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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…

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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.

By Darren Sands

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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…

By Darren Sands

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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…

By Darren Sands

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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…

By Darren Sands

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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.

By Steven J Gaither

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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…

By Darren Sands

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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.”

By Darren Sands

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Kevin Durant Instagrammed a photo of he and Jay-Z signing a contract for Roc Nation Sports.

With Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports, #NewRules For Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant has assured fans they have nothing to worry about because he's not leaving OKC. But the indication that there are new rules now are all around him.

There are new rules now, and Kevin Durant is set on playing by them.

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NY Giants All-Pro Player Continues Strong “Rush” to Educate America’s Youth

The NFL player isn't only rushing for victories on the field.

This unique event eschews traditional fundraising methods and presents a night of friendly, and sometimes…

By Mia N. Hall

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

Sloane Stephens Advances to Wimbledon’s 4th Round for 1st Time

Stephens has advanced to the second week of all three of the year's Grand Slams

Newcomer Sloane Stephens remains a contender at Wimbledon

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Scottie Pippen Accused of Felony Assault

According to family members the alleged victim was released from the hospital with broken teeth, a swollen mouth and head and back injuries

Former NBA player under investigation

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Kevin Durant Signs With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

Basketball player tweets a photo of him officially signing with Roc Nation

Who else can the superstar rapper, excuse me, businessman sign to his Roc Nation Agancy?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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NFL’s Aaron Hernandez Loses Muscle Milk Endorsement

Aaron Hernandez is under investigation for murder

Muscle Milk cuts ties with New England Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez

By Makkada B. Selah

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Olympian Cullen Jones Wants to Change The Perception That Blacks Can’t Swim

Olympic gold winner wants to 'Make A Splash' with black children on the benefits of taking up the sport of swimming

Find out why this Olympics gold medal winner is trying to encourage black youth to…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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49ers Sign Exclusive Social Media Fantasy Football Deal with Yahoo

What do you think of this deal?

Bob Stohrer, Yahoo’s senior vice president of brand creative, said Yahoo wanted to be part…

By Michael Smith

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Denzel Washington and Ray Allen played opposite each other in the 1998 Spike Lee film 'He Got Game'.

Ray Allen’s Big Shot Revives Fictional Story Line of Spike Lee Classic ‘He Got Game’

Fans, Lee revive fictional story line for game 7 in Miami

Did you enjoy the movie?

By Darren Sands

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Utah Jazz to Install New Mega Scoreboard in Arena

There are big scoreboards now at almost all arenas.

The new and improved scoreboard is scheduled to be completed by October, before the 2013-2014…

By Michael Smith

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NFL to Ban Handbags at Games

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after they’ve been properly inspected at a gate designated for this purpose.

Do you think this is a good rule?

By Michael Smith

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Tiger Woods struggled all week at the U.S. Open. Despite playing well on Friday (par 70), Woods missed too many putts on his way to a 13-over 293. Justin Rose, the 32-year-old Englishman, won the tournament.

Sports Biz: By the Numbers at the U.S. Open

A brief into the dollars at the world's biggest golf tournament

A look into the business of golf and the USGA.

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Singer Akon Takes on NASCAR Launching Akon Motor Sports

Joe Henderson III competes for Akon's Motor Sports at NASCAR on June 22

Akon launches a car racing company, will compete at NASCAR

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Cheyenne Woods, a player on the Ladies European Tour is the niece of Tiger Woods.

Being Tiger’s Niece: Why Roc Nation Sports Should Sign Cheyenne Woods

Young player ready for the spotlight

It’s time for Roc Nation Sports to sign its first golfer.

By Darren Sands

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U.S. Open: Tiger Woods Struggles to Find His Groove at Merion

Woods sits six shots behind leader Luke Donald

Tiger Woods has his cut out for him the remainder of the week at Merion.

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Do You Like? NBA Agrees to Display Ads on Hardwood Next Season

NBA teams have promoted and showcased advertisements either along courtside or on the player’s jersey

What do you think of this move??

By Sasha King

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LeBron James Signs Deal With China’s Top Internet Provider, Tencent

James will appear in advertising campaigns in China

LeBron James’ role as a pitchman contributes to the No.1 source of income for him

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Tiger Woods during a practice round at Merion Golf Club. The U.S. Open begins Thursday. (Reuters)

At Merion’s U.S. Open, Tiger Woods Pays Tribute to African American Golf Greats

On eve of 2013's second major championship, Woods credits Sifford for his father's entry into the game

Tiger Woods took time in his press conference to show his appreciation for African American…

By Darren Sands

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving.

