Details of NFL's fan-appreciation program

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Details of NFL's fan-appreciation program

From Comcast SportsNet Monday, August 8, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL is showing appreciation for its fans after the lockout by having each team present a personalized jersey to 90 supporters. Some teams will have the 90 fans run through the tunnel flanked by players and coaches during a preseason game. Other clubs will hold a pregame ceremony before an exhibition. The Green Bay Packers kicked off the program Saturday during a special practice and scrimmage at Lambeau Field. When the agreement to end the lockout was reached last month, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged that "we have some work to do to make sure (fans) understand we are sorry for the frustration we put them through over the last six months." "We have to make sure we understand our bond with our fans is probably the primary issue all of us need to focus on, whether you're a player or you're an owner," he added. In a release announcing the program Monday, Goodell said: "This is an opportunity to recognize the millions of fans for their dedication and passion for the NFL, its teams and players throughout the year." The NFL worked with Reebok to create special team jerseys with player numbers but with the nameplate left blank. Players, coaches and owners will personalize a message to each fan in that space.

Kings' Labissiere returns to Haiti, reconnects with man who helped save him

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Kings' Labissiere returns to Haiti, reconnects with man who helped save him

Kings sophomore forward Skal Labissiere returned to Haiti for the first time since 2010 on Wednesday. 

One day later, he reunited with the man who helped save his life. Labissiere was trapped under rubble in a 2010 earthquake. The man and Skal's father searched through debris before finding the talented hooper. 

Labissiere is back in his native country to host a basketball camp from July 19-21. In his rookie year, Labissiere averaged 8.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 18.5 minutes per game.

The Kings selected Labissiere out of Kentucky with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

 

Conor McGregor works out in throwback Warriors J-Rich jersey

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Conor McGregor works out in throwback Warriors J-Rich jersey

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are set to square off in the ring on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for one of the biggest fights of all time.

To get ready for one of the most hyped up sporting events in years, McGregor needed a little motivation from the 'We Believe' Warriors to come out victorious in an upset.

In a YouTube video showing the highlights of McGregor during his world tour promoting the fight with Mayweather, McGregor rocked a throwback Jason Richardson Warriors jersey. You can see McGregor in the jersey at the 45-seconds mark.

Richardson averaged 18.3 points and 5.4 rebounds over six seasons with the Warriors. 

McGregor (21-3 in the UFC) is looking to give Mayweather (49-0) the first loss of his career.