta World Peace Refusing to Pay for Son’s Tuition?

Ex-Knick reportedly refusing to pay for his 13-year-old son's education

Jennifer Palma, states in her lawsuit that Metta World Peace verbally agreed last year to…

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Was NFL Receiver Brandon Marshall Accepted to Harvard Business School?

Football player posts confirmation to his Instagram account

Did he or didn’t he?

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Top Former UConn Players Now Playing in The NBA

Which one of these players is the best?

UConn won the NCAA Championship, so here are past UConn players who are NBA players

By Cedric 'Big Ced' Thornton

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Athlete-Entrepreneur J.R. Tolver

NFL Invests in Teaching and Educating Athletes on Entrepreneurship

NFL program looks to create more business owners

In an effort to encourage entrepreneurship and teach sound business decision making to current and…

By Alan Hughes

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Major League Baseball Seeks Minority Suppliers at Business Summit

Yankees host diversity summit career and trade fair event in New York

Could you be one of these suppliers?

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Former NBA All-Star Continues Business Success, Launches Ad Agency

What's next for the successful athlete/entrepreneur?

His partner in the latest venture is Jonathan Sackett and the name of the company…

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Why Critics of Historic NCAA Union Labor Ruling Are Missing The Point

Unions have a vital role in the health and safety of athletes, Bill Spriggs writes

Do you agree with the idea of a college basketball union for student athletes?

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BlackEnterprise.com partner The Shadow League considers the weighty legacy of Kobe Bean Bryant.

Kobe Bryant Starts Own Business, Invests In Sports Drink Company, BodyArmor

Lakers guard to follow in entrepreneurial footsteps of NBA great Magic Johnson

Have you ever drunk BodyArmor?

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Should the Washington Football Team change its name?

An Open Letter To Washington Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder

The Shadow League's Ricardo A. Hazell penned an open letter to Mr. Snyder Wednesday

Do you agree with Hazell or not?

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Remembering Tyus Edney’s Big Shot in 1995

In 1995, the little engine that could went 94-feet in 4.7 seconds to help storied UCLA end a two-decade title drought

In 1995, the little engine that could went 94-feet in 4.7 seconds to help storied…

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Top MMA Light Heavyweight Contender Emanuel Newton Talks Bellator 113

"Bellator's home for right now," Newton says

Newton says he has proper mindset entering fight

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‘A Tribe Called Quest’ Star Phife Dawg Dishes on NCAA Tournament

"I loved James Worthy, Al Wood, Bronx native Jimmy Black and the Brooklyn-born Sam Perkins"

Did you know he was this big of a basketball fan?

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Harvard's Tommy Amaker is one of several African American coaches in the Ivy League.

Harvard Basketball Coach Tommy Amaker Talks About His Humble Beginnings [Video]

Amaker sat down with The Shadow League for an exclusive interview

With a big win Thursday over Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament, you’d be hard pressed…

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So Who Is North Carolina Central Coach Levelle Moton, Anyway?

Former N. Carolina Central player led alma mater to MEAC title, first-ever NCAA appearance

Levelle Moton could be on his way to a new job.

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How Charles Barkley Leveraged a Lucrative Endorsement to Help Poor Children

As pitchman, Barkley's taking care of home

CDW is an NCAA sponsor

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Watch Floyd Mayweather’s Maidana Press Conference From the MGM Grand

Mayweather vs. Mayweather

Check out the video press conference in which Floyd dishes on his next opponent, his…

By Darren Sands

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LeBron James Gets His Own Beverage With ‘Sprite 6 Mix’

Sprite 6 Mix will have multichannel advertising campaign

LeBron James is coming out with his own beverage, and it’s a remix on an…

By Darren Sands

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Greg Gumbel: ‘NCAA Final Four Could Feel Different in New Role’

Turner Sports' Ernie Johnson is set to take the reins as lead host of the Final Four

For the better part of CBS Sports’ lucrative and award-winning rights to the NCAA mens…

By Darren Sands

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New t-shirts feature the likeness of Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.

To Dismay of Some, Wizards, Adidas Begin Selling ‘House of Guards’ T-Shirts

A new t-shirt is stirring up some controversy in the nation's capital

If you are a Washington Wizards fan, you’ve had plenty to cheer about this season.

