THIS weekend, a short tweet by CrossFit founder Greg Glassman set off a storm within the community, leading some brands and affiliate gyms to end their partnership with the global fitness giant.In response to a post by the Institute of Metric ...
Jun 8, 2020
NBA
RUSSELL Westbrook spoke in front of protesters on Sunday at a Black Lives Matter march in Compton, California (Monday, Manila time) that was also attended by DeMar DeRozan.Raised in Southern California, joined the sports stars who have helped lead calls for ...
Jun 8, 2020
NBA
THE Milwaukee Bucks led thousands of fans on what the team described as a public protest march through downtown Milwaukee in support of social justice.Bucks officials estimated that 7,500 people participated.Before the march, Bucks guard Sterling Brown led the ...
Jun 8, 2020
COLIN Kaepernick was a second-round draft pick in 2011. The next year he led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. By 2016, he had begun kneeling on the sideline at games during the national anthem to protest social injustice ...
Jun 7, 2020
More NBA players have been joining the "Black Lives Matter" protests.Stephen Curry, his wife Ayesha, and Golden State Warriors teammates Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney, and Juan Toscano-Anderson took part in march against police brutality around the Northern California city.Meanwhile, ...
Jun 6, 2020
NBA
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice.In a joint statement on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) on social media, Jordan and the Jordan Brand said money ...
Jun 6, 2020
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees now realizes he'd fallen out of touch.His contemporaries drove that home when they pilloried him this week for repeating a long-held conviction he'd always felt comfortable expressing.In the wake of the ...
Jun 5, 2020
ENGLISH Premier League players will be able to show solidarity with the George Floyd justice campaign during games without the prospect of facing sanctions.The Football Association on Tuesday endorsed FIFA's new stance that "common sense" would be applied when ...
Jun 3, 2020
NEARLY five years later, former tennis star James Blake says he never suspected the large man running toward him was a plainclothes New York City policeman.Blake was in town that day for the US Open and standing outside a Manhattan hotel." ...
Jun 3, 2020
SOCIAL media accounts of celebrities and other global figures went dark on Tuesday night (Manila time), as they took part in #BlackoutTuesday to support the Black Lives Matter movement.Begun by music executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, the two called on ...
Jun 3, 2020
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is a man of few words on the court, but he has always been uncharacteristically articulate when talking about US President Donald Trump.The five-time champion mentor recently spoke to The Nation's Dave ...
Jun 2, 2020
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has joined a growing group of prominent sports stars condemning the killing of George Floyd in the United States last week.The 30-year-old Nigeria-born Adesanya, who has lived in New Zealand ...
Jun 2, 2020
FIFA urged football competition organizers on Monday to apply "common sense" and consider not sanctioning players demanding justice for George Floyd during matches.The recognition by Fifa of the "depth of sentiment" over Floyd's death came in a rare statement ...
Jun 2, 2020
PlayStation was all set to unveil a first look at games for their widely anticipated new PlayStation 5 console on Thursday, June 4. However, in a tweet, the company decided to delay the showcase."While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to ...
Jun 2, 2020
BERLIN - The German football federation has defended its decision to assess whether four young Bundesliga players who made gestures in solidarity with George Floyd over the weekend must face sanctions.The DFB also said on Monday that Jadon Sancho's booking ...
Jun 2, 2020
BERLIN - Cologne forward Anthony Modeste became the latest Bundesliga player to make a statement in solidarity with George Floyd after scoring against Leipzig on Monday.The French striker scored in the second half and stood briefly with his right palm facing out ...
Jun 2, 2020
NBA
NORMAN, Oklahoma - NBA All-Star Trae Young spoke at a peaceful protest of racial injustice and police brutality in his hometown on Monday.Young, the former University of Oklahoma star who now plays for the Atlanta Hawks, briefly addressed several hundred people ...
Jun 2, 2020
LIVERPOOL, England - Liverpool players took a knee around the center circle at Anfield Stadium on Monday in a gesture of support following the death of George Floyd.Squad members posted a picture of the act on their social media accounts with the ...
Jun 2, 2020
IN a series of Instagram stories, University of the Philippines forward Kobe Paras voiced out his support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the United States.He first reposted a story from Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz which saw ...
Jun 1, 2020
TO most watching Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho remove his jersey to reveal a handwritten "Justice for George Floyd" message on his undershirt, it was a powerful expression of activism on a soccer field.To the Bundesliga referee overseeing that game, it ...
Jun 1, 2020
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