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Former Clemson players DeAndre Hopkins, Deshaun Watson support removal of John Calhoun’s name from honors college

[ad_1] Former Clemson players DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson are petitioning the university to remove the name of John C. Calhoun from the school's honors college, with Hopkins noting that the slave owner's influence is the reason he does not mention the university's name when he's introduced before NFL games.Calhoun, who served as Vice President under John Quincy Adams from 1825 to 1829, advocated for slavery, saying it was "a
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Hamilton calls for worldwide removal of statues of slave owners

[ad_1] Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has called on governments across the world to copy the example of the protesters who tore down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol at the weekend.The ESPN F1 Podcast team looks back on one of Formula One's most intense rivalry, with behind-the-scenes stories and analysis of the major flashpoints. Listen to the latest episode The controversial Colston statue had stood
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Alexander Volkanovski-Max Holloway rematch eyed for UFC 251

[ad_1] With UFC 250 in the books, the promotion is turning its attention to its next pay-per-view event.The UFC is targeting Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 2 for the featherweight title on July 11, sources told ESPN. The fight, however, isn't signed yet.Volkanovski defeated Holloway to win the title in December. Following the win, the Australian underwent surgery on his left hand. The win extended his winning streak to 18
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How Women’s College World Series memorable moments changed softball

[ad_1] 9:10 AM ETGraham HaysESPN.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.Each is among softball's indelible images. Oklahoma's hometown heroes standing over Goliath. Jennie Finch's perfect season. Keira Goerl's flawless final game. A Michigan home run unlike any that came before Samantha Findlay launched it into the night.Four timeless moments from the Women's College World Series. Four performances that live
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Bella Alarie benefiting from home-court advantage in WNBA preparation

[ad_1] 9:45 AM ETMechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Bella Alarie stares down the competition. Her 15-year-old brother, Xander, is a quick, still-growing 5-foot-11 defender on the perimeter. Her dad, former Duke and NBA forward Mark Alarie, is 56 and, at 6-8, jokes that he can guard
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VALORANT Twitch Rivals — what we learned

[ad_1] The favorites took home the trophy, but it sure wasn't easy. T1's full star-studded lineup made its debut at this weekend's $200,000 Twitch Rivals VALORANT tournament and didn't disappoint, only dropping a single map en route to the first of what could be many more trophies in the franchise's future.While T1 was the lead story, they weren't the only ones, with a number of upsets in the group stages
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NHL needs actions, not words, on racial injustice

[ad_1] In October 2017, J.T. Brown of the Tampa Bay Lightning tried to bring awareness to police brutality and racial inequality.He stood at the bench, lowered his head and raised his right fist in the air, becoming the first NHL player to engage in a peaceful demonstration during the national anthem in solidarity with athletes who protested in other sports. Brown had consulted military families beforehand about what they thought
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Clemson’s Dabo Swinney defends response to assistant coach’s use of racial slur

[ad_1] Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on Monday defended his response to an assistant coach's use of a racial slur during a practice three years ago.Nearly a week after assistant coach Danny Pearman apologized for using the slur, Swinney made his first public comments about what happened in a taped message posted to the team's website.Swinney said former tight end D.J. Greenlee and Pearman were on a separate part of the
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Colin Kaepernick’s signing would show NFL is sincere on race issues, says Carlos Hyde

[ad_1] 7:11 PM ETBrady HendersonESPN New Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde believes that an NFL team signing Colin Kaepernick would show that the league is serious about doing its part to improve issues of racial inequality.Kaepernick and Hyde were teammates with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 when the quarterback began protesting racial injustice and police brutality against black people by not standing during the national anthem."I think the
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The NHL’s coronavirus pause – Updates to the playoff format, more questions as team facilities open

[ad_1] It has been 88 days since the NHL hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. As the cancellations and postponements around the world of sports continue, there also have been continuous nuggets of new information regarding the potential resumption of the season, the draft, the playoffs and how it all affects 2020-21.As players, executives and fans continue to adjust to the new normal,