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Under Armour Unveils UA Next Platform

Less than one-quarter of children aged 6-17 participate in the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Physical activity decreased while sedentary behavior increased even further due to the coronavirus pandemic with students participating in distance learning from home and after-school sports, clubs and other activities suspended with prior stay-at-home mandates in place.

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CJ McCollum Chats Investment in LaceClips, Upcoming NBA Season

CJ and Errick McCollum spent countless hours on the basketball court growing up in Canton, Ohio. Whether it was blacktop or hardwood, the basketball court became their gym for workouts and training sessions as the brothers honed their skills in the hopes of becoming professionals. It also served as their courtroom as 1-on-1 games helped settle debates, including who was the better player.

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Austin Ekeler Joins Yahoo Sports for 2021 Season

Austin Ekeler became a household name—especially to fantasy football enthusiasts—during the 2019 NFL season as Los Angeles Chargers starting running back Melvin Gordon continued his holdout in the hopes of securing a new contract.

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WWE Seeing Big Demand From Brands Ahead of SummerSlam

Traditionally billed as “The Biggest Party of the Summer,” this year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view will actually be WWE’s “Biggest Party of the Year” with more than 40,000 expected in attendance on Saturday, August 21, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

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Drew Brees Staying Busy in Retirement

For the first time in two decades, Drew Brees’ offseason regimen is different. While the 42-year-old isn’t preparing mentally and physically for the upcoming NFL season as a player, Brees is conducting the same amount of research and preparation ahead of his debut season in the studio and broadcast booth for NBC Sports.

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Roman Reigns, Stephanie McMahon Excited For WWE’s Return to Live Touring

Roman Reigns is the first to admit he wouldn’t be in the position he is in at the head of the table and atop WWE as Universal Champion if it wasn’t for the fans comprising the WWE Universe.

Whether they’re cheering or booing The Tribal Chief, Reigns, who made his main roster debut in November 2012, still draws some of the loudest reactions from fans.

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LaMelo Ball Joins Powerhandz as General Partner

Less than one month after adding NBA rookie of the year to his résumé, Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball is adding general partner and board member to it as well.

Ball, the No. 3 overall selection in the 2020 NBA draft, joins double-minority-owned athletic training and rehabilitation product tech platform Powerhandz as part of its $3 million Series A fundraise.

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Sabrina Ionescu, Dick’s Sporting Goods Supply Young Athletes with Equipment

Sabrina Ionescu just wanted to play basketball. She started her foray into the sport at 3 years old by “just throwing the ball around.” From there she gained experience playing on her brothers’ 10-foot hoop. In middle school, she would bring her sneakers with her as she watched twin brother Eddy play on the boys’ team, not only because the school didn’t field a girls’ program, but because the boys’ team would need extra bodies from time to time.

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