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Historic Joe Frazier Gym on endangered list

by Donald Hunt
NNPA News Service

The building where Philadelphia boxing great Joe Frazier trained for his big fights has been named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

The annual list spotlights important examples of the nation's architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage according to the association. More than 230 sites have been on the list over its 25-year history and, in that time, only a handful of listed sites have been lost.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: Sports

African-American racer rolling with the flow

African-American racer rolling with the flow

by Leland Stein III
Real Times News Service

Since it was race weekend in the Motor City, it is appropriate to recount that an African-American male is breaking barriers in one of the most segregated sports – NASCAR.

The young African-American driver is Darrell Wallace Jr. He said he's gotten a lot of support from the racing community, but he's also had to deal with some prejudice.

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  • Written by Real Times News Service
  • Category: Sports

Thunder adjusting to NBA Finals

by Ron Matthews and Nick Gallo
thunder.nba.com

It was no surprise the young Thunder got out to a bit of a slow start in Game 1 of Oklahoma City's first ever NBA Finals, but the Thunder shook off a slow start to erase a 13-point deficit to get a 105-94 series-starting victory.

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Historically black Alcorn State hires white football coach

Historically black Alcorn State hires white football coach

Alcorn State has hired Jay Hopson as its football coach, making the former Memphis defensive coordinator the first "non-black" head coach in the history of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, according to the school.

The school announced the hiring Monday, holding a news conference on the lawn of the school president M, Christopher Brown II's home.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: Sports

Was the NBA Lottery fixed?

by Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley
NNPA News Service

The New Orleans Hornets came away as the big winners in the National Basketball Association (NBA) this past week, securing the top overall selection in the summer's NBA Draft.

Conspiracy theorists have popped up everywhere around the league, noting how ironic it is that the Hornets, a team currently owned by the league, came away as draft lottery winners when their 13.7 percent chance of winning the lottery was nearly 12 percentage points less than Charlotte (25 percent) and nearly six percent less than the Washington Wizards (19 percent).

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: Sports

Should Allen Iverson return to the NBA?

Should Allen Iverson return to the NBA?

by Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley
NNPA News Service

Allen Iverson (Courtesy photo)On the heels of Allen Iverson's heartfelt return to the Philadelphia 76ers home playoff game against the Boston Celtics for Game Six, the conversation started. Iverson, a perennial All Pro guard, didn't exit the National Basketball Association (NBA) the way he or anyone would've preferred. As he introduced the game ball to a standing ovation in front of the 76ers crowd, talk of a possible return to the league for Iverson surfaced among anyone watching.

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  • Category: Sports

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