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Supporting Mayweather vs Pacquiao May Support Domestic Violence

The superstar's past may cost him fans support

Mayweather’s violent history making some not want to support upcoming fight.

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Business Lessons From an Ex-NFL Player Turned CEO

Tony McGee shares leadership lessons from the football field

Tony McGee shares leaderships lessons from the football field that he applies to HNM…

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NFL to Hire B. Todd Jones as Disciplinary Officer

Former ATF director will oversee new conduct policy

Former director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will be in…

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Farewell to Adidas NBA Jerseys

The two brands announce that their 11-year partnership will end next year

As Adidas goes through a reinvention, the sporting apparel company says it will not bid…

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[VIDEO] Obama On Paying College Basketball Players

POTUS weighs the fairness of everyone getting paid in college sports except the student athlete

Much has been said lately about the big money that is made from college basketball…for…

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Athletes Need to Show Respect, Especially For 13 Year-olds

Despite Mo’Ne Davis’ forgiveness, Bloomsburg University removes baseball player for sexually offensive tweet

Disrespect in sports takes on a totally new form when it’s against a child athlete.…

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Stoute’s Agency To Debut NBA Ad During March Madness

Commercial attempts to draw college viewers to watch the professional league

The NBA is trying to get a piece of the college basketball March Madness action.…

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[Video] Mayweather Suggests Chef Worth $1,000 Per Meal

Champion boxer says he wouldn't exchange her for any other chef in the world

World champion boxer Floyd Mayweather is making news after suggesting that his chef, who goes…

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Former Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs Still Running Things

Track star inspires youth through sports to keep moving and eating healthy

It’s been 15 years since Joetta Clark Diggs competed in her last Olympic game but…

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Hampton vs. Kentucky in March Madness Brings Pride to HBCUs

Skeptics question the fairness of the matchup of the historically black college against the No. 1 undefeated Wildcats

Everyone is clearly waging bets against the lone historically black college that has earned its…

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Plus Size Athletic Wear…Finally

Sports Authority launches plus size line of clothing

Not having a bikini in a plus-size may not surprise many, but the fact that…

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NFL Becoming an Endangered Sport

More players exit the football league because of health issues

The National Football League (NFL) has seen unseasonable volatility this month with players opting to…

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EA Sports Replaces Tiger Woods’ Game

Rory McIlroy becomes new face of PGA Tour

After 15 years of being the face of the EA Sports game entitled Tiger Woods…

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NBA Reaches for March Madness Audience

More viewers watch NCAA tournament than NBA finals

For the first time the National Basketball Association (NBA) is advertising during March Madness, in…

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TSL Talks NFL Free Agency with Former Agent Joel Corry

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

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

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Women Raise The NBA Roof

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

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

By Sakina Spruell

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$1.9B Potentially Lost To March Madness at Work

NCAA tournament estimated to lure the attention of 60 million workers

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

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

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

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

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Corey Brewer Makes NBA Steal of the Night

Rockets guard stepping up his game

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

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Are NFL Salary Caps Good for Business?

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

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

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5 Women in The NBA Making History Off the Court

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

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

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Phil Heath To Launch Line of Women’s Health Products

Mr. Olympia maximizes sports nutrition market with new product

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

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Reports: Sports Arenas Not Necessarily A Win for Urban Development

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

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

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Does Ray Rice Deserve Due Process?

Sport analysts say former Ravens running back deserves a second chance

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

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TSL Talks Kicking Butt with MMA Fighter ‘King Mo’

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

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

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African Americans Still Watch NBA More Than Other Races

Nielsen report shows an astounding viewership increase

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

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Ray Rice Wins Millions

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

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

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Michael Jordan At Bottom Of Sports Billionaires List

Placement proves that fame does not equal fortune

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

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

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

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

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Remembering NBA Superstar Anthony Mason

Mason honored by colleagues, fans and family

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

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TSL Sports Talk with Fastest Man in Rugby

Carlin Isles on why he opts for Rugby over the NFL

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

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Sports Anchor Denounces Racist Signs On-Air

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

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

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Preparing For Life After Football Now

The Shadow League speaks with NFL agent Deryk Gilmore

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

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VIDEO: Sport Matters Author Talks Need for Respect

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

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

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What is Kobe Bryant Musing About?

