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Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard signs on with AirTran
By Jason Garcia and Sara K. Clarke, Orlando Sentinel - When AirTran Airways unveiled an Orlando Magic-themed Boeing 717 last week, the newly painted jet came with a celebrity endorsement: NBA star Dwight Howard.

Howard, the Orlando Magic center and a fan favorite, will endorse the airline in radio spots, online advertising and billboards.

Howard joins AirTran's other celebrity endorsers, including NFL quarterbacks Matt Ryan and Donovan McNabb, Major League Baseball players Ryan Braun and Tom Glavine, and race-car driver Danica Patrick.
No endorsements were forthcoming from the Orlando-based airline's pilots union, some of whose members picketed the carrier last week at General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee, Wis.

In addition to serving as a
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Celebrities : Ryan Braun, Matt Ryan, Dwight Howard, Donovan McNabb
Categories : Celebrity Endorsement News, Athlete News
Posted 12/21/2009 12:12:38 AM | Permalink
Olympic spot looking easy for US; setting roster, not so much
CBS News - New York City, NY, USA - Despite beating Venezuela by 43 points in its first outing at the FIBA Americas Championships, there are no plans to block off traffic on the Las Vegas strip for a championship parade following the Sept. 2 gold medal game just yet. Still, after getting a whiff of the competition, it's safe to assume the U.S. National Team will be in that final, will take home the gold and should start working on its conversational Mandarin in preparation for next summer's Olympic games in Beijing.

That might reek of the same pompous air Americans have been accused of stubbornly clutching onto even
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Celebrities : Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Amare Stoudemire, Dwight Howard, Chauncey Billups, Carlos Boozer, Tyson Chandler, Paul Pierce, Mike Miler, Joe Johnson, Shawn Marion, Tayshaun Prince, Michael Redd, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Elton Brand, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Steve Nash, Anderson Varejao, Fabricio Oberto, Walter Herrmann, Andres Nocioni, Manu Ginobili, Raja Bell
Categories : Athlete News
Posted 8/23/2007 12:08:42 AM | Permalink
Kobe headlines 17 players expected for USA hoops minicamp
ESPN - USA - Kobe Bryant headlines the list of 17 players who are expected to report for U.S. national team minicamp this weekend in Las Vegas.

The three-day camp on the campus of UNLV will be used to select the finalists for next month's FIBA Americas tournament, the regional qualifier for the 2008 Olympics. The roster must be trimmed to 12 players before the tournament starts on Aug. 22.

There are 32 players in the national team program, but 15 are unavailable for minicamp, leaving the Americans with fewer players than expected. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said last week he thought 18 or 19 would be
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Celebrities : Deron Williams, Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudemire, Dwight Howard, Chauncey Billups, Tayshaun Prince, Shawn Marion, J.J. Redick, Mike Miller, Kirk Hinrich, Shane Battier, Michael Redd, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Mike Krzyzewski, Elton Brand, Jason Kidd, Greg Oden, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant
Categories : Speakers News, Athlete News
Posted 7/17/2007 11:07:03 AM | Permalink
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Dwight Howard improving, but status still unknown entering Wizards' season opener
Dwight Howard may play in the Wizards' regular-season opener on Thursday night against the Miami Heat, but the team will not know until the day of the game and likely won't announce the decision either way until head coach Scott Brooks addresses the ...

Wizards' Dwight Howard: Out Thursday vs. Heat
Howard (back) has been ruled out for Thursday's season opener against the Heat, Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reports. Howard has been practicing in full since Monday and also went through shootaround Thursday morning, but it appears the Wizards are ...

Dwight Howard practices for first time with Wizards, raising likelihood he plays in opener
Dwight Howard, who missed three weeks due to a strained piriformis muscle, participated in his first full practice with his new team. The 32-year-old signed a free agent deal with the Wizards in July, but had yet to take the court due to the injury ...

Washington Post

Chemistry test: Finally healthy, Dwight Howard now must learn to play with Wizards
Washington Post
The buildup surrounding one of the most talented Washington Wizards teams in years can finally be sated now that Dwight Howard has been cleared for workouts. The arrival of Howard, who participated in his first team practice Monday, completes the ...

Dwight Howard finally gets reps with Wizards starting five
Dwight Howard finally gets reps with Wizards starting five. The entire offseason Dwight Howard has been sideline with a butt injury, forcing him to miss all of the preseason. Now, Howard is back and playing with the starting unit for the Wizards at ...

Dwight Howard shut down from basketball activities, likely to ramp up rehab next week
After getting a second opinion, a new diagnosis and a pain injection, Wizards center Dwight Howard is expected to return to the court for light training work as early as Monday. That is according to head coach Scott Brooks, who said Howard has been ...

Wizards' Dwight Howard suffers a setback with his back rehab and could miss the season-opener
As the Washington Wizards ready for their season-opener on Oct. 18, offseason acquisition Dwight Howard's status remains murky. Howard, who has been sidelined for the entirety of the preseason with lower back pain, suffered a setback in his rehab and ...

The Athletic

Wizards hope Dwight Howard can make it back into lineup soon
The Athletic
Wizards hope Dwight Howard can make it back into lineup soon. By Fred Katz Oct 15, 2018. WASHINGTON — John Wall provided a marker. If Dwight Howard is competing by the start of the regular season, all is well for the Wizards. “We get to the regular ...


Wizards' Dwight Howard back on court for practice, looking forward to Thursday's season opener
WASHINGTON, D.C - Dwight Howard is optimistic about his health ahead of Thursday's season opener against the Miami Heat. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, ...

Tampa Bay Times

Wizards add Dwight Howard, coach wants team to stop talking
Tampa Bay Times
WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of the changes Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks wants to see John Wall, Bradley Beal and other players implement this season with an eye to finally making a deep playoff run, the most important might have nothing do ...
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