Patrice Bergeron is making a difference both with his words and his actions. On Wednesday, the Boston Bruins star offered his first public statement since the death of former Minneapolis native George Floyd, who was killed May 25 by white police officer Derek Chauvin. In the statement, Bergeron acknowledged some of his own personal ignorance on issues…Patrice Bergeron Releases Powerful Statement On Racism, Donates $50K — NESN.com
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that Major League Baseball has rejected the MLBPA’s proposal for a 114-game season and has not sent a counter offer. The league said it had started discussions with the owners, “about a shorter season without fans, and is ready to discuss additional ideas with the union.” This should be understood […]MLB rejected the players’ season proposal for 114 games and does not send a counter — Archyde
There won’t be any fans in the stands, but NBA teams still might have something of a home-court advantage at Walt Disney World. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Yahoo! Sports’ Keith Smith on Wednesday both revealed details of the NBA’s plan to resume its season in Orlando, Fla. Teams reportedly will play a Summer League-like format…NBA Rumors: Disney World Will Allow Teams To Ship Home Courts To Orlando — NESN.com
Archer began feeling shoulder discomfort late last season. Now his future is up in the air.Chris Archer out until 2021 due to thoracic outlet surgery — HardballTalk | NBC Sports
Bad news for Chris Archer and the Pittsburgh Pirates: the team just announced that Archer has been shut down until 2021 after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery.
Thoracic outlet surgery, which has become more common in baseball in recent years, is nothing approaching routine. Lots of pitchers have never come back from it or have not come back in anything approaching their previous form.
Archer was shut down late in the 2019 season due to shoulder discomfort. This after posting a 3-9 record in 23 starts and a 5.19 ERA, in 119.2 innings pitched. He pitched in two innings during spring training.
Archer, who originally came up and starred for the Tampa Bay Rays, was traded to the Pirates in the summer of 2018 for Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows, and a player to be named later who ended up being minor leaguer Shane Baz. That was already a trade that heavily-favored the Rays. Now it looks even worse for the Pirates in hindsight.
Regardless of how you feel in the aftermath of the horrific George Floyd murder, one thing is for certain: the NBA has no plans to forget about this in the coming weeks. Even though some of the riots have been taken too far, the murder of an innocent man is enough to realize that there’s […]Why the NBA Will Be a Leader of Change in America — LEAGUE ALERTS
Regardless of how you feel in the aftermath of the horrific George Floyd murder, one thing is for certain: the NBA has no plans to forget about this in the coming weeks.
Even though some of the riots have been taken too far, the murder of an innocent man is enough to realize that there’s something off about the training of police in this country.Advertisementsabout:blankREPORT THIS AD
Although America itself is a more progressive country than most, there are many people with hate in their hearts that don’t share the same values as most Americans do. Because of this, terrible things such as police brutality occur.
Many organizations and people have been speaking out against police brutality and have made donations and used their platforms to ensure that this evil will decrease as much as possible, but sports leagues, such as the NBA, are going even further.
Sports have been a key factor in fighting racism for decades. Many look at players like Jackie Robinson and Reggie Jackson as some of the most influential African Americans in history because the Brooklyn Dodgers finally allowed Jackie to get his chance and Reggie followed soon after.
In the NBA, players like Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain were two brilliant athletes who put basketball on the map for years to come.
Although the NBA hasn’t done as much historically as the MLB has, in recent years the NBA has become more influential and has given back to not just their own community, but to communities around the world.Advertisementsabout:blankREPORT THIS AD
The NBA Cares program has done some absolutely wonderful things for the world and has helped players like Joel Embiid find homes in the NBA.
More recently, the NBA Cares program has had hospital visits, helped with homeless shelters, and honored the Make-a-Wish foundation during the all-star game. They also have their Community Assists Award that encourages NBA players to go out and make a difference themselves like when LeBron James made the school on Ohio or Luc Richard Mbah a Moute held his basketball camp for kids in Africa.
In recent years, the NBA has been at the front of improving the world and they don’t plan to stop now.Advertisementsabout:blankREPORT THIS AD
NBA players and personnel alike including Greg Popovich, JR Smith, Michael Jordan, Steve Nash and so many more have spoken out against police brutality and there is so much more that the NBA can and will do to help black and all communities in America.
Because of the NBA’s influence and the placement of their teams (big cities), the NBA has the greatest opportunity out of anyone to help with police brutality. 29 teams have already stated how horrible Floyd’s death was and plan to put a stop to it.Advertisementsabout:blankREPORT THIS AD
The NBA’s voice is unlike any other voice in the world because although it is a lot of people, they somehow are able to remain unified, unlike any other organization. The NBA has already announced that they plan to work with their respective cities to help stop all police brutality wherever it is.
Players like LeBron James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are going to make change happen.
The NBA and its players have a lot of money they can spend in order to help. Whether it’s focusing on more intensive training for police in order to make sure they know how horrible it is, donating to help memorials such as Floyd’s or anyone else who is going to be murdered unjustly, or just using their incredible, unified platform to reach out to millions of fans to make sure they know this isn’t okay.
The change will come to America, and the NBA will be a huge voice in all of it.
Second set of cuts announced by the company since the COVID-19 pandemic halted the NHL season on March 12.Groupe CH, parent company for the Canadiens, cuts more jobs — Montreal Gazette
The late Kobe Bryant was sympathetic to the cause being protested for around the nation in the aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. And as darkness falls over those protests and demonstrations, some have become unruly, resulting in looting and vandalism as a result of…Kobe Bryant Murals Remain Untouched As Protests Continue In Los Angeles — NESN.com
Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler says player access to their families is a critical issue to navigate if the NHL wants to return this summer. Read MoreFamily, safety, among hurdles for NHL to clear — Winnipeg Sun