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Gale Sayers, universally considered one of the greatest running backs in NFL history and a Chicago Bears legend, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, after a long battle with dementia. He was 77. Sayers is hailed in Chicago for his humanity and spectacular exploits on the football field. He was so electrifying that he…

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WNBA star Maya Moore shocked the sports world when she decided to step away from a winning team to fight for social justice. During her hiatus from the Minnesota Lynx, Moore helped to free a Black man from prison who was wrongfully convicted. Jonathan Irons was convicted at 16 for breaking into a home in…

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In a move to shed light on the need for racial equality in the United States, players with the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans locked arms during a moment of silence as the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday night, Sept. 10. However, some fans at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, responded…

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Jayden Keyshawn Parrish was excited to begin his freshman year at Statesboro High School in Statesboro, Georgia. On Aug. 27, Parrish felt sick after coming home from football conditioning and practice, according to WSAV. Parrish developed a fever and chills the next day and eventually began vomiting before his mother decided to take him to…

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A college football player reportedly died due to complications from COVID-19. On Sept. 8, California University of Pennsylvania announced that Jamain Stephens, 20, passed from the novel virus. Stephens, in his junior year of college, was the son of former NFL player Jamain Stephens, who played football for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. “Jamain…

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Teams in the NFL did not have any intentions of signing Colin Kaepernick. According to a report by Pro Football Talk, teams only showed interest in Kaepernick as a media ploy. Following the death of George Floyd, the NFL began to speak out against racial injustice and appeared to make an effort to provide funding…

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Brother From Another

“Brother From Another” makes its debut as the first official sports-driven show on NBC freshman streaming platform Peacock Network. Led by Michael Smith (ESPN His & Hers, SportsCenter) and Michael Holley (New York Times Best Selling Author), the aim is to broaden discussions not just on sports, but politics and other notable topics. With a…

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An NBA photographer was fired for a racial attack against Kamala Harris on social media. Bill Baptist, who had served as an NBA photographer for over 30 years, posted a meme on Facebook that disparaged Harris, who is the Democratic vice presidential candidate, according to ESPN. WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes blew the whistle on the…

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Morgan Stanley‘s Global Sports and Entertainment division has been named an institutional financial advisor participant of the National Football League Players Association, the labor union for professional football players in the NFL. In an effort to address the financial needs of its participating athletes, the NFLPA launched its Institutional Financial Advisors Registration Program in 2019,…

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The Atlanta Hawks recently hosted a one-hour discussion called “EmpowHER by Lady Ballers,” which featured a conversation with two-time WNBA champion and activist Renee Montgomery and College Park Skyhawks general manager Tori Miller. The conversation was moderated by Annie Finberg, a reporter and senior coordinator of digital content for the Atlanta Hawks. With more than…

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