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NFL veteran Ryan Russell says Jon Gruden’s resignation is not enough
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NFL veteran Ryan Russell says Jon Gruden’s resignation is not enough

NFL veteran Ryan Russell says Jon Gruden’s resignation as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders is not enough and has called on the NFL to do more to make the sport more inclusive. Gruden resigned on Monday after reports emerged of him using homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as…MORE

Jon Gruden has resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after reports of homophobic, racist and misogynistic emails
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Jon Gruden has resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after reports of homophobic, racist and misogynistic emails

Jon Gruden resigned Monday as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after reports emerged of him using homophobic, racist and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as an ESPN analyst. “I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of…MORE

Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets: Myriad colors, a makeshift kicking net and the national anthem sung from atop the stadium: the NFL returns to London
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Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets: Myriad colors, a makeshift kicking net and the national anthem sung from atop the stadium: the NFL returns to London

It was technically a home game for the Atlanta Falcons home game, but with the array of colored jerseys on display providing a vivid backdrop at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, it was as much a gathering of footballer lovers. Face-painted rival fans sat side by side, buying rounds of drinks for one another,…MORE

With some ‘more open to conspiracy theories,’ vaccination rates of English Premier League players remain shrouded in mystery
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With some ‘more open to conspiracy theories,’ vaccination rates of English Premier League players remain shrouded in mystery

While the likes of the NFL are leading the way in public vaccine advocacy and transparency — the league said it had reached a vaccination rate of over 90% among players by late September — the uptake among footballers in the English Premier League remains shrouded in mystery. The Premier League regularly releases details of…MORE

Emma Raducanu says she needs to cut herself ‘some slack’ after defeat by Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Indian Wells
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Emma Raducanu says she needs to cut herself ‘some slack’ after defeat by Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Indian Wells

Britain’s new sporting hero Emma Raducanu, who stunned the tennis world when she won the US Open in September, experienced that losing feeling as she was beaten 6-2 6-4 by Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the Indian Wells tournament’s second round on Friday. Playing in her first match since her Flushing Meadows triumph, the 18-year-old Raducanu won…MORE

Raiders coach Jon Gruden described head of NFL players union using racially insensitive language in 2011
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Raiders coach Jon Gruden described head of NFL players union using racially insensitive language in 2011

Jon Gruden, head coach of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, used racially insensitive language to describe NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who is Black, in an email sent in 2011, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Gruden, who is White, was working as the lead analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night…MORE

Broadcaster Jim Kaat apologizes for insensitive remark during MLB playoff game

Broadcaster Jim Kaat apologizes for insensitive remark during MLB playoff game

A broadcaster for MLB Network has apologized for using a term that referenced slavery while on-air during a playoff game Friday. Jim Kaat, an MLB Network analyst and former major league pitcher of 25 seasons, says he was trying to compliment Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada during Friday’s playoff game between the White…MORE

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