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Floyd Mayweather Has Big Plans for His Retirement

Floyd Mayweather is looking to score some hits in the retail gym market. After he boxes UFC fighter Conor McGregor, Mayweather plans to launch a line of boxing and fitness gyms.
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Tennis Great Serena Williams On Pregnancy, Power and Race

Serena Williams may be about to become a mother for the first time, but the tennis great has admitted to having an "outrageous plan" to defend her Australian Open title next January.
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Usain Bolt In Numbers -- Why the Jamaican Is the Greatest

A glorious sporting career has come to an end. Usain Bolt, an eight-time Olympic champion, the fastest man in history, retired after the IAAF World Championships in London.
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Sports Greats Wish Usain Bolt a Fond Farewell

Usain Bolt is a man universally loved, admired for his historic achievements and his joie de vivre. At the IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday, the 30-year-old Jamaican ran his final races. Eight Olympic gold medals, 11 World Championships ...
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Ezekiel Elliott Suspended Without Pay for Six Games

Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys was notified today by the NFL that he will be suspended without pay for the team's first six 2017 regular-season games for violating the league's Personal Conduct Policy.
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Tony Hills Announces His Retirement From the NFL

Detroit Lions offensive lineman Tony Hills has retired from the NFL, the team announced Monday afternoon.
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Briana Scurry Becomes 1st African-American Woman Elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame

Briana Scurry’s soccer career began in Dayton, Minnesota. The 12-year-old was the only African-American and only girl on the team. Thirty-two years later, Scurry became the only African-American woman in the National Soccer Hall of Fame after she was elected ...
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Usain Bolt Urges Other Athletes to Save Athletics

He is the undoubted superstar of athletics, a man who has transcended his sport and will be remembered as a great. But eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has warned that one individual cannot save his sport once he has retired.
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Serena Williams: 'Gender pay gap hits women of color hardest'

American tennis star Serena Williams has slammed the gender pay gap, issuing a passionate call for black women to "be fearless" and demand equality.
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Barack Obama Look-Alike Says He is Constantly Being Mistaken as the Former U.S. President

Nationwide — It’s been said that everyone has a twin, and that may just be true. One man, Jose Oliveira, says he can’t leave his house without people thinking that he’s the former U.S. President Barack Obama. He says he ...
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Ravens Owner Says 'pray for us' Over Possibility of Signing Colin Kaepernick

The Baltimore Ravens are still considering signing controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick even though team owner Steve Bisciotti has admitted the acquisition would "upset some people."
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Black Enterprise Lists Nation’s Largest Black Businesses to Offer Strategies to Grow Your Business

For 45 years, the BE 100s—the nation’s largest black businesses—have demonstrated enduring qualities of fortitude, dexterity, ingenuity, and, yes, swagger. Throughout it all, one word best describes their predisposition to forward momentum: Evolution.
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Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns: It's a 'time of power' for Women in Tech

With headlines about sexual harassment sweeping Silicon Valley, the former CEO of Xerox has a message for women: Don't avoid the tech industry. "Go into tech. They will hire you," Ursula Burns told Poppy Harlow at CNNMoney's American Opportunity breakfast ...
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Shariah Harris, 19, Becomes 1st Black Woman to Play in U.S. Polo’s Highest League

A 19-year-old is making history and disrupting the wealthy white male-dominated sport of polo at the same time. On June 30, Shariah Harris of Philadelphia became the first black woman to play high-goal polo, the top tier of polo in ...
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Wimbledon 2017: Venus Williams Reaches Ninth Final

Venus Williams' appearance in January's Australian Open final wasn't, as it turned out, a temporary return to the head table of grand slam tennis for the 37-year-old.
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