Activists have spent many years pressuring skilled sports activities leagues, school packages and excessive faculties to desert Native American names and imagery for his or her groups. The primary domino fell in 1970, when the College of Oklahoma retired its mascot, a Native American named “Little Purple.” Over the following years, Division I faculties like […]

The nationwide dialog over systemic racism and equality has prompted a collection of discussions and boards at ESPN, the place Black workers, a lot of them behind the cameras, have begun talking out in regards to the on a regular basis racism and boundaries they face on the sports activities media large. In convention calls […]

After many years of resisting calls to alter their group title, the Cleveland Indians introduced on Friday that they had been prepared to have interaction in discussions about whether or not the title is acceptable within the wake of nationwide requires social justice and reform. “We’re dedicated to participating our neighborhood and applicable stakeholders to […]

By the point they take the sector this fall — that’s assuming there’s a season given the coronavirus pandemic — the Nationwide Soccer League workforce in Washington, D.C., might need a brand new nickname. “In gentle of latest occasions round our nation and suggestions from our group, the Washington Redskins are saying the workforce will […]

The tumult of current weeks has made my ideas flip to Rod Carew, whose previous life as a Minnesota Twin speaks to current days in Minneapolis, and the nation. In a tweet the opposite day, the New York Occasions sportswriter John Department (my former colleague, since I’ve been retired from the paper for 13 years) […]

Demitrius Pickens was sporting his Jeff Gordon T-shirt and sipping a can of beer. It was heat out. He was feeling good. This was in 2015, when Pickens and his associates took a street journey from Durham, N.C., to Alabama see their first NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway, some of the spectacular tracks within the […]

A highschool sports activities coverage in Connecticut that permits transgender college students to take part in athletics primarily based on their gender identification violates federal legislation and will value the state federal schooling funding, the Schooling Division’s Workplace for Civil Rights has discovered. The discovering got here after the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian […]

After a federal decide dismissed the equal pay claims of the World Cup-winning ladies’s nationwide group on Friday night time, it was not the phrases in the US Soccer Federation’s response that caught out. It was those that weren’t there. Nowhere in its two-sentence assertion did U.S. Soccer say it was proud of the choice. […]

The decide in the US girls’s soccer crew’s equal pay lawsuit rejected the gamers’ most necessary claims on Friday, delivering a crushing blow to the crew’s four-year authorized marketing campaign in opposition to the US Soccer Federation. The decide, R. Gary Klausner of United States District Courtroom for the Central District of California, accepted the […]

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