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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
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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
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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 to Seek Buyout After Trade to Brooklyn Nets
New York Times
The former All-Star center Dwight Howard will seek a contract buyout in July after the Brooklyn Nets complete a trade with the Charlotte Hornets to acquire him, according to a person familiar with Howard's plans. The Nets and Hornets on Wednesday ...

Charlotte Observer

Why not just buy out Dwight Howard? Why Charlotte Hornets taking trade route instead
Charlotte Observer
The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a trade that will send Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets next month. The Nets and Howard are reportedly in talks to buy out a portion of Howard's remaining $23.5 million salary and make him a free agent. Why couldn ...

The Undefeated

Dwight Howard was traded again and other news of the week
The Undefeated
Three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard, who in the words of 50 Cent used to be “the man, homie,” was traded to the Brooklyn Nets for the illustrious Timofey Mozgov despite Mozgov, who averaged four points and three rebounds last season, ...

NBCSports.com

Would Dwight Howard be a good fit in Boston?
NBCSports.com
Would Dwight Howard be a good fit in Boston? A. Sherrod Blakely and Brian Scalabrine explain how, if used in the right role, Dwight Howard could be a good addition for the Celtics. NBA · Discussion and Debate ...

SportsMap Houston

In just two seasons, former Rocket Dwight Howard has fallen off the face of the basketball earth
SportsMap Houston
Given the ability of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to remake the roster on the fly, it's easy to forget that Dwight Howard's tenure in Houston ended just two years ago. He left the Rockets for a short-lived homecoming with the Atlanta Hawks and ...
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