Sports

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Colin Kaepernick Stars in Nike TV Spot For NFL Season Opener

The athlete, philanthropist and activist’s involvement in the new “Just Do It” campaign prompted a range of responses from supporters, opponents and the NFL.

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NFL Arbitrator: Kaepernick's Collusion Grievance Can Proceed

The NFL tried to dismiss the activist-athlete’s claims that it intentionally banned him from playing on any team. It failed. 

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Simone Biles Makes Historic Sweep at U.S. Gymnastics Championships

The Olympian is the first woman to win every event since Dominique Dawes in 1994.

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LeBron James Spins Pundit's Insult Into Sports Activism Docuseries

Showtime’s “Shut Up and Dribble,” which counts the NBA superstar among its executive producers, will explore the history of the NBA and activism.

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Watch Rayana Jay Uplift 'Undefeated' Black Female Athletes

The R&B artist’s new music video celebrates the resilience of Black female athletes.

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NFL And Players Union Press Pause on Anthem Protest Rules

The decision came soon after reports of a new Miami Dolphins policy that would punish protesting players with suspensions.

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The '1955 Baseball Story' About Little League Desegregation

Members of the first all-Black and all-White youth teams to face off in the segregated South discussed their historic game at a screening of “Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story” during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week 2018.

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What You Need to Know About Serena Williams' Return to Wimbledon

The British tennis tournament is Williams’ first major international tournament after she pulled out of the French Open following an injury.

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Black Arrow Is on a Mission to Unite Black Soccer Fans Worldwide

The brand grew out of founder Aaron Dolores’ desire to bridge soccer and Black culture.

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Malcolm Jenkins Silently Uplifts NFL Players' Anti-Racist Activism

The Philadelphia Eagles safety opted not to answer reporters’ questions about the president disinviting his team. Instead, he used signs to reiterate the point of players’ protest.

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Cavs, Warriors Agree On One Thing: Skipping White House

LeBron James: “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”

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Philly Players, Mayor and Allies Call Out Trump's Attack on Eagles

President Donald Trump said he scrapped the Super Bowl champion team’s planned White House visit because players would not “proudly stand for the national anthem.” Eagles players and supporters quickly told the truth.

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Google Doodle Honors Indigenous Marathoner Tom Longboat

Longboat made history in 1907 as the first member of an Indigenous tribe to win the Boston Marathon.

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Kaepernick Depositions Reveal Trump Influenced NFL's Protest Rule

President Donald Trump to Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones: “Tell everybody, you can’t win this one. This one lifts me.”

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Sterling Brown, Milwaukee Bucks Critique Police 'Intimidation' After Arrest Video Release

The NBA player pledged legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department after it released a video of officers violently arresting him in January.

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Indigenous Tribes Fight for Share of Sports Betting Profits

Tribes that run casinos stand to benefit from a Supreme Court ruling that lets states set their own commercial sports betting policies.

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NFL Banishes Protesting Players to the Locker Room During Anthem

Commissioner Roger Goodell: “This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem.”

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Youth Lacrosse League Head to Resign After Racism Allegations

Corey Mitchell will pass control of the Dakota Premiere Lacrosse League to a new board with Indigenous members after this season.

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Martin Sensmeier to Star in Biopic on Native American Athlete Jim Thorpe

Sensmeier and the filmmakers will work with the Thorpe family and various Indigenous tribes to authentically present the legendary athlete’s story.

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Golfing While Black: Club Calls Police on Women for 'Playing Too Slowly'

“It was a horrific experience.”