Blaine Bishop to Appear at Dicks Sporting Goods in Muncie

MUNCIE, IN. — Former NFL safety and Ball State University alum, Blaine Bishop, is scheduled to appear at Dick’s Sporting Goods grand opening on Saturday Oct. 4 from 1-3 p.m where Bishop will meet and greet fans. Dick’s will give away T-shirts, gift cards and other items to those in line early Saturday and Sunday. Source: TheStarPress.

Photo shows former Tennessee Titans safety Blaine Bishop endorsing Big Brothers.

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Deion Sanders Says Some 49ers Not Happy with Jim Harbaugh

Former NFL player and network analyst, Deion Sanders, who has close ties to one prominent member of the 49ers, said he is hearing the players no longer want to play for coach Jim Harbaugh. Source: CSNBayArea.com. ... Read More

Pete Rose, Lou Piniella, Ken Griffey Sr, Tony Perez Sign Autographs for Fans

NEW YORK — Two-thirds of the Big Red Machine starting lineup signed autographs at the Western New York Sports Card Expo Saturday and Sunday at Batavia Downs Gaming which included Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, Ken Griffey Sr., George Foster and Cesar Geronimo members of Cincinnati’s 1975 and ’76 World Series teams who signed at various times Saturday afternoon. Former New York Yankees great Lou Piniella, Bears running back Gale Sayers were also on hand to sign autographs. Pete Rose, Lou Pinella, Ken Griffey, Sr. and others signed autographs at the Western New York Sports Card Expo on Sept. 20 and Sept. 21, 2014 at Batavia Downs Gaming in New York. Source: Democrat and Chronicle. ... Read More

Former Yankees Pitcher Andy Pettitte Named Keynote Speaker at Concordia University Texas Baseball Fundraiser

ROUND ROCK, TX — Former Yankees pitcher, Andy Pettitte, will be the keynote speaker at the Concordia University Texas baseball fundraiser, “Dining with the Stars.” The event takes place on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the United Heritage Center at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock and will start at 6 p.m. Additional former MLB players, Scott Linebrink and Thomas Boggs will join Pettitte in a question and answer forum. Source: Concodrdia.edu,

Photo shows Andy Pettitte during an April 2014 interview.

Photo shows former Yankees pitcher, Andy Pettitte, during an April 2014 interview.

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Amy Van Dyken Named Keynote Speaker at U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Awards Dinner to be Held in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Six-time Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken has been named the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family to be held on Sept. 25-26 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. The two-day event themed “Power of Sport,” will  featurie Amy Van Dyken-Rouen as the keynote speaker, and Tamron Hall, co-host of NBC’s TODAY show and MSNBC’s NewsNation as the host. Source: SwimSwam.com

Photo shows Amy Van Dyken speaking in 2014 about her spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

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Johnny Bench, Jim Tressel Named Speakers at 2015 YSU Baseball First Pitch Breakfast

YOUNGSTOWN, OH. — Former Cincinnati Reds catcher, Johhny Bench and Youngstown State University president Jim Tressel have been named the featured speakers at the 2015 YSU Baseball First Pitch Breakfast scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 17, 2015.  Location: Blue Wolf Events at The Maronite Center on Meridian Road in Youngstown. General admission tickets are $25 apiece, and reserved priority tables for groups of eight are available for $400. Corporate packages, which also includes two tickets for dinner with the speakers the night before, are available for $700. Source: Youngstown State University.

Photo shows YSU president, Jim Tressel (L) and former Reds catcher, Johnny Bench (R) who will appear  as the featured speakers at the 2015 YSU Baseball First Pitch Breakfast.


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Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Buys 100 Devon Still Bengals Jerseys for Pediatric Cancer

Earlier this week the Cincinnati Bengals announced that all proceeds of Devon Still’s jersey sales would go to the Cincinnati’s children hospital. They have raised a significant amount of money so far thanks in part to a classy move by New Orleans Saints coach, Sean Payton, who bought 100 Devon Still jerseys at $100 each after he heard Still’s story on the radio.
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Penn States Adam Taliaferro Named Guest Speaker at Limerick United Way Drive

LIMERICK PA – Former Penn State cornerback, Adam Taliaferro who was paralyzed during a game and defied the odds to walk again, was named the featured speaker at the 2014 edition of Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station’s annual United Way campaign on Friday Sept. 5. The event also featured an employee car and motorcycle show. During the event, the station also presented a $10,000 donation to Lower Pottsgrove Township’s Emergency Services Department, and a $5,000 donation to the Pottstown Senior Center.

Photo shows former Penn State football player Adam Taliaferro in 2011 at WellSpan Health’s ‘Journey of Courage’ speaker series speaking about his injury and recovery.


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Joe Namath Hosts Celebrity Golf Classic for March of Dimes

NYC — Jets legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Joe Namath, hosted the 10th Annual Joe Namath March of Dimes Celebrity Golf Classic on September 9 & 10 with nearly 100 other sports legends and celebrites attending. Celebrities included Meadowlark Lemon, the ‘Clown Prince of Basketball’,  Richard Roundtree, the first black action hero who played “Shaft” and Basketball Hall of Famer Bernard King, to name a few.

Photo shows Joe Namath speaking to Class Act Sports about the Joe Namath Celebrity Golf Classic

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Chauncey Billups Says 'It's Just Time to Retire' After 17 Seasons in the NBA

Former Pistons shooting guard, Chauncey Billups, announced his retirement Tuesday, September 9, 2014 after 17 seasons in the NBA, telling Yahoo! Sports: “My mind and my desire is still strong. I just can’t ignore the fact that I haven’t been healthy for three years.”

Photo shows Chauncey Billups who announced his retirement on Sept. 9, 2014.


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