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    Some positive steps in hiring

    NEW YORK — Saturday’s football game featuring African-American head coaches Charlie Strong (Louisville) and Joker Phillips (Kentucky) spotlights an increase in the number of minority head coaches on the sidelines this...

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    Playing more hardball with Plax

    NEW YORK — Former New York Giants Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has come up short in his bid for work release during his two-year prison sentence in a gun case,...

  • Another run in Flushing Meadows?

    NEW YORK (BASN) — Is there a better athlete in professional tennis than Gael Monfils? Probably not. The native of France has it all — strength,speed and agility. The whole package....

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    NFL 2010: Black And Fiction (Part 1)

    By Michael – Louis Ingram, Associate Editor   PHILADELPHIA (BASN) –Well, I have some good news…and some bad news. The good news is that football is on its way (actually it’s...

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    A final landing for the ‘Hawk’

    CHICAGO — Andre Dawson remembers getting beer tossed on him at Wrigley Field when he was an opposing player with the Montreal Expos. On Monday, the Cubs fans cheered him. “This...

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    Back on the gridiron

    OMAHA, Neb. — Former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett has signed a one-year contract with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League. Clarett met Monday with team officials and UFL...

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    Ron’s Other Resurrection

    ARLINGTON, Tx. — A world away in a hotel room in Baltimore, Ron Washington was chiding his wife, Gerry, for overreacting. “I remember talking to her on the phone, and she...

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    Ortiz-Harris lands on Pay-TV

    Normal 0 NEW YORK (BASN) — The upcoming fight between once-beaten prospect Victor Ortiz (27-2-1, 21 KOs) and veteran Vivian Harris (29-4-1, 19 KOs) will occur on the September 18, HBO...

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    ‘Big Hurt’ shows big heart

    CHICAGO — The tribute began with the introduction Frank Thomas’ former teammates, from Carlton Fisk to Jermaine Dye. It moved on to the presentation of a portrait expertly done by Vernon...

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    Why there will be football in 2011

    DENVER — It’s easy to see where this is going. There will be an NFL season in 2011, even if there’s a delayed start. And the reason there will be football...

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