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Jordan ‘deeply troubled’ by violence against African-Americans, police

Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images NBA legend Michael Jordan broke his silence on the recent high-profile shootings of African-Americans by police and the violence that officers have themselves faced, discussing the issue in a letter published by The Undefeated. Jordan, who has not traditionally been outspoken about social issues, released his statement as athletes around the sports world have started speak ...

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Carmelo Anthony: We athletes can no longer remain on the sidelines in the struggle for justice

Carmelo Anthony: ‘There’s nothing political about taking a stand and speaking on what you believe in.’ Photograph: Noam Galai/FilmMagic   Hashtags won’t solve the endless cycle of violence that’s engulfed America. That’s why I’m calling on my fellow athletes to stand up and do more My first thought when I heard about the shooting of Alton Sterling last Tuesday was: OK, here we are again. Then after rea ...

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Dwyane Wade Agrees to Deal with Chicago Bulls

(Photo: Dan Hamilton, USA TODAY Sports) By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY Dwyane Wade seemed part of a dwindling number of players — right there with Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki — who would spend their entire NBA career with one team. Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat are synonymous. Or at least were. After 13 seasons and three NBA championships, Wade has decided to leave the Heat and join the Chicago Bul ...

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Dead Globetrotter Finally Gets Headstone After 39 Years

FROM LEFT TO right Don Harvest, a former student of Professor Johnson, Emmett Bryant, who played with Leon Hillard, Prof. Bennie W. Johnson and Rev. Paul Jakes Jr. posed for pictures Monday during the grave marking ceremony. By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Retired Westinghouse Professor Bennie W. Johnson, his students, Rev. Paul Jakes and others recently installed Leon Hillard as a Black Pioneer in b ...

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LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan as the Most Valuable Player in NBA History

Nationwide — According to the Washington Post, “Lebron James has moved past Michael Jordan in post-season value over replacement, a box score estimate of the points per 100 possessions that a player contributed above a replacement-level player. In other words, James, despite not winning as many championships as Jordan, is the most valuable playoff player of all time.” The newspaper also reports that he is “ ...

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Jags Wide Receiver Hosts Surf & Turf to Benefit Local Youth

As a way to help ensure Jacksonville’s low-income and inner city youth receive necessary resources and educational opportunities, Jacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver Allen Robinson created his Within Reach Foundation. The goal of the foundation is to help put success within their reach. And last night, the football star hosted the first of what he plans to make an annual Celebrity Surf & Turf event to ra ...

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Ex-Bear Bryan Robinson Dies at 41

Bryan Robinson entered the NFL in 1997 as an undrafted free agent with the Rams and spent six seasons with the Bears from 1998-2003. (Photo credit Chicago Bears) Larry Mayer, chicagobears.com Former Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson reportedly was found dead Saturday night in a Milwaukee motel room. He was 41. Robinson spent six of his 14 NFL seasons with the Bears from 1998-2003, appearing in 90 games ...

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Will Smith, Former Saints Player, Killed in Road Rage

Will Smith and his wife, Racquel, were “having a blast” at a city festival mere hours before they were both shot, leaving the former New Orleans Saints defensive end dead and his wife hospitalized. New Orleans Police Department spokesman Tyler Gamble was reluctant to use the term “road rage,” but a police statement says Smith and the driver of a Hummer SUV “exchanged words” before the Hummer’s driver shot S ...

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Lady Trojans Become Pride of Jax with National Championship

The Ribault Lady Trojans basketball team was victorious in the 2016 national championship, bringing home the gold to a packed airport ready to greet them.  The team dominated Riverdale (Maryland) Baptist 75-49 in the Dick's Sporting Goods high school basketball championship Saturday morning in Madison Square Garden. The team arrived at JAX late Saturday night to a crowd of supporters holding signs. “This gi ...

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Jax Sports Enthusiasts Debut the Ultimate Online Sports Experience with Fanzoos

By Ivan Thomas - Sports enthusiasts gathered on Thursday for the launch of FanZoos, a new tech company that aims to revolutionize the way sports content is received and how fans connect around the latest news and developments in the sports world. The event took place at the Beaver Street Enterprise Center. It was free to the public. Created by Wilnic Marc and partners Richardson Pierre and Clerna Marc, FanZ ...

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