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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has finally spoken out about his comments on Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s pro-Hong Kong tweet, and says he should have backed Morey’s right to free speech.

Though Kerr is still refusing to condemn the vast human rights abuses of China, the NBA’s $4 billion business partner, he recently noted that he regrets remaining silent as the league curtailed Daryl Morey’s right to free speech.
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Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Regrets Not Backing Daryl Morey, Still Refuses to Criticize China


The NCAA is considering a boycott of Idaho sports because of a new state law that would require students to compete in leagues based on their biological sex, not their self-proclaimed “gender identity.”

The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act is meant not as some form of bigotry against transgender students, of course, but as a way to preserve the very existence of women-only sports. Biology may not prevent a man from throwing on a dress and demanding that others use the word “she” when referring to him, but the fact remains that there are significant biological differences between men and women. Those differences make it absurd and unfair to allow fake girls to compete with actual girls on the athletic field.
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More Than 300 Female Athletes Beg NCAA to Support Women-Only Sports - Total Conservative News

The owner of the Baltimore Blast is defending a T-shirt listed on the professional indoor soccer team’s website that drew criticism for its anti-Chinese sentiment.

The $20 shirt, which reads “Strong” and features an American flag and the Blast logo on the front, has a circle-backslash symbol over the word “China” and an outline of the country on the back.
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Tyson is making his anticipated comeback—for the first time as a plant-powered athlete—in an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr. on September 12. 
Legendary Plant-Based Boxer Mike Tyson, 54, Returns to the Ring  | VegNews

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifts the Premier League trophy to seal the club's first top-flight triumph for 30 years.

Henderson received the trophy from Reds legend Sir Kenny Dalglish, who was manager when Liverpool last won it in 1990, during a spectacular ceremony after the champions beat Chelsea 5-3.
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Liverpool Premier League trophy lift: Special ceremony to mark success - BBC Sport

"Dr. Fauci has been a true champion for our country during the Covid-19 pandemic..."
Anthony Fauci to throw out first pitch at Washington Nationals' Opening Day - Axios

Russian-born Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya competed for Australia at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, Australia Olympics skater, dies in Moscow at 20 - BBC News

Pro basketball star Amar'e Stoudemire is both Black and Jewish -- and says he's uniquely positioned to help "bridge the gap" between the two groups.
Amar'e Stoudemire Cites Lack of Black Leadership for Rise In Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

Boxer Travell Mazion has died at the age of 24. "Mazion was a kind, charismatic young man who lit up every room he walked into and brought excitement to fans inside the ring," Golden Boy wrote.
Boxer Travell Mazion Dead at 24 After Car Crash - E! Online

More bad news ... the 2021 Rose Parade is officially OFF -- the first time the event has been canceled since World War II.
Rose Parade Canceled, Rose Bowl Game Still In Play

The global opinions editor of The Washington Post is claiming the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball club must change its name, claiming the nickname praises a racist history of the state's investigative law enforcement agency.

Phillip Blanks, 28, ran to the home in Phoenix on July 3 barefoot to try to help. "There wasn't much thinking. I just reacted. I just did it," he said Wednesday.
Marine who played wide receiver in college caught boy thrown from burning building by his mom

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire has pleaded "nolo contendre" to a disorderly conduct charge and was fined $500 after being caught allegedly masturbating in his car outside a Florida Dollar Tree in February.

McGuire entered the plea deal on July 1. The $500 fee covered his fine and $50 in court costs, according to a spokesperson for the State Attorney's Office in Pinellas County.
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Blue Jays' Reese McGuire fined after masturbating in car

The Chicago Blackhawks, a historic Original Six franchise released a statement to the Chicago Sun Times that they will not be changing their name.

"The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation,” the statement began. “[Black Hawks’] leadership and life has inspired generations of Native Americans, veterans and the public."
Chicago Blackhawks will not be changing their name

Contrary to claim by President Trump, NASCAR ratings are up slightly since banning the display of the Confederate flag.
NASCAR Ratings Up Since Confederate Flag Ban, Trump Claims Otherwise | TVLine


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