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#MeToo, Kareem Hunt, News, Sports, Top Stories -

Kareem Hunt, last season’s leading rusher in the NFL, broke his silence  Sunday about being cut from the Kansas City Chiefs. He told ESPN that he regrets kicking a woman after an argument turned violent and that he is “very embarrassed about it.” READ MORE: UPDATE: Kansas City Chiefs release Kareem Hunt after video shows him kicking, pushing woman […]

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Domestic Violence, Kansas City Chiefs, Kareem Hunt, News, NFL, Sports, Top Stories -

  Updated: Nov. 30, 2018, 9:10 pm ET: Accusing Kareem Hunt of lying, Kansas City Chiefs officials on Friday cut the star player from the team after a video of him pushing, and kicking a woman went viral, TMZ reported. “The team says when the NFL and Cleveland PD launched their investigations the team called […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Featured, News, NFL, Opinion, Reuben Foster, Sports, Top Stories, True Blue -

This week, the NFL once again confirmed that their value system - as an organization - is a dumpster fire of every problematic, misogynistic, and deeply racist stereotype.

The post Mandingos vs. Activists: Why the NFL embraces Reuben Foster after domestic violence allegations, but Colin Kaepernick is still out appeared first on theGrio.

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SALY, Senegal (AP) — Timothy Ighoefe is an intimidating defender at 6-foot-11 and 245 pounds. Still, the Nigerian knows he must improve if his decision to play basketball instead of soccer is going to pay off and take him to the NBA. The 18-year-old Ighoefe has committed to play for Patrick Ewing at Georgetown University […]

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News, NFL, Reuben Foster, Sports, Top Stories, Washington Redskins -

As quickly as the San Francisco 49ers released second-year linebacker Reuben Foster following his second domestic violence arrest in eight months, he was claimed off of waivers by Washington just 72 hours later, setting off a firestorm. USA Today columnist Mike Jones called the move “vile and inexcusable” in his  column on Tuesday. READ MORE: 7 new suspects arrested […]

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Kawhi Leonard, NBA, News, Sports, Top Stories, Toronto Raptors, Twitter -

Kawhi Leonard, the superstar forward who is in his first season with the Toronto Raptors, has agreed to a new multiyear endorsement deal. However, it’s not with any of the usual suspects: Nike’s Jordan Brand, Reebok, or Under Armour. Leonard, 27, has signed a deal with New Balance, according to Yahoo Sports. The two-time NBA […]

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Entertainment, Living, News, Sports, Video -

  Eldrick “Tiger” Woods said his 2018 career renaissance has been grueling. He played in 18 tournaments, including all four majors —his most in a season since 2012. He capped off the year with a top-10 finish at the British Open, a second place finish in the PGA Championship and later winning the Tour Championship in September for his […]

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Dwight Howard, NBA, Sports, Video -

This weekend, NBA baller Dwight Howard was accused of violence and threats, from Masin Elijé ― a man claiming to be his ex-lover. In a tweet thread that has gone viral, the accuser who is also an author, says Howard threatened him for not signing an NDA after their relationship started. I was afraid to speak […]

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Adrian Peterson, Corporal Punishment, Minnesota Vikings, News, Sports -

The runningback has become the face of a national conversation about the cultural differences of ways to discipline children

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'Scream' Mask, Copyright Infringement, Fun World, Money, Scary Terry, Sports, Terry Rozier, Top Stories -

Celtics guard Terry Rozier is being sued by the company behind the iconic “Scream” mask from the 1996 horror film, accusing him of selling his own merchandise using the copyrighted image.

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Kyrie Irving, News, Sports, Thanksgiving, Top Stories -

Clearly frustrated Wednesday night following the Celtics’ 117-109 loss to the Knicks, Kyrie Irving told a reporter who wished him a happy Thanksgiving that he doesn’t celebrate the holiday, uttering, “f— Thanksgiving.” READ MORE: 20-year-old man arrested in death of pregnant Atlanta teen Irving tweeted an explanation Thursday morning: Meant no disrespect to the Holiday and […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greece, NBA, News, Sports, Thanasis Antetokounmpo -

A Greek prosecutor is investigating televised remarks made by a sport commentator who allegedly called black basketball player Thanasis Antetokounmpo an "ape."

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Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, Nessa Diab, News, NFL, Sports -

  Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend isn’t mincing any words when it comes to her disdain for the NFL, and wants the whole world to know that her beloved is still being blackballed by shot-callers in the league him. According to TMZ, this week, New York DJ and MTV host Nessa Diab gave her two cents after the […]

The post ‘They’re Still Blackballing Him’: Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend blasts NFL for keeping him off gridiron appeared first on theGrio.

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Cleveland Browns, Condoleezza Rice, Featured, News, Sports, Top Stories, Video -

  Could Condoleezza Rice be the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns? According to ESPN, Rice is on the “wish list” of candidates to interview. If Browns general manager John Dorsey does in fact interview the former secretary of state under George W. Bush, it would mark the first time a woman has ever been interviewed for […]

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Basketball Wives, blac chyna, Child Support, Dream Kardashian, Entertainment, Gloria Govan, Kardashian custody battle, KUWTK, Matt Barnes, Matt Barnes custody, Matt Barnes custody battle, Music, Rob Kardashian, Sports, Television -

  You would think Matt Barnes would be celebrating his recent win against his ex, Gloria Govan but it looks like he’s still full of anger despite being awarded sole custody of the twin sons he shares with her. The former NBA star stepped into a shade storm when he commented on a story from […]