Cavaliers Guard Kyrie Irving to Cover NBA Live ’14

Cavs guard one of league's hot young stars

Irving’s star has soared since he entered the league, fast establishing himself as one its…

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NFL Player, Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones Arrested

The football player is accused of hitting a woman in the face

“He hit a woman in the face after he thought she might have thrown a…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Former Baltimore Ravens Player Declines White House Invitation

Matt Birk is Catholic

Matt Birk refuses to meet with President Obama because of his views on abortion

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Is Kevin Durant Signing With Roc Nation Too?

It's looking like the NBA player may be joining the roster of Jay-Z's sports agency

Who else will sign on to The Roc Nation Sports Agency

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Serena Williams Wins French Open, 16th Grand Slam Title

Serena Williams delivered her victory speech in French

Serena Williams beats Russia’s Maria Sharapova to win the French Open

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WNBA’s Brittney Griner to Model Men’s Clothes for Nike

Britney Griner has been called a 'gender-bender'

Griner will be the first openly gay athlete with an endorsement deal from Nike

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Golfer Tiger Woods to Renew Contract with Nike

Since Tiger became a pro in 1996, he established a partnership with Nike for a five-year deal for a reported $40 million.

Will this help his game or confidence in any way?

By Michael Smith

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Jackie Robinson & Alex Rodriguez Premiere in New Bluewater Productions Comic Books

Bluewater Productions is bringing the stories of Jackie Robinson & Alex Rodriguez to life with new comics.

Bluewater Productions has teamed up with Personality Comics to rerelease Jackie Robinson’s pictorial biography and…

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NFL Hall of Famer, Deacon Jones, Dead at 74

Football player dies of natural causes

Was responsible for coining the term sack

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Is Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson Eyeing Jay-Z?

DeSean Jackson is in his fifth season with the Philadelphia Eagles

DeSean Jackson recently fired his agent.

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Jackie Robinson Glove Sells for $373K at Auction

Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball

A Jackie Robinson glove used in ’55 and ’56 World Series sells for $373K

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AriZona Beverages & Shaquille O'Neal Team Up For Cream Soda Line

Shaquille O’Neal Inks Deal With Arizona Beverages For Soda Brand

Former NBA player adds soda to already impressive portfolio

TNT analyst and former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal adds a soda brand to his already…

By C. Daniel Baker

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David Beckham’s Dreams of Owning MLS Franchise Put on Hold

Legendary player David Beckham revealed he has plans to buy a Major League Soccer franchise.

Can MLS survive with so many teams?

By Michael Smith

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NFLPA Plans to Investigate Jay-Z’s Agency

The NFLPA's credibility is at stake, says one source

Insiders allege that Jay-Z recruited a player for Roc Nation behind a puppet agent

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The Market for Jackie Robinson Memorabilia Soars

A Jackie Robinson glove valued at a million dollars to be auctioned soon

Sales of Jackie Robinson merchandise jumps 1000 percent

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Jackie Robinson’s Son, David Robinson, Blazes Own Path in Coffee Growing Field

Robinson's son owns a Tanzanian coffee growing company called Sweet Unity Farms

David Robinson feels blacks need to be self sufficient

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Manchester City and Yankees Partner to Bring New MLS Team to NYC

Do you think a soccer team can survive in New York City?

Manchester City and the New York Yankees have established a partnership to create a new…

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

Geno Smith Joins Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Agency

New York Jets rookie quarterback is the latest signing

Will Jay-Z become an important player in the sports world after signing Geno Smith?

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Harold Bryant, one of CBS' highest ranking executives, oversees all production for CBS Sports.

For CBS Sports Executive Harold Bryant, a Year and Performance for the Ages

At the top of his game, a veteran is tested, again, again and again

Harold Bryant is one of the main faces behind the scenes powering CBS Sports

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Plaxico Burress Unveils New Luxury Sock Line

“The day I decided to start my sock line, I said ‘One day, I’m going to be on the cover of Black Enterprise,” said Burress with a wide grin.

