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NBA superstar LeBron James' tweet about policeman who shot teen sparks uproar on US right-wing
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NBA superstar LeBron James' tweet about policeman who shot teen sparks uproar on US right-wing

LeBron James took down his tweet hours later, explaining his post was "being used to create more hate". Conservative pundits accused him of racism and irresponsible behaviour over the tweet which was about the shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant by a policeman.

United States Soccer formally scraps 'no kneel' anthem policy after vote
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United States Soccer formally scraps 'no kneel' anthem policy after vote

US Soccer's board of directors repealed the policy last year but the decision required confirmation by the full membership of the ruling body.

Year in Review 2020: Firstpost’s sports writers pick their favourite sporting moment of 2020, what they hope for 2021
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Year in Review 2020: Firstpost’s sports writers pick their favourite sporting moment of 2020, what they hope for 2021

Firstpost's sports writers weighed in with their favourite sporting moment of 2020, and what they're looking forward to in 2021:

Year of athlete activism as sports across the world embrace protests
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Year of athlete activism as sports across the world embrace protests

The killing of unarmed Black man George Floyd during his arrest by police in Minneapolis in May proved to be a catalyst for change, prompting athletes from multiple sports to speak out against systemic racism and police brutality.

Pat Cummins says Australian cricket team will form 'barefoot circle' to oppose racism ahead of India series
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Pat Cummins says Australian cricket team will form 'barefoot circle' to oppose racism ahead of India series

The Australian men's cricket team will form a "barefoot circle" before the upcoming series against India to demonstrate opposition to racism and celebrate Aboriginal culture, vice-captain Pat Cummins said.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC chief Thomas Bach says Games cannot become 'marketplace of demonstrations'
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC chief Thomas Bach says Games cannot become 'marketplace of demonstrations'

World Athletics chief and newly enshrined IOC member Sebastian Coe has backed athletes' right to "take the knee" on the Olympic podium, as long as it was done with "complete respect" for other competitors.

Colin Kaepernick signs production deal with Disney, ESPN to produce docuseries on his life
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Colin Kaepernick signs production deal with Disney, ESPN to produce docuseries on his life

The Colin Kaepernick-ESPN partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity.

Lewis Hamilton says he was 'silenced' in the past over plans to support Colin Kaepernick
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Lewis Hamilton says he was 'silenced' in the past over plans to support Colin Kaepernick

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, however, didn't reveal who stopped him from showing support to Colin Kaepernick

Netflix says it will allocate $100mn to financial institutions supporting African American community in the US
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Netflix says it will allocate $100mn to financial institutions supporting African American community in the US

Netflix's initiative comes after US companies face increasing pressure from investors, consumers and workers to address widespread racial inequality.

Ava DeVernay to executive produce Netflix series on ex-NFL player turned civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick
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Ava DeVernay to executive produce Netflix series on ex-NFL player turned civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick

Colin in Black & White, a six-episode limited series on Netflix, will examine Colin Kaepernick's high school years that shaped his activism

USA president Donald Trump says he will stop watching NFL, soccer matches if players continue to kneel during national anthem
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USA president Donald Trump says he will stop watching NFL, soccer matches if players continue to kneel during national anthem

Trump has been a vocal critic of players kneeling during the anthem, previously tweeting that NFL players who did so were “disrespecting our Country & our Flag”.

US Soccer Federation president Cindy Parlow Cone apologises for lack of leadership in fight against racism
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US Soccer Federation president Cindy Parlow Cone apologises for lack of leadership in fight against racism

US Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone apologised for the federation's lack of leadership in the fight against racism as she addressed its decision to repeal a policy that required players to stand during the national anthem.

Premier League: Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt to take knee before Bournemouth game, joining protests of George Floyd's killing
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Premier League: Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt to take knee before Bournemouth game, joining protests of George Floyd's killing

Van Aanholt echoed Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling’s call for increased representation of ethnic minorities in coaching positions,

US Soccer repeals rule banning kneeling during anthem, federation says it can do 'more' on racism
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US Soccer repeals rule banning kneeling during anthem, federation says it can do 'more' on racism

The US Women's National Team Players Association also called for an apology from US Soccer and a plan to substantively address racial inequality.

'I’m vocal because I believe in the movement': Naomi Osaka in no mood to back down on support for Black Lives Matter
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'I’m vocal because I believe in the movement': Naomi Osaka in no mood to back down on support for Black Lives Matter

Naomi Osaka, the world’s highest paid sportswoman, says the voices of prominent athletes can be more influential than those of politicians and is determined that hers will be heard on the subject of racial injustice.

IOC confirms that its ban on protests remains after several sports federations allow athletes to show dissent: Report
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IOC confirms that its ban on protests remains after several sports federations allow athletes to show dissent: Report

IOC has confirmed that athletes are still banned from protesting at the Games after several sports moved to allow protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody.

US Soccer Federation to reconsider national anthem policy as women's team demands for its removal
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US Soccer Federation to reconsider national anthem policy as women's team demands for its removal

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to consider repealing a policy requiring national team players to stand during the national anthem.

'We were wrong': NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regrets stance on player protests, condemns racism
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'We were wrong': NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regrets stance on player protests, condemns racism

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not listening to players, in a video on Friday denouncing racism in the United States amid widespread protests over police brutality against black people.

George Floyd murder: Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says empathy means more than basketball right now
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George Floyd murder: Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says empathy means more than basketball right now

As protests rage in several US cities following the death of George Floyd, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens believes the best way he can be helpful to his players right now is by listening to them.

George Floyd murder: USA's long history of activist athletes who refused to 'shut up and play'
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George Floyd murder: USA's long history of activist athletes who refused to 'shut up and play'

As American athletes take to the streets and raise their voices on social media protesting the killing of George Floyd, a look at USA's long history of sportstars who refused to 'shut up and play'