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Entertainment, GQ, Serena Williams, Sports, Video, Virgil Abloh -

  What should have been a joyous celebration of elite female athleticism and badassery, is instead mired in controversy. GQ editors are under fire for using quotation marks to describe Serena Williams as its Woman of the Year. The magazine announced on Twitter that Michael B. Jordan, Henry Golding and Jonah Hill are its Men of […]

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Cheerleaders, Colin Kaepernick, News, NFL, Police Brutality, San Franscisco, Sports -

  This season, the NFL player protests of police brutality and racial injustice during the national anthem have been sporadic. Players such as Miami’s Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson along with the Carolina Panthers’ Eric Reid have continued to take knees during the anthem but many have remained standing or in the locker room. However, last […]

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Celebrity Babies, Dwyane Wade, Entertainment, Film, Gabrielle Union, News, Sports -

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade shocked the internet last week by announcing on social media that they had recently became new parents to a baby girl—and apparentely it has been a pretty interesting adjustment. “So perhaps I haven’t showered or brushed my teeth or slept, but I’m in heaven,” Union posted on her Instagram Stories. “I […]

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Detroit, News, NFL, Pizza, Racism, Sports -

Lem Barney, who spent 10 Hall of Fame seasons with the Detroit Lions and is an icon in Detroit sports, is suing a local pizza chain, claiming he and his wife were discriminated against and told to go to a location in a majority Black area. According to the Detroit News, the lawsuit was filed […]

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Entertainment, Film, Halle Berry, NFL, Sports, Video -

  NFL quarterbacks have some creative ways of calling and changing plays at the line of scrimmage. On Sunday, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff added a new name to the list. During the first quarter of yesterday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, CBS’s microphones caught Goff yelling “Halle Berry” multiple times before throwing an […]

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Atlanta, Jermaine Middleton, Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro, Sports, Top Stories -

Jermaine Middleton is currently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and next year, he’ll be the first American-born black man to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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barbershops, Culture Watch, Entertainment, HBO, LeBron James, Marcus Harvey, Marcus Harvey interview, Nas, Popular Culture, Sports, Style, Television, The Shop, TheGrio Originals -

LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s digital media company, Uninterrupted, partnered with HBO over the summer to bring us The Shop – an unscripted, culture-pushing show that brings those conversations and heated debates amongst men from all different walks of life to television. The barbershop is a staple in a man’s life from a young age, […]

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Featured, News, Simone Biles, Sports, Video, World Gymnastics Championships -

  Simone Biles made history as the first American to win a medal in every event at the World Gymnastics Championship. READ MORE: Judge deals blow against GOP, says Georgia must allow more than 3,000 to vote Simone Biles just proved again that she's the GOAT gymnast — NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 3, 2018 Not quite […]

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Events, Featured, Kidney Stone, Olympic Champion, Simone Biles, Sports, Top Stories, Video, World Gymnastics Championships -

  Despite hospitalization for a kidney stone just a day before the world gymnastics championship in Doha, Simone Biles was dominant in qualifying, showing the world why she is the reigning Olympic champion. Biles posted the top all-around score of 60.965 during the early portions of qualifying on Saturday, after she left the hospital without […]

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All-Time Scoring, Dirk Nowitzki, Featured, LeBron James, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Jordan, News, San Antonio Spurs, Sports, Top Stories, Wilt Chamberlain -

With a jumper shot in Saturday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James surpassed Dirk Nowitzki on the NBA’s scoring chart, earning sixth place among all-time scoring leaders

The post LeBron James Topples Dirk Nowitzki’s Scoring Record, Becoming NBA’s 6th Leading Scorer of All Time appeared first on theGrio.

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#BlackGirlMagic, Gymnastics, News, Simone Biles, Sports -

Simone Biles wants to get this out of the way first. She didn't return to gymnastics to appease anyone. Not her sponsors. Not her family.

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@AP, Basketball, Corruption, NCAA, News, Sports -

An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case.

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News, Sports -

SINGAPORE — In a match between the last two US Open champions, Sloane Stephens came out on top. The 2017 champion beat Naomi Osaka 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 Monday at the WTA Finals, the season-ending tournament for the top eight players in the world. Both players are making their debut appearances at the tournament, but Stephens appeared to be more […]

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FIFA, Football, Jamaica, News, Soccer, Sports, Women's World Cup, World Cup -

Jamaica’s senior women’s national soccer team made history last week as the first Caribbean team to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Wednesday evening, the team known as the Reggae Girlz, defeated Panama’s women’s national team in a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw in the Concacaf Women’s Championship third-place play-off. But according to […]

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Jason Whitlock, Opinion, Roland Martin, Sports, sports journalism -

Writer Dustin Seibert has had more than enough of what he calls the Uncle Ruckus-like antics from sports journalist Jason Whitlock.

The post OPINION: Is Jason Whitlock the real life Uncle Ruckus? Yes. Yes, he is. appeared first on theGrio.

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#TakeAKnee, @AP, Eric Reid, Malcolm Jenkins, News, NFL, North Carolina, Panthers, Sports, Video -

Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins turned the fight for racial and social justice into a skirmish on the field.

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Charles Johnson, French Hill, News, San Francisco Giants, Sports, Top Stories -

San Francisco Giants co-owner Charles Johnson came under fire recently for reportedly making financial contributions to a Trump-supporting super PAC behind a racist radio ad in Arkansas that features two women saying Democrats could bring back lynchings if Black voters don’t support the GOP. “What will happen to our husbands, our fathers or our sons […]

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