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Minority Owned NYC Firm Lands Super Bowl Deal NBA ‘Dream Big’ to Celebrate Black History Month Under Armour Signs Ballerina for Women’s Brand Campaign University of Texas Puts Stronghold on Coach’s Name Winter Olympic Hopeful Jazmine Fenlator Discusses Bobsled Career 5 Ways to Score a Last-Minute Hotel Room for the Super Bowl Raiders Quarterback Fires Agent Jerome Stanley Shaq Is Bringing His All-Star Comedy Jam to the Super Bowl Detroit Lions Hire Jim Caldwell, 1st Black Head Coach in Team History Taking Flight: Jordan Brand Announces ‘Flight 23′ Retail Store in Manhattan LeBron James, Miami Heat to Visit the White House Tuesday With Australian Open Underway, Tennis Channel CEO Optimistic on 2014 Deion Sanders Show for Oprah’s OWN Slated for March Premiere Venus Williams to Join 2014 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Drake, Raptors Release Commemorative Shirts for ‘Drake Night’ Photos: Nike Debuts Cold-Weather Gear for the Super Bowl Top WR Prospect Mike Evans Hires Priority Sports, Deryk Gilmore As Golf Brand Expands at Under Armour, a Young Executive’s Drive Comes Into Full Form Watch John Legend Sing the National Anthem at the BCS Title Game Texas Names Charlie Strong Head Football Coach PGA of America Taps Former Def Jam Executive to Head Diversity Effort Packers Sell Out Wild Card Game, Avoid Blackout Olympic Speedskater Shani Davis on Sochi, Rocking Under Armour and the Obamas On Broadway, an Actor’s Depth Finds a Home In a Bronx Tale On to the Next One: Jadeveon Clowney Signs With Agent Bus Cook The Pete Carroll Rules: How to Apply NFL Leadership to a Startup Sal Masekela Will Join NBC’s Coverage of the Sochi Olympics Memphis Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph Fined $25,000 For Criticizing Refs TSL: The Incredible Life and Trying Basketball Times of Kobe Bryant Report: Houston Texans Have Interviewed Lovie Smith Patti Labelle to Headline 15th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration Boxer Andre Ward on Floydmania, His Deal With Brand Jordan and Boxing Exit Strategy Long Partners, the NBA and Foot Locker Expand Marketing Deal Golf Channel Gets New Logo, Extends Partnership with NBC Does Rajon Rondo Have a Future as an NBA Coach? 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Drake Signs With Brand Jordan Nike Unveils ‘Kobe Prelude Pack,’ Kobe 9 Elite Shoe Show You How to Do This: Jay Z’s Top 10 Moves in Sports Business Like It Never Left: Callaway’s New Big Bertha, Alpha Drivers [Photos] NBC Sports Taps Lester Holt to Host Coverage of Sochi Winter Olympics Fan Posts Photo of Dwyane Wade’s Old Converse Sneakers, and he Responds Sixers’ Michael Carter-Williams Can’t Touch NBA Salary for Three Years Texas A&M and Kevin Sumlin Agree to Six-Year Deal Photos: Nike Releases Kevin Durant VI Maryland Blue Crab Report: NBA Fines Jason Kidd $50,000 for Spillage on Court New-Look Detroit Pistons, Fox Sports Detroit Tap Rapper Big Sean for New Promo [Video] For the Heat in Cleveland, it’s Thanksgiving at the James Household Reinsdorf, adidas React to Derrick Rose’s Season-Ending Injury Kobe Bryant Signs Two Year Extension With Lakers Kevin Garnett Featured in New Beats by Dre Commercial [VIDEO] Jalenland: For the Ultimate Doer, a Higher Purpose Calls Back Home Jay Z, Beyonce Attend NBA Game in Oklahoma City Dwyane Wade Sells Sitcom Based on Single Fatherhood to Fox TheShadowLeague.com Launches Digital Radio Show ‘TSL Sports Talk’ Ciroc, Crown Royal Announces Partnership With NBA With Patriots-Panthers, ESPN’s Monday Night Football Scores Big ‘Mr. Irrevelant’ 2013 Promoted to Colts Roster From Practice Squad NASCAR Appoints New Managing Director of Brand and Consumer Marketing LeBron James Says He’s Interested in Bringing MLS Franchise to Miami Q&A: Rashad Evans on UFC’s 20th Anniversary, His Relationship with Dana White and Being Mistaken for Rampage Jackson Jadeveon Clowney Leaning Toward Signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports It’s Cutch! 