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CFL Appoints First Black Commissioner

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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Kamerion Wimbley is Securing His Future One Business At a Time

Entrepreneur details commitment to giving back to his community and his businesses and to securing…

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TSL Talks NFL Free Agency with Former Agent Joel Corry

The Shadow League Sports Talk podcast takes a look at teams and players trade decisions

TSL Sports Talk interviews former NFL agent and CBS Sports columnist, Joel Corry about his…

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Women Raise The NBA Roof

A look at gender progress in the men’s basketball league

Becky Hammon ascending the ranks to becoming the first woman assistant coach in the NBA,…

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$1.9B Potentially Lost To March Madness at Work

NCAA tournament estimated to lure the attention of 60 million workers

Picking teams and waging bets on who will win in March Madness is estimated to…

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Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight To Cost Up To $7,500

World champion boxers sell out the MGM Grand before tickets go on sale

On Wednesday, world champion boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao appeared together at a press…

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Corey Brewer Makes NBA Steal of the Night

Rockets guard stepping up his game

NBA gives the Steal of the Night to Houston Rockets guard Corey Brewer who scored…

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[VIDEO] Oklahoma U Football Loses Recruit Over Racist Video

Athletes hold silent protest before practice

After the video of members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of…

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Are NFL Salary Caps Good for Business?

Some say the time has come to ban the league’s contract limits

Some say the time has come to ban the league’s contract limits with salary caps.…

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Darrelle Revis Becomes Highest Paid NFL Cornerback

Jets agree to pay $70 million over five years to bring Revis back to New York

Jets agree to pay $70 million over five years to bring Darrelle Revis back to…

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5 Women in The NBA Making History Off the Court

These dynamic women play by their own rules and make sports history

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As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we examine those who’ve opened doors across all professional…

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Phil Heath To Launch Line of Women’s Health Products

Mr. Olympia maximizes sports nutrition market with new product

Phil Heath, 4x Mr. Olympia, maximizes sports nutrition market with women’s product line.

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Reports: Sports Arenas Not Necessarily A Win for Urban Development

President Obama's 2016 budget sheds light on lack of economic benefit

President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal to repeal the tax-exemption on bonds to build sports facilities…

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NFL’s Patrick Willis To Announce Retirement Live

Many shocked as 30-year-old linebacker plans exit into community service

After much speculation on Monday, March 9, the San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that 30…

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NBA Baller with Anta Sneaker Deal Caught Wearing Jordans

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons says competitor shoe better for his injured ankle

Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons says Nike brand Air Jordan a better fit while his ankle…

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Michael Jordan Joins Billionaire’s List with Team Ownership

NBA skyrocketing value responsible for many owners' increasing wealth

NBA skyrocketing value responsible for many team owners increasing wealth. Here’s how.

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NBA Pays Big for Wildcats

Here's the top 5 pro salaries earned by Kentucky alumni

Just about every NBA team wants a Kentucky Wildcat on their roster, and they are…

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Does Ray Rice Deserve Due Process?

Sport analysts say former Ravens running back deserves a second chance

Sport analysts say former NFL Ravens player Ray Rice deserve a second chance

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Preserving an Era: Claude Johnson Expanding Stories of Blacks in Sports

Industry vet has passion for promoting African Americans in basketball

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

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TSL Talks Kicking Butt with MMA Fighter ‘King Mo’

Muhammed Lawal speaks about his split-decision win against Cheick Kongo

Fresh off his win at Bellator 134 against fellow Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Cheick…

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NBA Teams Up with ‘Lean In Together’ for Gender Equality

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's organization is helping to empower women

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and longtime supporter of gender equality, has recently…

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African Americans Still Watch NBA More Than Other Races

Nielsen report shows an astounding viewership increase

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Although NBA teams are scouring the planet to find diverse players to expand the…

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Ray Rice Wins Millions

Court awards the fallen NFL player with a $1.588 million settlement

Ray Rice, former running back for the Baltimore Ravens won a wrongful termination suit in…

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Michael Jordan At Bottom Of Sports Billionaires List

Placement proves that fame does not equal fortune

So many aspire to be a celebrity or an athlete simply because the words “fame”…

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Michael Yormark: Up Close With Jay Z’s Sports Empire

One on one with Roc Nation’s branding chief about forming partnerships

It’s only been about a year since president and chief of branding Michael Yormark joined…

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Michael Jordan Most Famous New Billionaire in the World

Appreciating investments land sports mogul on Forbes list of billionaires

Out of the 290 newcomers to the Forbes billionaires list, Forbes has deemed  Michael Jordan…

