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New Orleans Saints Makes Record for Most Touchdown Passes

Posted On: January 01, 2016

About a week ago (one more time for the new year, lol.), the New Orleans Saint made history for the most touchdown passes allowed in the NFL.

The Saints surpassed the Denver Broncos' 1963 record of forty touchdown passes allowed by three points, setting a new record of forty three touchdown passes allowed. They also set another NFL record for opponents' passer rating which was documented in 2008 at 110.9 and the Saints came through with a new record of opponents' passer rating of 116.5.

In a couple of days, the New Orleans Saint has an upcoming game on January 3rd against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Picture Tags: Getty Images, Photographer - Stacy Revere

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History Maker Mo’Ne Davis Launches Sneaker Line

Posted On: March 25, 2015

Mo'ne Davis made history when she became the first African-America girl to play in the Little League World Series. She was also one of two girls to play for the league. Not stopping there, Mo'ne became the first little league player to cover Sports Illustrated magazine in 2014.

Wanting to be the source of motivation for little gilrs like herself across the world, Mo'ne is joining forces with M4D3 to design and launch her own sneaker line. M4D3 which stands for Make A Difference Everyday, is a social non-profit group that collaborates with individuals or companies to help raise funds and improve social changes around the globe. Mo'ne is teaming up with them in an effort to create sneakers that will aide in helping girls across the world combat and overcome poverty from lack of education, medical benefits, housing and etc. Also coming aboard for this project is Because I Am A Girl, which is a global intiative to promote the rights and civil rights of girls, raise them out of poverty and provide education in developing countries.

The sneakers will hit the market at $75 per pair, 15% off every sale will go towards Because I Am A Girl's campaign to alleviate girls around the world from educational, economic and social poverty.

Mo'ne Davis took part in the design process of the sneakers, adding some baseball signature touches to it, lacing them up in suede and giviing it a finishing canvas look. The sneakers will have Mo'ne's imprint on them. They are available for pre-order, just click on the link: Mo'Ne Davis Sneakers

At a press conference, Mo'ne expressed her how it felt to be a role model for young girls.

“I never thought at the age of 13 I’d be a role model, but having young girls look up to me is pretty cool,” said Davis.

She then went on to talk about inspiring girls towards a better future through the accomplishments of their goals and how the sneakers will be the key to open doors for them. 

“If I can inspire them to reach their goals, that would be even cooler. Designing shoes with M4D3 is exciting and I wanted them to support Because I am a Girl to help girls and give them a chance at a better future.”

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Flashback Fridays: Young King James

Posted On: January 01, 2016

Determined to become legendary in basketball, LeBron James paved the way for his journey into the NBA playing for St. Vincent–St. Mary High School when he was a teenager. 

Due to his amazing abilities and excellence in basketball, young King James was scouted by the National Basketball Association (NBA) officials who wanted to recruit and draft LeBron while he was a sophomore in high school. Sports Illustrated ran a story with James on the cover about the historical event and declared him as "The Chosen One."

From there LeBron has grown into King James with humble beginnings which set the tone for his success in basketball. With several endorsements, deals with heavyweights like Nike, being a pillar and advocate for education and philantrophy, comparisons to Micheal Jordan and; even being noted as one of the GOATs in basketball. Sports analysis anticpate that Lebron James will continue to make history, embark on several milestones and join legendary athletes in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Drew Brees Makes NFL History With 7 Touchdown In One Game

Posted On: November 05, 2015

History continues to be made, the latest from sports come from the New Orlean Saints' quarterback, Drew Brees.

About a week ago, well almost,  during a game against the New York Giants, Brees scored seven touchdowns in a single game and made NFL history,

The quarterback became the eigth one the list, to reach his football milestone. While on the field, Drew Brees threw a nine yard touchdown pass to his teammate, C.J. Spiller which tied the game of 49-49 and added some pressure to both teams. Not breaking a sweat, the Saints' laid their plays and won the game with a field goal by Kai Forbath.

After the game, Brees was interviewed and stated how intense the game got.

"Oh, man, I've never been a part of something like that. ... One of the craziest games I've ever been a part of," Brees said after the game."

Drew Brees will be documented for finishing with 511 yards passing and one interception made with both teams accumulated at 101 points, becoming the third highest in NFL history.

Brees broke NY Giants QB, Eli Manning record when he made six touchdown in a single game.

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New York Jets Receiver, Brandon Marshall Sets New Team Record With 94 Catches

Posted On: January 01, 2016

Brandon Marshall who is a receiver for the New York Jets set a new record for the team with ninety four catches in one season.

Marshall broke the Jets' former player Al Toon's 93 catches during its 1988 season. In last Sundays (Dec. 27th) game against the New England Patriots, Brandon ended the year with one hundred receptions and thirteen touchdowns. This is Marshall's first season with the Jets and since becoming a member of the team, Brandon's performance has been an immaculate one.

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Kansas City Royals Win 2015 World Series

Posted On: November 02, 2015

Not letting defeat get them best of them when they lost a game to the Giants in 2014, the Kansas City Royals made their comeback this year and won the 2015 World Series.

This was their first championship in thirty years when they made a homerun in the 14 innings, with a winning score of 7-2. In the beginning of the game, the Royals were down by two points, hit a couple of homerun to tie with the opposition team and paved the way in the 12th inning for them to win the World Series.

The Royals catcher who contributed in their victory, Salvador Perez was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2015 World Series. Perez also did the footwork on the field by taking a couple bases and scoring three homeruns, went to bat and hit .364/.391/.455 and just an overall baseball player who can multi-task different positions.

