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Serena Williams speaks out against police violence: ‘I won’t be silent’

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In a Facebook post, Serena Williams vowed to not be silent in the wake of countless black men being killed at the hands of police violence. The tennis star shared that while driving in the car with her nephew, who was behind the wheel, she began to worry about his safety after seeing a police car on the side of the road. In that moment, she said, she realized how easily…

Colin Kaepernick receives backlash from white fans after refusing to stand for National Anthem

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Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback has landed himself in hot water with white fans after refusing to stand for the National Anthem during a recent game. He was protesting the way black people are oppressed in the United States and he did what he felt was right stating: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people…

Usain Bolt completes first “Triple-Triple” in Olympic history

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It was a golden goodbye for Usain Bolt who led his Jamaican teammates to victory in the men’s 4×100 relay. It was the last race of his Olympic career and his ninth Olympic medal. The U.S. men finished third but were disqualified for exchanging illegally outside the zone at the first change. The U.S. women have retained the 4×100-meter relay title and helped Allyson Felix…

Brittney Griner challenges DeMarcus Cousins to 1-on-1: ‘I’m better’

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Looks like Team USA Basketball doesn’t just have competition brewing against other countries, there’s a small rivalry between two key players of the Mens and Women’s Olympic teams. Brittney Griner, the 6′ 8 center for the Phoenix Mercury toldESPN “I mean I’m better, and I know that kinda gets at him. It’s OK. It’s OK, little man.” Who is the ‘him’ Griner refers to? DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings. This comes after Cousins…

Rafaela Silva wins first gold for Brazil in Olympics and beats racism

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Rafaela Silva has made her country proud by winning the first gold medal of the Olympic games in judo.  Overcoming poverty in Brazil’s most notorious favela, the “City of God” Silva took up the sport because she loved– and had to– fight. According to a Sports Illustrated article chronicling her path to the Olympics, Silva “spent the first eight years of her life in the City of God, getting into fights with boys and getting…

Lamar Odom walks out on intervention staged by family

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Lamar Odom family planned a surprise intervention Friday night, to share with Odom their love and concern for him.  Just last week, Odom was kicked off a plane because he was to intoxicated and reportedly throwing up on the plane. According to an inside source,  his ex-wife Liza Morales, his aunt JaNean Mercer, his children and several of his cousins were all at the intervention trying to show their concern. But when Odom found…

Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas headline US Gymnastics team for Rio Games

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SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Simone Biles wouldn’t let herself believe it. Not until she heard from national team coordinator Martha Karolyi, even if the Olympic dream she had been chasing for most of her life was locked down long ago. So the three-time world champion waited for Karolyi to call her name late Sunday night at the end of an emotionally draining Olympic Gymnastics Trials. It didn’t matter that…

Usain Bolt has injured hamstring, status for Rio Games in doubt

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Usain Bolt’s Olympic quest is in doubt, after the sprint superstar left his country’s national championships with a hamstring injury shortly before he was going to run the 100-meter final. And that was just one part of a bizarre night at National Stadium. Bolt’s longtime rival Yohan Blake won the 100 title and formally qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics — but only after a…

Cleveland wins NBA title, LeBron James delivers on his promise to deliver city a championship

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CLEVELAND (AP) — More tears. Only this time, tears of joy. Cleveland’s championship drought, crossing 52 years, generations and noted by a long list of near misses, is over at last. On Father’s Day, LeBron James, the kid from nearby Akron raised by a single mother, brought the title home. As the final seconds of Cleveland’s 93-89 victory at Golden State in Game 7 ticked off on the giant scoreboard…

She has only weeks to live, and her teammates do this to surprise her

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Being stuck with the bad news of finding out that you have terminal brain cancer can be too much for anyone to bear, especially an 18-year old freshman. But the way her teammates respond is nothing short of completely touching. Check it out.

U. Kentucky star says he left 20 years ago because campus didn’t like him dating black women

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The University of Kentucky is getting national media attention for playing in the national championship.  But the campus also has a reputation for racial segregation and some of this past is ugly.  A former superstar for the school, Rex Chapman, who played for the school in the late 1980s, says that one of the reasons he left the university early for the NBA is because the school officials were not…

Tiger Woods, PGA Tour field halted by Mother Nature

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DORAL, Fla. – Tiger Woods’ back didn’t stop him from playing. Mother Nature did. The warning horn blew Thursday at the Blue Monster to suspended play at 2:22 p.m. with Woods on his seventh hole. A large storm front was moving in from the west and play was suspended until Friday. Woods, who withdrew after 13 holes in the final round of the Honda Classic last week because of lower…

Fresh Off His Fourth Divorce, NY Post Claims Ahmad Rashad is Dating Valerie Jarrett

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  Ahmad Rashad appears to be moving on with his love life, and has other women in his sights after ending his marriage to his fourth.  Yes, that’s his fourth divorce. Once known for his relationship with Phyilicia Rashad, Ahmad is now living the life of a single man and seems to have an interest in women from all walks of life.   They also appear to have an interest…

High School Football Parents File Bullying Report After 91-0 Beatdown

High School Football Parents File Bullying Report After 91-0 Beatdown

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Texas: According to the Star-Telegram, a parent filed a bullying report against Aledo High School football coach Tim Buchanan after being on the wrong end of a blowout. The Fort Worth Western Hills parent followed state protocol by complaining on the Aledo HS website. The case is being investigated by the Aledo principal and administration. Despite pulling nearly all starters early, the team still regularly routes their opponents. The game pushed…

Brett Favre reaches settlement in Dirty Lawsuit

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If you’re looking for scandal, you need look no further than the life of former NFL superstar Brett Favre.  Two women are seeking to compensation from Favre after they claim that his lewd text messages cost them their jobs.  The suit has been settled, and it’s going to cost him a few bucks. Financial details aren’t being disclosed, but Brett’s attorney says that both parties are satisfied with the deal….