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Todd Gurley Goes The Extra Yard In His Hometown

A few weeks ago people on the east coast were impacted by Hurricane Matthew. To help those in need LA Rams’ running back Todd Gurley returned to his hometown of Tarboro on Friday, October 28 during his bye week to partner with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

The Food Bank selected the Tarboro Community Outreach Center, one of their 800 partner agencies throughout central and eastern North Carolina, for Gurley to volunteer within their soup kitchen and food pantry. The Tarboro Community Outreach Center has been distributing food almost daily since the hurricane hit from their congregate feeding site and food pantry. Gurley spent several hours serving guests meals and distributing food to those affected by Hurricane Matthew. After making sandwiches and packing groceries, Gurley took the time to sign autographs and take photos with fans visiting the center.

Dance Your Way To The Super Bowl

Ever since Antonio was on Dancing with the Stars he now not only known as a football player, but now as a sweet dancer. So the  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver teamed up with Rite Aid and Procter & Gamble to help a lucky fan win Super Bowl LI tickets.

Known to cut a rug in the end zone, Brown showcases his moves in this catchy video encouraging viewers to enter their best dance moves while they clean around the house. To enter, fans share videos on social media of their own performances using #AntonioDanceContest and Brown will choose a winning dancer to send to Super Bowl LI with their family.

For official rules and to learn more, visit your local Rite Aid or go to Riteaid.com/AntonioDanceContest.

NBA Fans Get More With Verizon

NBA fans rejoice, the season has started and Verizon has you covered. If you want to stream games in the NBA we have got some good news for you. If you download the go90 app you can get a NBA LEAGUE PASS free preview. There are a few weekends where fans can preview NBA LEAGUE PASS on mobile via go90 during the dates listed below free of charge.

The dates are October 25-November 1, November 5-6, November 12-13 and November 19-20. By downloading go90 via the App Store or Google Play, users can enjoy this free preview and are eligible to purchase an NBA LEAGUE PASS full season package from go90.com/NBA.  With this service, basketball fans can stream hundreds of live 2016-17 NBA games all season long, available on their phone, tablet or laptop. Moreover, Verizon Wireless customers can stream on-the-go without using up their data.

The MLB Playoffs Brings Out All The Stars

The Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians are headed to the World Series. With these two fan bases waiting for what seems like an eternity for their teams to get back to the highest stage it seems like everyone is celebrating. An impressive array of baseball royalty and celebrities attended the D’USSE dinner—Alex Rodriguez, Frank Thomas, Eddie Vedder, John Cusack, Joe Buck and more. The notable cast swapped baseball stories and toasted with D’USSE cognac at the famous Chicago eatery.

MTN Dew Signs Another NBA Star To Their Team

MTN Dew already is working with NBA star Russell Westbrook and now they are teaming up with Kyrie Irving. In time for the return of the NBA Mtn Dew is announcing that NBA All-Star and DEW front man Russell Westbrook, who signed on with the brand last year, renewed his partnership through the 2018-19 NBA season. Simultaneously, the NBA champion and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is joining the DEW lineup. Westbrook and Irving will partner with DEW to celebrate the lifestyle and culture of the game in unexpected ways.

Check out a cool behind the scenes video below.

How An NBA Player Celebrates Retirement

A the beginning of this NBA season All Star and Olympian Elton Brand celebrated the announcement of his retirement with the Philadelphia 76ers at new Miami hotspot Komodo, hosted by the D’USSE Dinner Series.

Brand and the entire 76ers team, including Jahlil Okafor, Gerald Henderson, Nerlins Noel, Robert Covington, Joel Embiid and Nik Stauskas took over the mezzanine level of Komodo to toast and celebrate the career of the veteran player with a four-course meal, each paired with a specialty D’USSE cocktail.

The team enjoyed signature dishes like Beef Jerky and Lime Chicken before capping the meal with a towering dessert of Bananas in a Pagoda and a special toast over a sifter of D’USSE XO – the newest edition to the D’USSE Cognac collection. As the team gathered to leave, D’USSE-gift bags in hand, they circled around Brand for an impromptu dance party – reminiscent of locker room escapades – as a final send off for their retired teammate.

