• LeBron Stands for Anthem, Decries Kaepernick Critics

    by Michael Singer September 2016

    LeBron James says he'll stand for the national anthem, but his respect for Colin Kaepernick couldn't be more apparent. James, speaking at the Cleveland Cavaliers media day Monday, spent a significant portion of his podium time praising the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, whose protest began in late August to call attention to police brutality and social injustice.

  • Starr: Art Briles Is an 'Honorable Man'

    by AB Staff September 2016

    Ken Starr, the former president and chancellor of Baylor, is defending former football coach Art Briles by saying he's "an honorable man who conducted an honorable program."

  • Three Digital Marketing Trends to Explore in 2017

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    You've developed a social media strategy after experimenting with different channels to find the right fit for your business or organization. Now what?

  • Baseball Community Shocked by Fernandez Death

    by Joe Capozzi and Tom D'Angelo September 2016

    At Marlins Park on Sunday, there was no baseball game. Players cried openly in the clubhouse. A No. "16" was painted on the pitcher's mound. And on the giant scoreboard over rows of empty seats was a simple display: "16 Jose Fernandez." Jose Fernandez, the Marlins' infectious star who escaped Cuba on a raft eight years ago and blossomed into one of baseball's most electrifying personalities, was killed early Sunday in a violent boat crash off Miami Beach. He was 24. "Sadly, the brightest lights are often the ones that extinguish fastest," Marlins President David Samson, surrounded by the entire team, said at an emotional news conference at Marlins Park, where players openly wept. "His personality transcended culture and religion and race. His story will be told forever."

  • Anthem Protests Continue at College Football Games

    by Spokesman Review September 2016

    Football players for Michigan and Michigan State, along with a group of students at North Carolina, raised their fists during the national anthem Saturday. The gestures at the games came following a week punctuated by riots in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the killing of an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • Opinion: Georgia Tech AD Hire Fills Need for Leadership

    by Jeff Schultz September 2016

    The search was fast. The search was quiet. The search was conducted with far more efficiency than many things at Georgia Tech have been in recent years. Todd Stansbury will be the new athletic director at Georgia Tech. He checks all the boxes. He played football at Georgia Tech for Bill Curry. He learned under the wise old athletic director, Homer Rice. He climbed the ladder in various athletic departments around the country, spending several years as an assistant athletic director at Tech, then moving on to Houston, East Tennessee State and Oregon State.

  • Why Group Fitness Is So Important

    by Stuart Goldman September 2016

    As the recent "History of Exercise" video starring Nick Offerman and first lady Michelle Obama shows, fitness industry fashion has changed — as have movements and music — but the importance of group exercise classes has not.

  • Larry Brown Eyes High School Coaching Job

    by Jim Baumbach September 2016

    Larry Brown, the only basketball coach to have won both an NBA and NCAA title, soon might be trying to win a Long Island high school championship as well. Brown, the well-traveled coach who played at Long Beach High School in the late 1950s, has expressed interest in the boys varsity coaching vacancy at East Hampton, athletic director Joe Vasile-Cozzo said. "I'm trying to figure things out, to be honest with you," Brown told Newsday by telephone on Tuesday. "I'm interested in helping kids, but I don't want to do anything unless I'm 100 percent in. I don't think it would be fair to the kids."

  • Opinion: Paterno Controversy May Never Go Away

    by Mike Jensen September 2016

    Third quarter, Penn State up a couple of touchdowns, the big screen showed images that brought many inside Beaver Stadium to their feet. A familiar face in younger days, glorious days. Words were mentioned over the PA: "Success without honor is an unseasoned dish. It will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good." In the last row of the Temple section in the upper deck above the north end zone, a banner appeared, with a big T for Temple, so there was no mistaking the allegiance of the artist, who wrote, "He turned his back, so we'll turn ours."

  • Padres GM Suspended by MLB for Hiding Medical Info

    by Knoxville News-Sentinel September 2016

    Major League Baseball on Thursday announced a 30-day suspension without pay for San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller. The punishment was levied as the result of an investigation into the Padres’ handling of medical information in the July 14 trade that sent left-hander Drew Pomeranz to the Boston Red Sox.