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Carl Nassib Of Las Vegas Raiders Is First Active NFL Player To Announce He Is Gay

"I just think that representation and visibility are so important," he said. "I actually hope that one day videos like this and the whole coming out process are just not necessary. But until then, I'm going to do my best and do my part to cultivate a culture that's accepting, that's compassionate."

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.

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Athletes Reveal What Was Behind Decision To Share Olympic Gold

Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim decided to share the gold medal in the men's high jump in the Tokyo Olympic Games in an unprecedented move that prompted cheers around the world for their sportsmanship.

‘I Should Have Gotten The Damn Vaccine’

Jessica DuPreez talks with John Berman about her 39- year-old fiance who died from Covid-19. She discusses why they didn't get vaccinated, and how she thinks the shot could have saved the father of her kids.

Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Named Best Music Video Of All Time By Rolling Stone

The publication wrote, "If Beyoncé's self-titled visual album established her as one of the greatest artists of all time, her surprise-released 'Formation' video (and ensuing album Lemonade) marked her as one of the most important."

2021 Genesis GV80

Since we are talking years of development and billions of dollars to make its luxury car lineup happen, we did not see a sport utility until the 2020 model year. But the GV80 has been worth the wait.

Black Philanthropy Month Is Black Freedom

Black philanthropy is rooted in West African culture and traditions of communal giving and sharing. These traditions traveled to the United States as part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the practice of helping each other was essential to our ancestors’ survival.