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NFL stars call on Clemson University to sever all ties with slave-owning former US VP whose plantation became its campus

Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and thousands others have called on Clemson University to rename some of its facilities, notably the Honors College program, that bear the name of slaveholder John C. Calhoun.
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Former NFL player reflects on experiences with racist teammates

SportsPulse: Former NFL tight end Benjamin Watson did not shy away from the fact that he had racist teammates while he was in the league. He also explains why time is now in the country to be open and honest about our own prejudice and blind spots.
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Richard Sherman wants to hear directly from owners, says Jerry Jones silence speaks volumes

When the NFL released a statement through Commissioner Roger Goodell last Friday night, the league as an entity threw a message of support behind its players in the pursuit against systemic racism. San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman wants to hear that message of support directly from individual owners themselves. Especially Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry [more]
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A year to go but postponed Euro leaves UEFA with plenty to ponder

Paris (AFP) – In different circumstances, the eyes of the football world would have been on Rome for the opening game of Euro 2020 this Friday, but instead the tournament was postponed by a year... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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Shakur Stevenson impresses in boxing's return, KOs Felix Caraballo with crushing body shot

In the main event of boxing’s first fight in the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic began, Stevenson put on a show at the MGM Grand Conference Center against a tough but outmatched Felix Caraballo.
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Son of embattled Iowa strength coach says he's transferring from Hawkeye football team

Dillon Doyle had 23 tackles in 13 games in 2019. Chris Doyle is currently on administrative leave.
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Rumor: Nets’ Jacque Vaughn has “legitimate opportunity” to win head coaching job

Who do Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving want as coach?
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of-foolish-and-wise:Here’s the thing to remember about anti-racist book lists:Read these, yes. But...

of-foolish-and-wise:Here’s the thing to remember about anti-racist book lists:Read these, yes. But then read books that were not written as treatises on racism. Seek out Black art not only because it can teach you something about race but because Black people are simply doing extraordinary work.Read Morrison as much for her prose and her mastery of pacing as for her politics. Read Ross Gay’s Book of Delights, an ode to little wonders and a reminder to look at the world with gratitude. Read Eliza...
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Neymar faces criminal complaint for homophobia

Sao Paulo (AFP) – A Brazilian gay rights activist has filed a criminal complaint against Neymar for homophobia, after the football superstar called his mother’s boyfriend an anti-gay slur in comments leaked to the media.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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LPGA banks on British Open after losing first major to virus

LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan said he felt "pretty sure" the Women's British Open could go ahead in August despite France's Evian Championship becoming the first women's golf major to be lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. The British Open at Troon in Scotland is due to be played from August 20-23, with players arriving in Britain for the Scottish Open, co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour, in North Berwick a week earlier. The Evian Championship, one of five women's ma...
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SLOWVENIA - A BikePacking adventure by PCR GRAVIER

SLOWVENIA - A BikePacking adventure among beavers brought to you through the eyes of the PCR GRAVIER from Pigeon ChillRacing on Vimeo. [Author: [email protected] (Columbus Rides Bikes)]
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NASCAR's Bubba Wallace will have Black Lives Matter paint scheme on car at Martinsville Speedway race

Wallace told Don Lemon no one should be uncomfortable coming to NASCAR events.
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AP sources: MLB players cut to 89 games, want prorated money

Baseball players moved toward teams but remained far apart economically in their latest proposal for starting the pandemic-delayed season, adamant they receive full prorated salaries while offering to cut the regular season to 89 games. The proposal by the players' association, given to Major League Baseball electronically Tuesday evening without a negotiating session, was detailed to The Associated Press by a pair of people familiar with the negotiations. MLB did not appear to view the p...
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Sacramento Health Officer Says High School Football, Soccer & Basketball May Be Sidelined This Year

SACRAMENTO(CBS13) — Football, soccer, and basketball will likely be sidelined this upcoming school year, Sacramento County’s Health Services director said Tuesday. “Where we are right now high school football or high school soccer will probably not be able to take place at least at this point in time,” Dr. Peter Beilenson said. He says the biggest concern is the asymptomatic transmission of the virus. “That’s the real worry, that you have kind of a super spreader if you will among the football p...
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Adidas promises 30 percent of new US hires will be black or Latino

