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  • The Other Side of No. 7

    PHILADELPHIA — Michael Vick returned to the site of his gruesome dogfighting crimes, looked at an empty dog bowl left behind in a dingy cage and wondered how he ever could...

  • BASN Movie Review: Blood Equity

    CALIFORNIA — The frequency and severity of on-field concussions have reached plague proportions in college and pro football, with star players being required to leave and sit out games at a...

  • A sad chapter for the ‘Greatest’

    IOWA CITY (BASN) — “Muhammad and Larry” tells the story of Ali’s title fight against Larry Holmes in 1980. This ESPN documentary plays like a tragedy as we witness the decline...

  • Something New For Video Fans

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Nerjyzed Entertainment, Inc. (pronounced “Energized”), a privately held, African-American owned digital entertainment company headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced that their game Black College Football Experience (BCFx):...

  • Burying The Lead

    PHILADELPHIA — The timing is coincidental, but, still, it could hardly be more curious. Only five days after the Eagles shocked NFL fans and animal-rights activists by signing convicted felon and...

  • Writing in a 24-hour news cycle

    IOWA CITY (BASN) — A noted ESPN pundit stated, the Lakers did not look like a championship team after the Lakers-Rockets series. There was no doubt that during that series, L.A....

  • A ‘Slice’ Of Reality

    LAS VEGAS — Kimbo Slice, the controversial heavyweight who in 2008 headlined the most-viewed mixed martial arts card in history, will be one of 16 contestants on the forthcoming season of...

  • UFL to offer sponsors on-field options

    CHARLOTTE — The fledgling United Football League is coming to market with an integrated sponsorship package it is claiming is assault proof. While acknowledging a lack of sponsorship dollars in the...

  • NFL close to extensions with Fox, CBS

    CHARLOTTE — The NFL is negotiating to extend its television contracts with CBS and Fox by two years, sources said, taking the deals through the 2013 season. The developments emerged as...

  • Looking Back With Anger

    IOWA CITY— The HBO special ” Thrilla in Manila” tells the story of the Ali-Frazier rivalry from Joe Frazier’s point of view. “Smokin’ Joe” was an underappreciated heavyweight, who never got...

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