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The so-called ‘World Series’ is tainted by racism

Cleveland’s baseball team flaunts the most spectacularly racist logo in professional sports. Major League Baseball and the Cleveland Indians’ front office sent 27 lawyers to Toronto to defend it during the playoffs. The judge ruled in favour of Cleveland, but has yet to release his reasons| BRIAN WARD*

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University of Wisconsin point guard says Change the Mascot

Bronson Koenig is using his newfound national platform to speak out against mistreatment of Native Americans | BRIAN WARD in The Nation

University of Wisconsin point guard Bronson Koenig | AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

(March 16) – On January 11, 2015, Bronson Koenig, backup point guard for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, was thrust into a starting role for the NCAA basketball’s sixth-ranked team after senior point guard Traevon Jackson went down with a broken foot. “I’m obviously going to have to start being more vocal as a leader,” Koenig, a sophomore, said following the announcement. “One area of improvement I need to really start working on is my leadership and being more vocal, but I’m confident that I’ll step into that role.”  Continue reading

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NFL: A sports cartel without integrity

The National Football League (NFL), faced with lawsuits from over 1,000 ex-players, admits it is facing a “concussion crisis” – its cover-up for a football and a credibility crisis. The negligence of the corporate owners of the safety of the athletes is not confined to brain injuries, as SALLY JENKINS of the Washington Post writes. The Washington Redskins NFL franchise invested in quarterback Robert Griffin III, then everyone put his future in jeopardy.

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