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

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

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Top 10 BESportsBiz Movie Picks

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

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

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Seeking A Job in Sports?

SportsBusiness Journal launches job board dedicated to sports careers

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

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How To Land A Baller

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

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

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History Maker: Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World

Major Taylor Won World Cyclist Championship of 1899

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

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

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

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

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Nike Replaces Adidas As China’s National Football Sponsor

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

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

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NBA Legend Allen Iverson Has Nike Pull Shoe From Stores

The retired 76ers guard calls foul on sportswear brand

Retired Philadelphia 76er, Allen Iverson, recently laid the smack down on NIKE for recreating his…

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Adam Silver Responds To NBPA Chief Michele Roberts

The NBA Commissioner defends salary cap

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defends the salary cap in his response to NBPA Union Chief…

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ESPN Insinuates Drug Usage During Serena Williams Match

Remarks spark outrage and Change.org activism

ESPN commentators have inspired a Change.org petition after accusing tennis superstar Serena Williams of being…

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USA Robot To Compete In World Cup Soccer Challenge

Marquette University's cybernetic creations will take the field in Brazil.

With the hype of the World Cup Tournament in full swing, Americans are focused on…

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

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

An empire built with a team of 11

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How Charles Barkley Leveraged a Lucrative Endorsement to Help Poor Children

As pitchman, Barkley's taking care of home

CDW is an NCAA sponsor

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

Sprite 6 Mix will have multichannel advertising campaign

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

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

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

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

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

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NFL Running Back Retires at Age 26

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

Rashard Mendenhall is retiring at 26.

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Floyd Mayweather Covers March Issue of Black Enterprise Magazine

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

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

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Brand Will Wait for Full Story Before Decision on Ray Rice

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

Could Ray Rice’s future be in jeopardy?

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Nike Basketball Debuts the ‘KD VI Home’

New shoe available Feb. 22

Just in time for the playoffs

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

Ivy League Hoops, Ahead of The Curve in Coaching Diversity

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

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

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

Packers Sell Out Wild Card Game, Avoid Blackout

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

Deadlines work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clowney won't join Roc Nation Sports after all

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

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

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

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

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Report: Houston Texans Have Interviewed Lovie Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

Long Partners, the NBA and Foot Locker Expand Marketing Deal

Retailer will continue as title sponsor of 3-point contest

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

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Golf Channel Gets New Logo, Extends Partnership with NBC

New branding is latest stage in media partnership

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

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When will Rajon Rondo be back for the Boston Celtics?

Does Rajon Rondo Have a Future as an NBA Coach?

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

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

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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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Vince Young Settles Lawsuit With Former Agent, Advisor

Trial was set to begin

Vince Young is a free agent

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

Says Wade: "Hold on to those"

Once upon a time, Wade was signed to Converse

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Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams.

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

Rookie guard lives off endorsement deals

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

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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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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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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

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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…

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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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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…

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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

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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…

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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What It Takes to Win in Business and in Sports—Twice!

Two-time Super Bowl champ GM of NY Giants shares tips on finding and keeping talent in a competitive environment--from sports to business

New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese helped his team win two Super Bowl Championships.…

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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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

Sloane Stephens to be Featured in Under Armour TV Spot During NBA All-Star Game

Stephens will look to rebound on the court later this month

The Under Armour brand is more closely aligning itself with the budding star.

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Stars Amar'e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler will all be on the floor in London Thursday when the Knicks play the Detroit Pistons.

At Last, New York Knicks Bring Cache to N.B.A Game In London

The Knicks are coming, the Knicks are coming! For N.B.A.'s hopes in the U.K. and Europe, that finally means something

As it concerns the N.B.A.’s plans to expand its popularity, the Knicks are a worthy…

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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.

