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    Minnesota Lynx star Napheesa Collier read a statement on behalf of all WNBA players, calling the result "outrageous and offensive." AP Photo/Chris O'Meara WNBA players condemned the grand jury's sentencing decision in the Breonna Taylor case prior to their playoff games Thursday night. Minnesota Lynx star Napheesa Collier read a statement on behalf of all WNBA players, calling the result "outrageous and offensive." Louisville police officers used a no-knock warrant to enter Taylor's home back in March and fatally shot her while she was asleep. WNBA players have devoted the 2020 season to Taylor, with each player wearing her full name under their own surname on their jerseys. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Long before arriving...
    Lynx star Napheesa Collier and WNBA players decried the lack of charges in the Breonna Taylor case. Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals between the Minnesota Lynx and the Seattle Storm provided a platform for players to express their dismay over the recent ruling in the Breonna Taylor case. Napheesa Collier of the Lynx served as the spokeswoman for WNBA players ahead of the game. “Our hearts are with Ms. Tamika Palmer. It has been 195 days since her daughter Breonna Taylor was killed. 195 days and still no one was charged with her death,” Collier read. “We strongly support the sentiment expressed by the family of Breonna Taylor. The result is outrageous and offensive. No one needs to live...
    Rev. Jesse Jackson called on professional athletes to discourage high-profile high school athletes from attending the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky in wake of the Breonna Taylor indictment decision. Jackson particularly called on players from the NFL, NBA and WNBA to help him out. HERSCHEL WALKER APPLAUDS BIDEN OVER LOUISVILLE VIOLENCE RESPONSE, CHALLENGES HARRIS “The players in the WNBA, NFL & NBA must discourage high profile athletes, basketball & football players, from going to the University of Kentucky & the University of Louisville. We must make economic life in KY inconvenient. This tactic has always worked for oppressed people,” Jackson tweeted. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was asked about Jackson’s tweet and said he disagreed with the reverend’s...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx will take the court Tuesday night, two days after Game 1 of their WNBA playoffs semifinals was postponed because of inconclusive COVID-19 tests. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said three players on the Storm had inconclusive results Sunday from tests they took the day before, so the league decided to postpone the scheduled opener of the best-of-five playoff series. “The health and safety of all players and staff continue to be our top priority. After comprehensive consultation with health and safety specialists following the additional testing of Seattle’s players and staff as well as the implementation of contact tracing, we feel confident in moving forward with the Storm and Lynx taking the...
    Game 1 of the WNBA playoff semifinals between the Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx will be played Tuesday night, two days after it was postponed because of inconclusive COVID-19 tests. The league said Tuesday that multiple players on the Storm had undergone additional testing, which came back negative after their inconclusive ones, and had been cleared to rejoin the team. One player is still awaiting the results of a second test. A player needs to have two negative tests taken 24 hours apart to be cleared to play. The first game of the series is set to tip at 9 p.m. EDT. “The health and safety of all players and staff continue to be our top priority. After comprehensive consultation...
    What is ricin? Illegal and very toxic poison sent to Trump has no antidote Spice Up Pumpkin Spice Season With These 7 Custom Starbucks Drink Orders Storm-Lynx Game 1 of WNBA semifinals postponed due to inconclusive Covid-19 test Shortly before Game 1 of the 2020 WNBA Semifinals between the Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx was set to start on September 20, the WNBA announced that the game would be postponed due to inconclusive Covid-19 test results from players on the Seattle Storm roster. The following was released by the WNBA: pic.twitter.com/kJmOb9xJuM— WNBA (@WNBA) September 20, 2020 The WNBA has conducted its 2020 season in an isolated bubble located at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. So far, that bubble...
    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The opener of the WNBA playoff series between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx was postponed nearly 90 minutes before its scheduled tipoff Sunday because of inconclusive COVID-19 test results for Storm players. The players with inconclusive results have undergone additional testing and are in isolation, according to the WNBA. The Lynx already had arrived at the arena and some of the players had been warming up when they were told the game was postponed. The league didn’t immediately announce when Game 1 of the best-of-five series would be played. Game 2 was scheduled for Tuesday night. The WNBA made it through the regular season with a few false positive tests for the coronavirus, but...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The WNBA on Sunday announced that the Minnesota Lynx playoff game against the Seattle Storm has been postponed. Officials say the decision was made after players from the Seattle Storm received inconclusive COVID-19 test results. According to the WNBA, players with inconclusive results have undergone additional testing Sunday are currently in isolation. The new date for Game 1 of the WNBA semifinal series will be released at a later time. No additional information is available.
    Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census Spice Up Pumpkin Spice Season With These 7 Custom Starbucks Drink Orders Aces vs. Sun: Three things to know as MVP Aja Wilson, top-seeded Aces face Sun in semifinals of WNBA playoffs The 2020 WNBA playoffs are moving right along, and after the first two single-elimination rounds, we've now reached the best-of-five semifinals, which will begin on Sunday afternoon with a pair of Game 1s. In the first game of the day, the No. 1 seed Las Vegas Aces will take on the Connecticut Sun. © Provided by CBS Sports Las Vegas was penciled in as a title contender prior to the pandemic, but had expectations lowered after Liz Cambage...
    Feds: COVID-19 vaccine will begin moving 24 hours after the first one is approved Restaurants Are Closing In These States Due to Wildfires WNBA players keep seeking officers arrests after $12M settlement in Breonna Taylors shooting The first day of the WNBA regular season schedule began with its players dedicating the 2020 season to Breonna Taylor and getting justice for her family. On the first day of the league’s playoffs seven weeks later, Taylor’s family settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Louisville for $12 million. It includes an agreement to implement a number of police reforms, per the city’s announcement on Tuesday. The settlement, many players said in their media availabilities, is “a step”...
    (CNN)WNBA players repeated their calls for the officers who killed Breonna Taylor to be arrested after hearing news of the historic settlement between the family and the city of Louisville, Kentucky.The league, which began its playoffs on Tuesday, dedicated the 2020 season to Taylor and the Say Her Name movement, which raises awareness for Black female victims of police violence. All season, in Bradenton, Florida, WNBA players have worn warmup shirts with the words "Black Lives Matter" displayed on the front and "Say Her Name" on the back, along with Taylor's name on their jerseys.Earlier on Tuesday, it was announced that the city of Louisville had agreed to pay $12 million to the family of Taylor and institute sweeping police...
    Brittney Griner dunks during a Phoenix Mercury game. Christian Petersen/Getty Images Seven WNBA players have dunked since the league formed. Lisa Leslie was the first to break the 10-foot barrier in 2002. With the 2020 WNBA playoffs underway, take a look back at all of the dunkers in the league's history. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The 2020 WNBA playoffs are underway in the "Wubble" at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. As the games heat up, Insider is taking a look back at the league's history. Seven players have dunked during WNBA games since the league formed in 1997. Lisa Leslie first broke the 10-foot barrier in 2002, when she rose up for a slam during...
    With less than two weeks left in the regular season, the WNBA playoff picture is becoming clearer. Seattle, Las Vegas and Los Angeles have already clinched spots in the postseason. Minnesota and Chicago reached the playoffs Tuesday night after Atlanta beat Indiana. It's the 10th straight season the Lynx are in the postseason. Phoenix is in good shape to reach the postseason with the Mercury sitting in sixth place. The Mercury, however did lose Bria Hartley for the season with an ACL tear in her right knee and are down to eight healthy players on the roster now. The final two spots could potentially come down to the final few games. Connecticut, Dallas and Indiana are within two games of each other...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With less than two weeks left in the regular season, the WNBA playoff picture is becoming clearer. Seattle, Las Vegas and Los Angeles have already clinched spots in the postseason. Minnesota and Chicago reached the playoffs Tuesday night after Atlanta beat Indiana. It’s the 10th straight season the Lynx are in the postseason. Phoenix is in good shape to reach the postseason with the Mercury sitting in sixth place. The Mercury, however did lose Bria Hartley for the season with an ACL tear in her right knee and are down to eight healthy players on the roster now. The final two spots could potentially come down to the final few games. Connecticut, Dallas and Indiana are within...
