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2010-03-25 14:00:00

HOUSTON, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 25th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Chiney Ogwumike of Cy-Fair High School (Cypress, Texas) as its 2009-10 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Ogwumike was surprised with the news during an assembly at Cy-Fair High School by her sister Nneka Ogwumike, who earned Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year honors in 2007-08....

2010-03-23 08:45:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 25th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Brandon Knight of Pine Crest School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) as its 2009-10 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Knight was surprised with the news during his second period class at Pine Crest School by former Miami Heat Center Alonzo Mourning, who earned Gatorade National Boys Basketball...

2010-02-15 00:17:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 15, Shaw University will honor Ronald "Flip" Murray, who starred with the Shaw Bears in the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons, by officially retiring his number 22 Monday night before Shaw takes on Johnson C. Smith in men's basketball at C. C. Spaulding Gymnasium on the Shaw campus. Murray, now with the Charlotte Bobcats, was named Division II Player of the Year, first team All-American and CIAA Player of the Year during the 2001-02 season when...

2010-02-11 11:58:00

ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Panini America (www.paniniamerica.net), a subsidiary of The Panini Group, the leading global publisher of sports and entertainment collectables, will launch a new NBA-themed interactive trading card game - Adrenalyn - with an event at the Bailey Junior High School in Arlington, Texas. Dallas Mavericks Guards J.J. Barea and Rodrigue Beaubois will participate in the event along with multi-platinum singer Brian McKnight as part of NBA All-Star 2010....

2010-02-02 09:30:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McDonald's confirmed today NBA All-Star Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic has renewed a multi-year agreement with the company, extending a relationship that dates back to 2008. Although financial details of the contract will not be disclosed publicly, Howard's agreement includes support of several McDonald's programs, promotions and other initiatives in coming months. This month, Howard will back McDonald's sponsorship of the 2010 Winter...

2009-10-23 06:52:00

MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA Star/Author and CEO of Christie Sports Management Athletes Training Firm Doug Christie will be inducted into Pepperdine University Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, Calif. A reception will be held at 5 p.m., with dinner and the awards presentation at 6 p.m. The Pepperdine University Department of Athletics has announced that seven of its all-time greats, Doug Christie, Geoffrey Clark,...

2009-10-19 15:03:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Following his impromptu Madison Square Garden intervention last night on behalf of the ejected Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball coach during an exhibition with the NBA's New York Knicks, Rabbi Yizchak Dovid Grossman, is coming to Los Angeles for tomorrow's STAPLES Center game between Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv versus the Los Angeles Clippers. The game, which will be played at 7:30 p.m., will benefit Rabbi Grossman's Migdal Ohr, the world's largest...

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2009-10-02 12:53:23

Professional golfer Tiger Woods has become the first athlete ever to reach the $1 billion mark in career earnings, Forbes Magazine reported. The periodical said Woods cracked the plateau by winning the $10 million bonus at last week's PGA Tour Championship at Atlanta. Woods, 33, has been the world's highest-paid athlete since 2002, despite the loss of his endorsement package for General Motors' Buick division. He makes $3 million in appearances fees outside the united States. Forbes estimated...

2009-09-15 17:42:17

Golden State forward Stephen Jackson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for public statements detrimental to the league. Jackson told the media on Aug, 28 he would like to be traded to Cleveland, New York or one of the teams in Texas. It is forbidden by the NBA for players to make trade requests publicly. Ron Artest was fined in 2005-06 for requesting a trade from Indiana through the media. Jackson signed a multiyear extension with Golden State in November last year.

2009-09-11 23:02:43

Five-time MVP Michael Jordan headed a list of superstars inducted Friday into the Basketball Hall of Fame. David Robinson, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan and Vivian Stringer joined Jordan in receiving their sport's top honor. The game of basketball has been everything to me, Jordan said at the induction banquet. "It has been my refuge, my place that I have always gone when I need comfort and peace. It has been a relationship that has evolved over time. It has provided me with a platform to share...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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