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Blige to Sing World Series National Anthem in Boston Grambling Players Announce They Will Return to Practice, Play Saturday On Eve of NBA Season, Stephen Curry Steps Into the Spotlight With Under Armour NBA, Taco Bell Expand Marketing Partnership LeBron James Covers ESPN the Magazine NBA Preview Steve Mills Relishes New Role With New York Knicks Starter Apparel is Coming Back for the Title Belt Earvin “Magic” Johnson, ESPN NBA Countdown Part Ways Q&A: London & Partners CEO Gordon Innes on the NBA, NFL and the Olympic Legacy Terrell Owens to Appear on Iyanla Vanzant’s ‘Fix My Life’ LeBron James, Derrick Rose Have Highest-Selling Jerseys Worldwide Avery Johnson is Hired By ESPN as an Analyst With Trademark Passion, Drake Makes His Mark as Pitchman for FIFA 14 5 Reasons ‘Money Games’ Won’t Save HBCU Football Paul Pierce Says he Wants to Build a Business in Boston Houston Texans’ Arian Foster Says he Took Money at Tennessee Mayweather-Alvarez Fight is Highest Grossing PPV Event of All-Time Usain Bolt: “My Sponsors Don’t Want Me to Retire” St. John’s University, Under Armour Strike Apparel Deal Lifetime Begins Casting for Gabby Douglas Biopic Stephon Marbury New York Condo Subject to Foreclosure McDonald’s Picks Victor Cruz to Pitch ‘Mighty Wings’ Mayweather Issues Apology For Oscar De La Hoya ‘Rehab’ Meme Does Orville Redenbacher’s New Campaign Have an Owensian Origin? 2013 NBA Preseason to Tip Off in Instanbul Mayweather-Alvarez Sets State Record for Largest Boxing Gate NFL Kickoff 2013 Was the Most-Watched Opening Weekend Ever Report: Ndamukong Suh Will Appeal Record Fine NFL Legend Doug Williams Out as Coach at Grambling Dwyane Wade to Start Neck Wear Line With The Tie Bar Amid Reports of Buying Ownership Stake, Nets Will Retire Kidd’s Number Bruno Mars Slated to Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show Black Contractors Protest Outside San Francisco 49ers Opening Game Roc Nation’s Geno Smith Named Week 1 Starter for New York Jets LeBron James to Produce Starz Original Series Sports Biz: 5 Thoughts to Consider From Serena vs. Sloane 3.0 With US Open Loss, Sachia Vickery Caps Surprising Show in First Grand Slam Does the NBA Have a Drug Problem? Victoria Duval’s Play at the US Open Is a Sight for Four Eyes These African American Juniors Are the Future of American Tennis James Blake to Retire After 2013 US Open In Role as Entrepreneurs, NFL Players Specialize in a Familiar Fowl Rain, Rain, Go Away: USTA Announces Arthur Ashe Stadium Will Get a Roof Andrew Walker, 14, is Youngest African American to Qualify for U.S. Amateur SIAC, Bounce TV Agree To Broadcast HBCU Football At PGA, Tiger Woods Says He Won’t Force His Son Into Golf A Tearful John Wall Signs $80 Million Extension With Wizards His Home Foreclosed, a Daunte Culpepper-Themed Restaurant Is Set to Open Bill Containing Winston-Salem State’s Stadium Bid Passes A Cryin’ Shame: NCCU-NC A&T Rivalry Missing From MEAC TV Schedule Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner Has WNBA’s Top-Selling Jersey Richard Childress Racing Says Ryan Gifford Will Make First Nationwide Start PGA National to Host 20th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge U.S. Sprinter Tyson Gay May Lose Endorsement Contract With adidas

