The Detroit News Published 1:35 PM EST Dec 26, 2018 Here are the local sports stories with the greatest impact throughout the year: Jim Caldwell out, Matt Patricia in for Lions Back-to-back 9-7 seasons wasn’t good enough for Lions general manager Bob Quinn, so after showing head coach Jim Caldwell the door, he turned to a familiar face in Matt Patricia, the former Patriots defensive coordinator with whom Quinn worked while he was in New England. It appeared to be a slam-dunk hire. Patricia, hailed for his smarts (he was an aerospace engineering graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) as well as his football background, helping the Patriots win three Super Bowls. At his introductory news conference, Patricia called the job “a dream come true for me,” and promised the Lions “would work hard as a team to make this city proud.” Before Patricia could lead his team onto the field, he had to defend himself after a Detroit News report uncovered a … [Read more...] about Top 10 Detroit News sports storylines in 2018
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Floyd Mayweather, Serena Williams, Colin Kaepernick…black athletes made major headlines in 2017. And not just for their athletic prowess or making major bank with lucrative contracts. We saw other NFL players stand united with Kaepernick in his protests against police brutality and injustice. In fact, he became a fixture of President Trump’s twitter ranting against protesting NFL pros. Here are five of the top business of sports articles and videos that Black Enterprise covered in 2017: Top WNBA Salaries vs. NBA Salaries: Who Gets Paid More? [2017 Update] It’s no secret that the basketball players in the WNBA are grossly underpaid when compared to their male counterparts in the NBA, despite the fact that they are essentially doing the same job. Even the most skilled WNBA player makes just a fraction of what an NBA player who is benched a majority of the season may earn. Here is a side-by-side comparison. (Michelle Snow of the WNBA. Image: Flickr/Keith Allison NBA … [Read more...] about The 5 Biggest African American Business of Sports Stories of 2017
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