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DeAngelo Williams Honors Mother and Aunts in Season Opener and Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure

By Savoy Staff     September 12th, 2014

In preparation for Sunday’s season opener against Tampa Bay, Carolina Panthers star running back DeAngelo Williams dyed strands of his hair pink and painted his toenails pink. Off the field, DeAngelo Williams designed the 2014 Williams Warriors team t-shirts to motivate fans to join the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure on Oct. 4. Fans who join [...]

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Beats By Dre Ad Featuring Serena Williams Gives Chills

By D. Janell Perry     September 11th, 2014

Beats By Dre recently released an ad featuring Serena Williams that’s giving viewers chills. The ad was released just one day before her 18th Grand Slam title win during this year’s US Open. The 1 minute and 18 second video promotes the brand’s new wireless headphones. The ad consists footage of the No.1 tennis player [...]

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Philly Pays Tribute To Boxing Icon Joe Frazier

By D. Janell Perry     September 10th, 2014

Artist Stephen Layne is working diligently to immortalize the City of Brotherly Love’s prizefighter. According to Fox 23, Layne is in the final stages of completing a 9-foot tall, 1,800-pound clay sculpture the late boxing legend Joe “Smokin’ Joe” Frazier in tribute to the hometown champ. The former World heavyweight champ passed away three years [...]

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MISSION Athletecare Unveils Cleat Grip with Reggie Bush and Adrian Gonzalez

By Savoy Staff     August 1st, 2014

MISSION Athletecare unveiled Cleat Grip (Mission Cleat Grip: Reggie Bush & Mia Hamm), its newest athlete-inspired product innovation, a patent-pending application designed to reduce mud accumulation on cleats, with the help of pro football running back Reggie Bush and pro baseball player Adrian Gonzalez. Speed is an invaluable asset for today’s athlete - and nowhere is [...]

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Alice Coachman, First Black Woman to Win Olympic Gold Medal Passes

By D. Janell Perry     July 16th, 2014

The first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, passed away early Monday in southern Georgia. The 90-year-old former Olympian’s death was confirmed by her daughter, Evelyn Jones. Davis was the recipient of the Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games hosted in London with an American and [...]

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9-Year-Old Girl Recruited by University of Miami Basketball Team

By D. Janell Perry     June 18th, 2014

The women’s basketball coaching staff at the University of Miami urged prospective student, Jaden Newman, to keep the Hurricanes in mind when it came time to make her college choice during her visit to the campus. Not to mention Jaden is nine-years-old. This fourth-grader equipped with basketball skills beyond her age has already played two [...]

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Sprite and LeBron James Team up to Reward Dedicated Individuals Who Change the Game

By Savoy Staff     May 14th, 2014

For over a decade, LeBron James has made a massive impact on the basketball court, and this summer, he is partnering with Sprite to change the game off the court for four deserving fans. Through the Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James #ChangeTheGame contest, Sprite will award an aspiring musician, a visual artist, an entrepreneur [...]

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Morgan Wootten Names McDonald’s All American Players Of The Year

By Savoy Staff     March 25th, 2014

Joe Wootten, Head Basketball Coach of Bishop O’Connell in Arlington, Va., (left) and Douglas Freeland, Director of the McDonald’s All American Games (right) recognize the 2014 McDonald’s All Americans Jahlil Okafor (left center) and Ariel Atkins (right center) as the 2014 Morgan Wootten Players of the Year at the Ronald McDonald House on Tuesday, March, [...]

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Magic Johnson Headlines Group Investing in LA Sparks

By D. Janell Perry     February 7th, 2014

Magic Johnson is making his way back onto the Los Angeles basketball scene. The former Lakers??? is part of a group buying the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. “We’re totally thrilled,” WNBA President Laurel Richie told The Associated Press. “When Magic chooses to enter into a partnership with a WNBA team, that’s a great [...]

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Marshawn Lynch scores sweet endorsement deal with Skittles

By D. Janell Perry     January 31st, 2014

  Besides his “Beastmode” running skills, Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch, is well known for his love of the candy Skittles. Lynch is reportedly now teaming up with Skittles in what could be an extremely delectable and lucrative endorsement deal for both parties. The brand has announced that they will be releasing a special “Seattle [...]

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