Would you purchase a pair of socks if they are well designed, at a higher…

By Demetria Irwin

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NBA Ready to Enter Media Rights Deal Discussion

Which station do you like watching NBA on the most?

The NBA has numerous deals with T.V networks which gives us as fans the opportunity…

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ESPN to Lay Off Hundreds of Employees

Most ESPN employees work in Bristol, Connecticut

ESPN says they are trying to “manage costs.”

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Kevin Durant Makes $1M Pledge to Oklahoma City Disaster

Durant hopes others will pledge with him

Kevin Durant leads the way in donations to the Red Cross for Oklahoma City

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Skylar Diggins Receives a Mercedes Benz From Jay-Z

Basketball player is rewarded for graduating from college

WNBA player gets a gift from Roc Nation owner Jay-Z

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Top Earning Athlete in 2013

Lebron James is number 2

Sports Illustrated says Mayweather is the biggest earner in all of sports

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Tiger Woods shared the cover for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 with the late European legend Seve Ballesteros, and top-rated player Rory McIlroy.

As He Soars, Sales of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Steady

With three majors to go this season, many believe Tiger will win his first since 2008

The game has sold approximately 90,000 copies in North America, and 170,000 worldwide for the…

By Darren Sands

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Ex-NFLer Titus Young Arrested for Third Time in a Week

The Lions drafted Young in 2011, but released him in February after a drop in productivity and disputes with teammates

Titus Young has apparently turned to a life of crime post-NFL

By Makkada B. Selah

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Tiger Woods Wins a Tense Players Championship

Golf icon throws a bit of shade in his opponent's direction

Opponent Sergio Garcia complained to the media about golf icon’s conduct on the course.

By Aaron Morrison

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Carmelo Anthony Launching Luxury Watch Magazine

Fans can already get a taste of his taste in watches on Instagram

NBA’s leading scorer wades into the publishing world with wrist fashion outlet

By Aaron Morrison

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Golden State Warriors Poised to Open New Waterfront Arena

They recently released the latest images of the planned arena, and their plans look stunning.

What do you think of the potential new home?

By Michael Smith

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Mario Williams Suing Former Fiancé over $800,000 Engagement Ring

Ex-fiance refuses to give it back after calling it off

Should his ex-fiance Erin Marzouki give him back the ring?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Colin Kaepernick Lands Endorsement Deal with Jaguar

What do you think of Colin's endorsement deal?

There was always speculation of the young man not being marketable because of his visible…

By Michael Smith

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Black Jockey, Kevin Krigger, Top Contender at Kentucky Derby

Kevn Krigger's horse is named Goldencents

The only black jockey, Kevin Krigger, could win the Kentucky Derby

By Makkada B. Selah

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

Kobe Bryant Battles Mother Over Personal Memorabilia Sold for Auction

He sure isn't a "momma's boy"

Kobe Bryant is currently at war with his mother, Pamela Bryant, after she decided to…

By Black Enterprise

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TaylorMade-adidas Golf Announces Strong Q1 Earnings

TMaG picking up where it left off after record sales in 2012

TaylorMade-adidas Golf driving strong sales — again.

By Darren Sands

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Have Jason Collins’ Post-NBA Career Paths Increased After Coming Out?

Where do you think this announcement will take Jason Collins next?

But with Collins coming out, does this affect him positively or negatively? Are his career…

By Michael Smith

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Adidas Blocked Out of Contracts by College Sports Programs

The cause of the issue between Adidas and the NCAA starts with the closing of a PT Kizone plant in Indonesia.

Now you know why Adidas is never seen on the uniforms of college athletes

By Michael Smith

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Jason Collins Gives First “Coming Out” Interview to Good Morning America

Jason Collins sits down for first interview, with ABC, since speaking with 'Sports Illustrated.'

After becoming the first openly gay professional U.S. athlete, Jason Collins sat down with ABC’s…

By Amber McKynzie

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NBA Veteran Jason Collins Comes Out as a Gay Man

"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay," says Jason Collins.

What do you think of his revelation?

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Charles Barkley Rumored to Become GM of Phoenix Suns, Can’t Afford Him

Charles Barkley says he's ready to take on the GM title for the Phoenix Sun.

Now, that the Phoenix Suns are in the market for a new GM, Charles Barkley…

By Amber McKynzie

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Womens basketball legend Lisa Leslie.

