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U.S. Supreme Court Sounds Ready To Pay Student Athletes

The business of college sports, which includes millions in television contracts and sponsorships, resulting in a world of lucrative payouts for everyone other than the players, may have met its match at the U.S. Supreme Court.

NFL Hires First Black Woman Referee

When she takes the field in September, Maia Chaka, a Norfolk State University graduate and health and physical education teacher, will do so as the first Black woman to work as a referee in the NFL. She’ll also be just the second woman to wear the zebra stripes. Sarah Thomas, who worked last month’s Super Bowl, is the other.

NFL Executives On Diversity: ‘We’ve Got To Do Better’

“When you look at mobility of Black men and Black women in professional sports, it’s poor,” said Troy Vincent, the league’s executive vice president of football operations. The only person in a higher post in the NFL is Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Los Angeles Chargers QB Has Lung Accidentally Punctured By Team Doctor

While attempting to administer a shot to Tyrod Taylor's ribs, a Los Angeles Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured one of the quarterback's lungs instead.

Pac-12 Announces It Will Play College Football This Fall, Walking Back Previous Vote

The Pac-12 will resume play this fall, reversing a previous decision to hold off on the season because of Covid-19.

Football Team Facing Allegations Of Sexual Harassment Within The Organization

The NFL's Washington Football Team is facing new allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace from four women who spoke to ESPN's Jeremy Schaap.

Carroll Says White People Can No Longer Be Quiet About Racism

"I'm calling on you, all coaches. Let's step up," said Carroll. "No more being quiet, no more being afraid to talk to topics, no more I'm a little bit uncomfortable. "

Washington Football Team Hires First Black President In NFL History

Last month the Washington football franchise announced the retirement of the Redskins team name, a decision that followed what the organization called a "thorough review" that came "in light of events in the country and feedback from our community." In May, the killing of George Floyd -- an unarmed Black man -- set off a national response, resulting in coast to coast protests and a resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Three months later, the football team from Washington is without its oft-criticized, racially insensitive moniker, and with a Black president for the first time ever.

Sportswear Companies Among The Biggest Losers Of Canceled College Football Season

Nike, Adidas and Under Armour sign sponsorship deals sometimes worth hundreds of millions of dollars with universities with strong athletics programs. For the universities, the deals are an important revenue stream; for the companies, they're a key source of brand exposure to both high performance athletes and the broader consumer base.

Donté Stallworth On NFL’s Black Anthem Issue: They Have To Do A Lot More

Former NFL player Donté Stallworth weighs in on the NFL's plan to play the song 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' --known as the Black national anthem-- before every game in Week 1 of the NFL season.

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Labor Secretary On Unemployment Numbers: We’re Still Recovering

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh speaks to CNN's Poppy Harlow about unemployment numbers across the country and what he thinks could be contributing to these numbers.

Liz Cambage Criticizes Lack Of Diversity In Australian Olympic Team’s Photos

Cambage, who helped Australia win bronze at the 2012 Olympics and also competed at the 2016 Games, criticized the images in a series of posts on Instagram using the hashtag #whitewashedaustralia .

‘A Comeback For Travel’: Summer Vacations Expected To Boom

U.S. travel experts think that the summer of 2021 could be close to travel levels before the pandemic. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.

Tiffany Haddish Offers Advice For Those Looking To Break Into Comedy

In a recent interview with CNN the comedian turned actress gave some advice for anyone looking to break into comedy.

Keith A. Perry Named The New Executive Director Of The National Dental Association

“We’re very excited to have him aboard, said NDA Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher, D.D.S.” “Keith is a talented, nationally recognized association executive with over 30 years of highly relevant leadership experience in the political, governmental, nonprofit and association sectors.”