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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?

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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?

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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…

By Darren Sands

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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…

By Darren Sands

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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…

By The Shadow League

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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…

By Darren Sands

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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…

By Darren Sands

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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…

By Darren Sands

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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…

By Darren Sands

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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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Jalenland: For the Ultimate Doer, a Higher Purpose Calls Back Home

The most outspoken member of the Fab 5 is a one-man media conglomerate. It's because he's trying to put his city on his back --transforming one mind at a time

He wasn’t a Hall of Famer, but don’t count out Jalen Rose just yet

By Darren Sands

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Jay Z, Beyonce Attend NBA Game in Oklahoma City

Couple were guests of Roc Nation Sports athlete Kevin Durant

“That was crazy. I don’t even know how to describe that one right there ……

By Darren Sands

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Dwyane Wade Sells Sitcom Based on Single Fatherhood to Fox

Show will be based on his life as a single father

“Who’s going to play me? I haven’t figured that out yet, but I’m sure it’s…

By Darren Sands

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TheShadowLeague.com Launches Digital Radio Show ‘TSL Sports Talk’

Mark Gray to host “TSL Sports Talk,” Shadow League Radio’s first show

Shadow League Radio will debut “TSL Sports Talk,” the site’s first digital radio show hosted…

By Darren Sands

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Ciroc, Crown Royal Announces Partnership With NBA

Diageo brand "Bailey's" to serve as partner with WNBA

The NBA and spirits-maker Diageo announced a multi-year marketing partnership

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Cam Newton -- and ESPN -- scored a big victory Monday night: 15.78 million watch him take down the Patriots, 24-20.

With Patriots-Panthers, ESPN’s Monday Night Football Scores Big

Game does a whopping 15.78 rating

Monday night’s matchup pitted two Under Armour athletes against each other

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Justice Cunningham pictured at the NFL Combine earlier this year. He was recently promoted to the Colts roster.

‘Mr. Irrevelant’ 2013 Promoted to Colts Roster From Practice Squad

It may be time to find a new nickname for Justice Cunningham

The last pick in the 2013 NFL Draft just found a new home — on…

By Darren Sands

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NASCAR Appoints New Managing Director of Brand and Consumer Marketing

Kenny Mitchell brings leadership experience from companies including Gatorade/PepsiCo

Kenny Mitchell has been named managing director of brand and consumer marketing, NASCAR announced recently.…

By Janell Hazelwood

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LeBron James Says He’s Interested in Bringing MLS Franchise to Miami

Could James and David Beckham be the next ownership duo in Major League Soccer?

Watch James talk to the media about the topic at today’s practice

By Darren Sands

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Rashad Evans will take on Chael Sonnen at UFC 167 at the MGM Grand on Nov. 16.

Q&A: Rashad Evans on UFC’s 20th Anniversary, His Relationship with Dana White and Being Mistaken for Rampage Jackson

"When you see me on TV, you get a different opinion of me"

“For the most part when I started off in MMA I was labeled as a…

By Darren Sands

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

Jadeveon Clowney Leaning Toward Signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports

Future first round picked linked to Roc Nation brand

Clowney has struggled this year, and has been hampered by injury — with just two…

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

It’s Cutch! Andrew McCutchen Wins National League MVP Award

Centerfielder led Pirates to playoff appearance, winning season

McCutchen became the first Pirates player to win the award since Barry Bonds in 1992.

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Highlights like this one landed DeAndre Jordan in the newest SportsCenter commercial.

