J.T. Brown Becomes First NHL Player To Protest During National Anthem This Season

Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown raised his right fist during the national anthem before a game against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night, becoming the first NHL player this regular season to join the silent protests that have been sweeping the NFL and other U.S. sportingleagues. Unlike Colin Kaepernick, the football player last year who began […]

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Doris Burke is now first woman to become a full-time national NBA game analyst

Doris Burke is breaking new ground once again. The veteran ESPN broadcaster is set to become the first woman with a full-time NBA analyst job at the national level, according to a report by SI’s Richard Deitsch. Burke replaces Doug Collins as a regular color commentator with the network. Burke has been doing select games […]

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Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem in his first game out of retirement

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat on a cooler next to the bench during the playing of the national anthem in the team’s preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals. Why Lynch chose to sit hasn’t yet been revealed, but it comes nearly one year after Colin Kaepernick began a protest of the oppression of […]

Katie Ledecky Just Became The First Woman To Win 12 World Championship Golds

Katie Ledecky is on a roll. The 20-year-old American swimmer made history on Tuesday, snagging her 12th gold medal at the swimming world championships, the most achieved by any woman ever. Ledecky clinched the gold after annihilating the competition in the 1,500-meter freestyle ― an event she already holds the world record in ― at the World […]

Garbine Muguruza Blows Away Venus Williams To Take First Wimbledon Crown

LONDON (Reuters) – An inspired Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title on Saturday, blowing away in-form American Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 with arguably the performance of her career after tight and tense early exchanges. In the first women’s final played under the Centre Court roof, a high-quality first set gradually built toward a […]

Josh Jackson and David Ortiz both had a rough night throwing ceremonial first pitches

It was a rough Friday for first pitches. To be fair, the pressure of going to the mound in front of thousands of fans and delivering the ceremonial pitch is stressful. But Friday delivered a pair of stinkers that could be all-timers. Josh Jackson, who was just drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the first […]