Diversity in sports

Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy poses during the NBA basketball team's media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
September 25, 2017 - 8:09 pm
The Latest on Monday's events from NBA media days (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy doesn't buy into the notion that sports figures should just stick to sports. When asked about that perspective, the outspoken Van Gundy said Monday at Detroit's media day that could be...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James answers questions during the NBA basketball team media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
September 25, 2017 - 3:29 pm
The Latest on Monday's events from NBA media days (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has yet to sign an extension, and whether he plans to stay in Oklahoma City is one of the biggest questions as teams prepare to tip off training camps. But the reigning league MVP said...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 1973, file photo, Billie Jean King reaches to hit a return during her match against Bobby Riggs in the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. King beat Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/File)
September 22, 2017 - 3:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Bobby Riggs' next big spectacle may be a leap off Suicide Bridge in Pasadena, California, while Billie Jean King is just happy to have made a spectacle of the 55-year-old hustler and to have won $200,000 to boot. Screaming, delirious womens-libbers lit up more brightly than the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 1973, file photo, Billie Jean King reaches to hit a return during her match against Bobby Riggs in the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. King beat Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/File)
September 22, 2017 - 3:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Bobby Riggs' next big spectacle may be a leap off Suicide Bridge in Pasadena, California, while Billie Jean King is just happy to have made a spectacle of the 55-year-old hustler and to have won $200,000 to boot. Screaming, delirious womens-libbers lit up more brightly than the...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2017, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell listens at a fan forum with Baltimore Ravens fans before at the Ravens' NFL football training practice in Baltimore. A group of current and former NFL players has asked Goodell for the league's support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
September 21, 2017 - 1:16 pm
A group of current and former NFL players has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league's support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform. Yahoo Sports is reporting the players sent a 10-page memo to Goodell and NFL executive Troy Vincent in August asking for money...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2017, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell listens at a fan forum with Baltimore Ravens fans before at the Ravens' NFL football training practice in Baltimore. A group of current and former NFL players has asked Goodell for the league's support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
September 21, 2017 - 1:16 pm
A group of current and former NFL players has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league's support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform. Yahoo Sports is reporting the players sent a 10-page memo to Goodell and NFL executive Troy Vincent in August asking for money...
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September 18, 2017 - 10:18 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Walking through a tunnel alongside Billie Jean King at the grounds of the U.S. Open, Emma Stone gasped at the size of its main court. King, of course, was more familiar with the sprawling tennis center in Queens, New York — it's named after her, after all (the stadium itself is named...
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August 14, 2017 - 1:32 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said Sunday he will sit during the national anthem this season to protest social injustice and segregation. Bennett sat on the visiting bench during "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the Seahawks' preseason opener against the Los...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones prepares to bat during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Jones says the widely condemned racial insult hurled at him at Fenway Park illustrates the need for dialogue about race and for fans to police each other. Jones spoke Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City while his team plays a series with the Royals. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 13, 2017 - 5:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the Negro Leagues museum as his backdrop, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said the recent racial taunting he endured in Boston shows there needs to be more dialogue about diversity. Almost two weeks after he said he was called the N-word and had a bag of peanuts...
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