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Washington Post Op-Ed: Black Athletes Hurt Their Sports By Having Liberal Ideas – Deadspin

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Photo credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images In its continuing quest to greatly injure public discourse by gifting legitimacy to arguments from all sides, the Washington Post op-ed page published a hilariously dumb and wrong-headed column Friday by rural Ohio newspaper editor Gary Abernathy, mourning the loss of American professional sports’ apolitical purity. What makes sports so popular in our culture? The answer is simple: It’s a couple of hours of escape from…

Sports in Brief – News & Observer

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

NFL LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police acted appropriately and professionally detaining Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett when he ran from a casino as officers searched for an active shooter following a report of gunfire at an after-hours club on the Las Vegas Strip, the head of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Friday. A review of hundreds of videos, including police body-worn cameras, found no evidence that the…

First Modern Sports Bra Turns 40 : Shots – Health News : NPR – NPR

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Brandi Chastain celebrates after scoring the winning goal of the 1999 World Cup. Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images Brandi Chastain celebrates after scoring the winning goal of the 1999 World Cup. Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images Title IX is often credited with getting more girls involved in sports, but there’s another, more intimate milestone in the women-in-sports story that deserves some recognition: This year, the Jogbra turns…

40 Years Of Athletic Support: Happy Anniversary To The Sports Bra – NPR

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Brandi Chastain celebrates after scoring the winning goal of the 1999 World Cup. Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images Brandi Chastain celebrates after scoring the winning goal of the 1999 World Cup. Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images Title IX is often credited with getting more girls involved in sports, but there’s another, more intimate milestone in the women-in-sports story that deserves some recognition: This year, the Jogbra turns…

Column: As ‘America’s sport,’ the NFL cannot escape politics – PBS NewsHour

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

The controversy over players kneeling in the NFL has revealed that the league’s embrace of American iconography has different meanings for different audiences. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Every aspect of our lives, whether directly or indirectly, is political. To pretend otherwise is to either be involved in a critical delusion or to have a limited understanding of the term. We tend to view politics strictly in terms of…

The whole point of sports is their meaninglessness – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gary Abernathy is publisher and editor of the (Hillsboro, Ohio) Times-Gazette. Hillsboro, Ohio I grew up in the 1960s loving the NBA. That devotion made me a member of a small, insignificant club in southern Ohio, where the Reds and Bengals reign supreme and basketball is embraced only at the amateur levels. When I was a kid, my hometown team was the Cincinnati Royals, featuring stars such as Oscar Robertson…

What We Know About Each School Implicated in the FBI’s College Hoops Investigation – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

The college basketball world was turned upside down on Tuesday when the the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York laid out findings from an F.B.I. investigation that uncovered mass corruption, bribery and wire fraud involving some of the sport’s top programs.  Four assistant coaches were charged with varying violations: Tony Bland of USC, Emanuel “Book” Richardson of Arizona, Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State and Chuck Person…

Aaron Rodgers on anthem display: ‘Sports and politics have always intersected’ – CBSSports.com

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Bears, the Packers asked their fans to join them in linking arms during the national anthem as a show of unity. The request came days after all 32 teams staged various forms of protest in the wake of controversial public remarks by President Trump. Following the Packers’ 35-14 win, Rodgers was asked about the decision to include the fans in the pregame demonstration….

Aaron Rodgers on anthem display: ‘Sports and politics have always intersected’ – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Bears, the Packers asked their fans to join them in linking arms during the national anthem as a show of unity. The request came days after all 32 teams staged various forms of protest in the wake of controversial public remarks by President Trump. Following the Packers’ 35-14 win, Rodgers was asked about the decision to include the fans in the pregame demonstration….

