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NBA Legend Abdul-Jabbar Talks Auction to Help Kids in STEM
March 7, 2019
All the mementos that served to recognize the Jabbar’s many accomplishments – the championship rings, MVP and All-Star trophies and other rare items from the legend – are available to the public in an auction that ends on Saturday, March 2. And, it’s all to benefit Jabbar’s Skyhook Foundation, whose mission he said is to give kids a shot that can’t be blocked. ... read more »
Frank Robinson, MLB’s First Black Manager and Hall of Famer Dies at 83
February 7, 2019
First-ballot Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who was Major League Baseball’s first Black manager, has died at the age of 83 after a prolonged battle with bone cancer. Robinson is one of the most groundbreaking figures in MLB history. He heavily impacted the integration of Black players into the league. Nearly a decade after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1946, Robinson broke into the majors earning Rookie of the Year honors in 1956 while playing for the Cincinnati Reds. ... read more »
The Ogwumike Sisters Rock the Sports World
June 14, 2018
With Nneka helping the Sparks win the 2016 WNBA championship and Chiney becoming the only full-time professional athlete and full-time ESPN commentator, they are some of the hardest working women in all of sports. ... read more »
NBA.com Rookie Survey Tabs Mavericks’ Dennis Smith, Jr. as Most Likely to Win Kia NBA Rookie of the Year
August 26, 2017
Lakers’ Lonzo Ball and Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Named Most Promising Rookies in 2017-18 NBA Draft Class ... read more »
Patrick Ewing is the New Head Coach of Georgetown Men’s Basketball
April 6, 2017
Georgetown University hired alumnus and NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing as their head coach for their men’s basketball team. ... read more »
Two-Time WNBA MVP Candace Parker Extends Contract With Los Angeles Sparks
February 11, 2017
WNBA Finals MVP and 2016 WNBA Champion, Candace Parker has agreed to a multiyear contract extension ... read more »
Cornelius Makes History at Harvard
December 23, 2015
Harvard (15-11 overall) freshmen Volleyball player Christina Cornelius became the Rookie of the Year for Division I Women’s Volleyball in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) last Thursday. ... read more »
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