Simone Biles Statement on Withdrawal from Olympic Finals

July 29, 2021

Legendary 24-year-old Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles, made the decision to withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympic Finals to prioritize her mental health. Simone Biles spoke to NPR about her mental health and her mindset before the finals. Biles stated that she was shaking before the Olympic team gymnastics final and that she withdrew after realizing that […]

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Kansas City Chiefs plan to keep nickname but retire mascot ‘Warpaint’

July 27, 2021

The Kansas City Chiefs announced they will not be changing their nickname, but they will be retiring their mascot, according to the organization president, Mark Donovan. The Chiefs mascot was a horse named “Warpaint.” The football team will be joining the Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Washington Redskins in fighting against discrimination. On […]

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Youngest Olympian, Hend Zaza, Makes her Debut

July 25, 2021

12-year- old Hend Zaza from Syria made her debut in the Toyko Olympics this year. Zaza is a table tennis player and in order to make it into the Olympics, Zaza played a woman more than three times her age at the women’s singles preliminary round. She beat a 42-year-old Lebanese player when she was […]

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U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Opt Out Of Olympic Village Accommodations

July 24, 2021

After a team member tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team decided to not stay in Tokyo’s Olympic Village for safety reasons. According to NBC News, USA Gymnastics stated that the squad had always intended to stay at a hotel instead of the sealed-off, a waterfront section of Tokyo reserved for the 11,000 […]

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Tokyo Olympics Has *Somewhat* Relaxed Its Rules On Athlete Protests

July 24, 2021

Let the games begin. The Olympic games kicked off yesterday and some rule adjustments were made on the rights of athlete protests. Currently, the rules on expression pertain to Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter: “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” […]

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NFL: Team Could Forfeit Game If Unvaccinated Players Leads To COVID-19 Outbreaks

July 23, 2021

The NFL sent a memo to all teams about the new COVID-19 rule update. The memo said, if a game cannot be rescheduled during the 18-week schedule due to a COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players, the team with the outbreak will forfeit and be credited with a loss. Add to that, players on both teams […]

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Milwaukee Bucks Win 2021 NBA Champion, Giannis Named Finals MVP

July 22, 2021

It’s been 50 years, but the Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions! Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped a playoff career-high 50 points, 14 boards in Game 6 of the NBA Finals as the Bucks won 105-98 over the Phoenix Suns. “The Greek Freak” also joins Shaquille O’Neal as the only players in NBA history with three 40-point, 10-rebound […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Is The 1st Hip-Hop Artist On S.I. Swimsuit Edition Cover

July 20, 2021

The Hot Girl Summer continues for Megan Thee Stallion. The 3X Grammy-winning rapper is the 1st Hip-Hop Artist to make the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Megan says her love for the magazine goes back to another history-making cover star, Tyra Banks (who became the first Black model to snag a solo cover in […]

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Colin Kaepernick 1st Children’s Book Coming Spring Of 2022

July 20, 2021

Ex-NFL Quarterback and Activist Colin Kaepernick is now an author and publisher. The children’s book “I Color Myself Different” recounts a story from Kaepernick’s childhood, while drawing his family during a kindergarten class. I’m excited to share that I’ll be publishing I COLOR MYSELF DIFFERENT, a children's book, with @KaepernickPub & @Scholastic on 4/5/22! #IColorMyselfDifferent […]

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Candace Parker 1st WNBA Player To The Cover Of NBA2K Video Game

July 16, 2021

Candace Parker is the first female basketball player to grace the cover of the popular video game franchise NBA 2K. WNBA star is in her 15th-year. Earning a championship with the Sparks in 2016, two MVPs (2008 and 2013), and six All-Star appearances. She also helped Team USA bring home two gold medals in 2008 and 2012. […]

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