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Chicago To Host McDonald’s All American Basketball Games Through 2015

OAK BROOK, Ill.  – The McDonald’s All American Games will stay in Chicago through 2015. After Windy City fans shattered the event’s attendance record in 2011, and returned in-force for the 2012 Games, McDonald’s and the United Center agreed to a two-year contract extension, including an option to renew in 2016. “This is a historic day for the McDonald’s All American Games,” said Douglas Freeland, director o ...

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Isaac Burns Murphy One of the Greatest Jockeys of All Time

by Jason Lewis Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel Isaac Burns Murphy is arguably the greatest jockey of all time. Isaac Burns Murphy is one of the greatest jockeys ever, and it can be argued that he is in fact the greatest. By Murphy’s calculation, he won 628 of his 1,212 starts in a career that lasted from 1875 to 1895.  The 44 percent winning percentage is the best of all time, and is a rec ...

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Lance Armstrong was Following an American Tradition

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Who is surprised that Lance Armstrong was doping?  Who thinks he was the only one?  Who is surprised that he used the Oprah Winfrey show as his platform to “come clean”?  We are a nation of cheaters and Armstrong is one in a long line of our nation’s cheaters. Indeed the very foundation of our country is the result of cheating. The Pilgrims cheated the Native Americans th ...

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RGIII: Unlike Any Quaterback Ever Seen

by Perry Green Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody in the history of football with the combined skills and talents that RGIII has. He’s the total package!” Those were the words legendary Howard University Sports Information Director Ed Hill Jr. used to describe the impact of Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. In fact, that’s how ...

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Brother of Ravens Receiver Torrey Smith Dies in Motorcycle Crash

The brother of Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith died in the early morning hours of Sept. 23 following a motorcycle crash in Virginia, the team announced. Tevin Chris Jones, 19, died following a crash in West Moreland County, Virginia, the team said in a statement. Smith was informed of his brother’s death at approximately 1 a.m., and immediately left the team to be with his family, the Ravens said. Ra ...

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Oppurtunity Is Knocking for Columbus Park Chargers

The Columbus Park Chicago Chargers Youth football and Cheer (CCYP) youth have all worked hard for 8 months; the kids are all having a great season. All 5 CCYP teams are winning, four are 5-2 and heading to the playoffs with intentions on making it to the national championship and one level is 7-0 and is already eligible to compete at the UYFL National Championship in Tampa bay, Florida from December 1st – 8 ...

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Final Polo Match for Arranmore Team in Oswego

  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300"] Naperville Mayor George Pradel and John Greene Chairman of John Greene Land Company[/caption]   Oswego Rotary Hosts Charity Event @ Arranmore Polo Farm September 17, 2008 By PoloZONE.com OSWEGO ROTARY HOSTS CHARITY EVENT AT ARRANMORE POLO FARM By Karen Martino John Greene’s Arranmore Polo Farm in Oswego, Illinois was the site of the sixth annual Rota ...

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Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson Cut by Dolphins and Divorced by Reality Star Wife

Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Veteran National Football League (NFL) wide receiver Chad Johnson was released from the Miami Dolphins following his recent arrest for allegedly head-butting his new wife, Evelyn Lozada, during the evening of Aug. 11. The Associated Press reported Johnson was arrested in Broward County, Fla., charged with simple domestic battery, a misdemeanor charge, and ...

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Happy Daze Are Here Agaain! Dwight Howard Emerges As New Face of Lakers

by Kenneth Miller LA Watts Times Correspondent From Watts to South Central, Inglewood, to Hawthorne and beyond, Lakers fans are rejoicing in the acquisition of superstar big man Dwight Howard joining the storied local basketball franchise. It is one of those moments that sort of transcends your normal sports story. Not as important as the Martin Luther King assassination or the presidential election of Bara ...

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Bradley Shocks Boxing World With Controversial Decision Win Over Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao, right, and Timothy Bradley during their WBO world welterweight title fight Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo) Boxing fans around the world were shocked as African-American pro boxer Timothy Bradley defeated Pilipino superstar Manny Pacquiao June 9 for the WBO Welterweight title by way of a split decision from the judges. Analysts and fight fans were surprised that the 28-year-o ...

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