George Floyd Protests (2020)

On Monday, the W.N.B.A. announced that its upcoming season can be “devoted to social justice with video games honoring the Black Lives Matter motion.” It didn’t appear to be a comparatively controversial or stunning message, contemplating how engaged W.N.B.A. players have been in the movement, which has additionally drawn help from a variety of firms […]

Josephine Flowers turned a ranked, aggressive Scrabble participant greater than a dozen years in the past, and to commemorate the second, she inscribed her custom-built sport board with certainly one of her favourite sayings: “By no means underestimate the ability of phrases.” The phrase serves as a relentless reminder to her that, even when folks […]

Colin Kaepernick and the Walt Disney Firm introduced a manufacturing deal Monday that can see the activist quarterback produce “scripted and unscripted tales that discover race, social injustice and the hunt for fairness” for the media large’s numerous platforms, together with ESPN. Work has already begun on a documentary sequence that can discover the final […]

Nonetheless in her prime, Maya Moore sacrificed her profession, stepping away as one of many greats in basketball for an extended shot bid to assist free a prisoner she was satisfied had been wrongfully convicted. There could be no fifth W.N.B.A. championship, no bid for an additional Olympic gold medal, no followers gasping on the […]

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) […]

It nearly didn’t really feel like a option to Kaiya McCullough. She was 19, a U.C.L.A. sophomore with hopes of changing into an expert ladies’s soccer participant, when she first determined to take a knee through the nationwide anthem. “I keep in mind being so compelled — it was an vitality unexpectedly,” McCullough mentioned. “I […]

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., the one black driver in NASCAR’s high racing collection, has drawn widespread consideration and popularity of his principled stand that got the Confederate flag banned from races in a largely white sport. But, after years of usually quiet acceptance of the game’s “racist label,” as he put it, no one was […]

It’s a easy gesture, swaddled in outrage and long-endured grief, that gained highly effective foreign money by the protest towards police brutality and racial injustice led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the fields of the Nationwide Soccer League. Taking a knee. Throughout the nation these final laborious, unsure days, demonstrators have turned to the gesture […]

The fury unleashed on Drew Brees got here quick. The New Orleans Saints quarterback said in an interview Wednesday that he would by no means agree with N.F.L. gamers who knelt through the nationwide anthem to protest police brutality, and he was instantly condemned. A bunch of gamers, together with a few of his teammates, […]

A broad vary of athletes and sports activities figures have issued statements on social media condemning the killing of George Floyd and different police violence towards African-Individuals. However a number of N.B.A. gamers have gone even additional. They’ve jumped off the sidelines to affix the sprawling protests which have leapt up everywhere in the nation, […]

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