Category: Sports

CAM NEWTON FIRED BY OIKOS YOGURT Over ‘Sexist Comments’

  Yogurt company Dannon announced Thursday that it has cut ties with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton as a spokesman for the brand. According to A.J. Perez of USA Today, Dannon said the following in a statement: “We have shared our concerns with Cam and will no longer work with him.” Dannon made the decision after Newton laughed at a question asked by Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue on Wednesday and said it was “funny to hear a female” ask a question about routes, per ESPN.com’s David Newton. Newton shared a statement from the company that deemed Cam Newton’s comments “sexist and disparaging to all women”: ‘’We are shocked and disheartened...

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Fox Sports: We Will No Longer Air National Anthem Before NFL Games

Fox Sports will no longer air coverage of the national anthem before its NFL games, the network said on Sunday in a statement to Sports Illustrated. With the exception of the London matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints, Fox Sports plans to follow “standard procedure” and broadcast regionalized coverage without airing the national anthem. The network added, “However, our cameras are always rolling and we will document the response of players and coaches on the field.” The decision was…(read full...

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Fans upset by protests can get NFL Sunday Ticket refunds.

DirecTV is offering unprecedented refunds for fans who want to cancel their NFL Sunday Ticket package, if they inform the company that they are doing so due to the recent protests during the national anthem, a source confirmed. Once the season starts, fans usually cannot cancel their subscriptions, but AT&T, which owns DirecTV, decided to change the policy due to the sensitivity of the issue. The price of the package, which allows fans to get out-of-market games, is about $280.   An AT&T spokesperson declined to confirm the cancellation policy and said the company would have no numbers to...

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Sports Illustrated Cover Makes Powerful Show Of Unity

The presence of activism on the sports field dates back decades to the civil rights movement, and should unite athletes in the protest controversy engulfing the American professional sports landscape, according to Sports Illustrated. “Athletes Are Not Going to ‘Stick to Sports’ and That’s an Admirably American Thing,” is the title of this week’s cover piece. The cover illustration shows professional athletes and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell ― all in black and white ― linking arms in front of a red, white and blue backdrop.     Hundreds of athletes and dozens of team owners decided to...

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The 2018 season will mark the Tigers 118th season in Detroit and their 19th season at Comerica Park. The March 29 game vs. the Pirates will mark the earliest home opener by date in Comerica Park history. View the full story here!...

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