Royals manager Ned Yost made a statement to sports news reporters, highlighting Salvador Perez as an asset to the team and KC's journey in winning the 2015 World Series.

"He just had a phenomenal series," said expressed Yost.

"I think if I had one regret during the whole playoffs, (it) was I had to pinch run for Sal there in that inning. But it opened up the door for us to score five. I really wish that Sal could have been out there to jump in (closer Wade Davis') arms when we got the final out."

The footage below depicts the moment the Kansas City Royals became World Series champions.

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Nike Celebrates Cleveland Cavaliers' Win With the Release of 'Worth The Wait'

Posted On: June 20, 2016

In an effort to congratulate the Cleveland Cavaliers for making history last night (June 19th), Nike release a celebratory video honoring their graceful win. This is the Cavs first championship in the last 50 years, so last night was something beyond special for the people of Cleveland. 

The Nike video is called "Worth The Wait" and it takes viewers into the emotional journey of Cleveland's outlook and apprehension for the 2016 NBA Finals. Keeping their hope alive in patience, to believe in what may have seemed impossible to others, the fans of Cleveland knew in their hearts of its possibility. 

Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith, NBA's MVP LeBron James and more are featured in the video below. 


Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Champions

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Derrick Henry of The Alabama Crimson Tide, Wins The Heisman Trophy for 2015

Posted On: December 30, 2015

Recapping one of the events for 2015, Derrick Henry became the first running back to win the Heisman Trophy.

While the competition was a challenging one, Derrick Henry came in first place with 1,832 points, followed by Standford’s Christian McCaffrey with 1,539 and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson with 1,165. During the press conference of the Heisman Trophy Ceremony, Derrick displayed qualities of a team player, noting the breakthroughs of the other athletes to be considered for the Heisman.

“Those two guys were great contenders for the trophy. Deshaun, with how consistent and efficient he is at the quarterback position, all the success he had, I was kind of worried. Christian, breaking Barry Sanders‘ record, doing all the things he does, he’s just unbelievable."

Henry continued with his statement overwhelmed with gratitude.

“I’m just so thankful to have this trophy. It’s just a blessing and an honor.”

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Misty Copeland Gets a Street Named After Her

Posted On: December 30, 2015

Hailing from California, Misty Copeland who is light on her feet was honored in her hometown, San Pedro that named a street after her.

Misty made history earlier this year in June when she became the first African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. Being a role model for the youth and even adults in fulfilling their dreams, Copeland was tributed for her achievements and success.

Durinf the celebration, Misty Copeland delivered a heart touching speech to the audience.

“Growing up in the atmospheres that I grew up in, San Pedro was the only place I ever considered home,” Copeland stated. “There really hasn’t been a place that’s replaced that in my heart since I lived here and I’m so proud, and I never forget San Pedro.”

While the odds were against Copeland, due to her parents not having a car to take her to and from practice, Misty was determined; and never gave up on her dreams. She battled stereotype in the world of ballet and scaled the wall of ignorance to overcome it.

Congratulation to Misty!

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UCLA Inks Historic NCAA Deal With Under Armour For $280 Million Dollars

Posted On: May 28, 2016

As their Adidas contract comes to a close next year, UCLA found themselves into a much massive and properous deal. Since signing a deal with Stephen Curry, Under Armour continues to make chess moves in business and presented UCLA with a deal on the table that they couldn't refuse. 

Referencing article from L.A. Times, the constituents of the deal is worth $280 million dollars and spans for fifteen years. 

 "We knew that we were well-positioned to cut a deal," revealed Dan Guerrero, the UCLA athletic director. "Under Armour came at us hard."

I'm sure they did, pen, paper, money sign and everything! Under Armour was like, "sign right here by the X." 

Anyhow, 

The Under Armour and UCLA deal made NCAA history when they shook hands on the deal, as the largest apparel and shoe contract. The cash out for UCLA will be $15 million and a yearly payout of $11 million during the course of the contract. The deal comes with some perks because Under Armour will provide UCLA with equipment, apparel, and shoes yearly; including supplies to enhance their facilities for eight years. The total of those expenses are worth $9.4 million dollars. 

Although the deal has already been signed, the Under Armour and UCLA business affiliation goes into effect next year in 2017. It's unsure if negotiations are still on the table and if terms are still being met, none of that has been disclosed yet. Most likely not because the deal has already been inked.

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Article Reference: L.A. Times

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WNBA's President, Laurel Richie Resigns After 5 Seasons

Posted On: November 06, 2015

After making history in 2011 for being the first African-American woman to take charge of the WNBA, Laurel Richie will be resigning as the president, investing five years in the position.

The announcement came due to Richie going to pursuit other callings and endeavors.

Although, she is going to the next level and stage of her life in doing new things and exploring other dreams, Laurel Richie will remain as an advocate for adolescent girls and young women, to inspire them to aspire towards their own goals and dreams in life. Richie will go on to serve as a board member for a variety of non-profit and profit institutions, to magnify her vision as implementing diversity and also; breaking barriers in sexism.

Mark Tatum who is the deputy commissioner for the NBA, will temporarly fill Richie's position until one has been appointed or elected. During the press conference of the announcement, Tatum extended gratitude for Laurel's contributions to the WNBA, the vision she brought to the league, as well as bringing some plays to the table; and utilizing her contributions to expand the league.

"We thank Laurel for her five seasons of service and commitment to the WNBA and wish her success in her future endeavors," Tatum expressed.

"The league's quality of play and depth have never been better. We remain steadfast in our commitment to achieving growth in fan interest and future business performance reflective of the extraordinary state of the on-court product."

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