By Jason Owens, Yahoo Sports Oklahoma City Thunder players did not heed a lawmaker’s threat about kneeling during the national anthem. All the Thunder players knelt on Saturday alongside Utah Jazz players during their NBA bubble debut. https://twitter.com/tribjazz/status/1289647324445073408?s=20 The social justice protest arrived a day after an Oklahoma state lawmaker attempted to pressure...
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Submissions open ’til May 31 for NFL/Skillz Game Developer Challenge By Joseph G. Phillips, Chicago Crusader Sports Editor The National Football League (NFL) in collaboration with Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ), the leading mobile games platform bringing fair competition to players worldwide, announced on Wednesday, April 28, that the NFL & Skillz Game...
By Matt Eurich, 247Sports After hinting at a new jersey unveiling for the 2019 season, the Chicago Bears gave everyone a look at their new uniform for the upcoming year at the Bears100 event. Chicago debuted their "classic" jersey for the 2019 season in front of a packed house at...
By Jordan Greer, Sporting News The NBA's best players are ready for Chicago. Yep, All-Star weekend is finally here. While some basketball fans will be most intrigued by the new structure of the All-Star Game, there should be plenty of highlights from the Rising Stars Game and Saturday night events prior to...
By Joseph Phillips Sportswriter With a mission statement that reads "One Dream, One Passion, One Mission to be the greatest," Gary native and professional boxer Mary "Merciless" McGee said she developed her niche and a love for the sport at the age of 14. Fast forwarded 20 years later, McGee is now...
By Giavonni Nickson How does a city give birth to a champion? LaTroy Hawkins answered this question during his keynote address at the 11th Annual Lakeshore Classic Corporate Luncheon hosted by the Gary Chamber of Commerce. Local community leaders, politicians, educators, and business executives gathered on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, to share...
By Andrea Smith “We are ALL IN!” That declaration of a new partnership between the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Chicago and the Chicago Football Classic has the unfulfilled destinies of thousands of students in the Chicago area in their sights. “We have often heard the quote, ‘if not now, when;...
The dynamic West Side Leadership Academy point guard, who commands the floor at only 5-foot-6 inches, announced at a Sept. 27 press conference her intention to attend the University of Louisville, where Dana Evans will play with the Cardinals Women’s Basketball team. “I chose the Cards,” Evans said as she...
Jerrica Neal has signed a Letter of Intent to play basketball at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska in the fall after graduating from Wirt-Emerson Visual And Performing Arts Academy. Neal, who plays for the Gary West Side Lady Cougars, was joined by her family and the entire Gary...
Lisa Borders, who brings more than 25 years of experience in operations, marketing, government relations and public service, has been appointed President of the WNBA, it was announced Wednesday, Feb. 10 by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Borders, who served most recently as Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Vice President,...