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Ballistic

By Chris Barnes The NFL suspended Slim Shady, aka Tom Brady, for the first four games of the 2015-2016 season. The Patriot team got hit with a one-million dollar fine, and they lost a few draft picks. They got off &helli...
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Ali/Frazier vs. Mayweather/Pacquiao

By Chris Barnes Who believes the hype? March 7, 1971, Madison Square Garden — the Mecca of sports arenas — boxing enthusiasts lost their collective minds. After years of talk, Joe Frazier took on the self-pro...
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Scott Brooks Got Fired … Why?

By Liam Beatus After seven seasons, the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to part ways with head coach Scott Brooks. Sam Presti, general manager of the team, discussed the reasoning behind the verdict: “This decision is not ...
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The Black Athlete: Down Goes Kentucky!

By Omar Tyree Two weeks ago I wrote about the history of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team going from an all-White American college squad under Coach Adolf Rupp from the 1930s to the 1970s, to a nearly all-Black team...
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The Black Athlete: Kentucky Basketball Legacy

By Omar Tyree Nearly a decade ago, my wife and I took our two basketball fanatic sons to the local movie theaters to watch a film called Glory Road, about a Texas Western (El Paso) University basketball coach Don Haskins...
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The Black Athlete: Million-Dollar Meat Markets

By Omar Tyree Professional team sport leagues trade players, run scouting combines, and drafts to stock and restock their respective teams. Although many professional athletes make millions of dollars, the team business ...
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What Does Ndamukong Suh Mean to the Miami Dolphins?

By Liam Beatus Two words: franchise player. Ndamukong Suh fits that description. The Miami Dolphins opened their checkbooks and signed the defensive tackle to a six-year $114- million contract with $60 million dollars gu...
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The Black Athlete: A Long-Time Sports Addiction

By Omar Tyree For the seventh year in a row, I drove to the North Carolina Western Regional Basketball Championships to watch the best high-school girls and boys teams square off for a trip to the North Carolina State Ch...