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For Greg Anthony at the Final Four, Another Unforeseen Milestone

Greg Anthony will call the Final Four alongside Jim Nantz and Steve Kerr

It’s the latest move in a career full of unexpected twists and turns

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Shaq Says He Spends $1,000 on Apps

Could the Big Aristotle one day be called the Big Techie?

Check out Shaq’s really cool interview with the Wall St. Journal’s Evelyn Rusli and find…

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Rob Parker Is Returning to Sports Radio in Detroit

'Parker and the Man' show to return

Rob Parker now has a new home in WDFN 1130.

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Steve Francis Storms Court in Maryland Finale

"When you're a Terp, you're always a Terp," Francis says

“When you’re a Terp, you’re always a Terp.”

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NFL Running Back Retires at Age 26

"I feel like I've done it all," player writes on the Huffington Post

Rashard Mendenhall is retiring at 26.

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Watch a Promo Video for Canelo vs. Angulo on Showtime

Vegas is ready for tonight's big fight

Tonight’s fight is an excellent match up in styles.

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ESPN’s Nate Silver Site to Debut on March 17

Silver left the New York Times in 2013

Silver left the New York Times in 2013.

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In New Nike Commercial, Meet Kobe Bryant, Virtuoso

Introducing the Kobe 9 Elite

What do you think of the commercial?

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Watch Allen Iverson In a New Reebok Commercial With Shaq

"We talking about pants?"

Allen Iverson can’t believe that we’re talking about pants

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Floyd Mayweather Covers March Issue of Black Enterprise Magazine

World champion tops our look at the most influential African Americans in sports

Between takes during his season on Dancing with the Stars, Mayweather and Mayweather Promotions CEO…

By Alan Hughes

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Michael Yormark Leaves the Florida Panthers for Roc Nation

Twin brother of Brett Yormark is president of Roc Nation Sports

Mr. Yormark helped bring more concerts and events to Sunrise Arena, home of the Florida…

By Darren Sands

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MLB Network's Harold Reynolds will join the MLB on Fox.

Harold Reynolds Joins Lead Broadcast Team on MLB on Fox

Newly minted Hall of Famer Frank Thomas joins L.A.-based pregame crew

Former Chicago White Sox first baseman Frank Thomas will join the network’s pregame studio broadcast…

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CIAA Commissioner Jacqie Carpenter.

CIAA and the City of Charlotte Reach Long Term Deal

Conference office relocates to Hampton, Va

2020 vision: Charlotte and the CIAA agreed to a deal that will keep the tournament…

By Darren Sands

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Why There Are So few Blacks In Pro Hockey

Ex-goaltender, first black NHL announcer talks business, race and sports

An entrepreneur, Weekes, launched his lifestyle apparel company ‘I Have No 5 Hole’ in 2012…

By Alan Hughes

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Brand Will Wait for Full Story Before Decision on Ray Rice

NFL running back's squeaky-clean image could be tarnished

Could Ray Rice’s future be in jeopardy?

By Darren Sands

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Black Female Track Stars Make History At Winter Olympics Winning Silver And Bronze Medals

Lauryn Williams became first American woman to win at both Summer and Winter Games

Chicago native and former Illinois track star Aja Evans took bronze in the women’s two-person…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Nike Basketball Debuts the ‘KD VI Home’

New shoe available Feb. 22

Just in time for the playoffs

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TaylorMade's new spot features (from L to R) golfers Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day.

TaylorMade ‘Speed Police’ to Golfers: Get Rid of Your Old Clubs

For JetSpeed woods, a 'disruptive' approach by Zambezi rubs some consumers the wrong way

TaylorMade wants you to think twice about that years-old driver in your bag

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Shannon Sharpe is out at CBS.

Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe Is Out at CBS, ‘The NFL Today’

CBS hires future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez

Do you agree with the move?