    Nneka Ogwumike, a Los Angeles Sparks player and president of the Women's National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), defended professional athletes’ decisions to boycott recent games in protest of police brutality after the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.  “As athletes, we would be discrediting our essence if we didn't use that platform for good and for change,” Ogwumike said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”  WNBPA President @Nnemkadi30 reacts to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to visit Kenosha on Tuesday amid unrest Warner calls Intelligence chief's decision to scale down congressional election security briefings 'outrageous' Katyusha rocket lands in Baghdad 'Green Zone': report MORE criticizing the NBA for taking an unprecedented stand on civil justice: “We’re also citizens and...
    NBA 2K has been around since 1999 but it was not until NBA 2K20 that all 12 WNBA teams were added to the game. NBA 2K20 also included the WNBA in MyLeague mode, which allows players to manage the WNBA league for multiple seasons. It appears that NBA 2K21 will continue to add more features for the WNBA. NBA 2K fans have been requesting that the developers add a female customizable player to the game for many years. It seems that this feature will be included in NBA 2K21. But not until the next generation consoles hit the market. In a news release, the Visual Concept developer revealed that players can finally create a female customizable MyPlayer in NBA2K21. The...
    The Washington Mystics wear T-shirts with seven red circles on the back to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake by police. Courtesy Espn2/ZUMA Wire/Cal Sport Media via AP Images For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.NBA players return to the court today after ending a strike that started earlier this week over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The league and players, reportedly with some encouragement from Barack Obama and Michael Jordan, agreed to resume games and establish a social justice coalition that will, among other things, focus on improving voter turnout and pushing for criminal justice reform. The strike was a powerful act of protest that inspired other athletes...
    (CNN)When much of sports came to a standstill this week, many said the moment was unprecedented. But for WNBA players, activism has been a part of their DNA for a long time.They've been especially outspoken lately, dedicating the season -- which started in July -- to Breonna Taylor and the Say Her Name campaign. New this season, they introduced a Social Justice Council of players and activists to push conversations around social issues forward. And this week, one team wore shirts with seven bullet holes in the back, a testament to the fate that befell Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. From LGBTQ rights to racial justice, WNBA players have been vocal for years, since the league's inaugural season in 1997."The women...
    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 21 points and eight rebounds, Natasha Howard added 17 points and 15 rebounds, and the Seattle Storm beat the short-handed Chicago Sky 88-74 on Saturday to stay atop the WNBA standings. Stewart beat the halftime buzzer with a baseline jumper to give Seattle a 49-34 lead. The Storm opened the second half on a 9-2 run for a 58-36 advantage and led by at least 14 points the rest of the way. Jewell Loyd added 12 points for Seattle (13-3), which became the second team to clinch a playoff spot. Alysha Clark and Ezi Magbegor each scored 11 points. Kahleah Copper scored 19 points and Allie Quigley added 11 for Chicago (10-6), which...
    MGM Resorts is laying off 18,000 workers 5 proven ways to lower cortisol naturally Almost 100 NBA employees stage walkout to support NBA, WNBA players in protesting social injustice Nearly 100 NBA employees across departments staged a one-day walkout Friday in solidarity with NBA and WNBA players to protest social injustice, and they were contacting Wisconsin law enforcement and elected officials in an effort to effect change, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports. Protest to tangible change: What NBA players really want going forward USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next MLBs top story lines: Jose Abreu on a hitting hot streak USA TODAY SPORTS...
    DraftKings plans on donating 100 percent of its profits from the first day back of the NBA and WNBA to a charity involved with combating racial injustice, according to a tweet from @DraftKings. This announcement follows both the NBA’s and WNBA’s players boycotting games Wednesday and Thursday after Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a police officer in Kenosha, Wis. Daily fantasy sports sites normally bring in between 10 and 20 percent of a contest’s entry fees as a “rake,” paying out the rest to the contestants as winnings. Instead, DraftKings will be donating a day’s rake to an as-of-yet unannounced charity. At this time, it is unclear whether the NBA and WNBA will be returning...