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First Black NBA Player Dies During Black History Month

Earl Lloyd’s basketball legacy remembered

Two NBA greats, Anthony Mason and Earl Lloyd passed away in Black History Month. Here…

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Remembering NBA Superstar Anthony Mason

Mason honored by colleagues, fans and family

Longtime NBA player Anthony Mason who died on Saturday due to congestive heart failure was…

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Anthony Mason, Former New York Knicks Baller, Dies

The 48-year-old was battling with congestive heart failure

Knicks veteran is best known for helping team reach 1994 NBA Finals, with star players…

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TSL Sports Talk with Fastest Man in Rugby

Carlin Isles on why he opts for Rugby over the NFL

Carlin Isles has been deemed the ‘fastest man in rugby’ by several sources including CNN.…

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Social Media Ranking for Top Black NBA Earners

Making the connection between Twitter, Facebook and earnings

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In honor of Social Media Week (SMW) that is running from February 23 to…

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This 10-year Old is Getting College Offers to His Dad’s Dismay

Celebrity dad says: “It’s pretty crazy. It should be a violation.”

Most parents may welcome having a child prodigy that may receive offers to college at…

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Sports Anchor Denounces Racist Signs On-Air

"White Power" signs at a basketball game prompted the rant

Blatant racist acts continue to happen at sporting events throughout the country, causing white America…

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You Decide: Has This Black Sports Journalist Proven He Is The Undefeated?

Controversial sports columnist to lead new black sports site at ESPN

Jason Whitlock, former Fox Sports columnist, known for pushing the envelope with his perspective on…

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Preparing For Life After Football Now

The Shadow League speaks with NFL agent Deryk Gilmore

In addition to speaking about the upcoming NFL Combine and NFL Draft 2015, agent and adviser…

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VIDEO: Sport Matters Author Talks Need for Respect

Kenneth Shropshire discusses Rooney Rule and Deflate-gate as it relates to fairness

On the backdrop of the Ray Rice story, the Donald Sterling saga, and the use…

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Nicktoons GM Talks ‘Little Ballers’ and Creating Sports Content

Dawkins seeks to boost viewership for the network through NickSports

NickSports gives NickToons a 15 percent increase during the sports programming block under the leadership…

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NBA’s Klay Thompson Keeps Banking Deals

Rising star adds sports drink to his list of earnings

Just a couple months ago Klay Thompson was just another basketball player for the Golden…

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What is Kobe Bryant Musing About?

L.A. Lakers superstar teams with Deepak Chopra’s son on Showtime documentary

Kobe Bryant is on the circuit promoting his upcoming documentary, Kobe Bryant’s Muse which airs…

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Top 10 BESportsBiz Movie Picks

Let’s see how our favorite black sports movies faired at the box office

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Love and Basketball topped the list with our Black Enterprise office members who were…

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Seeking A Job in Sports?

SportsBusiness Journal launches job board dedicated to sports careers

“Imagine working closely with all of the biggest sports properties including the NBA, MLB, NFL,…

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VIDEO: Paris Racism Victim Speaks Out

Black fan who was denied access to train after a European football game says he will file charges

See Video: Chelsea fans racism victim speaks out following abuse on Paris metro.
 
 

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VIDEO: Racism in Sports Goes Viral

Recent Paris football incident brings light to the ongoing discrimination throughout the world

Forget what you’ve heard about racism is an American problem. Oftentimes we have heard people…

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Crawford Safe After NBA Record-breaking Trading Day

More than 30 players get new teams by deadline

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Rumors of LA Clipper’s guard Jamal Crawford being traded turned out to be false…

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This Day In History: Charles Barkley Is Born

He is the shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding

On this day in history, February 20, 1963, legend Charles Barkley was born.

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Black History Month: Zip Gayles Inducted to Basketball Hall of Fame

Former HBCU coach receives prestigious honor

Former HBCU coach receives prestigious honor being inducted into collegiate sports hall of fame.

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Is ‘Empire’s’ Lucious Lyons Based on Jay Z?

Athletic division nod makes the character’s resemblance to music powerhouse more pronounced

Reference to an athletic division makes the lead character Luscious Lyon’s resemblance to Jay-Z even…

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Former Trail Blazers Player Jerome Kersey Dies at 52

Team owner credits the 17-year NBA veteran as 'one of the most beloved players'

Trail Blazers’ Owner credits 17-year NBA veteran Jerome Kersey as “one of the most beloved…

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Kevin Durant Plays Fashion Forward

The NBA player styles in Gucci and Burberry during this GQ spread. Can you say couture endorsements?