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Shaquille O’Neal has his own line of soda

From Ballers To Businessmen: Here is Our All Star Roster of NBA Players Turned Franchisees

Successful former pro athletes that are winning big in business

It is reported that 60 percent of NBA players file for bankruptcy five years after…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Former NBA All Star Jamal Mashburn Slam Dunks in the Business Arena

Team building key to making successful transition from hardcourt to boardroom

Jamal Mashburn is most notably known for his success on and off the basketball court.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NBC Will Show Thrilling U.S.-Russia Hockey Finish in Primetime

Preliminary game aired live Saturday morning

Thrilling finish gets a primetime slot

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Kevin Hart gave the MVP award to Education Secretary Arne Duncan -- but not before promoting his latest film, 'About Last Night.'

Kevin Hart Awards Education Secretary With Celebrity Game MVP

Duncan scored 20 points

Hart said he had to be a “humble loser”

By Darren Sands

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Under Armour Releases New Orleans-Inspired Shoe For Stephen Curry

Under Armour unveils new colorway for Warriors guard

In addition to Under Armour, Curry also endorses Muscle Milk and Degree

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Take a Look Inside the San Franscisco 49ers New Stadium

Santa Clara stadium '80 percent done,' officials say

Take a look at the brand new digs in an Instagram video posted by the…

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving.

In New Spot, Uncle Drew Searches for ‘Big Man’ in New Orleans

Does Anthony Davis have any acting chops?

Pepsi Max is welcoming a new endorser to the mix. Stay tuned

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Sports Anchor Darren Haynes Joins ESPN

Veteran anchor leaves Al Jazeera

He begins Feb. 24

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Tracy McGrady, Baseball Hopeful, Impresses in Bullpen Session

Ex-NBA All-Star enlists help of Roger Clemens

Tracy McGrady is trying out for a baseball team

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Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger, with her first professional trophy at the Australian Ladies Masters Sunday. Golf Channel will re-air her win this week.

Golf Channel Is Re-Airing Cheyenne Woods’ Australian Masters Victory

Two-stroke win was first of her career

Ms. Woods gave an interview to Golf Channel’s ‘Morning Drive’ Tuesday morning

By Darren Sands

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Browns Fire Entire Front Office, Hire African American GM

New GM Farmer was finalist for Dolphins job

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam gives African American GM vote of confidence

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Sports Biz Q&A: Grant Hill Reflects on All-Star Weekend, Discusses His Art Collection and Talks Duke’s Jabari Parker

Grant Hill talks to BlackEnterprise.com as he and Turner Sports gear up for All-Star Weekend

Grant Hill is on TV. A lot.

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NFL Draft Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out, and Twitter Reacts

Mizzou players laud family atmosphere on social media

Twitter was abuzz with the news yesterday, and much of the reaction was overwhelmingly positive

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Missouri Defensive Linesman; 2014 NFL Draft Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out

Is the league ready for its first openly gay pro-football player?

The 24-year-old Sam, who just completed his senior season with the Missouri Tigers, has been…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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50 Cent’s SMS Audio Partners with NASCAR’s Swan Racing

SMS Audio gets into big time NASCAR business

With tech company, 50 Cent gets into marketing game with NASCAR.

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Did Richard Sherman just have the best week ever?

B.E. Sports Biz: Here is a List of the 8 Biggest Winners of Super Bowl XLVIII

From Sherman to Strahan, here's a look back at who's going to remember Super Bowl XLVIII the most

Who are the big winners from this year’s Super Bowl?

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David Beckham to Own Miami MLS Expansion Franchise

Insiders say LeBron James is a potential investor

“LeBron is a friend, so we speak as friends about what we’re doing but we’re…

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Starz Orders Episodes of LeBron James Comedy ‘Survivor’s Remorse’

No cast yet, but is there any athlete more well-connected in Hollywood than LeBron James?

Starz hasn’t announced a cast.

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Harvard's Tommy Amaker is one of several African American coaches in the Ivy League.

Ivy League Hoops, Ahead of The Curve in Coaching Diversity

The Ivy League has a long and storied tradition of African-American representation and achievement in sport

Which Division I men’s basketball conference currently has the country’s highest concentration and percentage of…

By The Shadow League

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NFL Sued by Former Player for Concussions

Should concussions be a part of the game?

If you watched the Super Bowl this past weekend, if you weren’t too bored by…

By Sasha King

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Sparks Owner Magic Johnson: ‘This Is a Great Day for the City of Los Angeles’

Both sides pleased with group's purchase of the Los Angeles Sparks

Both sides involved pleased with group’s purchase of the Los Angeles Sparks.

