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Carmelo Anthony To Hold Town Hall Meeting In L.A. This Weekend, Continuing Social Outreach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 19 / 16

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony yesterday "revealed that there are plans to hold a town hall meeting this weekend" in L.A. to address social change before the U.S. Olympic basketball team plays an exhibition match, according to Frank Isola of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Anthony, who last week made a plea at the ...

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Casinos In Limbo With Fantasy Sports

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Tagliabue Backs NOLA 2020 Super Bowl

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NASCAR Supports Confederate Flag Removal

NASCAR yesterday announced that it "supported the effort by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse" in the wake of the Charleston shooting, according to Jim Utter of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. NASCAR "has a long-standing pol ...

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Obama To Speak On Trade At Nike HQ

President Obama's decision to "make his stand in the current fight for trade negotiating power" on Friday at Nike's Oregon HQ "came as a shock to labor activists, and a surprise even to some in his own administration," according to Baker & Hirschfield Davis of the N.Y. TIMES. While Nike was "onc ...

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Lewis, Anthony Call For B'More Violence To Stop

ESPN NFL analyst Ray Lewis and Knicks F Carmelo Anthony, two of Baltimore's "most recognizable athletes," yesterday "took to social media to share their thoughts on the violence in the city," according to Ian Begley of ESPN N.Y. Lewis "implored those involved in rioting to 'stop the violence.'" ...

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Protests Erupt Outside Of Camden Yards

Some Orioles players and staffers on Saturday night, including manager Buck Showalter, "considered spending the night inside the clubhouse" to avoid protests near the ballpark, according to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore SUN. There were "scary moments within the ballpark," as crowds gathered near C ...

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"Rev The Vote" Targets NASCAR Fans

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NCAA Concerned About New Indiana Law

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