As Capital One Cup Heats Up, Lisa Leslie Champions Education

Lisa Leslie's impact on the game of basketball is still being felt

A legend of the game is promoting it from another angle: education.

By Darren Sands

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OKC Point Guard Russell Westbrook to Undergo Surgery

Westbrook has never missed a game in his five seasons in the NBA.

OKC point guard, Russell Westbrook, will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his right…

By C. Daniel Baker

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WNBA’s Skylar Diggins Signs with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports

Diggins was picked 3rd in the WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports continues to expand their roster with their latest signing of the…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ginger Howard Takes Title as the Youngest Black Pro Female Golfer

After more than 40 titles, 18-year-old Ginger Howard becomes the youngest Black female golfer.

Ginger Howard lobbies LPGA to become a member after 78 wins, and all before she…

By Amber McKynzie

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Reebok Brings Back Shaquille O’Neal’s Shaq Attaqs After 20 Years

Reebok Classic is proud to announce the re-release of their Shaq Attaq sneakers.

After more than 20 years in Reebok’s vault, the multimillion dollar shoe brand is giving…

By Amber McKynzie

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Jordan Brand Launches Special Playoff Sneaker for Players

This year, Jordan Brand, has launched several unique designs for the elite players under their brand like Russell Westbrook, Joe Johnson and Carmelo Anthony.

The playoffs are also a time to check out the special edition sneakers many of…

By Michael Smith

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Allen Iverson’s Post NBA Career Hits ‘Rock Bottom’

Iverson has been pushing to get back into the NBA

Allen Iverson says he can’t even buy a cheeseburger

By Makkada B. Selah

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Fans at the Bruins game Wednesday night sang an emotional version of the national anthem.

Athletes Vow Performance-Based Donations to Boston Victims

Athletes rally around Boston victims

What a great gesture!

By Darren Sands

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The Top 5 Highest Grossing Domestic Sports Movies

With '42' the top movie this weekend, we've listed the top 5 sports movies ever

Which of these movies was your favorite?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Before her foray into reality TV, Shaunie O’Neal was best known as NBA star Shaquille O’Neal’s wife, but the former Fox Film marketer and TV correspondent established her own identity once she began building her own entrepreneurial empire. She started in 2010 with the creation of VH1’s Basketball Wives, which became a breakout success. Eventually, O’Neal created her own production company entitled, Amirah Inc., and developed her second reality series, Football Wives before launching a shoe line with Chinese Laundry. With a net worth already estimated around $35 million, O’Neal should pad her pocketbook even further when she release her debut book, which she plans to release in the near future.

Basketball Wives Movie: Smart Business Move or Marketing Disaster?

Basketball Wives continues its run as a media juggernaut

When it was confirmed that Basketball Wives, the movie, will go into production, the news…

By Angela Davis

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Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Remembers Jackie Robinson

Doris Kearns Goodwin has followed baseball since she was six years old

“You just hope that blacks today understand the shoulders on which they stand.”

By Makkada B. Selah

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Star-Studded 12th Annual Jordan Brand Classic, Drake Makes Barclays Center Debut

Duke-bound Jabari Parker, Julius Randle win game co-MVP

Brooklyn’s Jordan Brand Classic is a big hit with fans, celebrities.

By Darren Sands

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Top 5 Things MLB Can Learn From the NFL

A look at the numbers show there's growth potential for Major League Baseball

In 2011, the NFL made $3.3 billion in national ad support while the MLB only…

By Angela Davis

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Power Hitter: Legendary MLB Player Hank Aaron a Hit in Business Field

Baseball legend Hank Aaron scores big with his import dealerships

At Hank Aaron BMW in Union City, Georgia, you can smell it in the air

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Plaxico Burress Ordered to Sell His House

Football player owes $159,000 and has to satisfy his debt by selling home

Wide receiver must sell home to satisfy a debt

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Brittney Griner and Mark Cuban: 5 Financial Reasons He’s Serious About Drafting Her

Looking at the finances of taking a chance

How much of a business impact would this make?

By Darren Sands

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Top 10 Major League Baseball Salaries for 2013

Who do you think is underpaid and overpaid?

With the start of the new season, here’s a collection of the highest paid players

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Show You How to Do This: With Sports Venture, Jay-Z Sets Yet Another Precedent for Success

Jay-Z's latest deal is making waves in the sports world

Jay-Z and CAA have teamed up with the formulation of Roc Nation Sports.

