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  1. Magic Johnson praises LeBron James, encourages athletes to take u...

    Dave McMenamin

    Decades after he started to become known just as much as an advocate for AIDS and HIV awareness as he was for being a basketball player, Magic Johnson challenged today's athletes to use their platform to take up a cause. And he commended LeBron James.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  2. For Thalente Biyela, skateboarding was the ultimate escape

    Devon O'NeilPHOTOGRAPH BY JUSTIN KOSMAN

    Thalente Biyela was beaten, orphaned and addicted to drugs while he was still a child, but skateboarding provided escape from the inescapable.

    Eticket | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  3. New York Yankees unveil plaque for Nelson Mandela in Monument Par...

    Danny Knobler

    The New York Yankees have honored the late Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, with a plaque in Monument Park as part of their Jackie Robinson Day festivities.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  4. Yankees honoring Mandela on Tuesday

    Kieran Darcy

    NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, prior to their game against the Chicago Cubs. A plaque in Mandela's honor will be unveiled in Monument Park during a pregame ceremony. Earlier in the day, a news co...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  5. Lapchick: Nelson Mandela laid to rest at home

    Richard Lapchick

    Richard Lapchick observes the funeral of Nelson Mandela with the "Born Free Generation," and reflects on how sports continue to effect change in South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2013
  6. Dawie van der Walt wins Mandela Championship

    Dawie van der Walt shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to win the Nelson Mandela Championship by two shots, giving the tournament a South African victory in a week when the country bids farewell to its former president.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2013
  7. Jorge Campillo, Colin Nel shoot 59s with preferred lies at Nelson...

    Two players shot a 59 in the second round of the rain-affected Nelson Mandela Championship, although it won't count as a European Tour record because players were allowed preferred lies on the soaked layout.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  8. Lapchick: Thousands wait hours to mourn Nelson Mandela

    Richard Lapchick

    Even former members of the apartheid regime brought their children to honor Nelson Mandela as tens of thousands waited hours and hours in the heat to view the great man one last time, Richard Lapchick writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  9. Nelson Mandela Championship cut to 54 holes by rain

    Two players shot a 59 in the second round of the rain-affected Nelson Mandela Championship, although it won't count as a European Tour record because players were allowed preferred lies on the soaked layout.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  10. First round in Durban delayed again by rain

    Players will need a third day to complete the first round at the Nelson Mandela Championship after rain again disrupted the European Tour event's schedule.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  11. Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue 'hurt' by Turkish FA's Nelson Ma...

    Ian Holyman, France Correspondent

    Global news

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  12. Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: Nelson Mandela, Inside Llewyn...

    Alex Pappademas and Wesley Morris

    Wesley joins Alex in Los Angeles to say a few words about Nelson Mandela. Alex wants to talk about Inside Llewyn Davis. There's also a lot of enthusiasm for Christmas songs. Here's their Christmas playlist: Listen to the podcast here: ESPN....

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  13. Nelson Mandela Championship -- Daniel Brooks leads in rain-hit fi...

    England's Daniel Brooks shot an 8 under 62 to take a one-stroke lead in the Nelson Mandela Championship on Wednesday after heavy rain disrupted the first round.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  14. MLB - Roger Angell in Hall of Fame

    Jim Caple

    It is altogether fitting and proper that the great Roger Angell won the Spink Award this week for his baseball essays and books.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  15. Richard Lapchick: Nelson Mandela remains an inspiration

    Richard Lapchick

    Nelson Mandela personally motivated me and many other civil rights activists. Let's hope his legacy continues to inspire unity, Richard Lapchick writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  16. Saint and Superhero: Long Walk to Freedom and the Problems With N...

    Wesley Morris

    Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom would seem beatific even if its subject, Nelson Mandela, hadn't succumbed to illness last week. It presents Idris Elba as the hallowed South African freedom fighter, political prisoner, and president. It imagines him...

    Blog | December 10, 2013