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By Jill Martin, Leah Asmelash and David Close, CNN What began as the Milwaukee Bucks' decision to boycott their playoff game following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in the team's home state cascaded into a wave of similar protests across the American sports scene by Wednesday night. Soon after the...
By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton, Black Enterprise Ever since the NBA was planning its return from the coronavirus pandemic that has taken over the world, racial strife has hit an all-time world high after the police killing of George Floyd. Players were plotting on how to continue being vocal about...
By Joseph G. Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor Thanks to two goals and one assist by captain Jonathan Toews, the Chicago Blackhawks dominated the Edmonton Oilers 6-4, in Game 1 of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Throughout the game, the Blackhawks controlled numerous puck possessions, limited high-danger chances on the ice,...
By Jason Owens, Yahoo Sports Oklahoma City Thunder players did not heed a lawmaker’s threat about kneeling during the national anthem. All the Thunder players knelt on Saturday alongside Utah Jazz players during their NBA bubble debut. https://twitter.com/tribjazz/status/1289647324445073408?s=20 The social justice protest arrived a day after an Oklahoma state lawmaker attempted to pressure...
This move was made as an act of protest and solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. By Chinekwu Osakwe, The Grio WNBA players from both the New York Liberty and Seattle Storm teams exited the court before the national anthem. This move was made as an act of protest and solidarity...
By Paul P. Murphy, CNN America's pastime is sending a loud message as it begins its condensed season: Black lives matter. For decades, fans have claimed baseball often mirrors society and in 2020, that rings true -- and loudly. Opening Day should normally bring fans, awakening from winter hibernation, to ballpark grandstands...
By Alicia Lee, CNN Stanley Robinson, a former star forward for the University of Connecticut's basketball team, has died, the school announced on Wednesday. He had turned 32 just last week. Robinson, who led the Huskies to dozens of wins between 2006-2010, passed away suddenly on Monday evening at his home in...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Chicago Crusader in collaboration with SportsZone Chicago, will be launching a new sports talk show titled “What’s Up Cuz,” featuring Crusader journalist Jason C. Palmer and basketball coaching legend Lance Irvin in July. During a phone interview with the Crusader, both Irvin and Palmer...
By Joseph Phillips Sports Editor Known as one of the star players on the 2014 Jackie Robinson West Little League World Series Championship team, Mt. Carmel High School's baseball star player Ed Howard’s dream came true on Wednesday night June 10 in the 2020 MLB Draft. Howard was selected in the...
By Ryan Younger, Yahoo Sports Just like the UFC, boxing is ready to resume action amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Top Rank rounder promoter Bob Arum announced Thursday that he will stage a five-fight card on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, according to the Associated Press. He’ll then...