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Ron Thomas To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Morehouse’s Journalism and Sports Program director Ron Thomas will be recognized by Sport in Society and the Northeastern University School of Journalism with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism.

Before landing at Morehouse in 2007, Thomas worked for nearly 30 years in the Bay Area, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today and San Francisco Examiner. He’s currently the chief copy editor of the African American Sports Magazine, a Bay Area publication.

Thomas is also the author of the book, They Cleared the Lane: the NBA’s Black Pioneers, about the racial and social boundaries black basketball players faced in order to play in the NBA.

Thomas graduated from the University of Rochester in 1971 with a degree in political science. He received his master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1973. Thomas is an original co-chair of the National Association of Black Journalists Sports Task Force.

Previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award include Bob Ley, Dick Schaap, and the late Ralph Wiley.

 

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Ross Greenburg Not Fired From HBO Sports

BoxingScene.com reported Friday morning that longtime HBO executive Ross Greenburg had been fired by the network and his replacement was Yahoo executive vice president Ross Levinsohn.

Unfortunately for the boxing website, that report was simply not true. Both Levinsohn and HBO spokesman Ray Stallone denied the reports, which forced BoxingScene.com to release the following statement:

As I noted in an earlier statement, this week I was advised by two people who I consider to be reliable and knowledgeable that Ross Levinsohn would succeed Ross Greenburg as President of HBO Sports. On Friday morning, I communicated that information to Rick Reeno, who posted it on this website. Read more