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NFL, CBS Partner to Broadcast Thursday Night Games

Package to feature 14 Thursday contests

Package to feature 14 Thursday night contests.

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Report: Magic Johnson to Own Part of the Los Angeles Sparks

Ownership group will include Mark Walter, ESPN.com report says

Magic is racking up on teams he owns

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‘Players Gala’ Still a Classy Destination at the Big Game

Midtown Manhattan was the site of this year's gala

The host venues this year were The Night Hotel and Aspen Social Club

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How The NFL Is Tackling Homophobia

Although a number of retired pro-football players are gay no active player is out of the closet

Do you think a gay player would be accepted?

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Jason Kidd was named head coach of the Nets this past spring.

Nets’ Jason Kidd Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

It has been a trying year for Kidd

Will it get better?

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Russell Wilson Takes in Nets Game with Beyoncé, Jay Z

Russell Wilson is having quite the week

He was spotted at Nets game

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One Entrepreneur’s Journey to Super Bowl XLVIII

Here's how a small business owner landed a big game contract

Do you know of any other businesses that landed contracts for the Super Bowl this…

By Alan Hughes

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Carl Banks Talks Starter Jackets, Being in Business with The Breakfast Club

Banks appeared on radio show on Power 105.1 in New York City

“Starter is more than just an athletic brand,” Mr. Banks told the Shadow League last…

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Nike Releases Photo of New ‘Old’ College Basketball Uniforms

Jerseys are already a big hit

Will you be checking out these contests?

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Woman of Power: Olympic Champion and Super Bowl Correspondent Gabby Douglas to Star in Film

Film latest business opportunity for Douglas

Gabby Douglas is staying rather busy

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2014 Black Enterprise Woman of Power: Sheila Johnson is Making History in Sports

A look at one of Black Enterprise's 2014 women of power

Johnson owns stakes in 3 professional sports teams

By Sheiresa Ngo

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NBA Exec Helps Athletes Prepare for Fortune and Fame

NBA exec looks to educate NBA players on sound financial management

Taylor helps develop programs to help NBA players navigate the challenges that come with fame…

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Lillard, Carter-Williams Headline BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge

Game is televised nationally on TNT

Who do you think will win?

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Marshawn Lynch tells the NFL Network's Deion Sanders that he's a man of few words -- and he's ready to go.

Video: Laid Back Marshawn Lynch Interviewed By NFL Network’s Deion Sanders

Tells NFL Network he's ready to play in the big game

Everyone is talking about Marshawn Lynch. And Mr. Lynch isn’t talking back

By Darren Sands

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How Small Businesses Can Make Money Off Of Super Bowl XLVIII

Use hype around the game to drive customer awareness and sales

Do you know any businesses doing any special promotions?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Minority Owned NYC Firm Lands Super Bowl Deal

NFL's 'Business Connect' links entrepreneurs with big game opportunities

Niles Advertising & Display Solutions, Inc., a New York-based firm that specializes in graphic design…

By Alan Hughes

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NBA ‘Dream Big’ to Celebrate Black History Month

League initiatives look to further increase diverse fan base

The platform has five major components

By Alan Hughes

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Ballerina Misty Copeland's non-traditional route to success is exactly the type of game-changing effect Under Armour seeks in its endorsers.

Under Armour Signs Ballerina for Women’s Brand Campaign

Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's third-ever soloist

Full-figured ballerina joins Under Armour roster of athletes

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Stronghorns: Texas is seeking to protect its name -- and that of its brand new football coach.

University of Texas Puts Stronghold on Coach’s Name

University official says it's trying to protect their 'Coach'

Strong, the first African American coach of a men’s athletic team at Texas, was hired…

By Darren Sands

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Winter Olympic Hopeful Jazmine Fenlator Discusses Bobsled Career

Team USA member Jazmine Fenlator discusses her career and hopes for the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia is just around the corner beginning…

By Sasha King

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5 Ways to Score a Last-Minute Hotel Room for the Super Bowl

Have you scored your room yet?

With the big game just weeks away, Roomer has provided 5 tips for scoring a…

By Darren Sands

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Terrelle Pryor suffered a knee injury and concussion that derailed the promise of his 2013 season -- but now he's without an agent.