    Flu Shot Study Offers Window Into Coronavirus Vaccine Uptake in U.S. Cities with the highest organic food prices Adam Silver: I wholeheartedly support NBA and WNBA players The NBA will once again resume its postseason Saturday after a three-day hiatus. It’s been one of the biggest stories in recent sports history. © Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Teams and players opting to boycott games as a way to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the United States following the shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer in Wisconsin last weekend. While there’s obviously been a lot of opinions regarding said boycott, it seems that the NBA is a united front. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver supports boycottsIn an email...
    NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Friday said he “wholeheartedly supports” NBA and WNBA players’ commitment to highlighting issues of social justice — demonstrated this week by boycotting games. Silver, in a letter penned to league employees and which was acquired by The Athletic and Stadium, said he, players and team governors were part of a “candid and productive conversation” on Thursday to further support social justice and racial equality in America. Some of the key issues discussed included increasing voting access, civic engagement and advocating for police and criminal justice reform. “First, let me say that I wholeheartedly support NBA and WNBA players and their commitment to shining a light on important issues of social justice,” Silver wrote. “While...
    Athletes from the NBA and WNBA are leading the most recent stand against systemic racism and police brutality from the sports community by boycotting games in response to the police shooting of a Black man in Kenosha, Wis. Earlier in the week, Jacob Blake was repeatedly shot in the back in front of three of his children and was left paralyzed from the waist down. The boycotts and postponements were sparked by Milwaukee Bucks’ refusal to come out of their locker room on Wednesday afternoon for a playoff game against the Orlando Magic. As more NBA playoff games were postponed, the WNBA followed suit as the Washington Mystics, Atlanta Dream, Connecticut Sun, Phoenix Mercury, Los Angeles Sparks, and Minnesota...
    (CNN)In these unprecedented times for US sports, NBA players and owners found a familiar face as an intermediary: Michael Jordan.Jordan, who is the only Black majority owner in the league, also serves as the NBA Labor Relations Committee chairman and following the news that Thursday's three playoff games were postponed, the NBA announced that there would be a meeting between players and management to discuss how to proceed.And in that meeting, Jordan -- a former player and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets -- became the primary mediator between the two sides, according to ESPN.ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has since reported the NBA players' decision to return to the postseason.The postponement of Thursday's playoff games came after the Milwaukee Bucks players...
    For the second consecutive day, the WNBA postponed three games following the weekend shooting of Jacob Blake. In Bradenton, Florida, in the WNBA bubble, Chicago was to face Indiana, New York was to meet Dallas and Las Vegas was set to play Seattle on Thursday night. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “This is not a strike. This is not a boycott. This is affirmatively a day of reflection, a day of informed action and mobilization," said WNBA players' union president Nneka Ogwumike on ESPN. So far six games have been postponed over the past two nights. The league had just passed its halfway mark of the 22-game season. With teams playing pretty much every other day in...
    The WNBA has suspended games for the second day in a row in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the league announced Thursday. After collectively taking a knee at center court and staging a walkout rather than playing their scheduled games in Bradenton, Florida Wednesday, the WNBA has decided to continue postponing games as the players “continue discussions and reflections on recent events.” WNBPA president Nneka Ogwumike delivered a statement on “SportsCenter,” saying players plan to continue the season at some point. “The players of the WNBA use today (Thursday) to reflect,” she said. “Following yesterday’s decision to stand in solidarity with NBA players and Black and Brown communities in Wisconsin, and around the country, we will...
    CDC clarifies surprise guidelines that people without COVID-19 symptoms dont need testing French grocer Carrefour has agreed to buy 172 stores in Spain, cementing its place as countrys second-biggest supermarket chain The reigning WNBA Coach of the Year said there would be more outrage if Jacob Blake was a dog in an emotional interview before the players strike © AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack Reigning WNBA Coach of the Year, James Wade, had an emotional conversation with members of the press prior to WNBA players' decision to boycott games in protest of police violence. Wade — a 45-year-old Black man and head coach of the Chicago Sky — said players "are actually speaking for someone...
    The WNBA has suspended games for the second day in a row in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the league announced Thursday. After collectively taking a knee at center court and staging a walkout rather than playing their scheduled games in Bradenton, Florida Wednesday, the WNBA has decided to continue postponing games as the players “continue discussions and reflections on recent events.” WNBPA president Nneka Ogwumike delivered a statement on “SportsCenter,” saying players plan to continue the season at some point. “The players of the WNBA use today (Thursday) to reflect,” she said. “Following yesterday’s decision to stand in solidarity with NBA players and Black and Brown communities in Wisconsin, and around the country, we will continue...
    AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack Reigning WNBA Coach of the Year, James Wade, had an emotional conversation with members of the press prior to WNBA players' decision to boycott games in protest of police violence. Wade — a 45-year-old Black man and head coach of the Chicago Sky — said players "are actually speaking for someone like me," by striking. "If Jacob Blake was a dog, and the police were to shoot him seven times in the same spot, we would have a lot more people up in arms," Wade said Wednesday. "So what does that tell you about my value?" Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chicago Sky head coach James Wade says he knows "how valued...
    Members of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics paraded onto the court Wednesday wearing white t-shirts – each with a letter of Jacob Blake’s name – and featuring seven bullet holes on their backs. The team lined up before the empty sidelines spelling out Blake’s name with their shirts, then they took a knee on the court. Blake is, of course, the Kenosha, Wisconsin, man who was shot on August 23 by police after a brief physical struggle and after refusing to obey repeated demands to submit to arrest. Blake is reportedly paralyzed from the wounds. pic.twitter.com/jh62COAebk — Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) August 26, 2020 United. pic.twitter.com/wRgXRHVUsA — WNBA (@WNBA) August 27, 2020 The league quickly canceled all its games for Wednesday and...
    On Wednesday, the WNBA postponed three games set to be played in Bradenton, Florida, to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake and other social justice grievances.  Players took to the court, not to play, but to wear bloody bullet hole t-shirts, which spelled out Blake’s name on the front, and to take a knee in “solidarity.” “We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA and we continue this conversation with our brothers and sisters across all leagues and look to take collective action,” said a statement from Atlanta Dream’s Elizabeth Williams on behalf of all WNBA players, the BBC noted.   “If you truly believe that black lives matter, then go and vote,” the statement added.  The bullet holes...
    WNBA players are striking to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man whom police officers shot seven times in the back on Sunday. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images WNBA players are striking to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man whom Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officers shot seven times in the back Sunday. After players announced their decision with a powerful display of unity on national television, they gathered for a candlelight vigil inside the WNBA bubble at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. WNBPA President Nneka Ogwumike, New York Liberty star Layshia Clarendon, Las Vegas Aces coach Bill Laimbeer, and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert spoke about the night's events. "I just want to say how...
    Professional athletes are taking a stand after yet another unjust shooting of yet another unarmed Black man. Jacob Blake Jr. was shot seven times in the back as he opened the door to his minivan, where his three sons were waiting for their dad. It was his youngest son’s birthday.  While Blake is fighting for his life and his family reports he is paralyzed from the waist down, images from protests in Wisconsin were going viral after 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was recorded by multiple witnesses shooting three protesters with an AR-15 rifle. Two of those victims died. One of the victims, Anthony Huber, was seen using his skateboard to try to stop Rittenhouse. He was shot at point-blank range by Rittenhouse.  NBA players, who have held focus...
    Why Kate Hudson Thinks Her How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Character Is "Miserable" Today Dow and S&P 500 Rally as Feds Powell Announces Easier Monetary Policy The WNBAs Washington Mystics wore shirts with bullet holes while leading the league to strike for Jacob Blake © Julio Aguilar/Getty Images WNBA players are striking after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man whom Kenosha, Wisconsin, officers shot seven times in the back Sunday. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images WNBA players are abstaining from play in light of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man shot seven times in the back by a police officer. Though players initially intended to forge on with Wednesday's slate even...
    WNBA players are striking after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man whom Kenosha, Wisconsin, officers shot seven times in the back Sunday. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images WNBA players are abstaining from play in light of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man shot seven times in the back by a police officer. Though players initially intended to forge on with Wednesday's slate even after the NBA's players forced their games' cancelation, the Washington Mystics could not bring themselves to play. While explaining their decision on national television, the Mystics players wore white T-shirts that spelled out Blake's name on the front and featured seven bloody bullet holes on the back. Visit Insider's homepage for...