By Darren Sands

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WNBA, ESPN Extend Partnership Through 2022

An agreement was reached amid the arrivals of superstars Diggins, Griner

Stars boost league’s marketability with new deal.

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The NFL's Israel Idonije, the son of Christian missionaries, is founder of Blessed Communion.

NFL’s Israel Idonije Breaks Bread — and Ground — With Blessed Communion

With a few years left to play, a Monster of the Midway is drawing up plays in the boardroom

Israel Idonije combines a humanitarian’s heart with a smart business moves.

By Darren Sands

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4 Top Athletes with Winning Careers Outside the Game

Enterprising stars taking careers and brands to next level

These four enterprising professionals are expanding their brands into business deals that could be lucrative…

By Courtney Connley

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Dennis Rodman, ‘An American Original,’ Covers Newsweek

Can Rodman capitalize on his newfound marketability?

Rodman’s made a marketable move, however crazy

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One of game's great players, the lovable Charles Barkley has done what seemed impossible three years: Become one of the faces of the NCAA Tournament.

In Year 3, Charles Barkley Is the NCAA Tournament’s Ubiquitous Face

In a conversation with BlackEnterprise.com, Barkley says he's enjoying his job as an analyst now more than ever

Sir Charles talks to BlackEnterprise.com.

By Darren Sands

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Black College Athlete Graduation Rates Improve

African-American college ballers are scoring in the classroom.

The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports conduct annual report.

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The Best Places to Watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament Online

Catch the games live online

Top places to watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament online.

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Another Tackle! After Retirement, Ray Lewis Nabs Gig on ESPN

Retired Ravens linebacker finds new position off the field.

Ray Lewis will be making appearances on several television and radio shows, ESPN announced.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Olympian Gabby Douglas Leaves Agent for Sports Behemoth, Creative Artists Agency

A lucrative deal could be on the horizon for gold medalist

Gabby Douglas is leaving her agent Sheryl Shade for CAA.

By Darren Sands

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Here are the Richest Owners in All of Sports

Is your favorite team's owner on the list?

Owners make a whole lot of money.

By Marcelle English

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Sports Illustrated Says Barack Obama Is 44th Most Powerful Person in Sports

Obama speaks, and the sports world listens, SI says

Obama one of four African Americans on the list.

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Sports Tops Social TV Spots, Data Shows

NBA games dominated both cable and broadcast programming

According to data provided by Trendrr, NBA games were the most-discussed programs this week.

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WNBA Star Ivory Latta Launches Inspirational Clothing Line

WNBA Star Ivory Latta Mixes God & Goals in New Clothing Line

WNBA star hopes to inspire and empower using her clothing line

Ivory Latta launches a new clothing line meant to inspire wearers to greatness

By C. Daniel Baker

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UBR Spotlight: WNBA President Laurel J. Richie

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

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, just in time for Women’s History Month, UBR…

By Pepper Miller

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Celebrating Women: One-on-One with NASCAR’s First Female Engineer of Color, Alba Colon

Team Chevrolet's Sprint Cup program manager talks beating the odds

Sprint Cup program manager for Team Chevrolet, Alba Colon talks early career motivator, paving her…

By Janell Hazelwood

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This year's CIAA Basketball Championships featured a new logo and new slogan.

Q&A: Commissioner Jacqui Carpenter: CIAA Isn’t Just a Big Party [Part 1]

The CIAA is trying to get back to its roots: Excellence in athletics.

Will crowds ever return to the arena to, you know, watch the basketball?

By Darren Sands

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Yes, We Do That: A Black Woman’s Amazing NASCAR Escapade

My journey squashing stereotypes and reacquainting with a childhood fascination

Someone said “Black people don’t do NASCAR.” Well, we did that, and it was amazingly…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Starter Apparel Company Makes a Comeback With an Assist From NBA

Starter, NBA team up to bring back the vintage look

Starter jackets were an institution — and now they’re making a comeback.

By Mia N. Hall

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Antoine Walker wants to help other athletes avoid a similar fate.

