By Chris Bumbaca, USA Today Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan died Sunday at his home in California due to a non-specified polyneuropathy, his family announced. He was 77. Morgan played 22 seasons in the big leagues from 1963-1984. Although he began his career with the Houston Astros when they were...
By Kevin Patra, NFL Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers, one of the most electrifying players in NFL history, died Wednesday. He was 77. Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker announced Sayers' death. No cause was provided. "All those who love the game of football mourn the...
By Amir Vera and Kevin Dotson, CNN Lou Brock, one of the best hitters and base stealers in baseball history, died Sunday at the age of 81. A Brock family representative confirmed his death to the St. Louis Cardinals. Known as a "stolen base specialist" according to the National Baseball Hall...
ABC Legendary basketball coach John Thompson Jr. has died at the age of 78, according to ESPN. Thompson was the first African-American head coach to win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship when his Georgetown Hoyas won the title in 1984. Thompson led the Hoyas to three Final Fours in the 1980s. Thompson is...
By Frank Pallotta, CNN Business Kenny Smith, one of the hosts of Inside the NBA, walked off the set of the show on Wednesday night. Smith did so to show solidarity with the Milwaukee Bucks and other NBA players who are boycotting their playoff games following the police shooting of Jacob...
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 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...