Cleveland MLB Team Renamed The ‘Guardians’

By Levi Rickert, Native News Online. -

“I have seen first-hand the harm that mascot names and imagery cause to the self-esteem and self-confidence of our young people. I know only too well what the research proves about the harm the [...]

For A Workers’ Olympics!

By Nathaniel Flakin, Left Voice. -

We need a Workers’ Olympics as an alternative to the bourgeois Olympics! This might sound like an empty slogan, but the International Workers’ Olympiads took place from 1921 to 1937. The workers’ [...]

German Olympic Gymnastics Team Will Wear Unitards In Protest

By Greg Evans, Indy100. -

Germany’s women’s Olympic gymnastic team will wear unitards at the Tokyo 2020 games in protest against the “sexualisation” of the sport. The team will wear full-body outfits that cover their [...]

The Tokyo Olympics Are In Peril

By Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports. -

Ten thousand people. That’s how many Olympic volunteers quit their posts in Tokyo, with the games just 50 days away. That is one of every eight volunteers needed to pull off the 2021 (still [...]

Visibility Alone Will Not Keep Transgender Youth Safe

By Chase Strangio and Raquel Willis, The Nation. -

On March 3, Missouri father Brandon Boulware begged lawmakers not to pass a bill that would ban his transgender daughter from participation in her dance squad, volleyball, and tennis teams. To [...]

Governor Signs Executive Orders Barring Transgender Athletes From Women’s Sports

By Lexi Lonas, The Hill. -

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) has signed executive orders barring transgender athletes from women’s sports in the state. “Only girls should play girls’ sports,” Noem tweeted on Monday. [...]

Scheer Intelligence: The Revolt Of The Black Athlete

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Howard Bryant is a senior writer for ESPN.com and appears regularly on the sports network and NPR. His most recent book “The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of [...]

Reopening Day 2020? Spectator Sports Are The Last Thing We Need

By Robert Lipsyte, Tom Dispatch. -

If sports don’t trump religion as the opiate of the masses, they have, until recently, been at least the background music of most of our lives. So here’s my bet on one possible side effect of the [...]

A BDS Campaign Tackles The Sports Industry In Portland — And Wins

By Olivia Katbi Smith, Truthout.org -

Boycotting for Palestinian rights works. A reporter broke the news in late September that the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team ended their partnership with Leupold & Stevens, which makes [...]

Minnesotans To Protest Washington Football Team’s Racist Mascot

By Morgan Gstalter, Thehill.com -

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan (D) is joining other Native American leaders on Thursday to protest the “racist” name and mascot of the Washington Redskins ahead of the NFL team’s game against [...]

2 NFL Players Kneel For Anthem, Kaepernick Tweets His Thanks

By Eddie Pells, AP.org -

DENVER—No longer welcome on an NFL sideline, Colin Kaepernick turned to social media to make his point on the NFL’s opening Sunday. In a tweet, Kaepernick gave a shout-out to “my brothers,” Miami [...]

NFL Tells Players Patriotism Is More Important Than Protest – Here’s Why That Didn’t Work During WWI

By Chad Williams, Theconversation.com -

Last season, during the playing of the national anthem, dozens of NFL players kneeled, locked arms and raised their fists in protest against police and state-sanctioned violence inflicted upon [...]

NFL’s Shortsighted Anthem Policy Spits In The Face Of Freedom Of Speech

By Kevin Williams, Chicagotribune.com -

Just when you think the NFL is done making your soul pulsate with detestation, it says, “Hold my beer.” The league on Wednesday dealt with the idea of protest in a dimwitted way that spits in [...]

‘Violence’ Becomes ‘Unruliness’ When It’s Sports Fans, Not BLM Protesters

By Eoin Higgins, Fair.org -

After the Philadelphia Eagles mounted an exciting and improbable underdog victory over the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday, Philly fans poured into the city’s streets to celebrate. [...]

NFL Returning $723K For Sponsored Military Tributes

By Darren Rovell, www.espn.com -

By Darren Rovell for ESPN - The NFL is returning more than $700,000 of taxpayers' money that was paid to teams for sponsored military tributes. After being criticized for "paid patriotism," in [...]

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