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Black College Football Hall of Fame, Bowie State Bulldogs, What Had Happened Was -

Sophomore year will go down as one to remember for Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall. Actually, make that sophomore and junior years. Hall, the Bowie, Maryland, native who was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Black College Football Player of the Year, is basking in the glow and already thinking about a three-peat, adding […]

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Black History Month, Doug Williams, NFL, What Had Happened Was -

Doug Williams knows that when February rolls around, he’s got to keep his phone charged — ’cause e’rybody and their momma will be calling to get his thoughts on all things black, and definitely all things historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). “I think it’s a little old, especially for guys like myself,” said Williams, […]

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HBCU Sports, Howard University, Lincoln Phillips, What Had Happened Was -

Lincoln Phillips can chuckle at the thought today, but the task of wrangling the diverse personalities on his star-studded 1970s Howard University soccer teams was no laughing matter at the time. “You’re talking about trying to get Jamaicans and Trinidadians and Africans on the same page at the same time,” recalled Phillips, who coached at […]

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Confederate Statues, David Fizdale, Jefferson Davis, Memphis Greenspace, What Had Happened Was -

Two Confederate statues were removed from former public parks in the city of Memphis, Tennessee, after the properties were sold to the nonprofit agency Memphis Greenspace. It all went down Wednesday at 9:01 p.m. in the city, which coincidentally has the area code 901. The decision to proceed with the removal came to fruition Wednesday […]

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Chicago Bears, Tarik Cohen, What Had Happened Was -

Tell the truth … you thought we might have been ridin’ Tarik Cohen too hard, puttin’ all this shine and expectation on a 5-foot-6 running back from a historically black university in Greensboro, North Carolina, of all places. Well, it’s what we do – and we don’t plan to stop, and we feel good that […]

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What Had Happened Was -

In the beginning, there was the All Day blog and What Had Happened Was. With the morning sun, readers could catch up with all they may have missed the previous day, thanks to WHHW, and could turn to AD to keep up with events as the day went on. The two existed in perfect harmony […]

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ESPN, John Skipper, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. John Skipper resigned as president of ESPN and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks on Monday. “Today I have resigned from my duties as President of ESPN,” Skipper said in a statement. “I have had a wonderful career at the Walt Disney Company and am grateful for the many opportunities and friendships. … […]

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Jerry Richardson, Maame Biney, NFL, Olympics, Team USA, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Maame Biney, a 17-year-old native of Ghana, is the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speedskating team. Biney did so with a pair of 500-meter wins, breezing to an easy victory over Olympians Lana Gehring, Jessica Kooreman and Katherine Reutter-Adamek in the first 500 final at the short-track trials. Her […]

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Brandon Williams, Indianapolis Colts, Kristaps Porzingis, NBA, NCW, NFL, What Had Happened Was, WNBA -

Game. Blouses. Brandon Williams of the Indianapolis Colts left Thursday night’s game against the Denver Broncos on a stretcher after suffering a head injury. Williams, the Colts’ No. 2 tight end, was hurt while blocking Broncos linebacker Deiontrez Mount on a punt in the second quarter. Mount, who appeared to try to ease Williams’ landing, […]

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, Chris Paul, Gordon Hayward, Houston Rockets, LaVar Ball, Riddick Bowe, Washington Redskins, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. An internet hoax claimed the Washington Redskins changed their team name to the “Washington Redhawks.” The Rising Hearts Coalition, a Native American activist group advocating for the NFL franchise to drop its longtime mascot, created several fake webpages, and stories on them, resembling the online sites and work of The Washington Post, Sports […]

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Baltimore Orioles, Devin Hester, Jackie Robinson, Kawhi Leonard, Manny Machado, MLB, San Antonio Spurs, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Kawhi Leonard made his season debut Tuesday night, scoring 13 points in the San Antonio Spurs’ 95-89 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Leonard, who has been sidelined since the preseason with right quadriceps tendinopathy, played 16 minutes in his first game since May 14. “I thought he was wonderful,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich […]

