Reggie Bush Takes Off for the Miami Dolphins

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush is crossing over from New Orleans to Miami. The deal went down on Thursday with the Miami Dolphins negotiating Bush’s new contract.  ESPN reports that “Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed the deal, which sends reserve safety Jonathon Amaya to New Orleans and also involves an exchange of undisclosed draft […]

Jalen Rose Gets 20 Days in Jail for DUI


By JasmineHughes Jalen Rose was sentenced Wednesday to 20 days in jail for a March drunken-driving crash near Detroit. The decision came despite a recommendation that Rose, an ESPN analyst and former N.B.A. player, not serve jail time and despite the public support of several prominent figures, including Detroit’s mayor.   CLICK TO READ

Death of NBA Player Lorenzen Wright Is Still a Mystery


MEMPHIS, Tenn.— In the year since Lorenzen Wright’s decomposing body was found in a secluded field in southeast Memphis, his mother has kept pressing authorities to find whoever killed the former NBA player. Deborah Marion has repeatedly visited and called the Memphis Police Department for answers about her son’s shooting death, though authorities have very […]

HS Athlete Wins $40,000, Then Gives It All Away


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World A Los Angeles high school student received $40,000 dollars in scholarship money then turned around and gave it all away. No, Allan Guei is not crazy. He is a young man with a big heart willing to help his fellow students along the road to success. Guei, whose parents are from the […]

Tiger Woods’ Caddie is the Latest Person Seeking to Destroy Him


by Dr. Boyce Watkins It appears that Tiger Woods’ wife is not the only person who has a bone to pick with him.  Tiger’s former caddy, Steve Williams, is planning to write a tell-all book about his life with Woods, and some expect that it’s not going to be pretty.  After serving by Tiger’s side […]

NFL Being Sued Over Brain Injuries to Former Players


By JasmineHughes It seems the league for heavy hitters is now taking a hit of its own. Seventy-five former professional football players are suing the NFL, claiming it intentionally concealed the harmful effects of game-related concussions for ninety years. According to the lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, the players and their wives claim, […]

Michael Vick Goes to Congress to Battle Dogfighting


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Since Michael Vick’s dogfighting scandal, he has been touring the nation visiting schools and other organizations to speak out against the recreational crime. Now, Vick is taking his message to the ultimate level — Congress. The Associated Press reports, “Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is taking his anti-dogfighting message to Congress…The […]

Dr. Boyce: How Sports Teaches Black Men to Marginalize Themselves


by Dr. Boyce Watkins I was driving out of Atlanta the other day, speaking to my baby sister.  She listens to me ramble, and that’s why I love her.  Our topic for the day was black men and sports.  I mentioned how I turned on ESPN in my hotel room (all 10 million channels) and saw […]

NFL Star Hines Ward Arrested for Drunk Driving


Your Black World reports. Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol.  Ward was later released on $1,300 bond.   He was booked at 3:41 am and arrested in DeKaulb County. The 35-year old Ward has had a successful NFL career, making it […]

Woman Sues Over Stolen Love Letter from Michael Jordan


by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World SportsNews… A North Carolina woman threatened to sue after her 30-year-old love letter from Michael Jordan was stolen and leaked onto the internet. In the letter, Jordan apologizes for making her ‘look pretty rotten’ and that he just needed to get used to dating someone that was so much smaller than him. […]

U. Nebraska Gets Intro Trouble with NCAA Over Player Payments


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World It is not often that people or organizations elect to punish themselves, but that is exactly what Nebraska did. On Tuesday, Nebraska admitted of their own accord to the NCAA that from 2007 to 2010 they gave almost $28,000 to their football players in the form of textbooks and school […]

Dallas Cowboy Sues Woman to Get Back $75,000 Engagement Ring


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Who in the world proposes by mailing an engagement ring? Maybe a soldier overseas, but that was not the case for Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Roy Williams. According to The Washington Post, The Odessa American reported: “Williams is suing his former girlfriend Brooke Daniels in an attempt to get back a $75,000 […]

Former NBA Player Armon Gilliam Dies of a Heart Attack


When former UNLV star and NBA veteran Armon Gilliam came out of retirement in 2005 to become player-coach of the ABA’s now-defunct Pittsburgh Xplosion at age 41, he certainly didn’t do it for the lucrative paycheck. “If I wanted to make money, I’d go overseas,” Gilliam told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at the time. “I do […]

NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Pushing to Shut Down New Basketball Wives Show


Your Black World reports. Gilbert Arenas doesn’t like the idea that his ex-fiance, Laura Govan, will be on TV spilling out all of his business.   Arenas is demanding that the new show, “Basketball Wives: L.A.” be shut down.  He claims that Govan’s appearance on the show will do irreparable harm to his reputation.   […]

Michael Jordan’s High School Love Letter


A love letter that Michael Jordan wrote in high school recently surfaced  to the media.  The letter had been auctioned off for $5,100 in 2004, and appears to show Michael’s softer side.  The letter is below:   My Dearest Laquette How are you and your family doing, fine I hope. I am in my Adv. […]

Comeback Officially Complete: Michael Vick Signs New Deal with Nike


Michael Vick is no longer an embattled former super star.  He is now a man who signed a major deal with Nike. Vick signed a long-term deal with the company after his prior deal was cut back in 2007. “Michael acknowledges his past mistakes,” Nike spokesman Derek Kent said. “We do not condone those actions, […]

Tiger Woods Is Now Endorsing Japanese Muscle Rub

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by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Word has it that Tiger Woods has not been up to par on the golf course as of late. Maybe it is because he needed to oil his aging joints with the Japanese muscle rub he will be advertising. TheAssociated Press reports that “Tiger Woods has been hired as a […]

NBA Lockout will “Definitely Happen”: Season Now in Jeopardy


Billy Hunter, head of the NBA Players Association, has announced that “it’s obvious the lockout will happen tonight” after he and the players union failed to reach a collective bargaining agreement with team ownership.  This creates the possibility that the 2011-12 season may not happen. Both sides met for three hours with players presenting a final […]

Model Says Top NBA Pick Kyrie Irving Harassed Her and Masturbated on Skype


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Number one NBA draft pick Kyrie Irving cannot revel in his success but two seconds before a model comes out the wood works slinging mud at his name. Whether that mud is justified or not is still unclear. According to reports fromNewsOne, “a model has filed two police reports for harassment […]

PatriceJohnson: Terrell Owens Says Lockout Makes It Impossible to Pay Child Support

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by: PatriceJohnson, Your Black World SMHNews… Melanie Paige Smith filed court papers on June 20 for unpaid child support that Terrell Owens decided not to pay. Smith claims that T.O. is supposed to pay $5,000 a month. Owens has, however, refused to pay the full amount. Let’s make it clear that Smith claims that she does not […]

Hilarious: Serena Williams Goes on Stage and Sings at the Espy Awards

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In this video, Serena Williams appears to be singing….but the crazy part is that her voice is not exactly Beyonce material.  Check it out on click to watch