DeAndre Jordan Stars in New SportsCenter Commercial

ESPN is in full NBA mode with new spot for SportsCenter

In the commercial, Jordan tries to enter the Top 10 plays “club” — only to…

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Da'Shawn Hand is expected to make his college decision on the NBC Sports Network.

Top H.S. Football Recruit to Announce College Decision on NBC’s SportsDash

Washington area DE is one of the nation's top players, has offers from Florida, Mich., Ala

Thursday will mark a major step in the football career of Da’Shawn Hand

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So What’s Jay Z’s Role in the Robinson Cano Free Agency Sweepstakes Anyway?

As it relates to Robbie Cano's representation, Scott Boras is still over, baby. But there's a conspicuous absence at this year's winter meetings in Orlando

It was supposed to be a test of epic proportions for Roc Nation Sports: landing…

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Nick Cannon is the host of NBC's America's Got Talent.

Nick Cannon Appears on Fox Sports 1′s Crowd Goes Wild

'Crowd Goes Wild' is hosted by Regis Philbin

Fox Sports 1 is a new 24/7 sports network

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Former NFL WR awaits sentencing in a Texas detention facility for alleged drug trafficking. He could face life in prison.

SI Investigates Mysterious Case of Sam Hurd

Hurd was one of the league's most promising talents

Hurd could be sentenced to life in prison

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Baron Davis’ Style Leads to Mini Series on Esquire Network

Baron Davis takes part in six part series on Esquire Network

Will you be tuning in?

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Shannon Sharpe was assertive and emotional regarding the subject of the locker room culture of the Miami Dolphins.

Shannon Sharpe Decries Miami Dolphins Locker Room Culture

Sharpe recalls rural upbringing, cautions against racially charged words

Always outspoken, Shannon Sharpe brought his commentary to another level Sunday

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Savannah Brinson James is making her mark in business in one of the emerging markets: fresh juice.

Queen James: LeBron’s Wife to Open Juice Bar in Miami

Juice is all the rage

Savannah wanted to get into business too

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NBA's "Off the Court" will highlight lifestyle choices -- the good, the interesting and the quirky -- of NBA players with a new digital property sponsored by American Express.

NBA and American Express Partner in Digital Lifestyle Destination

New content partnership for 2013-14 season

‘Off the Court’ promises everything you need to know

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adidas released a photo of the special-edition cleat Robert Griffin III will wear Thursday night.

Robert Griffin III Honors Military With Special Edition Cleats

Limited edition box to benefit foundation

adidas will sell RGIII box to benefit charity

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In spot for the new Samsung Galaxy Family, LeBron and wife Savannah view pictures from their recent honeymoon.

In New Ads, LeBron’s Image is Smoothed Out on the R&B Tip

He's labeled a winner now. And that's why LeBron James's brand is outfitted in the music of the people

With two championships in tow, advertisers want you to know it’s OK to feel good…

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7 Athletes Who Created Luxury Watches

Here are a few star athletes who have created signature timepieces

One of the most prominent accessories of a successful man is his watch

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Hello: Jon "Bones" Jones is one of UFC's most recognizable faces.

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones to Cover to EA Sports UFC Game

Off heels of grueling win, champion awaits second fighter

It’s a new day for one of the sport’s biggest stars

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NBA Players Less Likely to Come From Poor Backgrounds, Study Says

Middle-class, two-parent homes produce more players in today's league

Does one’s background factor into athletic success?

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Behind the Numbers of Kobe Bryant’s $24 Million Dollar Payday

Just got paid ... Friday night ...

It’s good to be Kobe Bryant

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Derrick Rose Helps Bring Pizza Chain Back From Brink of Bankruptcy

All-star's minority investment an upshot for pizza chain

Derrick Rose makes his official comeback in Chicago Thursday night

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Stephen Curry is making his mark on and off the court this season. He is Under Armour's newest signee.

