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NBA reporter and analyst Sekou Smith dies of Covid-19

NBA reporter and analyst Sekou Smith dies of Covid-19

Sekou Smith, a NBA reporter and analyst for more than two decades, has died from Covid-19. He was 48. Smith worked for NBA TV and wrote for NBA.com since 2009. “We are all heartbroken over Sekou’s tragic passing,” Turner Sports said in a statement. “His commitment to journalism and the basketball community was immense and…MORE

Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea manager

Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea manager

Chelsea has confirmed former Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel as its new boss, a day after Frank Lampard was let go by the Premier League club. The German joins on a 18-month contract with the possibility of an extension. “It is never easy to change Head Coach in the middle of the season but we…MORE

Gymnast Nia Dennis earns praise for her ‘Black excellence’ routine

Gymnast Nia Dennis earns praise for her ‘Black excellence’ routine

The reviews are in for gymnast Nia Dennis’ “Black excellence” floor routine and they’re nothing short of sensational. Dennis, a senior at UCLA, was competing against Arizona State when she executed the routine celebrating Black culture. It featured Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Missy Elliott, Soulja Boy, Tupac Shakur and Megan Thee Stallion. “Do the damn thing…MORE

Chelsea sacks manager Frank Lampard

Chelsea sacks manager Frank Lampard

Chelsea has parted company with manager Frank Lampard, the club announced on Monday. Lampard’s last game in charge was Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Luton Town in the FA Cup fourth round. Considered one of the greatest players to have ever played at Stamford Bridge, he left the Blues in 2014 having won three English Premier…MORE

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