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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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Cam Newton, NFL Quarterback, Carolina Panthers

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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Ibtihaj Muhammad

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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Bryant Gumbel

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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Samara Lynn

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Taelor and Sydni Scott, daughters of sportscaster Stuart Scott

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

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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