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North Korea Will Send Team to South Korea Olympics

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11:00am 1/9/2018 at 11:00am
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North Korea and South Korea held high-level talks for the first time in two years. The outcome led to a major breakthrough: North Korea will send athletes to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics next month located in South Korea.

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Legendary Sports Broadcaster Dick Enberg Passed Away Thursday Night

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:17am 12/22/2017 at 9:17am
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Who did not love Dick Enberg? No one because it was impossible. Unfortunately, we lost the treasured broadcaster on Thursday night. He was 82 years old. From ESPN:

Enberg’s daughter Nicole said the family became concerned when he didn’t arrive on his flight to Boston on Thursday and that he was found...

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Did Papa John’s CEO Step Down Because He Criticized NFL “Take a Knee” Protests?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7:00am 12/22/2017 at 7:00am
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Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has been in the news a few times this year, usually for issues related to the national anthem protests of the NFL. We have covered this in prior posts:

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Turkey Seeking Jail Term for NBA Star Enes Kanter

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:00pm 12/20/2017 at 12:00pm
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Back in May, Turkey canceled NBA star Enes Kanter’s passport, leaving Kanter stranded in Romania while on his way back to the states. Kanter has been a vocal opponent of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and supporter of Erdogan’s foe Fetullah Gullen, the man Erdogan blames for everything.

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Morehouse College Partners With NFL to Train Athletes in Social Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:30am 12/18/2017 at 10:30am
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The NFL has already ruined its own brand. Now it’s moving on to academia. This should end well.

Campus Reform reports:

NFL co-hosts ‘social justice’ training for college athletes

The National Football League has partnered with Morehouse College to host a three-day workshop dedicated to teaching student athletes strategies for “effective advocacy.”

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NFL Network, ESPN Suspend Analysts, Including Former Football Players, Over Sexual Misconduct Suit

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 3:00pm 12/13/2017 at 3:00pm
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The NFL Network and ESPN have suspended five analysts due to a former NFL Network stylist’s lawsuit claiming sexual misconduct. This includes two former football stars. From The New York Times:

The NFL Network suspended the analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor pending an investigation in response to the suit.

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Duke Student Newspaper Frets Over Lack of Female Basketball Managers

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:30pm 12/10/2017 at 4:30pm

Witness the sad life of the identity politics bean counter. Can you imagine seeing life through this lens?

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Duke student paper concerned: Why no female managers on men’s basketball team?

As we live in a world where the percentage of “historically marginalized” populations must — must — be improved no...

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International Olympic Committee Bans Russia From 2018 Winter Games

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2:00pm 12/5/2017 at 2:00pm
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Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea scheduled to begin in February. Russia prides itself on its athletics, but a long investigation revealed state-backed doping of numerous athletes during at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia.

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NFL Donating $89M to Social Justice Causes

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:15am 11/30/2017 at 10:15am
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The NFL’s transition into a social justice organization is complete.

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ESPN plans another round of layoffs, $80 million in salary cuts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6:00pm 11/27/2017 at 6:00pm

ESPN’s troubles are far from over. The left-leaning sports network is reportedly planning yet another round of layoffs and will cut $80 million in salaries from the budget. This makes the third round of substantial layoffs in the last two years.

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New Zealand’s Selection of Transgender Weightlifter Raises Questions of Fairness

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2:30pm 11/25/2017 at 2:30pm
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New Zealand has named transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to participate in the Commonwealth Games.  As Gavin, Hubbard was a national junior record holder in the male 105kg class.  As Laurel, Hubbard will compete in the female 90kg-plus division.

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Ex-U.S. Olympic Gymnast Doctor Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/22/2017 at 1:00pm
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Last February, I blogged about the sexual abuse allegations against former U.S. Olympic Gymnastics and Michigan State University physician Larry Nassar. The allegations came up in September 2016 and by November the number of women grew to 50. The number is now over 140.

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Al Michaels Says Trump Partially to Blame for NFL’s Troubles

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:00pm 11/21/2017 at 6:00pm
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NBC sports announcer Al Michaels blamed Trump stoking tensions in the “take a knee” nonsense plaguing the NFL.

In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Michales said he believed the kneeling controversy was simmering down until Trump weighed in, “once the president made those remarks in Alabama, at that particular point...

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Jameis Winston Under NFL Investigation for Allegedly Groping Uber Driver

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:30pm 11/17/2017 at 5:30pm
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The NFL has started an investigation over allegations that Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016. BuzzFeed News reported:

A letter, viewed by BuzzFeed News, was sent from the NFL’s special counsel for investigations, Lisa Friel, to the Uber driver on Thursday. “The League has been...

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UCLA Basketball Players Thank Trump for Keeping Them Out of Chinese Jail

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:30am 11/16/2017 at 8:30am
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Three young men who play basketball for UCLA were on a team visit to China earlier this month when they were arrested for shoplifting. President Trump happened to be landing in China at the same time and intervened on their behalf.

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Papa John’s Surrenders to NFL National Anthem Kneelers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00am 11/15/2017 at 7:00am
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Papa John’s, the pizza restaurant chain headquartered in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, has been on a mostly bad publicity roller coaster for several weeks. The company’s founder and CEO John Schnatter spoke out against the national anthem protests at NFL games, claiming they were hurting the company’s bottom line.

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JJ Watt? Ronan Farrow? Nope! Colin Kaepernick Named GQ Citizen of the Year

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:00am 11/14/2017 at 10:00am
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The magazine GQ has named former quarterback Colin Kaepernick its citizen of the year since becoming a “powerful symbol of activism and resistance” since he took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

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