Raiders Quarterback Fires Agent Jerome Stanley

Pryor pushed back against agent's inflammatory remarks

Raiders QB’s offseason just got a little more complicated

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More than just a basketball All-Star, Shaquille O’Neal is an entrepreneur. He earned his MBA online through the University of Phoenix in 2005, and has since put it to work in various business ventures.

Shaq Is Bringing His All-Star Comedy Jam to the Super Bowl

Tour will come to Newark Symphony Hall

For Mr. O’Neal, the business of funny has been quite lucrative

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The Detroit Lions have hired head coach Jim Caldwell.

Detroit Lions Hire Jim Caldwell, 1st Black Head Coach in Team History

Former Indianapolis Colts head coach served as offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens last year

Mr. Caldwell is the second African American hire made by an NFL team this offseason

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Jordan Brand President Larry Miller will preside over the opening of Jordan-specific brand experiences.

Taking Flight: Jordan Brand Announces ‘Flight 23′ Retail Store in Manhattan

First-ever stand alone site for Jordan apparel

Nike and Jordan Brand have announced a plan to launch the first-ever exclusive brick-and-mortar retail…

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LeBron James, Miami Heat to Visit the White House Tuesday

Heat defeated the Spurs to win the 2013 NBA title

“It’s an honor as a team to get to be able to go to the…

By Darren Sands

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Sloane Stephens embarks on her journey for her first major title at the 2014 Australian Open.

With Australian Open Underway, Tennis Channel CEO Optimistic on 2014

Over 180 hours of coverage dedicated to Australian Open, network says

Will you be tuning in?

By Darren Sands

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Deion Sanders Show for Oprah’s OWN Slated for March Premiere

Sanders told The Wrap he's not doing it for the publicity

Will you be tuning in?

By Darren Sands

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Venus Williams to Join 2014 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Joins star-studded week in Boca Raton

The Women of Power Summit will be held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club…

By Darren Sands

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Drake & 'YOLO' Profits: Singer Wants Royalties For Use Of Famous Phrase

Drake, Raptors Release Commemorative Shirts for ‘Drake Night’

Rapper named marketing partner of organization

Jan. 11 is coming, just wait on it

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That snowflake in the logo? Means this Super Bowl will be unlike any other in recent history.

Photos: Nike Debuts Cold-Weather Gear for the Super Bowl

Game-time temps expected to be between 20s and 30s

Are you ready for some (really cold) football?

By Darren Sands

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Mike Evans was Texas A&M's leading receiver during his two years at the school.

Top WR Prospect Mike Evans Hires Priority Sports, Deryk Gilmore

Receiver expected to go in first round

Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans flew under the radar as a member of the…

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As Golf Brand Expands at Under Armour, a Young Executive’s Drive Comes Into Full Form

For Under Armour, the buzz word is always growth. For the sport of golf at Under Armour, the possibilities are endless

Getting to know one of Under Armour’s rising stars in Baltimore

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John Legend's rendition of the National Anthem at the BCS title game received rave reviews.

Watch John Legend Sing the National Anthem at the BCS Title Game

John Legend sings the National Anthem and kinda breaks the Internet

John Legend being John Legend

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Texas Names Charlie Strong Head Football Coach

Strong becomes first black coach of men's program at Texas

He replaces Mack Brown, who coached the team for 16 seasons

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Wendell Haskins is the newly appointed Senior Director for Diversity at the PGA of America.

PGA of America Taps Former Def Jam Executive to Head Diversity Effort

Hampton alum oversaw development at United Way of New York

Haskins led A&R group at Island Def Jam

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Colin Kaepernick will seek to dismantle the Packers in a game that, it turns out, will be broadcast nationally after all.

Packers Sell Out Wild Card Game, Avoid Blackout

Feel free to put the NFC Wild Card game back on your schedule

Deadlines work

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Shani Davis is gearing up for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Olympic Speedskater Shani Davis on Sochi, Rocking Under Armour and the Obamas

With the Sochi Winter Games just weeks away, an email chat with the former Olympic Gold medalist

“Balancing business and performance has been a challenge like never before, but that’s a blessing.”

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Francois Battiste plays Yankees greats Reggie Jackson and Elston Howard in 'Bronx Bombers,' a Primary Stages production.

