Sports

Thunder Star Kevin Durant Has Bone Graft Surgery

CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder star Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery Tuesday for a fracture in his right foot, and the team expects he’ll return to basketball activities in four to six months. The Thunder said in a statement Read More

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Op-Ed

Kevin Durant: ‘MVP’ Son

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Donald Sterling’s racist rant about Blacks last month put a huge amount of focus on professional athletes. Many sports writers and fans have labeled today’s athletes as spoiled, ungrateful, prima donnas who have no appreciation for those who came before Read More

Sports

Jay-Z’s Agency Lands Kevin Durant

[ESPN] Roc Nation Sports, the sports agency founded in April by Jay-Z, on Monday officially scored its most marketable name in Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant. The firm’s spokesman Ron Berkowitz confirmed the news, and Durant later tweeted out a picture on Monday afternoon of he and Read More

Sports

Meet The Black Athletes of Team USA

Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Women’s Basketball Seimone Augustus, age 28, studied at Louisiana State University http://www.london2012.com/athlete/augustus-seimone-1133206/ Swin Cash, age 32, studied at University of Connecticut http://www.london2012.com/athlete/cash-swin-1133425/ Tamika Catchings, age 33, studied at University of Tennessee http://www.london2012.com/athlete/catchings-tamika-1133428/ Tina Charles, age 23, studied Read More