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

John Wall Makes Switch From Reebok to Adidas

Wizards guard is almost back from knee injury

John Wall is making a comeback to the NBA with some new apparel.

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Hampton University graduate Colin Wiley is an award-winning filmmaker and CEO of Heygood Images. (Image: File)

Don’t Sleep: 7 Young HBCU Alums to Watch in 2013

These bosses are making major strides in every industry

From entertainment to sports to business, graduates of historically black college and universities are making…

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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.

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#GT2012: Football, Flirting and Fun Is Jersey Girl Sports’ Triple Threat

Entrepreneurs Angela Davis and Marcelle English engage female sports fans while mining opportunities for corporate partnerships

Angela Davis and Marcelle English, partners in Jersey Girl Sports (JGS), an Atlanta-based media and…

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Turning Athletes Into Angel Investors

Angel Venture Forum launches program designed to help keep millionaire sports professionals from going broke

Pro Athletes Receive Training on How to Become MVP Investors

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Three Things OKC Can Teach Employers About Young Professionals

With motivation and mentorship, newbies can help take companies to the top

Take a page from NBA Finals team Oklahoma City Thunder on how to motivate and…

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Financial Adviser Creates March (Money) Madness to Promote Financial Literacy

Brokerage professional gives common sports bracket investment spin

Rob Wilson, created an investment game that plays off the popular March Madness basketball…

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8 Things Every Athlete Should Know Before Going Pro

With both the 2011-2012 NBA and NFL seasons underway after last year’s lockouts it’s become painfully…

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Corporate Professional Trades in Suits for Soccer Gear

Long love of sports takes woman into international career path

Quina Martin spent years as a corporate hiring professional until one day, she answered the…

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NBA Lockout Inspires Dahntay Jones to Be Money Smart

The pending NBA lockout teaches players that even a millionaire has to save for a rainy day

The NFL lockout is over but the NBA lockout is still looming. Indiana Pacers guard…

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Golf Has Been Calling You. It’s Time To Give In

I thought the game was too slow, too dull and too expensive. Now I know just how wrong I was

If you’re a businessperson (I’m talking to you ladies, too) with ready-made reasons for why…

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WATCH: Interview with NFL’s Plaxico Burress

Just days after his release from prison, the NFL receiver talks to correspondent Shannon Lanier about his career, his brand and his future

Just days after his release from prison, NFL receiver Plaxico Burress goes on the record…

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Labor Day weekend is right aruond the corner, and the pressure is on to find a way to get in that last bit of summer fun and relaxation before cooler temperatures roll around. Black Enterprise's Golf & Tennis Challenge at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami is where you want to be September 1-5,2011. We'll give you three reasons: Sun, sports and the spa. And the bonus, being able to socialize with the smart and sexy people who know that this is one event that you don't want to miss! (Image: Thinkstock, Lonnie Major)

PHOTO GALLERY: BE Golf & Tennis Challenge–Why You Need to Be There!

Spa, sports, sun, fun: There's no better place to be this Labor Day than the BE Golf & Tennis Challenge in Miami. Here's why!

Labor Day weekend is right aruond the corner, and the pressure is on to find…

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What You Can Learn from… the Barry Bonds Conviction

When it comes to your career, there are things you should do to protect your rep and not fall victim to the competition.

When it comes to your career, there are things you should do to protect your…

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Sanya Richards-Ross Goes for the Gold in Her Career, Business and Personal Life

How the Olympic medalist balances her life and her ambitions

Two-time Olympic gold medalist, Sanya Richards-Ross, doesn’t intend to be defeated. Not as the world’s…

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Why the Big Bowl Games Are Big Business

Washington DC official discusses economic impact the Military Bowl could have on the city

The University of Maryland Terps will face the East Carolina University Pirates in the 2010…

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Sports Franchise CFO Talks Boosting Bottom Lines

Changes in budget policy helped company make gains

As CFO of the parent company of several sports franchises that include the NBA’s Toronto…

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