Kevin Durant follows LeBron James’s fashion lead. During the 2015 All-Star Weekend, James’ production company, Springhill…

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NBA’s Amar’e Stoudemire’s Salary to Drop Significantly

It’s clearly more about the game than money for the NBA veteran

Soon-to-be NBA free agent Amar’e Stoudemire negotiated a buyout of his nearly $100 million deal…

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How Big Ballers Made Little Ballers Possible

Stoudemire, Fiasco and Graves gave producer McCrary the push she needed to get a deal with NickSports

During All-Star Weekend, Nickelodeon Sports held a special screening for Little Ballers, a documentary profiling…

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This Day In History: NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown Was Born

One of the 'Greatest Players in NFL History' is an activist, actor and philanthropist

On this day in history, February 17, 1936, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown was…

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LeBron James Heads First NBA Fashion Show All-Star Weekend

LeBron James goes from the court to the runway this weekend

LeBron James and his production company Springhill Production are making history this All-Star weekend with…

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This Day In History: First Black Pro Basketball Team Established

The New York Renaissance were established Feb 13, 1923

Back in the 1920’s when people of “color” couldn’t play with “whites”, the ‘Harlem Rens’…

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Sports Power Couple Share Love with Women Pre-Valentine’s Day

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning kickoff NBA All-Star weekend with a sisterhood chat

Two days before Valentine’s Day, NBA veteran and former Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning and…

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How To Land A Baller

NBA former player Bobby Simmons puts his new marketing degree to use

After playing in the NBA for ten years, Bobby Simmons earned his degree in marketing…

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Star Bodybuilder and Former NBA Baller Headline Sports Business Panel

Phil Heath and NBA's Bobby Simmons share their entrepreneurial lessons

Phil Heath and NBA’a Bobby Simmons share hoop dreams and entrepreneurial lessons.

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No World Series Title After All

Residency violations invalidates Jackie Robinson West as U.S. Little League champions

Jackie Robinson West was all the youth baseball rave in 2014, winning the coveted title…

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NFL Quarterback Cam Newton Returns to College to Earn His Degree

Newton spends offseason in college classroom

Carolina Panthers star quarterback, Cam Newton, returns to college to finish his degree

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History Makers: Starting Five African Americans to Play in the NBA

Here is the starting lineup that began the game for the basketball stars of today

Unlike many other sports leagues, it only took four years after forming before the National…

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Are $3,000 All-Star Tickets Worth Breaking Your Bank?

Apply these rules before you over spend on your favorite sporting event

With 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend officially kicking off in New York on Thursday many in…

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History Maker: Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World

Major Taylor Won World Cyclist Championship of 1899

Outside of the Worchester (Mass) Public Library stands a bronze two-sided monument honoring an African-American…

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History Maker: Stephen Curry’s Three-Pointer Breaks Multiple Ceilings

The Warriors All-Star point guard breaks three NBA records

All-Star Golden State Warriors point guard follows in dad’s footsteps and breaks a few records…

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This Day In History: ‘Home Run King’ Is Born

Baseball superstar Hank Aaron would make history as an icon of the sport

Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed ‘Hammerin’ Hank’, was born on this day in history in 1934.

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Snoop’s Son To Join Puffy’s Son on UCLA Football Team

Cordell Broadus accepts scholarship offer citing good education and NFL experience

Cordell Broadus, son Snoop Dogg announced Wednesday during National Signing Day that he is going…

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Pro Golf Trailblazer Charlie Sifford Dies

President Obama Offers Condolences For First Black PGA Tour Member

Long before Tiger Woods, there was Dr. Charles “Charlie” Sifford who is credited for having…

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Snoop Dogg’s Son Begins His Own Black History Today

Cordell Broadus makes major step toward pro football career at Signing Day

Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus is to select his college football home today and all…

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Wendell Scott Sr. Stakes Place Among History’s Icons in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame

Family and industry leaders reflect on his legacy and a well-deserved honor

The Scott family celebrates after receiving the NASCAR Hall of Fame jacket in honor of…

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Why Does NFL’s Sapp Get Terminated While NBA’s Anthony Get Suspended?

