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Historically black Alcorn State hires white football coach

Historically black Alcorn State hires white football coach

Alcorn State has hired Jay Hopson as its football coach, making the former Memphis defensive coordinator the first "non-black" head coach in the history of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, according to the school.

The school announced the hiring Monday, holding a news conference on the lawn of the school president M, Christopher Brown II's home.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: Sports

Was the NBA Lottery fixed?

by Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley
NNPA News Service

The New Orleans Hornets came away as the big winners in the National Basketball Association (NBA) this past week, securing the top overall selection in the summer's NBA Draft.

Conspiracy theorists have popped up everywhere around the league, noting how ironic it is that the Hornets, a team currently owned by the league, came away as draft lottery winners when their 13.7 percent chance of winning the lottery was nearly 12 percentage points less than Charlotte (25 percent) and nearly six percent less than the Washington Wizards (19 percent).

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Should Allen Iverson return to the NBA?

Should Allen Iverson return to the NBA?

by Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley
NNPA News Service

Allen Iverson (Courtesy photo)On the heels of Allen Iverson's heartfelt return to the Philadelphia 76ers home playoff game against the Boston Celtics for Game Six, the conversation started. Iverson, a perennial All Pro guard, didn't exit the National Basketball Association (NBA) the way he or anyone would've preferred. As he introduced the game ball to a standing ovation in front of the 76ers crowd, talk of a possible return to the league for Iverson surfaced among anyone watching.

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A field of dreams back in play at Jesse Turner Park

A field of dreams back in play at Jesse Turner Park

The Tri-State Youth Baseball Academy is determined to “reinvigorate” the game in the community surrounding what once was Bellevue Park.The baseball park at Bellevue and South Parkway now is operating under the auspices of the Tri-State Youth Baseball Academy, which is off and running with a 20-year, cost-free lease approved by the Memphis City Council in February.

Opening day was last Saturday (May 19), with about 600 people making their way to Jesse Turner Park.

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Golfer Zakiya Randall is not up to par

Golfer Zakiya Randall is not up to par

There is no missing Zakiya Randall on a golf course. (Photo via www.golfchannel.com)by Raynard Jackson
NNPA News Service

Former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, once said, "To every man there comes a time when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a great and mighty work; unique to him and fitted to his talents; what a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the moment that could be his finest hour."

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