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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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