Sports

Tuskegee University’s Dynamic Pitcher-Catcher Duo Participate in MLB’s All-Star Futures Game

By Daja E. Henry and Ila Wilborn, NNPA DTU Journalism Fellows Over 38,000 people watched from the stands Sunday in Washington D.C.’s Nationals Park as Tuskegee University pitcher Christian Marshall stepped up to the plate to throw the ceremonial first pitch of the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Elgin Woodside, a catcher for Tuskegee’s baseball…

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NBA Star Khris Middleton Discusses Scholarship Program For Future Porter-Gaud Minority Students During Kids Basketball Camp

By Damion Smalls Porter-Gaud School alumnus and Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Khris Middleton returned to his hometown this summer to host his Kids Basketball Camp. Held on June 28 on the campus of his high school, the camp for boys and girls ages 9-17 was supported by a congregation of Middleton’s friends, family and fellow…

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Children Invited to Special Storytime Launching Charleston RiverDogs Summer Slugger Program

The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and the Charleston RiverDogs invite children of the Lowcountry to a special storytime Thursday, July 12 that will kick off the Summer Slugger program. Summer Slugger, a RiverDogs and Minor League Baseball initiative, is aimed at preventing the summer slide by offering kids ages eight to 12, free baseball-themed games…

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Film Review: Uncle Drew

By Dwight K. Brown, NNPA Newswire Fil Critic Young people can’t jump! In your face, Millennials! Step back, hipsters, because black Baby Boomers are taking the court in Uncle Drew. The genesis of this heart-warming sports comedy was a Pepsi Max commercial that evolved into a YouTube series that has been viewed 100M times. The…

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Bribery Caught on Tape Nails Ghana’s Senior Soccer Brass

Senior officers of the revered Ghana Football Soccer Association who took fat wads of cash to influence player selection in the national team became the unwitting stars of a new documentary by Ghana’s number one investigative journalist. The film opened this month in Accra. The sting, called “astronomical” in its scope, caught big and small…

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