Former NBA Star Antoine Walker, Who Lost Millions, Helps Others Avoid Fate

Former NBA All-Star is giving financial advice

Antoine Walker has had his share of financial struggles, but it’s not stopping him from…

By Darren Sands

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Rising Stars: 5 Top NBA Newbies Changing the Game

From college to the pro-league, these rookies show promise and power

These league rookies show promise and push the limits in the NBA.

By Courtney Connley

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Money Team: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has signed a deal with Showtime/CBS which will keep his empire at the top for years to come.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Inks Deal With Showtime/CBS

The deal is reported to last for six fights over 30 months

Mayweather has apparently ended his deal with HBO PPV.

By Darren Sands

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Kenneth Faried Joins Group to Fight Homophobia in Sports

Nuggets rookie is first NBA player to support gay rights group.

Becomes first NBA player to join Athlete Ally, an organization against homophobia in sports.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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For NBA’s Steve Smith, a Career and Life Built on Giving is Coming Full Circle

Steve Smith's always been one of the NBA's good guys -- the only thing is that he's pretty much just getting started

The Detroit native will on Monday be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

By Darren Sands

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Michael Jordan at 50: How MJ Still Makes $80 Million a Year

Jordan makes more money than almost every other American athlete and he's no longer in the NBA

At 50, Michael Jordan’s brand remains robust

By Makkada B. Selah

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MJ vs LJ: 4 Reasons LeBron James’ Brand is Now Beyond Comparison

Stats alone should put comparison talk to rest

These stats put the constant comparisons to sleep between the Heat player and the legendary…

By Courtney Connley

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Darrell Wallace Jr., just 19, is one of NASCAR's hot young talents.

Darrell Wallace Jr., Racing’s Future, Joins NASCAR’s Truck Series

Meet one of the next young faces of NASCAR

He became the first black driver to win a race, winning at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in…

By Darren Sands

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2013 Africa Cup of Nations: 5 Top Soccer Players to Watch

Win or lose, these global sports stars are a force to be reckoned with

From Mali to Ghana to Nigeria to Cape Verde, here’s a roundup of top African…

By Courtney Connley

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NBA, Diddy’s Sean John Announce All-Star Game Partnership

Sean John and Macy's to gain exposure through relationship with league

Sean John is seeking to improve visibility among the NBA’s fans.

By Darren Sands

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Former NFL Star Jamal Anderson: From Dirty Bird to Dirt Broke

Bank repossesses former pro-bowler's home

Jamal Anderson has had a long and unprosperous fall from NFL stardom.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Why the NFL’s Rooney Rule is a Sham

Even though more than 65% of NFL players are Black, currently only three head coaches and five general managers are African American.

Owners of the 32 NFL franchises have essentially disregarded the Rooney Rule – the decade-old…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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By the Numbers: Ray Lewis Ends 17-Year Career as a Champion

Take a look at a snapshot of professional highlights

Check out a breakdown of professional highlights for 17-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion…

By Janell Hazelwood

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William David Cornwell Sr.: Champion of Diversity in the NFL

From Ben Roethlisberger and Reggie Bush, this attorney's part of major success

Attorney William Cornwell Sr. went from being influenced by black successful lawyers to becoming one…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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The widow of the late Lorenzen Wright in ten months squandered $1 million in insurance money meant to take care of their six children.

Widow of Murdered NBA Player, Lorenzen Wright, Spends $1 Million in 10 Months

Wright's widow has spent over $1 million in the last 10 months since his death.

The unsolved murder of NBA player Lorenzen Wright has taken yet another bizarre twist.

By Marcelle English

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Lakers’ Metta World Peace Developing a Prank Show?

It's rumored that Metta World Peace is shopping a show to the networks

Metta World Pranks? Lakers forward is looking to develop his own series.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Keith Clinkscales Launches Sports Website TheShadowLeague.com

Former ESPN executive launches a site with the intersection of sports, pop culture and race

Have you checked out the site?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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

Sloane Stephens Becomes a Household Name, Literally Overnight

After her win over Serena Williams, Team Sloane is abuzz over the emergence of its talented star

Sloane Stephens will play Victoria Azarenka in semifinal of the Australian Open.

By Darren Sands

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Robert Horry is Selling his Texas Home for $2.2 Million

Home was purchased in 2007

Robert Horry has a house in Texas on the market

By Darren Sands

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Sears, N.B.A. Agree to Partner on All-Star Shooting Challenge

Sears replaces appliance maker Haier as title sponsor

Sears is reentering the sports landscape with an aggressive pitch at the N.B.A.’s All-Star weekend.

