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Cavs sign Drew to new coaching contract for rest of season
November 8, 2018
Larry Drew and his agent, Andy Miller, had been negotiating since the Cavs' top assistant asked for security and guarantees if he was going to become the rebuilding team's interim coach and replace Tyronn Lue, who was fired on Oct. 28 following a 0-6 start. Drew wanted a pay raise to finish out the season and got one. ... read more »
The Magic Touch: Johnson Lands ‘King’ James in Epic Free Agent Signing 
July 5, 2018
The Los Angeles Lakers signed four-time League MVP LeBron James to a four-year $153.3 million deal on Sunday. ... read more »
Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson a century later
May 31, 2018
President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. ... read more »
Prayer Guides the Way for Elgin and Elaine Baylor
May 23, 2018
Elgin Baylor is internationally known for his sports career. A trailblazer in professional basketball, he moved effortlessly from player to coach to front office executive. Countless pages on Google trace his professional rise, ... read more »
Lakers Commemorate Elgin Baylor With Statue
April 12, 2018
The Staples Center got its 10th statue when the Los Angeles Lakers immortalized NBA legend Elgin Baylor with a bronze bust on Friday. ... read more »
Women’s History Month:Tia Norfleet’s Quest to Top NASCAR as 1st Black Female Driver
March 22, 2018
The road to NASCAR has not been fast for Tia Norfleet. Her aspirations of dominating one of America’s fastest-growing sports as the first African-American female driver has been slowed. ... read more »
Athlete Activists: Sports Figures Who Spoke Up for the Masses
February 22, 2018
These athletes rallied for the masses in order to enforce equality ... read more »
How Perry Wallace Integrated the SEC
February 15, 2018
Players like Vanderbilt standout Perry Wallace had to triumph over arduous racism while being the first African American to play in the Southeastern Conference. ... read more »
Notable Black Soccer Players in History
February 1, 2018
People throughout the African diaspora have shown off their skills and inspired others with their talents on the field. ... read more »
Lakers To Honor Elgin Baylor With a Statue at Staples Center
January 25, 2018
The statue will be unveiled on April 6th during an outdoor ceremony at STAPLES Center prior to the Lakers vs. Minnesota game. ... read more »
Agree to Disagree: The King and the Greatest Form a Bond Amid Criticism
January 11, 2018
Initially, they did not share the same views, but they grew to support each other. ... read more »
Lakers Statement Regarding Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
December 24, 2017
In response to media inquiries regarding Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers issue the following statement:   “This is a legal matter, stemming from an incident that occurred last season while Kentavious was a member of another NBA team. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (11/30-12/6/17)
December 5, 2017
Notes, and things picked on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Student Athlete of the Week: Nickeisha Williams
October 12, 2017
Senior Nickeisha Williams is an outside hitter for the Cal State Northridge Matadors, aiding them with their 4-2 record in Big West play. ... read more »
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