Can more basketball lead to less gang violence for at-risk youths? Chicago is attempting to find out.
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February 23, 2013
February 13, 2013
Kobe Bryant told an NBA fan on Twitter that it isn't acceptable to use "you're gay" as a way to put some one down.
December 18, 2012
Members of two prominent college basketball programs held tributes to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy on Monday night.
December 16, 2012
The professional sports world joined the rest of America in grieving over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
November 15, 2012
The International Reading Association (IRA) and American Basketball Association (ABA) announced the launch of a new youth-reading initiative this week called "Fast Break for Reading."
October 15, 2012
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the National Basketball Association's all-time leading scorer, will be promoting the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects over the next year as California's After-School STEM Ambassador.
September 19, 2012
Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy, both formerly of the Orlando Magic, have reunited to raise money for local Fla. schools.
September 05, 2012
LeBron James, the National Basketball Association's reigning Most Valuable Player, is appearing in a series of STEM-related videos hosted by the Khan Academy.
August 17, 2012
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley is donating $60,000 to the Saginaw (Mich.) school district to cover every student-athlete's athletic participation fees for the 2012-13 school year.
August 16, 2012
In the wake of a child-sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach, Pennsylvania State University will host a two-day conference in late October on preventing sexual abuse, the university announced Wednesday.