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NBA Legend Darryl ‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins Dies

Baller was the first high school athlete to be drafted into the NBA

Darryl Dawkins, an NBA legend who played for the Philadelphia Sixers and the New Jersey…

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Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight Steps Down As Chairman

Phil Knight is planning to step away from his iconic brand

Phil Knight built Nike into one of the most profitable and recognizable brands in the…

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Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge: The Perfect Romantic Getaway

Turn date night into date weekend

How romantic would it be to lie by the pool with a cocktail and your…

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What NY Giant’s Tom Coughlin Knows About Millennials That Many Managers Don’t

New study findings help coach better understand his team

Key findings have been released onj millennials via a study that New York Giants head…

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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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Mo’Ne Davis Biographical Movie Coming to Disney Channel

Davis brings her life story to television

Mo’Ne Davis biographical film set to air on Disney Channel

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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…

By Sakina Spruell

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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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Cool Jobs: WNBA’s Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations Talks Being a Power Woman in Sports

Brown opens up about navigating her way through the sports business

WNBA’s Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, Renee Brown, talks being a power woman…

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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…

By Sakina Spruell

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Mo’Ne Davis Launches Sneaker Line to Help Girls in Poverty

This little leaguer is giving back in a big way

Mo’Ne Davis just gave us all one more reason to love her. The history-making teen…

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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…

By Sakina Spruell

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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…

By Sakina Spruell

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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…

By Sakina Spruell

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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…

By Sakina Spruell

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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…

By Sakina Spruell

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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…

By Sakina Spruell

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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…

By Sakina Spruell

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[VIDEO] Oklahoma U Football Loses Recruit Over Racist Video

Athletes hold silent protest before practice

After the video of members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of…

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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.

By Sakina Spruell

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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…

By Sakina Spruell

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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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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.…

By Sakina Spruell

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You Decide: Has This Black Sports Journalist Proven He Is The Undefeated?

Controversial sports columnist to lead new black sports site at ESPN

Jason Whitlock, former Fox Sports columnist, known for pushing the envelope with his perspective on…

By Sakina Spruell

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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…

By Sakina Spruell

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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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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,…

By Sakina Spruell

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ESPN Sports Analyst Stuart Scott Passes Away From Cancer

The beloved ESPN anchor was only 49-years-old

After a long bout against cancer, beloved ESPN anchor Stuart Scott has passed away at…

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Time Warner, Cablevision To Increase Surcharges To Sports Packages In 2015

Two companies among several to follow suit

Time Warner, Cablevision, DirecTV are just a few who will be increasing surcharges for pay-TV…

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14 Most Talked About Career Moves of 2014

The top boss moves that made headline news

With 2014 coming to a close, we’ve rounded up a list of the most talked…

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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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Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association Awards Industry Leaders

Business and entertainment power players gather at Mexico conference

The Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association honors industry leaders in sports and entertainment at…

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#ThingsTimHowardCouldSave: 16 Awesome Twitter Memes

Is there nothing the record-breaking USA team goalie cannot save?

USA’s Tim Howard rewrote the history books with his 16 saves during their World Cup…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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10 Good Reasons LeBron James Should Stay in the East

As the star baller explores his options, where will he go from here?

Will Lebron James be able to keep his talents on the much-maligned East Coast? Check…

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University of Miami Recruits 9-Year-Old Basketball Star

Young athlete gains national attention for basketball skills

Fourth-grader, Jaden Newman, gains the attention of University of Miami’s women’s basketball coach with her…

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Twitter Remembers Baseball Legend Tony Gwynn

The charismatic right fielder succumbed to cancer at age 54.

The sweet left-handed swing of Tony Gwynn will forever be remembered by Major League Baseball…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Miami Heat Victory Parade And Rally

30 Hilarious Memes From The NBA Finals

The Internets continued to slander LeBron and his team.

It was written in the stars after the San Antonio Spurs took a commanding 3-1…

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Michael Jordan Surprises Charlotte Elementary Students [VIDEO]

The reactions from the students (and adults) were priceless.

North Carolina native Michael Jordan is known for his charitable efforts throughout his NBA career.…

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15 Twitter Reactions To Donald Sterling Reneging

Is Donald suffering from dementia? Or just plain stupidity?

It appears that Donald Sterling has withdrawn his support from a deal to sell the…

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Nike's Fuelband has kept the company's name relevant in the age of wearable fitness devices.

Nike Lays Off Fuelband Hardware Team

With Nike dropping out of the hardware business, could Nike+ be in Apple's rumored smartwatch?

Nike’s Fuelband has kept the company’s name relevant in the age of wearable fitness devices.
Nike’s…

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UMass Guard Derrick Gordon Comes Out as First Openly Gay D-1 Player

It was reportedly a shocker to his teammates

This makes Gordon the first openly gay Division I basketball player

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What Playing Sports Can Teach You About Business

I participated in basketball during my high school and college years, embracing and enjoying that period of play and comradeship

As long as I can remember, I have been involved in organized ball as a…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Why There Are So few Blacks In Pro Hockey

Ex-goaltender, first black NHL announcer talks business, race and sports

An entrepreneur, Weekes, launched his lifestyle apparel company ‘I Have No 5 Hole’ in 2012…

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Boss Moves, the Big Game, and Some Business on the Side

As NBA Finals approach, get on top of your networking game

As the NBA Finals approach, why not slide in a side of networking between your…

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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…

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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

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Athletes Vow Performance-Based Donations to Boston Victims

Athletes rally around Boston victims

What a great gesture!

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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?

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Backtalk with Randy Moss

Randy Moss, widely known as the New England Patriots’ All-Pro wide receiver, hopes to gain…

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