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Lakers, Raiders Among Pro Sports Teams Honoring Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 09 / 17

Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson before last night's game against the Kings in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena asked fans if they could "just lock arms with somebody" in a way to "show that evil and hate will never win," according to Gordon & Ferguson of the LAS VEGAS REV...

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NBA, WNBA Turn Out For Pride Parade

The NBA was the "only major professional sports league to have a float" in yesterday's Pride March in N.Y., and the league was joined by several "executives and officials" from the WNBA, according to Scott Cacciola of the N.Y. TIMES. Warriors President & COO Rick Welts, who came out over f ...

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Athletes' Impact On Brands Through Personal Beliefs

A panel discussion on how athletes and brands can change the world at the Cannes Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France, on Tuesday "focused more on what they should not be doing together, than on what they should," according to Joe Mandese of MARKETING DAILY. The panel, which included NFL CM ...

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LeBron James Again Speaks Out Against Racism

Cavaliers F LeBron James said that the issue of racism in America has "once again reared its ugly head and taken center stage" after a racial slur was spray-painted on an outside gate of his L.A. home, according to a front-page piece by Craig Webb of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. James said, "If this sh ...

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Tom Brady's Relationship With Charity Examined

Patriots QB Tom Brady's relationship with Best Buddies has "changed in recent years," as the nonprofit dedicated to helping intellectually and developmentally disabled people has "become a major source of funding for Brady's own charitable goals," according to a front-page piece by Bob Hohler o ...

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NCAA Lifts Ban On North Carolina Hosting Events

The state of North Carolina has "learned it is being considered once again to host NCAA championship games," according to a front-page piece by Katherine Peralta of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The NCAA yesterday said that its BOG "voted 'reluctantly' to consider championship bids in North Carolina, ...

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NCAA, ACC Mulling Returning Events To N.C.

NCAA President Mark Emmert said that the NCAA BOG will meet in coming days to determine whether the governing body will "return championship events to North Carolina after state lawmakers repealed and replaced a controversial law restricting which public bathrooms transgender people can use," a ...

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NCAA Issues Final Warning To N.C. Over HB2

In its "most direct statement yet," the NCAA on Thursday warned the state of North Carolina to "repeal House Bill 2 soon or lose championship events" through '22, according to a front-page piece by Morrill & Campbell of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The statement read, "As the state knows, next week o ...

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Hawks Bring Back Sports In Society Symposium

The Hawks' second annual Model of Shaping Atlanta through Inclusive Conversations (MOSAIC) symposium "brought together about 300 influential Atlanta residents" yesterday to "network and listen to panelists speak on the role that sports leaders play in diversity in local communities," according to Je ...

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Red Sox P David Price Addresses Athlete Activism

Red Sox P David Price said athletes are "more intelligent than people realize," but if they want to speak out on an issue they "need to be educated on that topic and know what they want to say," according to Stan Grossfeld of the BOSTON GLOBE. Price "spoke up about some of the racial stuff that happ ...

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Teams Educating MLBers On Talking Politics

Political discussion was "prominent among the topics" in the Yankees' annual media training for players this year, and several other clubs have "made a point this spring of giving their players the same sort of 'advice,'" according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. Yankees Senior VP & GM Brian C ...

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