On Broadway, an Actor’s Depth Finds a Home In a Bronx Tale

Actor Francois Battiste portrays two historic Yankees figures in 'Bronx Bombers'

“As an actor you don’t always get to choose your work, Mr. Battiste said, adding…

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Jadeveon Clowney signs with Brett Favre's old agent, Bus Cook.

On to the Next One: Jadeveon Clowney Signs With Agent Bus Cook

Clowney won't join Roc Nation Sports after all

Just after announcing he was going to make himself eligible for the NFL Draft, Jadeveon…

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Startup Lessons from an NFL Coach

The Pete Carroll Rules: How to Apply NFL Leadership to a Startup

Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks shares his leadership skills

Running a business and running an NFL team are very similar. Pete Carroll of the…

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Sal Masekela joined NBC Sports in 2012 after a long stint at ESPN/ABC.

Sal Masekela Will Join NBC’s Coverage of the Sochi Olympics

Masekela to host 'The Olympic Zone'

According to NBC, Masekela spent 13 years at ESPN and ABC hosting the X Games.

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Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph was fined $25,000 for criticizing referees following a 100-92 loss to Houston.

Memphis Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph Fined $25,000 For Criticizing Refs

Comments came after frustrating eight-point loss

Zach Randolph is back in the news — for all the wrong reasons

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BlackEnterprise.com partner The Shadow League considers the weighty legacy of Kobe Bean Bryant.

TSL: The Incredible Life and Trying Basketball Times of Kobe Bryant

As Kobe heals from yet another injury, we lament the legacy of a true NBA legend

What is it about Kobe Bryant that has allowed him to will himself into this…

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Report: Houston Texans Have Interviewed Lovie Smith

Smith, 55, was fired after the Chicago Bears went 10-6

Reports say up to three teams are expected to call Smith about their head coaching…

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Patti Labelle to Headline 15th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

Over the course of fifteen years, Super Bowl Gospel Celebration has brought together amazing performances and special guests

If in New York City area, would you consider attending?

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Boxer Andre Ward on Floydmania, His Deal With Brand Jordan and Boxing Exit Strategy

In our exclusive interview with Andre Ward, the 29-year-old answers if he's OK with being No. 2 to Floyd Mayweather Jr

On doing television: “I feel confident knowing I can do the job not just from…

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Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kyrie Irving Irving won the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest earlier this year.

Long Partners, the NBA and Foot Locker Expand Marketing Deal

Retailer will continue as title sponsor of 3-point contest

The NBA reached a deal with Foot Locker that extends its status as an official…

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Golf Channel Gets New Logo, Extends Partnership with NBC

New branding is latest stage in media partnership

With the new multi-year partnership between the Golf Channel and NBC, a change was probably…

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When will Rajon Rondo be back for the Boston Celtics?

Does Rajon Rondo Have a Future as an NBA Coach?

All-star guard says coaching could very well be in his future

Is Rondo a future coach in the NBA? His teammates seem to think so

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Serena Williams Appears in Beats by Dre Color Solo Commercial

Can you guess which color headphones she wears?

Williams is gearing up for the Australian Open

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Hello: Jon Jones is one of the biggest names in UFC.

Foe Alexander Gustafsson to Join Jon Jones on EA Sports UFC Cover

Game to launch next spring

Jon Jones finally has a partner on the cover of the new EA Sports game

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Andrew McCutchen is the first Pirates player to win the MVP award since Barry Bonds in 1992.

Watch Andrew McCutchen Propose to His Girlfriend on National TV

Star proposes on 'Ellen'

It’s great to be Andrew McCutchen

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NESN Hires Atlanta Sports Personality Elle Duncan

Host and reporter to be based in Boston

She could join a shortlist of women who have arrived at the network and moved…

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Jordan Brand Unveils Jordan Melo 10

New shoe slated for Jan. 4 release

This go ’round, a clean classic look for Melo

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Josh Gordon, picked by the Browns in the 2012 Supplemental Draft has emerged as one of the league's top receivers.

