Category: Sports

The Details on Michael Jordan’s Brief Career in Baseball

Michael Jordan’s career in basketball is the stuff of legend — as the docuseries The Last Dance shows — but did you know he spent a season playing baseball, too? Jordan’s brief stint on the baseball diamond may seem like an unexpected detour, but in fact, it was a special tribute to his father, who

When Are Sports Coming Back?

Some businesses and services are beginning to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown, but large gatherings are still prohibited in most areas. That means that professional sports — or at least, professional sports as we’re used to experiencing them — will have a longer and more complicated path to return. The good news

USWNT Wants US Soccer to Repeal Its Anthem Policy

Image Source: Getty / Howard Smith / ISI Photos The US women’s national soccer team is speaking out about a policy put in place by the US Soccer Federation (USSF) requiring players to “stand respectfully” during the national anthem. Though no player who violated the policy faced penalties after the policy was adopted in February

Runner Latoya Snell Fundraisers For Black Organizations

Image Source: Courtesy of Latoya Shauntay Snell Sponsored athlete and writer Latoya Shauntay Snell started running in 2013. Her aim? Weight loss. What was supposed to be a single race turned into a lifestyle that she upheld not to shed pounds but to remain active and foster the sense of community she found. The longest

Tianna Bartoletta on Being a Black Olympic Medalist

Three-time gold medalist Tianna Bartoletta is using her platform to talk about the reality of being a Black Olympian on Team USA. In an interview with The Irish Times, the reigning Olympic long jump champion and two-time 400m relay gold medalist spoke powerfully about the dichotomy between achieving the pinnacle of success in her sport

WNBA’s Chiney Ogwumike Speaks on Black Lives Matter

Chiney Ogwumike, a two-time WNBA All-Star, ESPN analyst, and vice president of the WNBA Players’ Association, is adding her voice to the chorus of those demanding change. As protests continue across the country following the killing of George Floyd, Ogwumike spoke to ESPN about why athletes are emerging as activists for social justice and what

Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger Interview on Representation

Prior to the nationwide fight against this novel coronavirus pandemic, the US women’s national soccer team was fighting a different battle: one against the US Soccer Federation (USSF). In mid March, the Federation’s president, Carlos Cordeiro, announced his resignation just days after lawyers defending the USSF in the USWNT gender-discrimination lawsuit filed last year issued

Alison Désir Shares a Powerful Message on Race and Running

For many runners, the routine of pulling on our shoes, blasting our playlist, and hitting the road is a form of escape. But there are some things that you can’t run away from, and as nationwide protests continue, calling for action against systemic racism and police brutality towards Black people, the running community is as