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NBA says All-Star will benefit Black colleges, COVID relief

February 18, 2021

By TIM REYNOLDS The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have completed details for the March 7 All-Star Game in Atlanta, saying Thursday it will generate more than $2.5 million for historically Black colleges and COVID-19 relief efforts. The game has been criticized by some of the league’s top players, who voiced concerns about…

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AP source: Eagles send Carson Wentz to Colts for draft picks

February 18, 2021

By ROB MAADDI PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts, according to a person familiar with the deal. The Eagles will receive a third-round pick in this year’s draft and a conditional second-round pick in 2022 that can turn into a first-round pick if Wentz plays…

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Osaka beats Williams in Australian Open SF

February 18, 2021

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Serena Williams walked off the court after her latest so-close-yet-so-far bid for a 24th Grand Slam title ended with a loss to Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open, the 39-year-old American paused and put her hand on her chest while thousands of spectators rose to applaud. Was this, Williams was…

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Up from the process

February 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Brooklyn Nets’ James Harden (13) passes the ball against Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Your Philadelphia 76ers are hoping to keep your cynicism at bay. By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN When Philadelphia…

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Remembering a legend

February 4, 2021

For Philadelphia’s basketball community, John Chaney was more than just a coach. ABOVE PHOTO: John Chaney (AP photo) By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN   In a city with as rich of a basketball tradition as Philadelphia’s, putting together a Mount Rushmore of all-time greats would be tough. With so many legendary players…

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Requiem For A Slugger

January 29, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Home run record holder Hank Aaron greets San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds before the start of the All-Star Home Run Derby in Houston. Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around…

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Black In Green

January 21, 2021

If the Philadelphia Eagles decide to go with a Black coach this time around, here are some of the people they might consider. By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN   During his press conference announcing the firing of coach Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie told reporters that he is going to…

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Paul “Earthquake” Moore– a fighter who has left a great legacy

January 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Ordained minister, community leader Paul “Earthquake” Moore By Napoleon F. Kingcade  Paul “Earthquake” Moore is gone. The 62-year-old former boxer and longtime community activist died on Friday, January 15, after a four-year battle with colorectal cancer. He passed away on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, a man that he dearly loved and…

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The legacy of MLK and the sports world

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali mobbed by the media at a press conference.  (Photo courtesy:  Napoleon Kingcade) By Napoleon F. Kingcade   The death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. affected an entire nation. Not only did his death affect millions of Black Americans, but it changed the voice of…

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