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NTSB Chief On Bryant Crash: `Bad Things Can Happen To Good Organizations’   
February 12, 2021
The NTSB found the crash was caused when pilot Ara Zobayan became disoriented in heavy fog that left him unable to discern up from down, causing him to slam the copter in a hillside. According to NTSB chief investigator Bill English, Zobayan told an air traffic controller ``he was climbing (to) 4,000 feet, however, by that time, the helicopter was in a tightening left turn and descending rapidly. ... read more »
Black coordinators make Super Bowl history with Buccaneers
February 5, 2021
Diversity matters to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first team to reach the Super Bowl with a trio of Black assistant coaches serving as coordinators. Byron Leftwich calls plays for a potent offense led by Tom Brady, Todd Bowles orchestrates a stingy defense that's helped the team to Sunday's NFL title game, and Keith Armstrong directs the club's special teams. ... read more »
California Surgeon Gen. Embraces Idea of NBA Partnership for Vaccination Outreach
February 4, 2021
When Dr. Nadine Burke Harris heard that the National Basketball Association (NBA) was discussing educating the African American community about receiving COVID-19 vaccines, she said partnering with the league could be a game-changer in the state of California. ... read more »
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NFL’s 2021 Opportunity to Diversify Team Ownership
February 4, 2021
As we approach the 55th NFL Superbowl next Sunday in Tampa, Florida amidst the continued national spread of COVID-19, I believe that the time has come for the close-knit group of team owners in the National Football League (NFL) to take the necessary steps to open the door to African American business leaders who hope to join that exclusive club of owners.  ... read more »
Sparks Guard Te’a Cooper Focuses On The Bigger Picture
January 13, 2021
There could not be a better time for athletes to utilize their platforms to make a difference in the communities. Cooper strives to use her voice, and she is inspired by her leader and teammate Ogwumike, who is also the WNBPA President. She said, “The world is so crazy. I was able to be on a team with [Nneka], president of the WNBPA. She is awesome. Being in the bubble, many people supported her and her ability to speak up and be the forefront of us standing together as a league. To watch that and see what they have done, it was very motivating and encouraging to do the same. I have hopes for change in the future.” ... read more »
NBA MVP and Three-Time NBA Champion Steph Curry Launches New Under Armour Collection Just in time for the Holidays
December 3, 2020
Latest partnership with NBA’s top shooter, Steph Curry, looks to bring opportunities to kids in low-income communities.  “Curry” by Under Armour focuses on the significance of sports as a tool for youth development.   ... read more »
SoFi and Los Angeles Chargers Team Up to Develop Future Leaders at SoFi Stadium Through Bolt Academy and the It’s Good, for Good Program
September 24, 2020
SoFi and the Chargers will team up to put the community at the heart of this season's activations at SoFi Stadium ... read more »
CBS Sports examines racism with ‘Portraits in Black’
September 3, 2020
James Brown, who will be the host, hopes the five-hour block will allow everyone to take a big-picture approach to what is currently happening. ... read more »
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LeBron James And Anthony Davis Lead Lakers To A 2-1 Series Lead Over The Trail Blazers
August 23, 2020
LeBron James’ 38 point-performance in game three of the Lakers’ series over the Blazers led to a 116-108 victory on Saturday inside the Orlando bubble. After James scored just 10 points in the second game, he bounced back to give the Lakers a 2-1 lead in the series.  ... read more »
Lakers Don’t View Trailblazers as a Underdog Matchup
August 21, 2020
Lakers don't view the Blazers as underdogs, says head coach Frank Vogel. Portland was held under 20 points in the first and third quarters, and Vogel expressed that it's hard to do. "This team was in the Conference Finals last year. We have tremendous, tremendous, respect for the offensive firepower of the team we're playing, Vogel states. He infers that this series is going to be difficult for them to win. ... read more »
Washington hires Wright as NFL’s 1st Black team president
August 20, 2020
At 38, he becomes the NFL's youngest team president and will run the organization's business operations ... read more »
Life is Bigger than Baseball for Mookie Betts
August 20, 2020
In his first season with the Dodgers, Betts is already giving back, and he and the team could not be more thrilled. Rubin said it was a no-brainer to support Betts doing this time. "We are thrilled to have Mookie Betts with us for a very long time. Mookie has been amazing on the field, but off the field, the efforts of him wanting to dive right into L.A. giving back in these hard times with our resources combined." Rubin expressed that Betts is a phenomenal player that has benefitted from some great resources and returns the favor to the community. ... read more »
Stifling Defense Helps Dodgers Beat Padres in 6-0 Shut-Out
August 13, 2020
Turner hit his second home run of the season that changed the game. The fifth inning was an offensive explosion for the Dodgers. "That fifth inning could have been the game," said Roberts. Turner told reporters how creative and strategic the team has to be when they are struggling to score. "Sometimes when things are not going right, and you're not getting hits, you got to manufacture funs, whether it is bunting, mixing in safety runs, squeezes, whatever you need to do build momentum and confidence for the offense." ... read more »
Los Angeles Dodgers Believe They Are Not In Full Stride Despite Strong Start
August 10, 2020
When asked by reporters, what are areas does he see the Dodgers need to make strides, Turner said, "Everywhere. I mean, I think we have a deep lineup where three or four guys can produce in a game. I don't think you've seen all nine hitters locked in clicking on all cylinders yet. You got to remember we had a three-month shutdown to a three-month ramp-up. Guys are still working through stuff, myself included. Just trying to grind away put together good A-B's. (At Bats)" ... read more »
Paul George Thinks Ivica Zubac is Playoff Ready
August 8, 2020
Playoffs are around the corner, and George expects excellent things from Zubac. With all the playoff experience on the Clippers, George says Zubac will be able to learn abruptly. He states, "I expect good things from him. I think again, a good thing about it, he's got so much playoff experience around him our job is to make the process easy for him. Again, everyone is going to make mistakes. I'm still learning the game. It's going to come naturally. But I think he's ready for the experience." ... read more »
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