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  • Spurs Hire NBA's First Paid Woman Assistant Coach

    by Rexford Sheild August 2014

    Coming off a 2014 NBA Championship, the San Antonio Spurs added to the depth of their coaching staff with the hire of Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. But this isn't an everyday-type of hire. Hammon, the former WNBA star who is finishing up her 16th year in the league, will be the first woman paid to serve as an assistant coach in NBA history. 

  • Hawks' Kane Pops In on Renovated Youth Locker Room

    by EVAN F. MOORE. Correspondent August 2014

    When Blackhawks star winger Patrick Kane visits local ice arenas, he often thinks about his time as a young hockey player. "At the Sabres' old arena, I met some of the players," Kane said, referring to the NHL team in Buffalo, New York, where he was born. "It's kind of surreal when you do meet a pro athlete. You look up to them. It's exciting for young kids."

  • Bon Jovi Pens Open Letter, But Bills Fans Aren't Buying It

    by Jerry Zremski; News Washington Bureau Chief August 2014

    Jon Bon Jovi tried showing Buffalo a little love over the weekend, but in response, Bills fans seem to be collectively screeching: "You give love a bad name." A day after The Buffalo News published an open letter to Bills fans in which Bon Jovi said the Toronto-based group he fronts would be committed to keeping the team in Buffalo, it was clear that many Bills fans looked at the shaggy-maned rocker's missive as nothing but a shaggy dog story. "At no point in his nice letter does he say he's not moving the team from Buffalo," said Matt Sabuda, president of the Buffalo Fan Alliance.

  • Ex-Players, $200K Playground Part of Redskins' Outreach

    by Erik Brady, USA TODAY Sports July 2014

    Mark Moseley, a former Washington NFL placekicker, told members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe in council chambers Tuesday that the club's team name is meant as a sign of respect for Native Americans.

  • Northwestern's Fitzgerald: Unionization Efforts 'a Positive'

    by Andrew Seligman, The Associated Press July 2014

    No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insists no team is more unified than his Wildcats. For that, he credits the push for them to unionize.

  • Ex-Buckeye Helps Athletes with Catastrophic Injuries

    by Bill Wagner, Maryland Gazette July 2014

    Positive-Strides-Org is a charitable foundation that provides guidance and assistance to athletes that have suffered catastrophic or life-changing sports-related injury.

  • Columnist: Dungy Proof Intolerance Lingers as NFL Issue

    by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports July 2014

    It's not the NFL's fault that Dan Snyder and his Washington team continue to use and defend a blatantly racist nickname. It's also not the NFL's fault that former head coach and current TV talking head Tony Dungy said he wouldn't have drafted the NFL's first openly gay player because he "wouldn't want to deal with all of it." The NFL itself is not to blame for Richie Incognito's boorish and offensive behavior with the Miami Dolphins last season, or Minnesota Vikings special-teams coach Mike Priefer's equally nasty and unacceptable anti-gay language.

  • Dungy Clarifies Comments, Michael Sam Responds

    by Michael Gaio July 2014

    Former Buccaneers and Colts head coach Tony Dungy made news earlier this week when he was quoted saying he "wouldn't have taken" former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who is openly gay, in the NFL Draft.

  • Ex-Coach Dungy on Sam: 'I Wouldn't Have Taken Him'

    by Tom Mahon, Daily News Staff Writer July 2014

    Is Tony Dungy a hypocrite? You make the call.

  • Shaping the Future of Athletics Safety and Security

    by Dennis Van Milligen July 2014

    Editor's note: Look for more Sports Venue Safety articles as we publish a new one online each day this week. Or, view the entire digital issue here.

    My first exposures to the issues of safety and security at a sporting event came when I was eight years old. It was at Old Comiskey, back when the Chicago White Sox were "winning ugly" in the American League West. I remember going to at least half a dozen games that year with my father as the White Sox fought for an AL West championship, but that wasn't the only fighting I witnessed. The fights in the stands became as much of a spectacle as the game itself. It got to a point that we never wondered if a fight would break it, but rather when. Though I attended games with my father, a U.S. Navy SEAL and Golden Gloves boxing champion, I never had a complete sense of safety. Still, I was undeterred. I loved going to Old Comiskey and watching the White Sox despite the extracurricular activities.