Friday, October 31, 2014
The Atlanta Hawks have released an open letter of apology to the team, fans and city of Atlanta, saying the organization ''did not do the right thing'' to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos. The apology, signed by CEO Steve Koonin, was released on Saturday, one day after the team announced general manager Danny Ferry was taking an indefinite leave of absence following his racially charged comments about Luol Deng. Koonin says the Hawks ''must own these shortcomings and failures.   [READ MORE]
Making a splashy trip across the pond, British avant-garde designer Gareth Pugh put on a "live immersive fashion experience" involving scantily clad modern dancers undulating in a vast, darkened pier space on the East River that, in daytime, houses seven basketball courts. Guests sipped drinks and snacked on wild mushroom canapes as they followed the dancers from one stage to another, and fog machines billowed.   [READ MORE]
TMZ Sports has learned the woman who sued former L.A. Lakers player Devin Ebanks for sexual assault is DROPPING her lawsuit against the ex-NBA'er . Ebanks -- a 2nd round pick in the 2010 Draft -- was sued by a woman who filed the lawsuit anonymously back in 2012 claiming he raped her after partying at a Hollywood nightclub together. The L.A. County D.A. refused to file charges against Ebanks due to lack of evidence.   [READ MORE]
Stevie Wonder's 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life is almost always listed on music critics' rankings of top albums of all time. Now, 38 years later, the music legend will to take the album on tour — performing such classics as "Isn't She Lovely," "Sir Duke," "I Wish" and "Another Star" in a whole new way. The 64-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee announced the arena tour this week at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles before performing "Isn't She Lovely." The North American tour will kick off at New York City's Madison Square Garden, hit Toronto and then end at Oakland's Oracle Arena. Tickets go on sale Sept. 20.

After securing its perch as a pro-basketball city amid much controversy last year, Sacramento is now aiming to add Major League Soccer, a move that could help revitalize the California capital and mark it as a regional center for sports. The minor league Sacramento Republic FC soccer club, brought to town this spring as part of the effort to persuade Major League Soccer that the city could support a team, has been selling out tickets since its first match attracted 20,000 fans.   [READ MORE]
Now this is an awesome way to celebrate getting your own wax figure! Jeremy Lin was honored with his very own figure at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco. Naturally, the 26-year-old basketball star reacted by pulling hilarious pranks on museum goers! When visitors came up to inspect what they thought was an inanimate likeness, Lin would move to surprise—and scare—fan after fan.   [READ MORE]

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