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The Latest: Rams receiver Isaac Bruce enters Hall of Fame
August 9, 2021
Isaac Bruce was the closest thing to Rice, considered the greatest pass catcher in NFL history. Bruce was so good he has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a 16-year career, 14 with the Rams and two with the 49ers. ... read more »
Steelers safety Donnie Shell enters Hall of Fame
August 9, 2021
Donnie Shell has been compared to a member of a great band from which many other artists already had received top accolades. But to keep up with the others in that group, Shell needed to be just as accomplished. And now he has been recognized for his skills, being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the centennial class. ... read more »
Watch: NBA Champion Mario Chalmers Shares the Secrets to a Successful Career! Buckets & Breakdowns Ep 2
June 22, 2021
Mario Chalmers, the Alaskan Assassin, a champion at every level, sits down with Coach Scott to discuss the learnings over his long, storied career. Buckets & Breakdowns is a brand new podcast on the Ballislife Podcast Network hosted by basketball trainer and coach, Thomas Scott. ... read more / watch video »
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NFL Pledges to Halt ‘Race-Norming,’ Review Black Claims 
June 4, 2021
The NFL on Wednesday pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function — in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims and review past scores for any potential race bias.  ... read more »
Anthony Davis Injured in Lakers’ Loss; Series Tied 2-2
May 31, 2021
An update on Anthony Davis' condition is expected this afternoon, one day after a strained groin sidelined the eight-time all-star forward for the second half of the Lakers' 100-92 loss to the Phoenix Suns. ... read more »
Retired Black Players Say NFL Brain-Injury Payouts Show Bias
May 15, 2021
Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of ``race-norming'' to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL's $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims, a system experts say is discriminatory. ... read more »
NFL Hires First Black Woman Referee
March 10, 2021
Maia Chaka knows well that Women’s History Month is all about commemorating, observing, and celebrating the vital role of the fairer sex in American folklore. ... read more »
LASD Executes Warrant for ‘Black Box’ Data in Crash Involving Tiger Woods
March 5, 2021
 Sheriff's investigators have obtained a search warrant to access the ``black box'' in the Genesis GV80 SUV golfer Tiger Woods was driving when he crashed in Rancho Palos Verdes, with Sheriff Alex Villanueva saying today it will hopefully help determine what caused the accident. ... read more »
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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 »
Kobe Bryant’s Legacy Lives Forever
February 5, 2021
One year ago, Kobe Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others. The world shattered as millions mourned the tragedy. Fans in Los Angeles posted in front of Staples with flowers, jerseys, and candles. ... 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 »
The Rise of Coco Gauff at Wimbledon
July 11, 2019
Young tennis player Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff took Wimbledon by storm this year. Although she was defeated by Simona Halep of Romania in a round of 16, the 15-year-old Atlanta native’s run in the British tournament was historic. It all began when Gauff competed in the wildcard qualifiers. She was the 12th youngest to get the opportunity, but the only one to qualify for the tournament’s main draw. In the last of her qualifying games, she defeated Greet Minnen of Belgium 6-1, 6-1. ... read more »
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