Column: As ‘America’s sport,’ the NFL cannot escape politics – PBS NewsHour

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

The controversy over players kneeling in the NFL has revealed that the league’s embrace of American iconography has different meanings for different audiences. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Every aspect of our lives, whether directly or indirectly, is political. To pretend otherwise is to either be involved in a critical delusion or to have a limited understanding of the term. We tend to view politics strictly in terms of…

Why did Sports Illustrated erase Colin Kaepernick? – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated took to twitter to publicize its newest magazine cover. Against the American flag, a bricolage of professional athletes, coaches, and owners lock arms around the tidy and seemingly uncontroversial phrase “A NATION DIVIDED, SPORTS UNITED.” It was a clear response to Trump’s stinging attack on the NFL. The digitally altered image creates a patchwork of athletes including LeBron James (NBA), Steph Curry (NBA), Candace Parker…

Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600000 Injuries a Year – New York Times

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Fair and his colleagues focused on four types of serious injuries — concussions and damage to the nervous system, bone injuries, torn tissue, and muscle and cartilage injuries. They are the sort that can sideline an athlete for months. And football players, who have the most injuries, can have one after the other, as happened to the son of Terry O’Neil, founder of Practice Like Pros, a group that focuses…

If you really want politics out of sport, don’t alienate anyone different from the conformist model – The Sydney Morning Herald

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Here’s a deal. If we must take politics out of our sport, can we please take sport out of our politics? No more serving prime ministers up on the podium to hand out the trophy. No more ex-prime ministers in the Cricket Australia box. No more local members holding the No.1 members’ ticket at our football clubs and stalking the hill for flesh to press and cameras to pose for….

Aaron Rodgers on anthem display: ‘Sports and politics have always intersected’ – CBSSports.com

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Bears, the Packers asked their fans to join them in linking arms during the national anthem as a show of unity. The request came days after all 32 teams staged various forms of protest in the wake of controversial public remarks by President Trump. Following the Packers’ 35-14 win, Rodgers was asked about the decision to include the fans in the pregame demonstration….

Protests in sports aren’t new at all – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Lonnie Bunch is the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. David Skorton is the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. An athlete silently protests during the national anthem. People respond with taunts of “traitor,” “you’re a disgrace” and “leave our country!” Are these angry tweets aimed at National Football League players kneeling during the national anthem? Or heated rhetoric about National Basketball Association players not visiting…

Sports Illustrated Whitesplains Why They Left Colin Kaepernick Off the ‘Sports United’ – The Root

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Colin Kaepernick (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Imagine being a major sports magazine doing a cover story on the players and team leaders who spoke up and spoke out on the issues of race and inequality, and the right to freedom of personal expression—just to leave out the player who is the reason these discussions are being had in the first place. Imagine being called out on it, even by some of…

Sports Illustrated Whitesplains Why They Left Colin Kaepernick Off the ‘Sports United’ – The Root

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Colin Kaepernick (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Imagine being a major sports magazine doing a cover story on the players and team leaders who spoke up and spoke out on the issues of race and inequality, and the right to freedom of personal expression—just to leave out the player who is the reason these discussions are being had in the first place. Imagine being called out on it, even by some of…

Bate Borisov 2-4 Arsenal – BBC News

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Theo Walcott has scored three goals in his past two games Theo Walcott scored twice as a much-changed Arsenal beat Bate Borisov in the Europa League to make it two wins from two in Group H. Jack Wilshere was excellent and set up a Walcott chance which hit the post before assisting the forward’s close-range opener. Bate keeper Denis Scherbitski then inexplicably passed the ball straight to Walcott to slot…

Protests in sports aren’t new at all – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Lonnie Bunch is the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. David Skorton is the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. An athlete silently protests during the national anthem. People respond with taunts of “traitor,” “you’re a disgrace” and “leave our country!” Are these angry tweets aimed at National Football League players kneeling during the national anthem? Or heated rhetoric about National Basketball Association players not visiting…

Stephen Curry’s take on Sports Illustrated protest cover that doesn’t include Colin Kaepernick: ‘It was terrible’ – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is not happy that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was not included on a Sports Illustrated cover about the protest movement taking place in the sports world. “It was terrible, just kind of capitalizing on the hoopla and the media and all that nonsense” said Curry, one of the 10 people whose images appear on the cover of the Oct. 2 issue….