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Sid Hartman always made athletes smile throughout the years

Sid Hartman always made athletes smile throughout the years – YouTube

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Professional Athletes Are Showing America Just How Powerful Labor Really Is

The wave of strikes by athletes against racist police violence is not ebbing. On Thursday night, the New York Mets and Miami Marlins took the field, held a 42-second moment of silence (in honor of Jackie Robinson), and then walked off. They left behind a shirt that read “Black Lives Matter” on home plate.Numerous NFL…

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College athletes ‘bill of rights’ unveiled by U.S. senators seeking to change NCAA systems

Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY Published 7:00 a.m. ET Aug. 13, 2020 | Updated 1:15 p.m. ET Aug. 13, 2020CLOSE SportsPulse: While much of the focus on the potential economic impact of no football in the fall has been on owners, players and universities, we discuss how much football impacts every part of American life financially.…

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The College Athletes Who Refuse to Die for the NCAA

The hits keep coming for Major League Baseball. On Monday, just one week after an outbreak of the coronavirus derailed games for the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies, the St. Louis Cardinals canceled their upcoming series with the Detroit Tigers after eight team members, six of them players, tested positive. The day before, the National…

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The 10 best Philadelphia athletes who never won (but deserved to win) a championship

In the history of the city of Philadelphia, 14 championship banners have been raised in total by the Sixers, Flyers, Phillies and Eagles. But that doesn’t mean there have only ever been 14 great teams in the city.And it also means that plenty of all-time greats that have worn this city’s uniforms have played their…

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Multiple athletes test positive for coronavirus, complicating return of sports

Hopes that sport in the United States might soon return to business as usual suffered a blow on Friday as athletes from golf to hockey tested positive for the novel coronavirus, triggering a shutdown of some facilities.The PGA Tour, which only restarted last week after a three-month COVID-19-forced hiatus, confirmed its first positive test, removing…

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Clemson athletes lead on-campus protest of about 3,000 in a demonstration of unity

Conor Hughes, Greenville News Published 10:25 p.m. ET June 13, 2020 AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideCLEMSON, S.C. — When Gabrien Gillespie watched the video of George Floyd dying under a Minneapolis police officer’s knee, he thought of Sharonda Singleton. And he thought of her when he heard how police shot and killed Breonna Taylor, a Louisville EMT,…

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Alex Ovechkin, other D.C. athletes discuss local protests following George Floyd death

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was the latest star athlete to chime in on the death of George Floyd and protests that have erupted in the District of Columbia and across the country. Floyd, a black man, died in police custody last week in Minneapolis when an officer knelt on his neck for almost 9…

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Athletes Join Black Lives Matter Protests: Mike Tyson, Steph Curry, Hockey, NASCAR, WNBA

A growing number of athletes are making a show of their support for the Black Lives Matter cause, including Mike Tyson, Steph Curry, members of the NHL, WNBA, and NASCAR, and others. Former pro boxer Mike Tyson, for instance, took a knee in an Instagram post as riots and protests continue to sweep America in…

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L.A. athletes share outrage and hope in aftermath of George Floyd’s killing

With great volume, athletes have lent their voices to an international chorus denouncing racism and police brutality in America following the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died May 25 after white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt with his a knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. Their participation…