NBA Renews Deal With Under Armour, Sears

As Under Armour fills basketball roster, NBA strengthens ties

Terms of the deal were not disclosed

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Darrell Wallace Jr. celebrates after his historic win in Danville, Va.

For Darrell Wallace Jr., an Add of a Victory to His Brand’s Winning Smile

Maybe you knew Bubba Wallace as a photogenic, affable driver on NASCAR's Truck series. Now attention is in overdrive --thanks to NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program and the determination of one of the sport's hottest rising star

Darrell Wallace Jr.’s brand has transformed just 19 races into young career

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EA Sports Ends Partnership With Tiger Woods

Partnership made less business sense with decline in sales

Makes sense for the gaming brand

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving.

[VIDEO] Kyrie Irving is Back as Uncle Drew in Pepsi MAX Short

Viral short features Maya Moore, Nate Robinson

What do you think of the Uncle Drew role?

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Knicks guard Raymond Felton recently visited Under Armour headquarters before a recent preseason game in Baltimore.

Under Armour Highlights Raymond Felton Visit to Headquarters

Knicks guard is brand's presence in No. 1 media market

Check out Raymond Felton’s recent visit to Under Armour

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Jimmy Rollins (left) and Harold Reynolds will help anchor Fox's expansive coverage of the World Series.

Jimmy Rollins, Harold Reynolds Lend Cache to FOX Sports’ World Series Coverage

Current, former player on biggest stage for FOX broadcast

Jimmy Rollins and Harold Reynolds will both have huge roles at the World Series

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Sage Steele Will Join ESPN’s NBA Countdown as Host

New role part of multi-year extension

Sage Steele will bring a veteran presence to new role

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Mary J. Blige to Sing World Series National Anthem in Boston

On deck: Blige performance for Game 1

Second time she performs in a World Series

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Grambling did not play a scheduled game against Jackson State Saturday.

Grambling Players Announce They Will Return to Practice, Play Saturday

Development ends saga over inferior equipment, facilities

Grambling football players boycotted last Saturday’s game in protest

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Stephen Curry is making his mark on and off the court this season. He is Under Armour's newest signee.

On Eve of NBA Season, Stephen Curry Steps Into the Spotlight With Under Armour

After leaving Nike, Curry ready to take center stage with a new brand

Stephen Curry is one of the league’s emerging stars and most coveted endorsers

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Taco Bell Announces Doritos Cool Ranch Taco Release Date

NBA, Taco Bell Expand Marketing Partnership

Brand will continue as title-sponsor of Skills Challenge

NBA expanding relationship with Taco Bell that began in 2009

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LeBron James Covers ESPN the Magazine NBA Preview

LBJ dishes on MJ, lessons learned and being the best

Chris Broussard asked James if he wishes he had more of a relationship with his…

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Steve Mills this year became the Knicks team president and general manager. He was previously was president of Madison Square Garden.

Steve Mills Relishes New Role With New York Knicks

For Mills, returning to Madison Square Garden, and closer to the game than ever, is welcomed chance

Steve Mills, 54, was the subject of a lengthy profile in the New York Times

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Starter Apparel is Coming Back for the Title Belt

Once an '80s style game heavyweight, Starter experienced a hard fall in the mid '90s. Now, they're gearing up for their resurgence

Starter is making a comeback, with former NFL linebacker Carl Banks helping to lead the…

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson, ESPN NBA Countdown Part Ways

NBA Hall of Famer cites schedule, other commitments

ESPN’s NBA Countdown show will have a new look this year

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The NFL will next year play a total of three regular season games at London's Wembley Stadium. It feted London's famed Regent Street with a NFL-style block party last month.

Q&A: London & Partners CEO Gordon Innes on the NBA, NFL and the Olympic Legacy

London's local economy gets big boost from American leagues. Could a franchise be just around the corner?

London & Partners CEO talks in-depth about the prospect of globalization of two American sports…

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No one will soon forget Terrell Owens's memorable, "Getcha popcorn ready" quote.

