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    CHANGING THE RULES OF THE GAME-CONCLUSION

    CHANGING THE RULES OF THE GAME-CONCLUSION Gary Norris Gray- BASN Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-Most of the rules enforced by the professional leagues were 80% geared for the restriction, reduction, or elimination...

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    BLIND SPEED

      BLIND SPEED By Art George-Special to BASN Outrunning what he can’t see, the fastest blind man in the world is American David Brown, established by his gold medal in the...

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    THE GAMES NOBODY SAW

      THE GAMES NOBODY SAW Gary Norris Gray-BASN-Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.- The United States Paralympic athletes had one of the best games since 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Most Americans did not...

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    Ed Temple: A Life Worthy of Gold

    NOTE: Remembering the life of Legendary Track and Field Coach Ed Temple: Coach Temple passed away late Thursday evening at the age of 89. He led the Tigerbelles from 1953 to 1994 and...

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    HANDI-MAN, THE POWER OF THE DISABLED

    HANDI-MAN Never Underestimate the Powers of the Handicapped. Gary Norris Gray-BASN-Staff Reporter This week the Paralympics started in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but America seems to be disinterested with college and...

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    AQUA GOLD

    AQUA  GOLD   By-Art George- Special to BASN With the accomplishments of Simone Biles in the Rio Olympics (four gold medals, the most ever by an American in gymnastics and as many...

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    THE SOUL IN THE SWORD

    THE SOUL IN THE SWORD By Art George -Special to BASN  The sport of fencing is combat with swords, and historically in the United States has been moneyed and elitist. This...

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    AMERICA, AMERICA

    AMERICA, AMERICA, Gary Norris Gray-BASN-Staff Reporter OAKLAND,CA-The Rio Olympics signified the emergence of the African-American athlete especially the sisters at championship levels in an expanding range of sports. Yet the media...

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    IT’S ALL FOOL’S GOLD

    NORTH CAROLINA (BASN)-As my mother and I were watching 100m Olympic Track & Field event, which featured the electrifying Usain Bolt from Jamaica, she asked me the price of the  medals...

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    THINK

    THINK Gary Norris Gray-BASN -Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-Last weekend the American media criticized Gabby Douglas for not putting her hand over her heart when our National Anthem was being played at...

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