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Jordan Brand Chair LARRY MILLER, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as a 16-year-old gang member, today debuted his book, “JUMP: MY SECRET JOURNEY FROM THE STREETS TO THE BOARDROOM." Miller on Dec. 17 met with the sister, son and daughter in law of EDWARD WHITE, the teenager Miller shot and killed in 1965. The meeting was "described as emotional by the participants" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/18)....The Players Championship “started a 50-day countdown to tournament week” on MLK Day by “promoting the growth of golf in Jacksonville's urban core.” They announced a $100,000 donation toward the "construction of a putting green” at the Clanzel Brown Community Center in Jacksonville (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 1/18).

IN MEMORY: Former PGA Tour Policy Board Chair DICK FERRIS died on Sunday, at age 85, of causes incident to ALS. For 15 years, Ferris "helped shape policy for the PGA Tour first as an Independent Director and then as the Policy Board’s Chair." The former United Airlines CEO became a member of the PGA Tour Champions Policy Board in '85. Seven years later, he joined the PGA Tour's body, and a year later became Chair, holding that position until '07 (, 1/17).

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: June 24, 2022

Excel Sports scores at NBA Draft; Breaking down year one of the USFL; DP World Tour finally states its LIV Golf policy and big names in sports invest in Jackpot.

SBJ Unpacks: Thaddeus Young, NBA forward and venture capitalist

SBJ's Austin Karp posted up with NBA power forward Thaddeus Young. The 15-year veteran discussed his venture capital strategy, his investment in technology and much more.

SBJ Spotlight: Predicting which U.S. cities will host World Cup matches

SBJ Facilities Writer Bret McCormick and Soccer Writer Alex Silverman say five U.S. cities are locks to host World Cup matches in 2026. But they have different ideas when it comes to the rest of the field.

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