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50 years after raised fists at Olympics, legacy of protest continues with Kaepernick

Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — It was a moment in time that, even if you haven’t heard the story, you’ve probably seen the images.The date was Oct. 16, 1968, and Tommie Smith and John Carlos had just won the gold and bronze medals, respectively, at the Mexico City Summer Olympics. They had just…read more »

Aly Raisman joins criticism of interim USA Gymnastics President Mary Bono

Monica Schipper/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Olympian Aly Raisman joined the growing calls to oust new interim USA Gymnastics President Mary Bono — just three days after she was named to take over the floundering organization.Raisman, a two-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist, took to Twitter on Monday to support Kaylee Lorincz, a gymnast who alleged…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 10/13/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 7, Boston 2NATIONAL LEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 4, Milwaukee 3NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEVegas 1, Philadelphia 0Edmonton 2, N.Y. Rangers 1Ottawa 5, L.A. Kings 1Boston 8, Detroit 2Carolina 5, Minnesota 4Toronto 4, Washington 2Tampa Bay 8, Columbus 2Vancouver 3, Florida 2Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 3Nashville 5, N.Y. Islanders…read more »

Colin Kaepernick among 8 honored at Harvard for contributions to black history

Colin Kaepernick/Twitter(SAN FRANCISCO) — Colin Kaepernick, who helped lead the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl but made even bigger headlines protesting against social injustice, was among those honored on Thursday for their significant contributions to black history and culture. Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle headlined a list of eight individuals who received the…read more »

Laurie Hernandez talks new children’s book, announces she’s training for 2020 Olympics

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two-time Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez is returning to gymnastics.The 18-year-old made the announcement on “Good Morning America” Thursday, saying she is “currently training.””Crossing your fingers for 2020,” Hernandez said of the future Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo.Besides winning a gold and silver medal, Hernandez has a new children’s book…read more »

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