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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...
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The Black Athlete: African-Americans in NASCAR

Willy. T. Ribbs By Omar Tyree A few weeks ago, I read an article featuring the famous New York City DJ, Funkmaster Flex, who attended NASCAR’s big opening event at the Daytona 500 in Florida. He talked up a storm &hellip...
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R.I.P. Anthony Mason

By Mark Naison Still grappling with the death of Anthony Mason, one of my favorite Knick players, who passed on yesterday of heart failure at the age of 48. A product of the same New York streets that produced Biggie, &h...