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Autographed Air Jordan sneakers sell for more than a half-million dollars at auction

By Frederick H.Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Chicago Bulls and NBA great Michael Jordan’s autographed red and white high-top Nike Air Jordan sneakers soared in price like a crowd-screaming after a three-point shot is made from half-court. The sneakers with the Nike swoosh that Jordan wore in 1985, at the beginning of his career, sold for $560,000 during a 10 day-online auction that[Read More…]

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Utah Jazz players and staff members cleared of COVID-19

Stephen Currie interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci about COVID-19 on Instagram Live After being benched by COVID-19, two Utah Jazz players have been cleared and can suit up for games, but no one knows when or if the NBA’s season will resume. The Jazz recently announced that Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert had completed their required 14 days of isolation and[Read More…]

Canada Post issues stamps that honor black hockey league

Canada’s black hockey league started before the National Hockey League   Canada Post, the country’s equivalent to the U.S. Postal Service, has issued a stamp, honoring the country Coloured Hockey League, which was established in 1917, 22 years before the National Hockey League. The stamps feature images of the players from the Colored Hockey League, which operated from 1865 to[Read More…]

Browns name youngest president of football operations in NFL history

The Cleveland Browns on Tuesday named Andrew Berry, executive vice president for football operations and general manager, making him the youngest person to achieve that position in the NFL history and only the second African American to currently hold the job in the league. The 32-year-old Berry returned to Cleveland after holding a similar position with the Philadelphia Eagles. “We[Read More…]

Hamilton wins British Grand Prix

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton won Sunday’s Rolex British Grand Prix, making it the sixth time in his racing career he has taken the checkered flag at Silverstone. “Today was one of the best days I can remember,” Hamilton said. He finished ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who finished second. Ferrari driver Charles LeClerc finished third. Hamilton has won[Read More…]

Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson is suffering from pancreatic cancer

Bob Gibson, the Hall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he wrote in a message to living Hall of Famers. Gibson, who will be 84 in November, said he has been diagnosed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and will undergo chemotherapy in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.  Physicians have hospitalized Gibson for the[Read More…]

Kevin Warren named Big 10 Commissioner

Kevin Warren, chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League, has been named the sixth commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, a position he will assume September 16. “I am absolutely honored to become the sixth commissioner of the Big 10 Conference, “  Warren said. “The opportunity is an incredible and unique blend of my lifelong[Read More…]

Cleveland Indians will drop offensive team logo

By Frederick H. Lowe The Cleveland Indians will drop its controversial logo from the team’s uniform beginning with the 2019 season, but the logo will continue to be sold by retailers in Northeast Ohio and in Goodyear, Arizona, where the Indians hold spring training. Major League Baseball announced on Monday the Indians will discontinue using the Chief Wahoo logo after[Read More…]

Black former pro-football players are suspended by NFL Network, ESPN

  The NFL Network has suspended three analysts for alleged sexual harassment as part of an amended wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Jamie Cantor, a wardrobe stylist for the network. According to various media reports, NFL Network suspended Marshall Faulk, a pro-football running back for the Indianapolis Colts and the St. Louis Rams. Also suspended were Ike Taylor, who played[Read More…]