Here are some factors that impact how you bounce back from a career fumble

We all make mistakes at work or in our personal lives that may impact our…

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Top 5 Super Bowl Blunders

Take a look at the list of the biggest goats in NFL history

Last night’s Super Bowl XLIX had Seattle fans in a panic. With the Seahawks trailing…

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Toyota Super Bowl Campaign Spotlights Best Dads In the NFL

LaVar Arrington joins other players to discuss their relationship with their children

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

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A ‘Financial Fumble’ We Can All Learn From

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

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

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How One Black Super Bowl Vendor Achieves Business and Financial Success

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

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

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Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Players This Season

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

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

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Top 5 Super Bowl XLIX Apps

Kick your experience up a notch this year by using the

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

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

The superstar athletes will be the new brand ambassadors

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

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How Kobe Bryant Used Business Strategies to Recruit Rajon Rondo

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

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

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Why Everyone Should Know and Remember Former Baseball Player Curt Flood

He was the first athlete to challenge MLB trading rules

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

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How the Patriots Helped Make Super Bowl Tickets Cheaper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sports athletes and experts gathered to discuss business and sports

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

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

The NFL player revealed a few of his business strategies

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

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LeBron James’ No. 23 Top Selling Jersey in NBA

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

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

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

More than 500 customers got free furniture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Marshawn Lynch Fails to Win NFL Appeal

The football star loses petition to pay league fines

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

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Former Baylor Star Who Was Suddenly Sidelined, Writes Memoir

Athletic player Isaiah Austin slated to release new book

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

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Giants Release Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell

The New York team announced his departure on Jan. 7

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

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Dish Customers Able to Stream ESPN For $20 Monthly Fee

The web-based television service is called Sling TV

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

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A Tribute to ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott

The legend will never be forgotten

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

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

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

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

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Nike Replaces Adidas As China’s National Football Sponsor

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

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

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

These celebrities used social media to express their condolences

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

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The Top Five Sports Moments in 2014

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

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

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2014′s Most Vocal Athletes on Social Issues

LeBron James is just one athlete who vocalized his opinion

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

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ESPN Sports Analyst Stuart Scott Passes Away From Cancer

The beloved ESPN anchor was only 49-years-old

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

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Some of the Best Women Endorsement Deals

These superstars are pocketing millions

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

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The Best LeBron James Commercials of 2014

The superstar had some of the sharpest television ads this year

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

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

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

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

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

Two companies among several to follow suit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Famous Athletes Who Have Business Savvy Significant Others

These women aren’t just quarterbacking off their spouses salaries

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

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FIFA To Release World Cup Corruption Report

Bids for 2018 and 2022 are quickly approaching

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

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IRS To Auction Off Money Owed To Darryl Strawberry

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

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

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

BE Sports Biz and The Shadow League talk top sports news

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

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Drake Promises To Rebrand The Toronto Raptors By 2016

Global ambassador says they will change the game

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

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

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

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

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

Leagues says move not likely in 2015

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

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LeBron James Taps Local Northeastern Ohio Heroes In New Nike Shoe

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

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

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Top Sports Endorsement Deals

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

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

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

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

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

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Mo’Ne Davis Continues to Make Profits

She graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in August

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

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Is Peyton Manning Interested In Buying The Tennessee Titans?!

The legendary QB is possibly planning big moves off the field

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

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Congress Denies Army National Guard From NASCAR Sponsorship Funds

A Senate investigation alleges wrongdoing and misappropriation

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

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Former NBA Players Who Are Now Sports Commentators

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

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

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Wilt Chamberlain: First NBA Player to Grace Postage Stamp

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

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

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The Highest-Paid Black Athletes

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

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

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Kendrick Lamar Partners With Reebok In New Deal

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

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

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

First card to happen Jan. 9 at Madison Square Garden

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

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NFL Maintains Strong Viewership Among Female Demographic

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

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

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The Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances

A list of the leading shows at the championship games

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

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POLL: Do You Think Athlete Protests Should Be Fined?

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

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

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

She also claimed a world record in the process

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

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NBA Legend Dr. J Erving Details His New Partnership

The NBA star talks about joining up with Anthem Media Group

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

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NFL Player Darnell Dockett Posts Questionable Photo Of Malia Obama

Was the Arizona Cardinals player right or wrong?

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

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

The former Houston Rocket has strong words for the sportscaster

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

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

Johnson provides early Christmas gifts to underprivileged kids

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

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Tiger Woods Inks Biggest Contract Deal in Five Years

The golf star has signed a deal with Hero MotoCorp

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

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

Is King James just joking or being very honest?

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

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University of Alabama-Birmingham’s Football Program Terminated

The college’s president decided to cease the sports event

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

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

The 17-year-old destroyed his competition

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

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

The baseball sensation was named Kid of the Year

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

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Nike Basketball To Unveil New Signature Athlete In Video Live Stream

Tune in here to find out who it is!

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

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

Witness the smile that shook up the world!

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

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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Women of Power: How to Make a Vision Board

Vision Boards are a powerful way to manifest dreams and goals in life. So the…

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