Terrell Owens to Appear on Iyanla Vanzant’s ‘Fix My Life’

Terrell Owens to be featured on the premiere episode of 'Fix My Life"

Former pro football player Terrell Owens will be on the season premiere episode

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Derrick Rose and LeBron James took the top two spots in last year's global jersey sales.

LeBron James, Derrick Rose Have Highest-Selling Jerseys Worldwide

Perennial All-Stars Rose, James make global mark with jersey sales

Could these two be headed to an Eastern Conference showdown?

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A one-time NBA Coach of the Year, Avery Johnson will spend more time in front of the camera than on an NBA bench this year.

Avery Johnson is Hired By ESPN as an Analyst

Former NBA guard signs with Worldwide Leader, debuts Oct. 21

Avery Johnson won’t be on the floor this season. For him, his next job is…

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Perfect Match: With release of FIFA 14, Drake solidifies himself as one of the top pitchmen in hip hop.

With Trademark Passion, Drake Makes His Mark as Pitchman for FIFA 14

An unlikely pairing with the same release date, Drake and EA Sports' FIFA 14 mirror best in gaming, music

Drake’s Nothing Was the Same and FIFA 14 were released on Sept. 24. Coincidence?

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The Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase (seen here in 2010) is one of the true gems of HBCU culture.

5 Reasons ‘Money Games’ Won’t Save HBCU Football

"Our dependency on PWIs to finance our athletics at the expense of our dignity, is frightening at best, self-hate at worst."

Are ‘money games’ the answer to saving HBCU athletic programs?

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Paul Pierce has been traded away from the franchise for which he played his entire career. But his brand-awareness in Boston could be quite lucrative for the veteran forward when he retires.

Paul Pierce Says he Wants to Build a Business in Boston

Pierce is gone from Boston, but not forgotten -- and that could pay off big in retirement

Few athletes have been as well-positioned as Paul Pierce to capitalize on his popularity in…

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Houston Texans’ Arian Foster Says he Took Money at Tennessee

Could groundswell of support lead to reform in college sports?

Will the college program, already on probation, face further investigation?

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A victorious Floyd Mayweather will take great pleasure in knowing his fight against Canelo Alvarez is the highest grossing PPV event of all time.

Mayweather-Alvarez Fight is Highest Grossing PPV Event of All-Time

Record-setting viewership, revenue for Sept. 14 bout

And that would certainly justify CBS/Showtime’s decision to outduel HBO.

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Could the world's fastest man be reconsidering retirement?

Usain Bolt: “My Sponsors Don’t Want Me to Retire”

World's fastest man may reconsider

Usain Bolt says reaction to his statements about retirement are leading him to reconsider.

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St. John’s University, Under Armour Strike Apparel Deal

Deal brings increased awareness in top market

Deal lasts through 2018-19 school year.

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Lifetime Begins Casting for Gabby Douglas Biopic

The film will cover the gold medalists life and career

Lifetime has decided to create a movie based on Douglas’ career

By Sasha King

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Stephon Marbury New York Condo Subject to Foreclosure

This will be his 2nd home foreclosed on in two years

According to legal documents filed by U.S Bank International, Stephon Marbury may be in danger…

By Sasha King

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McDonald’s Picks Victor Cruz to Pitch ‘Mighty Wings’

Cruz is one of three NFL stars featured in new campaign

Cruz is McDonald’s’ man.

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Mayweather Issues Apology For Oscar De La Hoya ‘Rehab’ Meme

Mayweather apologizes for meme poking fun at Oscar De La Hoya substance abuse.

After Mayweather’s win on Saturday night a meme surfaced on his Instagram of Oscar De…

By Sasha King

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No one will soon forget Terrell Owens's memorable, "Getcha popcorn ready" quote.

Does Orville Redenbacher’s New Campaign Have an Owensian Origin?