Washington (AFP) – Adidas said Tuesday that 30 percent of all its new hires in the US would be black or Latino people, amid anti-racism protests that have rocked the country for nearly two weeks.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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‘We all want the Champions League’ – Oyarzabal urges Real Sociedad to give surprise season a final flourish

Madrid (AFP) – “I am happy where I am, I feel loved,” says Mikel Oyarzabal, Real Sociedad’s captain and creator, often linked with Manchester City but whose best chance of playing in the Champions League... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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Time running out: MLB commissioner could implement shortened season even without players' approval

"If we don't get an agreement real soon, this is going to be ugly,'' one high-ranking baseball executive said of the impasse with the players.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Specialized Demo downhill bike gets mid-year update to run mixed wheel sizes

After a complete remake for the 2020 model year, the Specialized Demo 29er downhill mountain bike gets a slight refresh option for this year to let you turn it into a mullet. Using a flip chip and revised geometry, they were able to give riders equally good kinematics regardless of their rear wheel size choice…just […] The post Specialized Demo downhill bike gets mid-year update to run mixed wheel sizes appeared first on Bikerumor.
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Seahawks were (and still may be) willing to pay Jadeveon Clowney $15 million for 2020

Much has been written said about teams that have interest, that may have interest, that could have interest, that at one point had interest, and/or that had no interest in defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Not much has been said about what a team is willing to pay. One important clue emerged last month, when the [more]
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Lifelines for Hazard and Suarez as La Liga title race looks to forgotten stars

Madrid (AFP) – When La Liga stopped they were not expected to play any part in the rest of the title race but when the season resumes on Thursday, Eden Hazard and Luis Suarez could... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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Jordan Spieth hopes unexpected break can help turn around results

While the COVID-19 hiatus halted momentum for many players, Jordan Spieth hopes to have used his unexpected down time to turn around a recent slump.
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Report: Here's what MLBPA's latest 89-game season proposal to MLB includes

It's still possible a 2020 baseball season could be played, but according to the latest reports, the proposal sent from the MLB Players Union to Major League Baseball on Tuesday hasn't done much to move the negotiations in a positive direction.
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Where to find Porto vs. Maritimo on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Porto vs. Maritimo, you’ve come to the right place. With the Portuguese Primeira Liga finally making its return after a break from the coronavirus outbreak,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: US, Sport, Soccer, Porto, Primeira Liga, Maritimo, Leagues: Primeira Liga


Teachers union board calls to defund school police at LAUSD campuses, sparking debate

Sarah Djato, a 16-year-old at Dorsey High in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles, said that when a fight broke on her campus last year, school police responded with pepper spray that hit her friends on the way to class. It was a moment that helped shape her impassioned calls to remove police from public schools. “There are many other ways to take care of situations like fights that happen on our campuses,” Djato, a member of advocacy group LA Students Deserve, said during a Monday, June 8, ...
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Phinsider Question Of The Day (W/ Live Thread, General Discussion) 06/09/2020

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images The question was asked and some players responded. What will happen to the NFL, how will it affect teams and players if the NFL decides to play games with no fans in the stands? Former C
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Where to find Portimonense vs. Benfica on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Portimonense vs. Benfica, you’ve come to the right place. With the Portuguese Primeira Liga finally making its return after a break from the coronavirus outbreak,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: US, Sport, Soccer, Benfica, Portimonense, Primeira Liga, Leagues: Primeira Liga


Reports: Players propose 89-game season, rejection expected

In the latest back-and-forth between Major League Baseball owners and players over a potential 2020 season, the players union on Tuesday submitted a proposal to owners outlining what would be an 89-game season, multiple media outlets reported. According to the reports, the MLB Players Association plan calls for fully prorated salaries and includes two years of expanded playoffs. MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported that one ownership source's reaction to the proposal was, "We're no...
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Michael Jordan’s boat catches 442-pound marlin off North Carolina coast

Apparently, Michael Jordan is pretty good at fishing, too.
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President Trump retweets attack on NFL for “dividing America”

The loose cease-fire between the NFL and the 45th President of the United States regarding the national anthem ended on Friday, and the battle has seen several volleys in the four days since then. Lost in the furor over the current rock-bottom tweet from Donald Trump -- an attack on an elderly man who was [more]
Tags: News, NFL, America, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, U.S



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