    Powerball Results, Numbers for 8/26/20: Did Anyone Win the $37 Million? Amazon just opened the first location of its highly anticipated new chain of grocery stores. See inside. A night of protest: Where NBA, WNBA, MLS, and MLB stand after players boycott games Athletes across professional sports boycotted games on Wednesday night, an unprecedented and historic protest for racial justice in America. Players were responding to the death of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot seven times in the back and killed by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin after Blake attempted to break up a fight. © Provided by For The Win Athletes in the NBA, WNBA, MLS, MLB and professional tennis (among others) all refused to play...
    Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba and San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane criticized the NHL over its response to the Jacob Blake shooting while several games in the NBA, WNBA and MLB were postponed as players decided not to show up in protest over police brutality. Dumba was among the NHL players who took a knee as the league worked its way back from the coronavirus pandemic that shut down sports entirely. He told Sportsnet he was disheartened by the league’s response. NBA TEAMS TECHNICALLY FACE PENALTIES FOR FAILING TO SHOW UP FOR GAMES, FORMER EXECUTIVE NOTES “NHL is always last to the party on these topics,” said Dumba, who is a founding member of the Hockey Diversity Alliance. “It's...
    WNBA players voted to sit out their games Wednesday in the Bradenton bubble, making the decision after the Bucks set off a wave of NBA playoff postponements with a boycott of their game vs. the Magic in the Orlando bubble. The WNBA group also demonstrated at center court of the IMG Academy site, with each person taking a knee. Members of the Washington Mystics wore shirts that spelled out the name of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot seven times by a police officer in Kenosha, Wis. Each of the shirts had seven bullet holes painted on the back, to mark the seven shots that struck Blake in his back. “This is the reason for the 2020 season,” Atlanta Dream center Elizabeth Williams...
    Former President Barack Obama praised players for protesting their games following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Obama’s admiration comes as players on the Milwaukee Bucks sat out their game on Wednesday in protest of the shooting, sparking the rest of the NBA and the WNBA to postpone all of their games for the night. Obama also shared a video of Los Angeles Clippers’ Head Coach Doc Rivers condemning the Republican Party for focusing on “law and order” and stoking fear during the unrest. The former president shared coach’s words on Twitter with his own message, writing, “I commend the players on the Bucks for standing up for what they believe in, coaches like Doc Rivers,...
    Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve and assistant coach Rebekkah Brunson were on a golf cart riding to shootaround Wednesday morning, discussing the number of initiatives the organization, and the league as a whole, were taking part in — and leading — in the fight for social and racial justice. From sparking conversations to starting programs, there has been no shortage of efforts to make a difference. Yet things seem to largely stay the same. Since George Floyd’s death, Reeve still picks up her phone each day knowing she may see footage of another officer kneeling on the neck of a black man. This week came the video of officers in Kenosha, Wis., firing seven gunshots into the back of Jacob...
    The WNBA postponed its three games Wednesday night following the shooting of Jacob Blake over the weekend. The move came hours after the NBA decided to postpone its three playoff games with its players choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice. ”We know it’s a very emotional time for our players. They are struggling with what’s been happening in this country for months, if not yearss,” said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, who said the league supports its players decision to not play Wednesday night. In Bradenton, Florida, in the WNBA bubble, Washington was set to play Atlanta, Minnesota was going to face Los Angeles, and Connecticut was going to meet Phoenix. Players from the Mystics,...
    Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter on What It Was Like Reprising Their Iconic Bill & Ted Roles Will Fed Chairman Jerome Powell Bring Talk of Stagflation to the Economy? WNBA postpones Wednesdays games after players decide not to participate Warning: Story contains graphic image © Julio Aguilar / Getty Images Sport / Getty Atlanta Dream center Elizabeth Williams announced all WNBA players have chosen not to play in Wednesday's games in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The WNBA officially postponed the three-game slate later in an announcement. "We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA and will continue this conversation with our brothers and sisters in all leagues and look...
