Diversity in sports

FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Seattle Storm owners, from left, Ginny Gilder, Lisa Brummel and Dawn Trudeau, applaud speaker Christine Charbonneau, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands CEO, as she speaks to a rally before the Storm's WNBA basketball game against the Chicago Sky, in Seattle. The WNBA once again leads all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned a combined “A” grade for racial and gender diversity in its hiring practices, according to a report card issued Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports (TIDES). (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
November 15, 2017 - 2:57 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The WNBA once again leads all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned a combined "A'' grade for racial and gender diversity in its hiring practices, according to a report card issued Wednesday by The...
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FILE - In his Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, holds the Apple Cup Trophy as Washington president Ana Mari Cauce cheers after Washington beat Washington State in an NCAA college football game in Seattle. Leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools continue to be dominated by white men, according to the annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport released Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. More than 72 percent of FBS university presidents are white men, with Ana Mari Cauce (Washington) and Renu Khator (Houston) the only female Latina and Asian presidents this year. Five African-American men, two Latino men and five Asian men are FBS presidents. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
November 08, 2017 - 6:12 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools continue to be dominated by white men, according to a diversity report released Wednesday. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport gave top-level college sports an overall grade of D+...
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November 03, 2017 - 3:42 pm
Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker has won the March of Dimes Sports Leadership Award for 2017. Baker will be honored by the March of Dimes Greater New York Market at its 34th annual sports luncheon on Nov. 28. "I am deeply humbled to be recognized with such a distinguished award,"...
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November 03, 2017 - 12:10 pm
In this age of relative parity in the NFL, it is almost unfathomable that two teams would be 0-8 at their halfway mark. Yet there they are, the 49ers and Browns. What goes into the making of a winless half-season? Actually, so many things that there are considerable links backward. In San Francisco...
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October 21, 2017 - 10:15 pm
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Four Kennesaw State cheerleaders took a knee in the tunnel during the national anthem at the Gardner-Webb-Kennesaw State game on Saturday night. The cheerleaders first knelt during the national anthem at a Sept. 30 football game to protest racial inequality and police brutality...
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
October 18, 2017 - 6:12 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — During a time in which player activism in the NFL has become a polarizing issue, the league continues to receive high grades for racial hiring practices in a diversity report that also finds that gender hiring has slightly dipped. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport...
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In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 photo, Kennesaw State University students and faculty along with Kenneth Sturkey, who dresses as the university's mascot Scrappy the Owl, rally in support of five cheerleaders who knelt during the national anthem at an NCAA college football game on Sept. 30, in Kennesaw, Ga. Sturkey said he donned the costume without permission to protest racial inequality. Republican state Rep. Earl Ehrhart, who chairs a Georgia House subcommittee in charge of funding the state's public universities, objected to the mascot's appearance at the rally. (Meris Lutz/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 6:32 pm
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — The student who wears the owl mascot costume at a Georgia public university where five cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem had no business leading a cross-campus march in support of the cheerleaders, an influential lawmaker said. Kenneth Sturkey, who dresses as...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones speaks after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Dallas owner Jerry Jones said the NFL can't leave the impression that it tolerates players disrespecting the flag and that any of his Cowboys making such displays won't play. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
October 09, 2017 - 11:03 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Now that Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys has become the first NFL owner with a public suggestion of repercussions for displays during the national anthem, players are opening up more about the delicate balance of team chemistry and politics in the locker room. And they're not...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones speaks after an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Dallas owner Jerry Jones said the NFL can't leave the impression that it tolerates players disrespecting the flag and that any of his Cowboys making such displays won't play. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
October 09, 2017 - 11:03 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Now that Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys has become the first NFL owner with a public suggestion of repercussions for displays during the national anthem, players are opening up more about the delicate balance of team chemistry and politics in the locker room. And they're not...
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October 02, 2017 - 1:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is starting a diversity fellowship program and will place about 20 selected candidates with teams and three with the sport's central office. Applications, limited to people of color and women, can be submitted from Friday through Nov. 17 and the individuals...
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