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Aaron Judge, Arthur Ashe, Giancarlo Stanton, LaMelo Ball, LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball, Lonzo Ball, Matt Barnes, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball have reached an agreement to play overseas for Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas, the team’s general manager/coach Virginijus Seskus and the Ball family’s agent, Harrison Gaines, confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. The two younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball will both forgo their college educations to […]

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Houston Texans, NCB, NCW, NFL, Tom Savage, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Tom Savage was planted into the turf by two San Francisco 49ers defenders, and as the Houston Texans quarterback lay on the ground, he began to convulse. Officials stood over him, and he was assisted to the Texans’ sideline. He was cleared by the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant to go back into the Texans’ […]

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LaMelo Ball, LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball, NBA, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ryan Shazier, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. We may not ever see Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier play football again. That was the news ESPN’s Michele Steele reported after a phone interview with neurologist Dr. Anthony Alessi, who consults with the NFL Players Association. “It’s not good,” Alessi said of Shazier’s condition. “We’re not going to see him this season. […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed their 13th straight game on Wednesday, after a 3-pointer from LeBron James with 16.6 seconds left sealed a 101-95 win against the Sacramento Kings. James recorded five 3-pointers on the night as part of a game-high 32-point performance that propelled the Cavs to a tie of the franchise record […]

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Beyonce, Colin Kaepernick, International Olympic Committee, Jerry Rice, LaMelo Ball, Last Chance U, LiAngelo Ball, NBA, NCB, NCF, PyeongChang Olympics 2018, What Had Happened Was -

Game. blouses. Beyoncé presented former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with his Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night at Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year ceremony. “With or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people,” Kaepernick said after accepting the award. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah introduced Kaepernick before […]

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Baker Mayfield, Ben McAdoo, Bryce Love, Golden State Warriors, Lamar Jackson, LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball, Stephen Curry, What Had Happened Was -

Game. blouses. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry twisted his right ankle in the final minute of the team’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans late Monday night. While attempting to steal a pass from Pelicans guard E’Twaun Moore, Curry rolled his ankle as he fell to the ground, visibly grimacing in pain. The two-time […]

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Alabama Crimson Tide, Alvin Kamara, Clemson Tigers, College Football Playoff, Georgia Bulldogs, Mark Ingram, NCF, NFL, Oklahoma Sooners, What Had Happened Was -

Game. blouses. The four teams selected for the College Football Playoff were announced: Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia … and Alabama. That’s right, Roll Tide, which didn’t compete in the SEC championship game, was selected as the fourth team over Ohio State, which beat previously unbeaten Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship on Saturday. The matchups for […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, Golf, LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, NFL, Players Coalition, Sports Illustrated, Tiger Woods, What Had Happened Was -

Game. blouses. We had not seen Tiger Woods play a competitive round of golf in 301 days, but on Thursday, in his first action back from his second-longest hiatus from the sport, Woods shot a 3-under-par 69 in the first round of the Hero World Challenge. This was his first score in the 60s since […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Golden State Warriors, LaVar Ball, Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Stephen Curry, What Had Happened Was -

Game. blouses. In the first meeting between two-time league MVP Stephen Curry and rookie Lonzo Ball, the reigning champion Golden State Warriors defeated the rebuilding Los Angeles Lakers, 127-123, in overtime on Wednesday night. Curry finished with 28 points, on 9-for-20 shooting (3-for-9 from 3-point range), with seven assists and five rebounds, and Ball recorded […]

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Geno Smith, Herm Edwards, Herschel Walker, Kim Davis, LeBron James, NBA, New York Giants, NFL, NHL, What Had Happened Was -

Game. blouses. Geno Smith will be the first black quarterback to start for the New York Giants in franchise history on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. By replacing Eli Manning under center, the Giants became the last team in the NFL to start a black quarterback, and Smith will become the first quarterback in the […]

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Aqib Talib, David Fizdale, Denver Broncos, LeBron James, Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders, Sean Taylor, What Had Happened Was -

Game. blouses. Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree taped his chain to his neck before Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos but still got it snatched off by opposing cornerback Aqib Talib during a first-quarter brawl that resulted in both players being ejected. The altercation marked the second time Talib has ripped Crabtree’s chain off […]