Flash Forward: Browns WR Gordon Picks Marketing Agency

After overcoming off-field distractions, Gordon's brand primed to take leap

Josh Gordon and NCLUSIVE Sports is the duo

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Venus Williams, Shaq, and Other Star Athletes Scoring with Franchise Businesses

A new class of entrepreneurs like Venus Williams are taking advantage of opportunities in franchising

Grand Slam tennis pro and four-time Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams is looking to ace…

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When will Rajon Rondo be back for the Boston Celtics?

Watch Rajon Rondo on Fox Sports 1′s Crowd Goes Wild

Says he'll be back when he's '100 percent'

When will he return is on everyone’s mind

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Vince Young Settles Lawsuit With Former Agent, Advisor

Trial was set to begin

Vince Young is a free agent

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TSL Conspiracy Theorists: The Braves Aren’t Going Anywhere

They can't really be leaving ... can they?

Are the Braves really leaving Atlanta?

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Beats by Dre’s ‘Hear What You Want’ Campaign Features Colin Kaepernick

Endorsements continue for likable QB

The endorsements are still coming in for Colin Kaepernick

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Kanye Who? Drake Signs With Brand Jordan

Nike drops the drama and moves on with another rapper/shoe designer

With marketability of rappers, it’s a new day in the sneaker world

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Nike Unveils ‘Kobe Prelude Pack,’ Kobe 9 Elite Shoe

Almost back from injury, Bryant releases new shoe

Introducing the new Kobe 9 Elite.

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Show You How to Do This: Jay Z’s Top 10 Moves in Sports Business

On his birthday, a not so serious take on Jay Z's approach to the business of sports

Happy Birthday, Hov

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Like It Never Left: Callaway’s New Big Bertha, Alpha Drivers [Photos]

Here's a new look at an old friend

Callaway’s Big Bertha is back

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As expected, Lester Holt will join NBC's coverage of the Sochi Winter Games.

NBC Sports Taps Lester Holt to Host Coverage of Sochi Winter Olympics

Nightly News weekend anchor joins Bob Costas, Al Michaels and Rebecca Lowe

An award-winning broadcast journalist who joined NBC News in 2000, Holt will host NBC’s weekday…

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Fan Posts Photo of Dwyane Wade’s Old Converse Sneakers, and he Responds

Says Wade: "Hold on to those"

Once upon a time, Wade was signed to Converse

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Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams.

Sixers’ Michael Carter-Williams Can’t Touch NBA Salary for Three Years

Rookie guard lives off endorsement deals

According to a new profile, Carter-Williams’ team is making sure he doesn’t spend all his…

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Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin.

Texas A&M and Kevin Sumlin Agree to Six-Year Deal

Sumlin led Texas A&M to 19-5 record over last two years

Deal will keep Sumlin in College Station through 2019

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Above? Nike's ode to Kevin Durant's home state of Maryland.

Photos: Nike Releases Kevin Durant VI Maryland Blue Crab

Because that's what Maryland does

Newest sneaker for KD an ode to his home state of Maryland

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What's fifty grand to Jason Kidd? Nothing to sneeze at.

Report: NBA Fines Jason Kidd $50,000 for Spillage on Court

League doesn't buy Kidd's story that cup slipped out of his hand

“Cup slipped out of my hand while I was getting Ty,” Kidd said. “Sweaty palms.”

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New-Look Detroit Pistons, Fox Sports Detroit Tap Rapper Big Sean for New Promo [Video]

Rapper featured in 'Together We Can' Commercial

The Pistons are expected to be much improved this season

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For the Heat in Cleveland, it’s Thanksgiving at the James Household

Heat will celebrate Thanksgiving at the home of LeBron James before heading to Toronto

The Heat are in Cleveland for Thanksgiving

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Reinsdorf, adidas React to Derrick Rose’s Season-Ending Injury

Star guard underwent successful surgery Monday

Jerry Reinsdorf, the Bulls owner, said he was “heartbroken”

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The Lakers posted a picture of the happy family to its official Twitter account.

Kobe Bryant Signs Two Year Extension With Lakers

Two-year extension said to be worth $48.5 million

Few saw signing of Bryant coming. For Lakers, it may be right move

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Kevin Garnett Featured in New Beats by Dre Commercial [VIDEO]

Line of studio headphones out just in time for the holidays

Kevin Garnett and Beats by Dre cancel out all of the noise

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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