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Hamilton wins British Grand Prix

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton won Sunday’s Rolex British Grand Prix, making it the sixth time in his racing career he has taken the checkered flag at Silverstone. “Today was one of the best days I can remember,” Hamilton said. He finished ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who finished second. Ferrari driver Charles LeClerc finished third. Hamilton has won[Read More…]

Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson is suffering from pancreatic cancer

Bob Gibson, the Hall of Fame St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he wrote in a message to living Hall of Famers. Gibson, who will be 84 in November, said he has been diagnosed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and will undergo chemotherapy in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.  Physicians have hospitalized Gibson for the[Read More…]

Kevin Warren named Big 10 Commissioner

Kevin Warren, chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League, has been named the sixth commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, a position he will assume September 16. “I am absolutely honored to become the sixth commissioner of the Big 10 Conference, “  Warren said. “The opportunity is an incredible and unique blend of my lifelong[Read More…]

Cleveland Indians will drop offensive team logo

By Frederick H. Lowe The Cleveland Indians will drop its controversial logo from the team’s uniform beginning with the 2019 season, but the logo will continue to be sold by retailers in Northeast Ohio and in Goodyear, Arizona, where the Indians hold spring training. Major League Baseball announced on Monday the Indians will discontinue using the Chief Wahoo logo after[Read More…]

Black former pro-football players are suspended by NFL Network, ESPN

  The NFL Network has suspended three analysts for alleged sexual harassment as part of an amended wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Jamie Cantor, a wardrobe stylist for the network. According to various media reports, NFL Network suspended Marshall Faulk, a pro-football running back for the Indianapolis Colts and the St. Louis Rams. Also suspended were Ike Taylor, who played[Read More…]

GQ honors Colin Kaepernick

By Frederick H. Lowe President Donald Trump called him a son-of-a-bitch but GQ, a men’s magazine, named Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year” for initiating NFL player protests against police brutality.  He appears on the cover of GQ’s current issue. Last season, Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, began kneeling on one knee instead of standing for the national[Read More…]

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Newton apologizes and so does Carolina Panthers beat reporter Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton apologized to Jourdan Rodrigue, the beat reporter who covers the Panthers for the Charlotte Observer, for making a sexist comment. As it turns out, Rodrigue also had to apologize for racist tweets made several years ago. They included having used the word “nigga,” in one, according[Read More…]

Basketball legend Sheryl Swoopes gets cut

By Frederick H. Lowe Sheryl Swoopes, who will be inducted into the basketball hall of fame as a player, has fouled out as a college coach. Loyola University of Chicago announced on Sunday that it had fired Swoopes as the women’s basketball coach. “Sheryl Swoopes is no longer serving as the women’s basketball coach at Loyola University of Chicago,” Steve[Read More…]

Hamilton finishes seventh in China

Plagued by his car’s mechanical and structural problems, defending Formula 1 World Driving Champion, Lewis Hamilton finished 7th in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. The car’s mechanical problems including having to install a new engine during Saturday’s time trials forced Hamilton to start in 9th place, way in the back. Twenty-two cars competed. Despite five pit stops during the[Read More…]

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