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Chrissy Teigen, College Football Playoff, Julio Jones, Kevin Sumlin, NCF, Texas A&M Aggies, What Had Happened Was -

game. blouses. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was fired after the Aggies’ 45-21 blowout loss to LSU on Nov. 25. Sumlin compiled a 51-26 record in six seasons, the second-best winning percentage (.662) in modern-era school history; won three bowl games, including the Cotton Bowl in 2012; and shepherded 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel […]

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Boston Celtics, Darrelle Revis, Draymond Green, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving, Matt Ryan, Miami Heat, Tyrod Taylor, What Had Happened Was -

game.blouses The Boston Celtics’ 16-game winning streak ended on Wednesday with a 104-98 loss to the Miami Heat. The Celtics hadn’t lost in 35 days since posting an 0-2 record to start the season, but trailed the Heat by as many as 18 points. Boston brought the game to within one point late in the […]

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Gabby Douglas, Joe Morgan, Kevin Sumlin, MLB, NCF, USA Gymnastics, What Had Happened Was -

game. blouses. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas released a statement on Instagram in which she alleges that former women’s gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar sexually harassed and abused her like two other members of the “Fierce Five” U.S. women’s gymnastics team. Besides these new allegations, Douglas also apologized for her Nov. 17 tweet suggesting […]

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Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving, LaVar Ball, NBA, Terry Glenn, What Had Happened Was -

game. blouses. Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving went off for 47 points on efficient 16-for-22 shooting, including 5-for-7 from 3-point range, in his team’s 110-102 comeback overtime win on the road against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. The Celtics, winners of 16 straight games after beginning the season 0-2, overcame a 13-point deficit in […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, LaVar Ball, LeBron James, Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. President Donald Trump called on the NFL to suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for the remainder of the season for sitting during the national anthem on Sunday. Before the Raiders’ game against the New England Patriots in Mexico City, Lynch refused to stand for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” but […]

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Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Altuve, Kevin Durant, MLB, NBA, Team USA, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. In an early season preview of a potential NBA Finals matchup, the host Boston Celtics defeated the Golden State Warriors in comeback fashion, 92-88. The Celtics have now extended their win streak to 14, thanks to 22 points from guard Jaylen Brown, who learned before the game that his best friend, Trevin Steede, […]

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Ezekiel Elliott, Joel Embiid, Kyrie Irving, LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball, Lonzo Ball, Philadelphia 76ers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto Clemente, Tyrod Taylor, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid had a career night against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, finishing with a career-high in points (46, the most for a Sixers player since Allen Iverson in 2006), assists (7) and blocks (7) in the Sixers’ 115-109 victory at Staples Center. Embiid, playing in just his 43rd […]

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College Football Playoff, Ibtihaj Muhammad, LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball, Miami Hurricanes, NCF, Papa John's, Stan Van Gundy, What Had Happened Was, WNBA -

Game. Blouses. Miami busted its way into the College Football Playoff rankings after it took Notre Dame to the woodshed Nov. 11. The committee unveiled the new top four on Tuesday night, with Alabama as the new top-ranked team in the land, Clemson up from No. 4 to No. 2, Miami at No. 3 and […]

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Aaron Judge, Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump, LeBron James, Muhammad Ali, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ Citizen of the Year. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback-turned-activist, who spent the entire 2016 NFL season sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem in silent protest of racial injustice in the United States, graces one of four covers of the magazine’s December “Men of the […]

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College Football Playoff, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Le'Veon Bell, Marquise Goodwin, NCF, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Moments before crossing the goal line after an 83-yard reception, San Francisco 49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin blew a kiss to the sky and then knelt in prayer in the end zone. Unbeknownst to those in attendance and watching the game from home, Goodwin and his wife, Morgan Goodwin, lost their baby boy Sunday […]

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2020 NBA All-Star Game, Aaron Hernandez, Chicago, CTE, Dr. Ann McKee, Ezekiel Elliott, NFL, Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman will miss the rest of the NFL season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in Thursday night’s 22-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals. The All-Pro cornerback, who’s said his Achilles has been bothering him all season, suffered the injury while attempting to make an interception in the third […]

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