Month: August 2020

NBA, Players Form Social Justice Coalition, Will Resume Playoffs Aug. 29

The NBA playoffs will resume Aug. 29 after a three-day hiatus due to player protests of police violence, sparked by the Milwaukee Bucks’ strike before their scheduled Game 5 matchup […]

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With Ongoing Protests, MLB’s Hiring Practices Take Center Stage

For the 2020 Racial and Gender Report Card, MLB earned B+, C, and B marks for its racial, gender, and overall hiring practices, respectively.

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DraftKings to Donate Day of Revenues When NBA, WNBA Return

Daily fantasy sports provider and sportsbook operator DraftKings will donate 100% of its revenues to charities and other initiatives that combat racial injustice in the United States from the days […]

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Q&A: Jonathan Beane, the NFL’s First Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

FOS spoke with Beane about his longtime affinity for football, how D&I in corporate America compares to the sports world, and what he wants to change in the NFL’s D&I efforts.

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Group of Black MLB Players Donating Game Pay for Racial Equality

Less than 8% of MLB players who were on Opening Day rosters this year — 80 players total — were Black, according to USA Today.

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Protests Continue

Athletes across sports continued their protests for social justice yesterday. While NBA players decided to resume the playoffs, the league did postpone its three Thursday games with hopes of returning […]

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TikTok, by Walmart

Walmart has joined Microsoft’s bid for TikTok’s operations in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. A deal for the social media platform is reportedly nearing completion, rumored to be […]

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School of Law

UCLA is seeking more than $200 million in damages from Under Armour in a breach of contract complaint filed Wednesday. The lawsuit comes as Under Armour has tried to get […]

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Hello to Halo

Amazon debuted a health and wellness tracker to rival those from companies like Apple, Fitbit and WHOOP. Along with tracking stats like body-fat percentage, heart rate and sleep, the company […]

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No NHL Games Thursday, Friday After Outreach By Minority Players

The NHL’s two games scheduled for Thursday will be postponed after outreach by minority players over response to Jacob Blake police shooting.

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