By Darren Sands

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Hublot King Power Usain Bolt Watch

Price £18,000 ($30,000) Approx


If you’re after a luxury sports watch (and have particularly deep pockets) then this breath taking limited edition Hublot King Power Usain Bolt watch will certainly tick all of the right boxes from a style and luxury point of view. The Jamaican speedster is certainly one of the greatest sportsmen the world has ever seen and if you want to replicate his laid back, but luxurious style, this Hublot watch is the one for you.


Boasting a bunch of impressive features to justify the lofty price tag, you’ll have to go a long way to find a more impressive and unique watch. Just some of the features include a black ceramic bezel, Usain Bolt silhouette at the 9 o’clock position, sapphire crystal glass case and a gold synthetic leather strap made from the same material as the running shoes worn by the great man himself.

Three Awesome Luxury Men’s Watches for Sports Fans

Leo Parker lists off some of fashion's most luxurious sports watches.

Leo Parker names some of this season’s most fashion-forward watches.

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Career Lessons You Can Learn From Sports Stars’ Latest Moves

Take heed to avoid professional blunders

From injuries to retirements to player altercations, if we pay close attention there are career…

By Courtney Connley

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With Beyonce, CBS’ Halftime Gaffe Is a Faint — and Hilarious — Memory

On Tuesday, CBS' Les Moonves showed just how far the network has moved on from 2004

Beyonce — and time — has made 2004 a distant memory.

By Darren Sands

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Former Super Bowl Champ Dorsey Levens Sheds Light on Concussions in Doc

Having played one of the most dangerous positions, former NFL star sheds light on concussion problem with 'Bell Rung'

Dorsey Levens is executive producer of the documentary ‘Bell Rung’.

By Marcelle English

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Top WNBA Salaries vs NBA Salaries: Who Gets Paid More?

You may make more money than a WNBA player

The average salary of a WNBA player for the 2012 season was $72,000 while the…

By Maurice Garland

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Money Team: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has signed a deal with Showtime/CBS which will keep his empire at the top for years to come.

Could Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Have Made $4.3M on Sports Bets?

The numbers are in via the fighter's social media posts

Money May had a pretty good year — at the sports book.

By Darren Sands

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Brandon Lloyd Helping Youngters Make Better Financial Choices

Lloyd teaches others how to be financially literate

New England Patriots’ Brandon Lloyd volunteers for an organization that teaches the young how to…

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

Priced Out, It’s Time for HBCU Athletics to Focus on Values

HBCUs can set another, more principled agenda for all of college sports to see

The Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Showcase (seen here in 2010) is one of…

By Chris Stevens

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NASCAR’s Commitment to Diversity Goes Into High Gear

Success stories are an indicator NASCAR's tracking to higher values

Several victories over the past few years indicate there’s been a changing of guard at…

By Mia N. Hall

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In Portland, a NIKEiD Design Consultant Tells All

Q+A with NIKEiD design consultant and self-professed sneaker addict Kyle Flowers

A career in sneaker design has its ups and downs.

By Chantell Black

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Allen Iverson Still Spending Money Like He’s in the NBA

Iverson's divorce put his financial woes out in the streets, kind of like he did his wife back in the day

A.I.’s in financial straits.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Not Just Fans, the Hockey Lockout is Hurting Small Businesses as Well

Fans aren't the only ones who miss hockey.

Restaurants, sports apparel shops and other retail outlets near stadiums are feeling the loss of…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Maryland’s Move to Big Ten More About Money than Academics

Is the home of the Terp's saying adios to the ACC for the right reasons?

Move marks the end of the Maryland/ACC era.

By Ashley R. Harris

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LeBron James, the NBA's best player, is a champion, which is excellent news for the league's ticket sales.

Before NBA Season Opener, Ticket Sales Sizzle

Marketing, excitement drives season tickets increases

A number of factors mean robust ticket sales for the NBA.

By Darren Sands

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Should the Washington Football Team change its name?

With Spectacular Start, Robert Griffin III Mania Is in Full Force

With a winning smile and winning ways, the sky's the limit for the star QB's financial success, analysts say

With a winning smile and winning ways, the sky’s the limit for the star QB’s…

By Darren Sands

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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