CNN ignores report of human rights abuses at NBA training camp in China

U.S. 07/31/20, 11:01

Despite the seriousness of the allegations of physical abuse and a lack of education of athletes, on July 30 CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed for more than 15 minutes NBA Commissioner Adam Silver without mentioning the subject and focusing on the challenges of resuming the season amid the pandemic, reported Fox ...

Human rights violations denounced at NBA youth training schools in China

U.S. 07/30/20, 18:12

The NBA's youth training schools in China are reportedly a hotbed of students' physical abuse and mistreatment. Youth who enroll in NBA academies in China are physically beaten by their instructors and not provided with proper education; an ESPN report released Wednesday said. According to Fox News, the report said the academies, ...

NBA prevents personalization of ‘FreeHongKong’ T-shirts in support of democracy

U.S. 07/14/20, 18:02

The National Basketball Association's (NBA) online store prohibited people from ordering customizable T-shirts with the phrase 'FreeHongKong' printed on the back to support the former British colony's democracy movements. As reported by the Daily Wire, sports commentator Clay Travis posted a video on Twitter showing that when he tried to name ...

2.6 million sign petition to make Kobe Bryant new NBA logo

U.S. 01/29/20, 13:31

A petition to make Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash, the official NBA logo has become the first change.org petition to reach 1 million signatures by 2020. Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, and Usher have all backed the move, which had earned 2.6 million signatures, well ...

World Series champ Nationals take celebration to White House

U.S. 11/04/19, 16:03

President Donald Trump on Monday, Nov. 4,  honored the World Series champion Washington Nationals at the White House. Eighteen of the 25 players on Washington's World Series roster were in attendance, including World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg, who opted out of the final four years of his contract but could re-sign ...

Four shot, two arrested at Raptors rally

Basketball 06/18/19, 08:15

Four people were shot and wounded at a rally at Toronto City Hall on Monday, June 17, for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors, police said. Two people were arrested. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said four people suffered wounds from the gunshots but none of them were life-threatening. "So today at approximately ...

Police: David Ortiz shot in ambush at Santo Domingo bar

U.S. 06/10/19, 01:12

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at close range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said Ortiz was at the Dial Bar and ...