Move Over Food Trucks There Is A New Game In Town

Remember when some people thought a power lunch was when you worked out on your lunch break during the work week? Well Ford and Reebok has taken this power lunch to a new level. Food trucks are old news – this fall, it’s all about the #FitTruck.

Starting tomorrow, the first-ever FitTruck, powered by Ford and Reebok, is hitting the road for a pumped-up fitness tour spanning more than 2,000 miles during seven weeks. The truck will pop up in locations across the eastern U.S., tapping Reebok’s world-class instructor network to take fitness beyond the gym with the help of the exceptionally customizable Ford Transit.

FitTruck Cities & Dates:

•Oct 20-21: Boston, MA

•Oct 24-30: New York, NY to Washington, D.C.

•Oct 30: Nov. 6: Virginia Beach, VA

•Nov 8: Raleigh, NC

•Nov 12: Charlotte, NC

•Nov 26-Dec 2: Columbus, OH

Eat Pizza And Score Your Dream Job In Sports

Do you love your current job? If you do congrats. Not that many people can say that they love what they do. Well that could change if you love Pizza Hut pizza. Pizza Hut is making dreams a reality. Introducing the Pizza Hut All-American, an incredible college sports experience that will take one sports fan on an epic adventure to celebrate NCAA championships during the 2016-17 season – and they’ll get paid to do it.

In its first season as the Official Pizza Partner of the NCAA, Pizza Hut is now on the hunt for one passionate sports fan to travel to as many NCAA championships as possible, sharing their journey with millions of sports fans everywhere. College sports fans interested in becoming the Pizza Hut All-American can apply at blog.pizzahut.com. Applications will be accepted through November 6, 2016.

Here are some of the skills you need to get your dream job. Think you are qualified?

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

A serious passion for and knowledge of all NCAA sports

Socially savvy with a track record of creating engaging content for all social media platforms

Must be able to demonstrate the ability to grow and maintain a robust social following

Comfortable being on-camera for everything from livestreaming events and Snapchatting to interviewing sports legends or being interviewed by national media

The ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines and on the road

Creative and not afraid to bring forth good ideas for celebrating championships and creating innovative content

Good character and good judgment to serve as an official public representative of Pizza Hut to consumers, stakeholders and media

Let Your Sports Light Shine

Many of us love to watch sports. We get the latest TV to watch our teams play in glorious high definition. We may have mini fridges to keep our beer cold. Still as hockey fans if you are looking for that one thing to add to your home watching experience why not pick up the Budweiser Red Lights for this hockey season.

The goal-synced Budweiser Red Lights are changing the way hockey fans celebrate goals. And, just in time for the start of the 2016 hockey season, Budweiser is releasing another run of Red Lights to give fans a little piece of in-rink action wherever they “light their lamp” – from the living room, bedroom, den or the garage.

You can pick up right now or maybe put in on your holiday wish list. The Budweiser Red Lights make the perfect holiday present. Besides being awesome in itself it has some cool tech in it. All you need to do is simply connect your light to WiFi, use the Red Lights app to sync to your favorite city, and your light will sound off every time a goal is scored! Get the big game experience at home, and celebrate with your buds like never before.

I have one of these Budweiser Red Lights and it is definitely a conversation starter. The most common question is, “Where can I get one of those?” I tell my friends that all they need to do is go to www.budredlights.com to pick one up. After watching some hockey games at my house a few friends told me that they are looking to purchase one for their house. If you do buy one of these make sure you go to iTunes or Google Play to download the app.

Justise Winslow Looking To Help Out In The Community

There are great guys in the sports world. All you need to do is just look at the young star in Miami. This touching video explores Justise’s work with Son of a Saint, a New Orleans-based organization that focuses on enhancing the lives of fatherless boys. As someone who saw his parents’ divorce at an early age, the mission of Son of a Saint immediately resonated with Justise. Knowing firsthand how crucial it is for a young man to have a father figure in their life, Justise considers his work with Son of Saint to be one of the greatest accomplishments of his young career.

First Step is an all-new series on The Players’ Tribune that explores an issue or cause important to an athlete and how they are doing his or her part to help and enact real change in the community. Whether it’s Richard Sherman inspiring students in Seattle, Donald Driver helping underserved adults get back into the workforce in Milwaukee or Justise Winslow spending time with children missing a father figure in New Orleans, each athlete is taking the first step to help people overcome the hurdles they face in everyday life.