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The African-American Athletes of Team USA

The African-American Athletes of Team USA

Women's Basketball

Seimone Augustus, age 28, studied at Louisiana State University

Swin Cash, age 32, studied at University of Connecticut

Tamika Catchings, age 33, studied at University of Tennessee

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: Sports

Basketball and ‘giving’ intersect with Grizz guard Josh Selby

Basketball and ‘giving’ intersect with Grizz guard Josh Selby

For Grizzlies' guard Josh Selby, "Basketball Never Stops" is more than a NBA slogan. It's also a pattern of thought that he has incorporated into his personal life as he uses his talent in basketball to help others.

A native of Baltimore, Md., the 21-year-old Selby recently (July 27-29) hosted the first Josh Selby Weekend in his hometown. It came on the heels of Selby being named co-MVP of the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, sharing the title with Portland Trailblazer's Damian Lilliard.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Laurel J. Richie: Life, the league & the Olympics

Laurel J. Richie: Life, the league & the Olympics

Laurel J. Richie has more than three decades of experience in consumer marketing, corporate branding, public relations, and corporate management, with a long track record of developing award-winning campaigns that transform brands and drive business results. As President of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), she oversees all of the league's day-to-day business and league operations.

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Racist tweet trips Greek Olympian

Greek female triple jumper Voula Papachristou has been kicked off the Olympic team after she tweeted a racist remark about African immigrants in the Mediterranean nation.

Papachristou, who has shown support for Greek's far right Golden Dawn political party, tweeted a remark about the influx of mosquitoes in the country carrying the West Nile Virus.

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Penn State aftermath lands Grambling’s Robinson back on top

Penn State aftermath lands Grambling’s Robinson back on top

Former Grambling State University Head Coach Eddie Robinson reclaimed his position as the winningest coach in Division I college football history through unexpected circumstances this week.

Penalties heaped upon Penn State and announced on Monday (July 23) included stripping the university of 111 football victories racked up during the tenure of legendary Penn State Coach Joe Paterno. That moved dropped Paterno to 298 victories, again making Robinson with 408 wins the winningest coach in Division I college football history.

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AAU Championship dreams for 3rd Grade Memphis War Eagles

AAU Championship dreams for 3rd Grade Memphis War Eagles

The quest for the 3rd Grade AAU National Championship will have the Memphis War Eagles in Orlando for the competition that begins July 30 and runs through Aug. 5.

Some four months ago, the Memphis War Eagles were simply a group of young men coming together for the very first time to play the sport they all love passionately. The 12-man squad heads to Orlando with the opportunity to complete an undefeated season.

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