Famous quote has a conspicuous beginning

Orville Redenbacher’s new campaign has a familiar ring to it.

By Darren Sands

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2013 NBA Preseason to Tip Off in Instanbul

Season begins Oct. 29

The NBA season will officially begin with Kevin Durant showcasing his skills in Turkey.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will square off Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather-Alvarez Sets State Record for Largest Boxing Gate

Sept. 14 bout available on Showtime pay-per-view

Featured bout is largest gate in Nevada state history.

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NFL Kickoff 2013 Was the Most-Watched Opening Weekend Ever

Packers-49ers was most-watched Sunday week 1 game in history

Week 1 is the most-watched in history.

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Report: Ndamukong Suh Will Appeal Record Fine

Suh says he doesn't have an opinion on if he's targeted by league

Ndamukong Suh is reportedly appealing his $100,000 fine from the NFL on the grounds it…

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Doug Williams quarterbacked the Washington Redskins to a MVP performance in Super Bowl XXII.

NFL Legend Doug Williams Out as Coach at Grambling

Former NFL quarterback had two stints at school

NFL legend Doug Williams is out as head coach of Grambling’s football team.

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Ain't that just like D. Wade?

Dwyane Wade to Start Neck Wear Line With The Tie Bar

Will partner with Naperville, Ill.-based company

Dwyane Wade starts his latest business venture.

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

Amid Reports of Buying Ownership Stake, Nets Will Retire Kidd’s Number

Ownership stake belonged to Jay Z

Will Jason Kidd buy an ownership stake in the organization for which he is the…

By Darren Sands

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Bruno Mars Slated to Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show

Super Bowl XLVIII will be held at MetLife Stadium

Bruno Mars is one of the most exciting live acts in music.

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Black Contractors Protest Outside San Francisco 49ers Opening Game

Business and civil rights organizations to draw attention to lack of minority contractors used on the team's new stadium

Levi Strauss has also come under attack by protestors.

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Geno Smith on Wednesday was named the starting quarterback of the New York Jets.

Roc Nation’s Geno Smith Named Week 1 Starter for New York Jets

Smith outplays teammates in lengthy QB competition

Geno Smith becomes one of Roc Nation’s highest-profile athletes.

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LeBron James and childhood friend Maverick Carter will executive produce an original series for the Starz cable network.

LeBron James to Produce Starz Original Series

Series will team up with Fenway Sports Group's Tom Werner

James’ new effort underlines desire to create media empire.

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Williams and Stephens will square off Sunday in one of the most anticipations of the matches of the US Open.

Sports Biz: 5 Thoughts to Consider From Serena vs. Sloane 3.0

Another look at Sunday’s showdown

For all of this weekend’s anticipation, we’re taking a long view at what’s at stake.

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With a 7-5, 6-3 loss at the US Open, Sachia Vickery bowed out of her first Grand Slam tournament.

With US Open Loss, Sachia Vickery Caps Surprising Show in First Grand Slam

Buoyed by first win, junior says she's done playing junior tournaments

18-year-old junior won her first match in a grand slam this week.

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Does the NBA Have a Drug Problem?

Marijuana allegedly among the drugs used most heavily in the league.

With the recent news of Lamar Odom’s alleged drug use TMZ has begun to speculate…

By Sasha King

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Victoria Duval has captured the attention of the sports world with her outstanding play this week.

Victoria Duval’s Play at the US Open Is a Sight for Four Eyes

Youngster's 'funky' signature contrasts weighty backstory

There’s only one thing cooler than Victoria Duval’s play at the US Open: her glasses.

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These African American Juniors Are the Future of American Tennis

Young players poised to take a major step forward

These teens are poised to be the next great American champion.

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A tearful James Blake on Monday announced his retirement from tennis. Known for his heavy forehand and steady serve, Blake has also raised over $3 million for cancer research.