    WNBA players joined NBA players in sitting out of their games to bring attention to social justice issues. In what has been a historic day in the sports world, WNBA players have decided to sit out of their scheduled games on Wednesday night. The Atlanta Dream, Washington Mystics, Los Angeles Sparks, Minnesota Lynx, Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury were scheduled to play Wednesday. This is a move in solidarity with the NBA players who decided to boycott their games on Wednesday as well. The Mystics were the team that initially expressed their desire to boycott Wednesday’s game. Members of their team wore shirts that spelled out Jacob Blake’s name. Blake was the most recent African American who was shot by...
    The WNBA players' move to boycott Wednesday's slate comes after protests erupted around the country in light of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. ESPN 2 WNBA games scheduled for Wednesday night have been postponed. Players on the Washington Mystics could not bring themselves to play, and the other five teams scheduled to compete on Wednesday followed suit. "We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA," WNBPA Secretary and Atlanta Dream player Elizabeth Williams said in a statement announcing the players' decision. The league's athletes chose not to play to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man whom Kenosha, Wisconsin, police shot in the back seven times in front of his children on...
    Nicole Mosley, who goes by her stage name DJ Heat, performs music behind glass partitions during warmups before a WNBA basketball game between the Chicago Sky and the New York Liberty, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. Performing in the WNBA bubble at games presents a new experience for DJs and announcers since there are only a handful of people in attendance at games besides the players. AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack Public address announcer Matt Pittman prepares as players warm up for a WNBA basketball game between the Chicago Sky and the New York Liberty, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. Performing in the WNBA bubble at games presents a new experience for DJs and announcers...
    Republican Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler on Monday spoke out about players on the WNBA team she owns protesting her Senate campaign by wearing shirts in support of her Democratic opponent Raphael Warnock. In an interview with the Daily Caller, Loeffler, who owns the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, said she believes everyone has the right to protest but mentioned that people are suggesting she should lose her stake in the business and that she should also lose her seat in the Senate. “My view continues to be that there is no place for racism in this country and as I’ve said from day one, this is something that we can address by uniting, not dividing. And I was very clear that the...
    (CBS Local)– Kaila Charles is one of the best players in recent memory to play for the University of Maryland women’s basketball program and now she’s making a name for herself as a member of the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA. The Maryland native and 2020 Third-Team All-American is currently in Florida in the WNBA bubble competing in her first professional season. COLLEGE PARK, MD – DECEMBER 06: Kaila Charles #5 of the Maryland Terrapins drives to the hoop against the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers at Xfinity Center. (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images) Charles recently started her first game for the Sun and had a career high 15 points in a game against the Chicago Sky. The WNBA rookie grew...
    Sources told ESPN that the commissioners of the biggest college football conferences met Sunday to discuss the possibility of canceling or postponing the season. A number of college football players expressed their desire to play in 2020 late Sunday night. Loeffler's stance on Monday was diametrically opposed to the position she took when WNBA players made statements about the race for her Senate seat and in support of Black Lives Matter last Tuesday. Loeffler was critical of professional basketball players from the Atlanta Dream and the Phoenix Mercury who wore black warm-up shirts bearing the words "VOTE WARNOCK" in white block letters before a game. Other players wore shirts reading "Black Lives Matter." "This is just more proof that the...
    By DOUG FEINBERG One month into the season and the WNBA bubble seems to be working. There have been no positive tests for coronavirus since the initial round of testing when the players arrived in Florida at IMG Academy. Seven players had tested positive for COVID-19 in the days leading up to arriving in Bradenton, but there have been none in the bubble since. “Tremendous effort by Cathy (Engelbert) and her collaborators with the medical team,” Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve said. “That’s is why it’s working. You have to have people willing to participate in the protocols and the WNBA players are doing that.” The players and staff are still tested daily, and while the results have been good for...
    Matt Lieberman, the son of former vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), is facing calls to drop out of the Georgia Democratic Senate race for writing a book in 2018 that contains “racist and discriminatory tropes.” Nikema Williams, chairwoman of Georgia’s Democratic Party, on Friday condemned Lieberman for writing the 2018 self-published novel “Lucius,” which involves a racist character who is sympathetic to the Ku Klux Klan, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. “Let me be clear: racist and discriminatory tropes have no place in our politics and no place in the Democratic Party,” said Williams, who is also a state senator and congressional candidate. “These kinds of offensive writings are antithetical to our party’s values and will not be tolerated.” James...
