Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is joining Fenway Sports Group as a partner, giving him an ownership stake in its subsidiaries that include the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, Roush Fenway Racing, and the regional sports network NESN, sources told ESPN. James, 36, already owned 2% of Liverpool, the current English Premier League champion. In joining FSG and expanding his investment, James and his business partner Maverick Carter will become the company's first B
NEW YORK -- The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the late singer. The New York Daily News reported there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "That's Why Darkies Were Born." The song originated in the 1931 Broadway revue "George White's Scandals" and was considered satire, but includes racist language. It was recorded by Smith and a
Jackie Robinson knew from the start that his quest was bigger than baseball. Baseball was his vehicle -- proudly so. There are a handful of moments that define America's modern civil rights movement, and Robinson stepping onto a baseball field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, is among them. That moment was a groundbreaking one for this country. Robinson broke baseball's color line, and from there, the United States would be changed forever. This Thursday would have
There are few people in the world who have lived the choice Kyler Murray was and is up against: MLB or NFL. One of those people is Deion Sanders, the only athlete to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series. Sanders gave his advice for the 2018 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback during an interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion on Monday. Murray’s decision not officially over Murray announced via tweet that he declared for the NFL draft, in which he’s expected to be a first-r
Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader apologized Tuesday for racist, homophobic and misogynistic tweets that dated back to his time in high school. "As a child I was immature," Hader said following Tuesday's All-Star Game, according to the Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond. "I said some things that are inexcusable. There's no excuse." "I'm ready for any consequences," he added. Hader's account was set to private shortly after the tweets circulated during the All-Star Game.
Chris Bosio's tenure as pitching coach of the Detroit Tigers reportedly came to an end after he directed a racial slur at a clubhouse attendant. Per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Katie Strang, Bosio called the attendant, who is an African-American man, a "monkey" when the employee was collecting towels in the coaches' room after a Tigers loss. The Tigers said in a statement Wednesday that Bosio was fired for making "insensitive comments that violated Club policy and his Un
PORTLAND, Ore. – A day after announcing they were investing in a group trying to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, Russell Wilson and Ciara visited the Rose City to check out potential sites for a stadium. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback and pop star said they flew over four potential stadium sites on Saturday. Only three sites have been publicly disclosed: Portland Public Schools’ headquarters, ESCO Corporation’s industrial site, and the Port of Portland’s Terminal 2