by on February 25, 2018
Instead of visiting the White House when they come to Washington this week to play the Wizards, the defending-champion Golden State Warriors plan to hold an event with D.C.-area kids. Their invitation was rescinded by president Donald Trump following a back-and-forth between the two sides last year. After the Warriors won the title, they openly questioned whether they should follow the tradition given many of the players and coaches disagree with his policies. Trump took the opportunity away ...
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by on May 27, 2018
Peaceful protests like kneeling during the national anthem showcase America’s most fundamental freedoms. NFL owners’ effort, backed by President Donald Trump, to force players to stand for the national anthem is both foolish and unpatriotic. Last week, NFL owners adopted a policy in which teams can be fined if players kneel or engage in any other form of protest during the playing of the anthem. Players can choose to stay in the locker room for the anthem, but if they come onto the fie...
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by on December 21, 2017
Juan Ángel Napout of Paraguay, one of three defendants in the FIFA scandal on trial in Brooklyn, arrives at the Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn on November 15, 2017 in New York. A former Argentine football official has reportedly committed suicide after he was accused of bribe-taking in testimony to a trial of top former FIFA figures in New York. (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images) BuzzFeed’s investigative reporter, Ken Bensinger, has been all over soccer’s fraud, thieve...
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by on January 25, 2018
Launch of the national #20x20 campaign aims to bring Sport for Good to 20 cities by 2020 Laureus Ambassador Raúl González Blanco& spends time with& youth from the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center in the Bronx, New York City. Laureus USA and Nike today announced the launch of Sport for Good New York City (S4G NYC), a long-term commitment to improving the lives of underserved youth in the five boroughs of New York City through the power of sport. By bringing together nonprofit leade...
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by on December 31, 2017
The student at the center of the lawsuit is a Native American football player. A federal court ruled that a California high school can’t force its football players to stand for the national anthem, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. The court ruling bars the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District from setting rules that prohibit “kneeling, sitting or similar forms of political protest” at sports events and require students and coaches to “stand and remove hats/helmets… during...
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by on February 9, 2018
Last September, Kiko Alonso watched as Puerto Rico, the place where his father grew up, was gutted by Hurricane Maria. The Dolphins linebacker had seen how J.J. Watt had started a wildly successful fundraising campaign for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston weeks earlier, so he decided to follow Watt’s lead. Alonso started a YouCaring.com page and raised about $165,000, of which he donated $25,000 himself. It wasn’t the $37 million Watt raised, but it was a start. In January, after the D...
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by on February 15, 2018
The team's fate is unclear after their coach quit yesterday. Thirty years after Jamaica’s first men’s bobsled team competed in the Calgary Olympics and inspired the movie Cool Runnings, Jasmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell hoped to make history this month in Pyeongchang as the country's first women’s bobsled team. But after one of their coaches resigned Wednesday under mysterious circumstances, it’s unclear if the team will be able to compete at all. Sandra Kiriasis, a form...
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