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The relationship between sports and social activism

Athletes including LeBron James, Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant have recently participated in pregame warm-ups in T-shirts with text reading “I Can’t Breathe.” The gesture came after a New York City grand jury decided to not indict the police officer most directly involved with the July death of Staten Island residen ... (full story)

Bengals' defense set for overhaul after subpar performance

Bengals' defense set for overhaul after subpar performance

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals' defense is headed for a makeover.
A unit that ranked among the league's best the last few years and steadied Cincinnati to four straight playoff appearances is showing some wear and tear. The Bengals kept it generally intact last season, and it slid from third to 22nd overall in yards allowed. ... (full story)

Column: Time to allow Pete Rose back in baseball?

Column: Time to allow Pete Rose back in baseball?

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Rose didn't want it to be about him, not on a day when four new members were elected to baseball's most exclusive club.
Good picks all, Rose said, though he would have liked to see Mike Piazza get in, too. He believes Piazza was the best hitting catcher ever, which says something because Rose played al ... (full story)

RubberDucks owner appointed head of Baseball Internet Rights Company

Many years’ working on the front lines of the technology shift in media has put the owner of Akron’s minor league baseball team on the leading edge of baseball’s tech consortium.
Kenneth (“Ken”) Babby, owner of the Akron RubberDucks minor league baseball team, has been chosen to head the minor leagu ... (full story)

A year later, soccer stadium still not reality in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — David Beckham's business team swooped into Miami a year ago, full of irresistible excitement and lofty ideas, and got politicians to agree to negotiate a location for a new Major League Soccer stadium.
An enthusiastic Miami-Dade County Commission voted unanimously on Dec. 17, 2013, to authorize Mayor Carlos Gim ... (full story)