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US Open Prize Money Tops $40 Million for the First Time
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US Open Prize Money Tops $40 Million for the First Time

The USTA has announced that the total purse for the 2015 US Open will increase by $4 million dollars, bringing the total purse for the tournament to a record $42.3 million and a 10.5 percent increase over the 2014 US Open.   Both the men’s and women’s singles champions will earn $3.3 million, the largest […]

Watch the New Commercial for the Upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight
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Watch the New Commercial for the Upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight

With less than a month to go until the historic championship showdown between 11-time, five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, the collective marketing team for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao promotion released the commercial spot today touting the pay-per-view event. This commercial — filmed with both prizefighters in a Los Angeles studio […]

NY METS Acquire Alex Torres from San Diego
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NY METS Acquire Alex Torres from San Diego

The New York Mets have announced that the club has acquired lefthanded pitcher Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league righthanded pitcher Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later. Torres, 27, went 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA (20 earned runs/54.0 innings) in 70 games with San Diego in […]

Former NY Knicks, Anthony Mason Passes Away, Age 48
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Former NY Knicks, Anthony Mason Passes Away, Age 48

Anthony Mason, the power forward from the gritty  New York Knicks squad of the mid-90s, died early Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the age of 48. Mason, who grew up in Queens, never recovered from a massive Feb. 11 heart attack. “As you all would expect, our father — Big Mase — put up an […]

The Black Knights of the NFL
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The Black Knights of the NFL

Now that the biggest Sunday for football fans has come and gone, February 1st also marks the first day of Black History month.  Football, once a segregated sport, is now integrated with African American players from every walk of life.  The number of ethnic players in the NFL is also on the rise (e.g. Asians, […]

Wendell Scott Honored During 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Wendell Scott Honored During 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Stock car racing trailblazer Wendell Scott was among five legendary drivers enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center. Joining Scott in the sixth induction class of the now 30-member Hall were Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, […]

John Legend "America The Beautiful" at the 2015 SuperBowl [VIDEO]
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John Legend “America The Beautiful” at the 2015 SuperBowl [VIDEO]

New England Patriots Emerge Victorious in Superbowl XLIX
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New England Patriots Emerge Victorious in Superbowl XLIX

The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28–24 in last night’s SuperBowl held at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It was the second Super Bowl played in this stadium (XLII), and the third one held in the Phoenix metropolitan area (XXX at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe). For the second consecutive season, but only the […]

Stuart Scott Loses Battle With Cancer at 49
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Stuart Scott Loses Battle With Cancer at 49

Stuart Scott, the popular ESPN anchor and reporter who was well known for his notable catchphrases, died Sunday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 49. In 2007, Scott had an appendectomy and learned that his appendix was cancerous. After going into remission, he was again diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and 2013. […]

Here we go (maybe not again)...the New & Improved N.Y. Knicks??
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Here we go (maybe not again)…the New & Improved N.Y. Knicks??

The New York Knicks are about to start their season. For better or for worse this Knick team will be playing with a new coach, a newly resigned star and new upper management. The change that has swept this organization is the first such movement to occur with the Knicks in many years; and it’s […]

‘DRIVEN Global’, the First African-American Owned Golf & Beverage Company Launches Fall 2014
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‘DRIVEN Global’, the First African-American Owned Golf & Beverage Company Launches Fall 2014

The golf and beverage businesses will never be the same. The men behind DRIVEN Global, Mark Thierry and Greshaun Fulgham are single handedly shifting the landscape and trajectory of the world of golf and fine beverages. Under the DRIVEN Global umbrella lies the first ever African-American-owned golf brand, DRIVEN Golf and wine brand, DESTINY Moscato […]

Serena Williams Wins Her 3rd Consecutive US Open
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Serena Williams Wins Her 3rd Consecutive US Open

Serena Williams is on fire!  The top-ranked Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki, 6-3, 6-3, to capture her third United States Open final in a row and sixth over all.  She has officially tied on the career list for Grand Slam singles titles.   The tennis phenom is on her way to being known as one of […]

ASPiRE Expands its HBCU Football Coverage this Season
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ASPiRE Expands its HBCU Football Coverage this Season

ASPiRE (@tvASPiRE) is expanding its Historically Black College & University (HBCU) college sports coverage this fall thanks to a new deal with Urban Sports & Entertainment Group (USEG, urbansportsgroup.net) to broadcast a total of 11 live and encore HBCU football games, airing Saturday, September 6th through Saturday, November 15th, announced ASPiRE and Urban Sports & […]

Exclusive Photos from the 2014 U.S. Open
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Exclusive Photos from the 2014 U.S. Open

As you know, the US Open time and Queens is buzzing with activity. Here are some great shots from the past week.  Enjoy!

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame: Class of 2015 Inductees Announced
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Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame: Class of 2015 Inductees Announced

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 17th group of inductees, the Class of 2015, on ESPN during the WNBA All-Star game at US Airways Center in Phoenix. The six members of the Class of 2015 are: Janeth Arcain (player), Kurt Budke (coach, posthumously), Gail Goestenkors (coach), Janet Harris (player), Lisa Leslie (player), and […]