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NFL plans to play Black national anthem before Week 1 games

[ad_1] "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing," commonly known as the Black national anthem, is expected to be performed live or played before every Week 1 NFL game, and the NFL is also considering a variety of other measures to recognize victims of police brutality during the upcoming season, a source familiar with the league's discussions told The Undefeated on Thursday.The song would be performed before "The Star-Spangled Banner," the sources
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NBA, union plan to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts in Orlando

[ad_1] The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are planning to paint "Black Lives Matter" on the court inside both sidelines in all three arenas the league will use at the Walt Disney World Resort when it resumes the 2019-20 season late next month in Orlando, Florida, league sources told ESPN.The WNBA is also discussing painting "Black Lives Matter" on the court when it begins its abbreviated 2020 season at
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Baseball’s Black pioneers get ‘Tip of the Cap’ to salute 100-year anniversary of Negro Leagues

[ad_1] Barack Obama tipped his cap. So did three other former presidents and a host of prominent civil rights leaders, entertainers and sports greats in a virtual salute to the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball's Negro Leagues.The campaign launched Monday with photos and videos from, among others, Hank Aaron, Rachel Robinson, Derek Jeter, Colin Powell, Michael Jordan, Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy
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Black Lives Matter a human rights statement, not a political one

[ad_1] In a passionate message in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said "it's time" for America to address and solve systemic racism.Through a message released via Twitter on Friday afternoon, Krzyzewski said America had chosen the "easier wrong" for 400 years and denied the impact of racism."We see that," Krzyzewski said in the video. "And what do we do when we see it? We
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Washington Redskins to retire No. 49 of Bobby Mitchell, HOFer and team’s first black player

[ad_1] The Washington Redskins will retire the number worn by Bobby Mitchell, the first African American player in their history, who died earlier this year. The move, which a source said had been in the works for a while, comes one day after the statue of former Redskins owner George Preston Marshall, the last NFL owner to integrate his roster, was removed outside of the team's former home.Mitchell's No. 49
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Black MLS players form coalition to combat racism in soccer across US Canada

[ad_1] Over 70 black Major League Soccer players announced on Friday the formation of a new organization called the Black Players Coalition of MLS (BPC).In a statement, the BPC said it "will address the racial inequalities in our league, stand with all those fighting racism in the world of soccer, and positively impact black communities across the United States and Canada."- Insider Notebook: Top clubs face scramble to renew contacts
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City’s Pep Guardiola – We should apologise for treatment of black people

[ad_1] Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said white people "should be embarrassed and ashamed" for their treatment of black people after watching players from his team and Arsenal recognise the Black Lives Matter movement by taking a knee prior to the Premier League game at the Etihad on Wednesday.- Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)City's 3-0 win, which followed Aston Villa's 0-0 draw against Sheffield United earlier
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Aston Villa, Sheffield Utd players take a knee to support Black Lives Matter in EPL return

[ad_1] Aston Villa, Sheffield United players take a knee. SHAUN BOTTERILL/POOL/AFP via Getty ImagesAston Villa and Sheffield United restarted the Premier League on Wednesday after a 100-day hiatus caused by the coronavirus crisis with a strong statement of support for the worldwide protests against racism by kneeling once the whistle for kick-off had been blown.All the players' names on the back of their shirts were replaced with the words "Black Lives
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Avery Bradley says NBA players coalition wants league’s plan for black causes before restart

[ad_1] 4:56 PM ETMalika AndrewsCloseESPN Staff WriterStaff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000Adrian WojnarowskiCloseSenior NBA InsiderHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley -- a co-leader of a players' coalition with Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving -- says his group is eager to hear the league office, ownership and sponsors detail a plan on issues of importance to the
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Riot Games’ LCS broadcast observes moment of silence for Black Lives Matter

[ad_1] During both League of the Legends Championship Series broadcasts on Friday and Saturday, an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence was observed in remembrance of the death of George Floyd and as a show of support for Black Lives Matter.The LCS logo was seen in watermark on a black background with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter displayed underneath.On Friday, following the moment of the silence, LCS host Gabriella "LeTigress" Devia-Allen announced that