James Blake to Retire After 2013 US Open

Despite injuries and hardship, Blake's was a career full of moments that made him a fan-favorite

One of tennis’ favorites James Blake is retiring.

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Shawntae Spencer is one of a Wingstop's investors with deep roots in the National Football League. He partnered with the Richardson, Texas-based chain to open 15 restaurants in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

In Role as Entrepreneurs, NFL Players Specialize in a Familiar Fowl

The chicken business is booming. Determined to succeed in business, some football players hit their stride in a new formation -- with quality results

Sometime before the start of last football season, his ninth in the NFL, Shawntae Spencer…

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Artist's rendering of the transformation of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Photo courtesy of the USTA.

Rain, Rain, Go Away: USTA Announces Arthur Ashe Stadium Will Get a Roof

Widow of Arthur Ashe expresses pleasure with project

The firm ROSSETTI has undertaken the project.

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Andrew Walker is youngest African-American to qualify for U.S. Amateur. The tournament takes place next week at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

Andrew Walker, 14, is Youngest African American to Qualify for U.S. Amateur

U.S. Amateur tees off Aug. 12 at The Country Club

“I’m not overwhelmed by it, Walker said. “I am really excited about it. I’m just…

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The 78th Annual Tuskegee/Morehouse Classic will be broadcast nationally on Bounce TV this fall.

SIAC, Bounce TV Agree To Broadcast HBCU Football

Network slated to broadcast five games

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and Bounce TV unveiled the schedule for their new…

By Steven J Gaither

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At PGA, Tiger Woods Says He Won’t Force His Son Into Golf

Woods will go for his 80th tour win at PGA Championship

After steamrolling the competition at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last Sunday, Woods shared a special moment…

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Wall signed a 5-year extension with the Washington Wizards.

A Tearful John Wall Signs $80 Million Extension With Wizards

Wizards sign Wall to max extension, make guard franchise player

John Wall signs mega extension with the Wizards.

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UCF's Daunte Culpepper (pictured) finished his college career with the sixth-most passing yards in NCAA history.

His Home Foreclosed, a Daunte Culpepper-Themed Restaurant Is Set to Open

Ex-NFL star is Univ. of Central Florida legend

Where one opportunity closed, another is apparently opening.

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Bill Containing Winston-Salem State’s Stadium Bid Passes

State senate approves university bid

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the university’s bid to buy the stadium from the City…

By Steven J Gaither

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Last year's game was an instant classic.

A Cryin’ Shame: NCCU-NC A&T Rivalry Missing From MEAC TV Schedule

November 23 in-state rivalry game won't be seen on MEAC TV

Schedule still consists of strong match-ups.

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Brittney Griner prepares to take a free throw in an exhibition this past May against Japan. Getty Images.

Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner Has WNBA’s Top-Selling Jersey

Griner will make start in July 27 All-Star Game

Griner, who wears No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, is a rookie out of…

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Ryan Gifford will make his first Nationwide Series start next month in Newton, Iowa. Photo courtesy of NASCAR.

Richard Childress Racing Says Ryan Gifford Will Make First Nationwide Start

Winchester, Tenn. native is second African-American to make Nationwide Series start in 2013

Gifford, just 23, will drive the the No. 33 Menards/Rheem Chevrolet

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PGA National to Host 20th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge

The unique business and sporting event for African American movers, shakers and taste-makers returns to where it all began.

The unique business and sporting event for African American movers, shakers and taste-makers returns to…

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Tyson Gay has tested positive for a banned substance and is pulling out of the World Championships in Moscow next month.

U.S. Sprinter Tyson Gay May Lose Endorsement Contract With adidas

USADA will test B-sample, but new result unlikely

Gay: “I don’t have a sabotage story.”

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Mellody Hobson and Judy Smith to Speak at Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Leading female CEOs Mellody Hobson and Judy Smith will serves as keynote speakers at Black…

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10 African Women of Power

From global ambassadors to young international leaders, these 10 African women have truly showcased what…

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