NFL’s Policy Could Mean a New Playbook on Protests This Fall

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK and JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality...

Trump Pardons Late Boxer Jack Johnson a Century Later

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first Black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see...

Gordon Leads Rockets Over Warriors 98-94 to Take Series Lead

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul's grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination. Now the Houston Rockets must wait to see if his...

Trump Says NFL Players Should Leave the Country If They Don’t Want to Stand...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] The NFL pissed off a ton of people after reports surfaced May 23 of a new league policy that will require all players to either stand during the playing of...

Bucks Player Plans to Sue Police Following Release of Tazing Video

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown said he plans to file a lawsuit against the Milwaukee PD after being Tazed and arrested over a parking violation back in January. Police...

Russell, Jr. Retains WBC Featherweight Title as Family Goes 3-0 In Home Fight Card

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Team Gary Russell finished their second fight card with another undefeated performance before a partisan home crowd at the MGM National Harbor Theatre May 19. With a champion in...

New Evidence Reveals NFL Teams Viewed Kaepernick as a Starting Quarterback

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Colin Kaepernick’s lawyers have been building a collusion case against the NFL for nearly nine months now, and it looks like they may have finally put together enough evidence to...

Legalized Sports Betting: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk Supreme Court announced earlier in the week that wagering on college and pro spirits will now be legal and coming to a casino near you. While...

White High School Tennis Players Appear to Pose as KKK Members after Losing to...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  A group of high school tennis team players in Telfair County, Ga., will be disciplined by the school superintendent after posting a “racist” photo online last week, according to news...

Ex-Girlfriend of Black 49ers Linebacker Testifies She Lied about Abuse

By CHRIS BIDERMAN, The Associated Press The former girlfriend of Reuben Foster testified at a preliminary hearing May 17 that she lied to police when she said the San Francisco 49ers linebacker attacked her, allegations that...

LeBron Should Do Cleveland a Favor and Leave

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO We’ve been pondering LeBron James’ next stop for the past few seasons while the Cleveland Cavaliers have been keeping their fingers crossed that he doesn’t depart again. James has...

Can the Rockets Run With the Warriors?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk The NBA doesn’t want fans to consider the Houston and Golden State series as the real NBA Finals, but it’s hard not to. The Rockets and...

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