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No More Mayhem with Mayweather – 3 Things Boxing’s Champ Should Consider While in Jail


By James L. Walker, Jr. – 

What a difference a few days can make. Less than three weeks after Floyd “Money” Mayweather – the sports world’s highest paid athlete – went to jail as part of his 90 day sentence for a domestic violence conviction, several things have changed.

His chief rival Manny Pacquiao – the world’s second richest athlete and long rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world – unceremoniously lost. And Mayweather, a five-division world champion and holder of eight world titles himself, also lost; not a match but rather his bid to leave jail early as a Las Vegas judge denied his motion protesting the lock-up’s bad food and lack of workout space.

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Blame It on Black Male Pathology: Why Bella Gonzalez Can’t Just Have a Fatty

During this weekend’s main event, Showtime Pay-Per-View sandwiched eight rounds of anti-climactic boxing between two spectacular events.  If you watched the fight, you saw them: in round 3, Manny Pacquiao hit Shane Mosley with a beautiful straight left that put him on the canvas, and drew the obligatory “Ohhhhh!” from the guys with whom I was watching the fight.

Then, in between rounds 11 and 12, the cameras showed a side-profile shot of Bella Gonzalez, Mosley’s girlfriend.  Comically, the exact same “Ohhhhh!” went up from the fellas at our fight party.

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Can Hampton beat Duke?

You get your bracket and fill it out. Lets face it, the easiest pick is the number 1 seed beating the 16. It’s a no brainer. But one day, David will sleigh Goliath. Is this the year?

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First African American Polo Team Wins National Title

A polo team from Philadelphia made history in central Virginia on Sunday when they became the first all African-American team to win a national title.

The Cowtown-Work to Ride team took home the gold after beating out the crew from Baltimore in the National Interscholastic Championship at the Virginia Polo Center.

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CIAA Tournament: Half family reunion, half sporting event

As February turns into March, most college basketball fans turn their attention to March Madness and the NCAA Tournament.

But with all the tradition and fanfare the NCAA Tournament creates, all the excitement pales in comparison to the CIAA Tournament. The nation’s oldest historically black basketball tournament is marked on the calendar of HBCU fans and party goers. The third most attended basketball tournament for all divisions of NCAA, the CIAA tourney is half family reunion, half sporting event.

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Dad’s See what a little time can do? He Got Game! #Schwap



“It all started just passing the ball with my dad.” That’s what’s up. 2 hours a day of practice (insert Iverson sound byte: We talk’n bout PRACTICE!?) and this young dude is out balling most dudes you know at 12 years old. Put the time in folks. Even if they don’t turn into stars the kids will feel like one.

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The ALT: Pictorial, “Last Night” http://twitpic.com/3cjk8k

Lebron and Cleveland


It was a bad scene, man. Like a breakup happening all over again, but with dunks, an audience, points on the board…. all in your face!

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ESPN to premier HBCU Sports Network

ESPN has entered into a programming agreement with a new cable network geared toward historically black colleges and universities, said Curtis Symonds, the chief executive of the venture. The HBCU Network plans to begin carrying live sporting events from predominantly black colleges in August 2011, Symonds said. premier