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Baseball in DC: More than the ball is white

Regular readers of this column know that I am a "born again" baseball fan. I grew up on baseball in New York but lost interest during my teen years. In 2000, I reconnected with baseball through a reintroduction, of sorts, to the work of the late, great Curt Flood, the St. Louis Cardinals outfielder who took on Major League Baseball over their system of indentured servitude called "the reserve clause."

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  • Written by Bill Fletcher Jr.
  • Category: Sports

Georgian Hills’ Cougars have championship tracks

Georgian Hills’ Cougars have championship tracks

by Andre Mitchell
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Are you ready for some football? If you are, then great because it's that time again and the MIAA football season is upon us.

This Saturday (Aug. 11), the 2012-13 middle school football jamboree at the Memphis Fairgrounds will get underway at 5:20 p.m., with Kate Bond scrimmaging against Chickasaw, and conclude with White Station colliding with J.P. Freeman at 8:20 p.m.

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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

Tina Charles, age 23, studied at University of Connecticut

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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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