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  1. Jay Z's best basketball namedrops

    Matt Walks

    Before he was a courtside staple, before he chose to throw his hat into the sports agency ring, and before anyone could conceive an NBA team would call Brooklyn home, Jay Z was just a former drug dealer with enough capital to self-finance a debut rap...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  2. A behind the scenes look at RocSports first boxing event

    Danyel Smith

    A behind-the-scenes look at RocSports' first boxing event

    Eticket | Conversation | January 20, 2015
  3. ‘Serial’ Season 2: Funkmaster Flex and the Curious Ca...

    Rembert Browne

    Tell Flex to drop a bomb on it, indeed. One-hundred-and-four times in eight minutes and 18 seconds. Last night, on New York's Hot 97, DJ Funkmaster Flex spent a portion of his show getting some things off his chest. Things about...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  4. Andre Ward Q&A: 'A new stage in my career'

    Brian Campbell

    With the promotional issues that have kept him out of the ring for more than a year now behind him, super middleweight champion Andre Ward is ready to begin the second act of his career.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2015
  5. Dusty Hernandez-Harrison earns lopsided 10-round decision against...

    Dan Rafael

    Music superstar Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports put on its first fight "throne boxing" card, and welterweight prospect Dusty Hernandez-Harrison rolled to a lopsided 10-round decision against Tommy Rainone at Theater at Madison Square Garden.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2015
  6. Andre Ward, super middleweight champion, signs with Roc Nation Sp...

    Dan Rafael

    Super middleweight champion Andre Ward, who has fought only twice in the past three years -- mainly because of a protracted contact battle with Goossen Promotions -- has signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2015
  7. Roc Nation, Shaw Productions finish merger

    Dan Rafael

    On the eve of the first boxing card being put on by music mogul Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports, the company on Thursday completed a deal to buy promoter Gary Shaw's company, giving it an instant stable of fighters.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2015
  8. Dusty Hernandez-Harrison headlines Roc Nation's first show

    Dan Rafael

    Dusty Hernandez-Harrison will be in the spotlight Friday when he takes on Tommy Rainone in a 10-round bout at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2015
  9. Who Won 2014?

    Rembert Browne

    A quote from last year's bracket, appropriately titled "Who Won 2013?" With every passing year, I'm closer and closer to trashing the "Who Won" bracket model in exchange for "Who Lost." Or &quot...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  10. Three Wise Migos: A Very Special Holiday Tale for Our Times

    Shea Serrano

    This is the story of Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset, the Three Wise Migos, three men from Atlanta who set out to find the new King of Rap. These men believed that someday the firmament would be touched by the feet of a great king, so they watched the...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  11. Ain on how Snoop Dogg is still the top Dogg in rap thanks to spor...

    Morty Ain

    In ESPN Music Issue, Snoop Dogg discusses his ten-year transformation from Doggfather of rap to the molding the lives of young men through his successful football program.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  12. Cavaliers haven't lived up to billing yet

    Brian Windhorst

    CLEVELAND -- Last time the Cleveland Cavaliers played the Brooklyn Nets it was the royals, Jay Z and Beyonce. Late Friday night the celebrity row waiting for private audience with LeBron James was Macklemore and Jason Dufner -- a Grammy winner and PG...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  13. The Oral History of Jay Z’s ‘Annie’ Anthem, &ls...

    Thomas Golianopoulos

    There once was a time when Jay Z did not have it all. Flash back to late 1997: The half-a-billion-dollar fortune was closer to seven, low eight figures at best. Beyonce was nowhere in the picture. Most astonishing of all, Jay Z, the m...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  14. Roc Nation Sports announces undercard

    Dan Rafael

    Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports, which entered the boxing business in August, is putting on the first card of its "throne boxing" series on Jan. 9 (Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. It announced the undercard th...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  15. Random Top Fives, in Honor of ‘Top Five’

    Grantland Staff

    Top Five is out today. Read Rembert's interview with Chris Rock here. Enjoy an assortment of staff top-five lists below. Yes, we know that Pac and Big are not in the first one. 1. Jay Z 2. Ghostface 3. Nas 4. Kanye 5.&...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  16. Thurman OK with tune-up fight

    Brian Campbell

    Depending upon the way you look at it, 2014 will go down as either a lost year for unbeaten interim welterweight titlist Keith Thurman or the final stages before his possible launch to boxing stardom. In support of the former is the fact that Thur...

    Blog | December 11, 2014