Archives for July 2014

Byron Scott Named New Head Coach of Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA. — It’s official! The Los Angeles Lakers have named former Laker and Cleveland Cavaliers coach, Byron Scott, as their next coach. According to the Los Angeles Times, to cite sources, Scott, 53, has a four-year deal for $17 million, with a team option for the fourth year. A news conference was held at 11 a.m. ... Read More

Bill Self Named Keynote Speaker at UMKC’s Tip Off Dinner

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Jayhawks head coach, Bill Self, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Missouri Kansas City’s 2nd Annual ’Roos Tip-off Dinner to be held on Sept. 30 at the College Basketball Experience. Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo served as keynote speaker at last year’s event. Tickets start at $100.

Kansas coach Bill Self speaks to Reid Forgrave on Nov 13, 2013 about Andrew Wiggins, the season outlook and tradition in Lawrence, Kansas.

Photo shows Kansas coach Bill Self speaking to Reid Forgrave at Fox Sports Live on Nov 13, 2013 about Andrew Wiggins, the season outlook and tradition in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Join Basketball Coach Bill Self at 2014 Basketball ProCamp in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, KS. — Join 2008 National Champion, 10-time Big XII Champion and 2012 Coach of the Year, Bill Self, for basketball instruction and fun at the 2014 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bill Self Basketball ProCamp with host Andrew Wiggins. The dates are August 9-10 at Shawnee Mission West High School. Wiggins will be at the camp on August 10th. Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for boys and girls grades 1 – 12. Cost: $149. Source:

Photo shows Bill Self, Kansas basketball head coach and 2012 Coach of the Year.

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Shannon Miller Named Keynote Speaker at Women's Wellness Center in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, FL. — Seven-time Olympic medalist, Shannon Miller, was the keynote speaker on Saturday July 12 at the Women’s Wellness Day event presented by Capital Regional Medical Center. The event took place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FSU’s Turnbull Conference Center in Tallahassee, FL. The event also included a panel discussion with physicians concerning topics specific to women’s health. Local vendors of various health-related products and services participated as well. Source: ... Read More

Magic Johnson Named Guest Speaker at Laredo STARS Event

LAREDO, TX — Former LA Lakers legend, Magic Johnson, has been named the guest speaker at the 2014 Laredo STARS Extravaganza to be held on Thusday Sept. 11, 2014 at the Laredo Country Club located at 1415 Country Club Dr. in Laredo, TX . Over the years the STARS program has enlisted the help of international figures from politicians to actors. This year basketball superstar Magic Johnson has been added to the list.

Magic Johnson named featured speaker at the 2014 Laredo STARS scholarship fundraiser.

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Dwyane Wade Signs New Contract with Miami Heat

MIAMI, Fla. — Looks like Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat. According to Yahoo Sports, to cite sources, Wade signed a new contract with the Heat on Tuesday, July 15. It’s a two-year deal, the second of those seasons a player option, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither side announced terms. Financial terms were not announced, though it’s expected Wade’s salary for next season will not reach the $20.2 million he would have made under his previous contract.

Photo shows Dwyane Wade speaking in Dec. 2013 in a sitdown interview with Stephen A. Smith discussing how he’s changed as a player over the past few years and why he’s still playing.

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Steelers Jerome Bettis Presents Young Athletes With $64K for 'Sports Matter' Project

CORAPOLIS PA. — Former Pittsburgh Steelers Jerome Bettis along with Steelers Jarvis Jones recently appeared at Dick’s Sporting Goods headquarters in Coraopolis where they put some young athletes through the paces as part of the company’s “Sports Matter” project. According to KDKA, two area schools and a soccer club, suffering from financial shortfalls, received checks from Dick’s totaling more than $64,000 for their sports programs. Steelers running back, Jerome Bettis, presented a check to young athletes June 2014 for more than $64K from Dicks Sporting Goods for their sports programs. ... Read More

Dan Reeves Named Keynote Speaker at Boys and Girls Club of Americus Charity Dinner

AMERICUS, GA. — Former NFL coach and Americus native, Dan Reeves, will be the keynote speaker at the Boys and Girls Club’s Steak and Stake Charity Dinner on July 22 held at the Georgia Southwestern State University Student Success Center Storm Dome. A Silent Auction will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a dinner and program at 6 p.m. Performances by the Boys and Girls Club’s own 2014 Americus Idol winner, Heather Grinolds, and the 2014 Americus Idol first runner-up, Regina Thomas will be featured. Source: Americus Times Recorder.

Photo shows former NFL coach Dan Reeves speaking on April 18, 2014 to Fort Wayne YMCA.

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Miami Heats Ray Allen to Host Basketball ProCamp

EAST GRANBY CT — Join Miami Heats All-Star Guard and former UConn All-American Ray Allen Aug 02 – 03, 2014 for basketball instruction and fun at the 2014 Citi Ray Allen Basketball ProCamp. Location: East Granby High School. Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for boys and girls grades 1 – 12. Cost: $149. Source:

Photo shows Miami Heats All-Star Guard Ray Allen appearing at 2014 ProCamp

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Chicago Blackhawks Denis Savard to Make an Appearance at Hawk Chevy in Bridgevew IL

BRIDGEVIEW, IL — Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Hall of Famer Denis Savard along with The Score will make an appearance on Friday July 25, 2014 at Hawk Chevy located at 8200 S. Harlem Ave. in Bridgeview, IL. Savard will appear from 6pm-7:30pm. Fans will have an opportunity to meet Savard, and enter to win great prizes from The Score.

Photo shows former Chicago Blackhawks great Denis Savard speaking with Jeremy Roenick in the 1st period of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series in Chicago.

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