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Late Sunday night, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was home to a horrific incident of racial intimidation and harassment. The auto racing body said it is fully investigating after a noose was found in the garage stall of racer Bubba Wallace, who is NASCAR’s only Black driver, on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Ala.
Amid the current atmosphere of protests against police brutality against black people both within the U.S. and across the world, the National Football League (NFL) has found a way to stay in the news.
Having not seen a game in nearly three months, the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Board of Governors approved a plan last week that would resume play on July 31 and include only 22 out of the 30 teams, per ESPN.
Earlier this April, President Trump proposed that sporting events should be brought back as soon as possible, giving them high priority in his plan to reopen the economy. Later in the month, Trump assembled his 200-person advisory committee that would help facilitate restarting economic activities. That committee included the commissioners of the NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL, UFC, PGA and NASCAR. It also included some of the wealthiest sports team owners in the country. That means that at least five percent of this 200-person committee is going to be focused on sports.
ESPN and Netflix collaborated to produce arguably the most anticipated basketball-related docuseries: The Last Dance.
In the midst of the sports desert that the world finds itself in due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the world, people are scrambling to find sources of entertainment. Many sports fans have gone back in time, finding solace in the treasure trove of old games from a number of professional sports leagues. With that, fans have been exposed to the fashion mishaps in the forms of jerseys that existed in the past. And because we enjoy complaining about things, the Sports editors have decided to list some of the worst jerseys in the history of sports.
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to progress with little to no sign of slowing down, the sports world continues to remain on hold. The National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs were slated to start this past weekend, but now, there are pessimistic rumblings concerning the future of the League. According to ESPN, League officials believe that even at the most optimistic projections, the June 25 amateur draft could be pushed to August 1 at the earliest. Also, there is no current plausible plan to resume the 2019-2020 season.
On April 3, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported that it is likely that the National Basketball Association (NBA) will decide to cancel the 2019-2020 season outright. He suggested that the likeliest option at this point is that the current season will be abandoned entirely and the league will simply wait until the start of next season to play professional basketball again.
At this very point, the world is in the midst of a serious global pandemic. Multiple countries, including the United States, are ramping up their lockdown restrictions as everyone rushes to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). People are locked inside, hopefully self-quarantining and social distancing, looking for ways to stay busy and entertained.
My world effectively came to a stop on March 11, 2020. I remember looking through my Twitter feed and finding out that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert had tested positive for COVID-19.
The coronavirus has spread chaos around the globe, touching every aspect of life and leaving the country’s physical, mental and emotional well-being in a vulnerable state. Within just a short period, people in the United States went from average day-to-day life to being advised to not leave their homes or be within six feet of others.
The college basketball regular season ended on March 8 and with it came the final Associated Press (AP) rankings before Selection Sunday. While the results of conference tournament play will factor into the seeding, I’ll take a look at the projected one and two seeds from the AP rankings and discuss their chances in this year’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship Tournament.
The 2019-2020 National Basketball Association (NBA) season has been a complicated ride for the Los Angeles Lakers in terms of media perception.
The National Football League (NFL) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is a once-every-10-years agreement between the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and the NFL teams’ owners. To ratify the CBA, the NFLPA and the NFL work on a deal and then send it to the entirety of the players in the league for a simple majority vote.
Although I don’t know much about professional sports, I have enough L.A. pride to know that LeBron James has had an incredible impact on the world of basketball.
This year’s Major League Baseball (MLB) off-season saw a series of significant stories leading up to the start of spring training. The Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal was the story of the off-season.
This weekend was the 69th annual National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Weekend. With star-studded lineups featured in every event, NBA fans had their eyes on this year’s rule changes. Every year, the NBA does something a little different with the dunk contest or one of the other smaller events.
After months of speculation, skepticism and anticipation, we now have two weeks of the XFL season under our belt. While the first week’s games showed promising attendance and viewership among fans, the true first test for the XFL would be maintaining that momentum moving into the week two games.
The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) trade deadline has come and gone, but not without several big names on the move. As teams look toward the playoffs, we’ll break down the big trades to see their impact on the rest of this season and beyond.