Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


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Soccer star trades pitch for the court

Hey, Neymar, we'll let you use your hands.

The Harlem Globetrotters have "drafted" the Brazilian soccer star in their annual exercise of selecting from a host of world-class athletes and others "who all embody the Globetrotters' spirit and passion for basketball."

Also chosen this week were Olympic swimming gold medalist Missy Franklin, golfer Jordan Spieth and actor Kevin Hart who at 5-foot- 4 certainly would face some height challenges on the court.

The one true basketball selection was college slam dunk champion Devan Douglas of Division II University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D.

'Black-ish' star hits stage * Deon Cole, a crowd-pleaser as unpredictable Charlie on ABC's sitcom "black-ish," is flying solo with his first stand-up special.

His goal with "Deon Cole: Cole Blooded Seminar," debuting Saturday on Comedy Central, is to let people know what the world looks like from his perspective. …

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