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NAACP Urges Professional Athletes In Free Agency to Avoid Texas

October 29, 2021

In response to the most recent attacks on voting rights and reproductive care, the Association sent an open letter to the National Players’ Leagues, urging free agents to reconsider moving their families to a state that is not safe for anyone. NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson:“We must stand up for what is right and…

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76ers boot Simmons from practice, suspend him for 1 game

October 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons takes part in a practice at the NBA basketball team’s facility, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Camden, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Dan Gelston ASSOCIATED PRESS CAMDEN, N.J. — Ben Simmons doesn’t want to play — or even practice — with the Philadelphia 76ers anymore. So coach Doc Rivers…

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The NBA at 75: From a very modest beginning, to a behemoth

October 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  In this July 20, 2021, file photo, the Milwaukee Bucks celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) By Tim Reynolds ASSOCIATED PRESS It started in 1946 with 11 teams and 160 players. The shot clock was nearly…

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NFL, players agree to end ‘race-norming’ in $1B settlement

October 21, 2021

By MARYCLAIRE DALE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL and lawyers for thousands of retired NFL players have reached an agreement to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal filed Wednesday in federal court. The revised testing plan follows public outrage over the use…

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Gotta Run…

October 15, 2021

If the Philadelphia Eagles utilized need to utilize Miles Sanders and the running game. By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday Sun If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan looking at the 28-22 final score of the team’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field, the surprisingly close score shouldn’t…

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NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson named co-chair of ADL Sports Leadership Council

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP NEW YORK —The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) last week announced that NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson has been named co-chair of ADL’s Sports Leadership Council. The council, originally formed in fall 2017, works directly with key leaders in the sports world, including professional athletes, league commissioners and…

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Gruden’s emails reflect a bigoted corporate culture

October 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden meets with the media following an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Gruden is out as coach of the Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. A person familiar with the decision said Gruden…

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Milestone for Bubba Wallace as he earns 1st NASCAR victory

October 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Bubba Wallace stands with the trophy after winning a NASCAR Cup series auto race Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Russell Norris) By Jenna Fryar ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLADEGA, Ala.  — The hard part wasn’t dodging his way around a crash and then driving to the front of the field at Talladega…

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