A trio of high-profile athletes - Chicago native and Milwaukee Bucks player Jabari Parker, Chicago Sky guard Cappie Pondexter and USA Track and Field star Kristi Castlin, a bronze medalist at the Rio Olympics in the 100m hurdles -- will participate in ESPN's 90-minute An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility, and Violence - a discourse on athletes, guns, violence and law enforcement - on Thursday, Aug.
Jabari Parker to Join An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility, and Violence Thursday on TV and ESPN Radio -Little League World Series Championship Game Sunday on ABC; International and U.S Champions Play Saturday - Emirates Airline US Open Series Concludes Saturday; US Open Draw and Mylan World TeamTennis Finals Friday; US Open Coverage Begins Monday
ESPN will present An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility, and Violence - a discourse on athletes, guns, violence and law enforcement - on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 9:30 p.m. ET. The 90-minute program will be taped earlier that day during a town hall in Chicago at the South Side YMCA from 2 - 4 p.m.
Most journalists hope that our writing spurs change. Usually, positive change. I certainly was hoping that when about a month ago, I wrote a column about Peter Rodriguez Jr., a 6-year-old from Orlando who was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2. P.J.
This is how Demetrius Bell, drafted a couple of weeks ago by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round, describes his relationship with his father: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma "I treat it as if my mother went to the sperm bank. I don't hate him for [not being in my life].
Commentary Donald Sterling makes Rush Limbaugh look like Martin Luther King Jr. Think what you will of Limbaugh and his knack for making what many consider to be inflammatory, race-baiting statements, but his short-lived attempt to become an NFL owner isn't nearly as problematic as Sterling's already being an NBA owner.
Commentary Why hasn't he acted against Big Ben when he moved so quickly on Vick and Pacman? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said this week at the NFL owners meeting in Orlando, Fla., that he'll meet with Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is currently under investigation for sexual assault, at the "appropriate time."
There seems to be a sentiment going around that the NBA's symbolic, necessary disposal of Clippers owner Donald Sterling has wrapped up this sordid, uncomfortable affair. I hate to pour cold water on that, but this mess is far from over.
Some eight years ago, I penned a handwritten letter to Gary Smith asking him how he does what he does. I'm sure I rambled and sounded lame. I just wanted to know how he wrote these detailed, beautifully written stories that teach you something about yourself and make you understand we're all burdened with the same inescapable truths.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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