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Deion Sanders set to become Jackson State’s football coach

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Deion Sanders  (Photo: DFree / Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS  JACKSON, Miss.— Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders says he will become Jackson State’s football coach. Sanders made the announcement a last Sunday night on the first episode of the “21st & Prime” podcast with Jamie Dukes on Barstool Sports. The player known as “Prime…

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Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Gale Sayers  (Photo/Wiki Commons) CHICAGO (AP) — Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the…

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Totally Inconsistent

September 21, 2020

The Philadelphia Eagles were their own worst enemy during Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams. By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN  Last week, Philadelphia Eagles safety Jalen Mills chided his defense for not stopping Washington from scoring from short distances after miscues by the offense.  In the Eagles 37-19 loss to the…

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Japan celebrates Osaka; Sponsors cautious about activism

September 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women’s singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) By Yuri Kageyama and Stephen Wade associated press TOKYO — Japan is celebrating Naomi Osaka’s victory…

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Eagles lose in DC to a team with no name

September 14, 2020

The Philadelphia Eagles scored 17 points against the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins in the first half. Then, it stopped. By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN LANDOVER, Md.—In the first half of the Philadelphia Eagles season–opener against the Washington Football Team, they jumped out to a 17-0 lead on a pair…

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From The Ring of Honor To The Hall of Fame?

September 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Former Philadelphia Phillies player Dick Allen speaks after the unveiling of his retired number prior to a baseball game between the Phillies and the Washington Nationals, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton) Now that the Philadelphia Phillies have added Dick Allen to the team’s Ring of Honor, could Cooperstown adding…

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In Memoriam: John Thompson spoke truth to power ‘when it was hard to do’

September 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Georgetoen head coach John Thompson yells to hid players during the second half of a first round NCAA college basketball game at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia  in 1996. Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a…

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We’re Not Playing…

August 28, 2020

Above photo: A reporter waits outside the closed gate before the Denver Broncos cancelled an NFL football practice Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Englewood, Colo., in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) The shooting of Jacob Blake led a walkout by several sports leagues Wednesday night….

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The Process is Dead; Long Live the Process…

August 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown, left, reacts as forward Tobias Harris (12) is attended to after hitting his head against the Boston Celtics during the third quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.  (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)  By…

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Money flows to talent: Why HBCUs must fight to attract more top ranked Black student athletes

August 28, 2020

BWCCONSULTING.COM In this third installment of the BWC Capital’s series —the North Carolina-based Black-owned economic development firm with a history of working with Black institutions of higher learning — discusses the significance of closing the economic gap between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Historically White Institutions (HWIs) by leveraging athletic programs. HBCUs have…

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