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Kobe Bryant Reveals $100 Million Fund For Tech, Media And Data

by Darren Heitner (FORBES) Kobe Bryant says the beautiful part of business  is that there are no salary cap restrictions. The retired NBA superstar will get to put that theory to test as he embarks on a new journey off the court — managing a $100 million venture capital fund focused on investments in the technology, media and data space. Bryant and former President and CEO Web.com Jeff Stibel have self-fund ...

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Jags 5k Challenge Supports Youth and Fitness Programs in Northeast Florida

The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation 2nd Annual Jaguars 5K Stadium Challenge returned to EverBank Field this past weekend in support of youth sports and fitness programs in northeast Florida.  Held under the stadium lights, the one-of-a-kind race route is entirely within and around EverBank Field.  As opposed to the traditionally flat terrain of Northeast Florida, runners began the race by weaving in and out ...

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Gabby Douglas Opens Up About ‘hurtful’ Social Media She’s Endured During Olympics

By Rob Perez After winning yet another gold medal at the 2016 Rio games, what should be a week Gabby Douglas celebrates for the rest of her life has been anything but. Whether it was the extreme backlash she received for not putting her hand over her heart during the Star Spangled Banner, not qualifying for the indivudal all-around event of women's gymnastics, finishing seventh on the uneven bars, or even s ...

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Carmelo Anthony Passes Michael Jordan on USA Olympic Scoring List

Carmelo Anthony is on the verge of becoming the greatest scorer in USA Basketball history. (Photo credit by USATSI) By Ananth Pandian, CBS Sports Playing in his fourth Olympic games, Carmelo Anthony will cement his status as one of the greatest international players of all time by likely winning a third gold medal. Also when the 2016 Summer Olympics come to an end, Anthony will likely have scored the most c ...

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Williams Sisters’ Olympic Doubles Loss Not ‘Devastating,’ Serena Says

In what many are calling a shocker, Venus and Serena Williams – already three-time Olympic doubles gold medalists – experienced their first Olympic loss together on Sunday to Czech Republic pair Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova, NBC Olympics reports. But the 6-3 6-4 loss – following the sisters’ gold wins as a pair in the 2000 Sydney Games, the 2008 Beijing Games, and the 2012 London games – isn’t as “de ...

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BLACK AND GOLD: Blacks Ready to Dominate Rio 2016 Summer Games

By Erick Johnson and J. Coyden Palmer,  Crusader Gold always looks good on black. Together, they radiate the dominance and grace of a dynasty. From the ornate relics inside the grand palaces of kings and queens of ancient Egypt to the gowns of an opulent gala, it’s a combination that has dazzled humanity for centuries. For the next two weeks, millions of sports fans in Rio de Janeiro and across the globe wi ...

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Uber Passenger Raises Over $8,000 to Send Driver to Rio to Watch His Son Compete in the Olympics

Thanks to the efforts of an Uber passenger, an Olympian's father is now heading to Rio to watch his son compete. Uber driver Ellis Hill was driving passenger Liz Willock on an hour-long trip in Philadelphia when Hill revealed that his son would be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to People. When Hill said he couldn't afford to go to the games, Willock wanted to help. Here's what she to ...

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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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