    (CNN)The WNBA took the political center stage this week. Players from the Atlanta Dream wore shirts endorsing a political opponent (Raphael Warnock) of team co-owner and Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler. Loeffler had been critical of Black Lives Matter; many of the players endorse the movement. A look at the numbers shows why the antagonism exists. The WNBA players and fans are simply on a different political planet than Loeffler. Additionally, Loeffler almost certainly sees political benefit to the fight. The WNBA players have long been on the front stage of social justice. WNBA players were kneeling and wearing Black Lives Matter apparel long before this season. While we cannot know the political affiliation of every WNBA player, there's little...
    A Republican senator who owns a stake in the WNBA's Atlanta Dream is unimpressed with employees who chose to sport T-shirts supporting her Democratic opponent ahead of Tuesday's game. Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who previously came under fire from the league for criticizing the Black Lives Matter organization, said players who wore "Vote Warnock" T-shirts during pregame warmups had little to do with the game at hand. "This isn't about playing basketball. It's about playing politics," Loeffler said on Fox News on Wednesday. "Everyone has a right to choose who they want to vote for, but because I stood up for our American flag, suggested that we replace that with the divisive idea of this political organization, Black Lives Matter,...
    WNBA players are exercising their freedom of speech. In Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s eyes, that means they are part of “cancel culture.” Ahead of Tuesday’s games, several players were seen wearing “Vote Warnock” T-shirts in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock, who is battling Loeffler for her Senate seat in a special election this November. MORE: LeBron James hopes protests keep “our foot on the gas” for change Loeffler, the co-owner of the Dream, wrote a letter to WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert last month expressing her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and the league’s promotion of social justice messages on courts and jerseys. Dream forward Elizabeth Williams told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that players discussed publicly wearing “Vote Warnock” T-shirts because “for effective change...
    Washington (CNN)The message was free from embellishment.Ahead of a nationally televised game between the Atlanta Dream and the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday, images of WNBA players in T-shirts that read "Vote Warnock" began to show up on social media.The players' purpose: to endorse Raphael G. Warnock, a Democrat and the senior pastor of Atlanta's famed Ebenezer Baptist Church who's challenging Georgia GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler in an intense race for her seat.And the players' inspiration, at least in part: the late John Lewis, the civil rights icon and longtime Georgia congressman who, on top of so much else, played a vital role in securing the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.Indeed, despite President Donald Trump's predictable soft-pedaling of...
    Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., blasted the players on the WNBA team she co-owns after they showed up to a game on Tuesday wearing shirts urging voters to support her Democratic opponent, The New York Post reports. Players for the Atlanta Dream, Seattle Storm, Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury all wore shirts emblazoned with “Vote Warnock,” the name of Loeffler’s challenger, Raphael Warnock, while arriving at the arena for their games Tuesday. “This is just more proof that the out of control cancel culture wants to shut out anyone who disagrees with them,” she wrote. “It’s clear that the league is more concerned with playing politics than basketball.” Loeffler previously criticized the team for supporting the “Black Lives Matter” movement, prompting the...
    Several members of the Women’s National Basketball Association have taken a stand against team owner and Republican Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler, by wearing t-shirts touting her opponent in the upcoming election. The players have been seen parading in t-shirts for Democrat senate candidate Raphael Warnock. Loeffler will face Warnock in a special election on November 3, NBC Sports reported. A tweet by the Chicago Sky revealed several players wearing their “Vote Warnock” shirts. Dont boo…VOTE ???? Register to vote at https://t.co/zXnPqmFZQ7 #Vote2020 pic.twitter.com/4yMmEqgXMS — Chicago Sky (@chicagosky) August 4, 2020 “It’s very clear, we’re an incredible league that has always been very vocal,” Chicago Sky player Courtney Vandersloot said in a recent Zoom conference call. “We have 80 percent Black...
    Elizabeth Williams (Twitter) The women of the WNBA have emerged as powerful voices of the Black Lives Matter movement year.  Since the season returned at the end of July, players have demonstrated by kneeling during the National Anthem and wearing jerseys honoring Breonna Taylor who was shot to death in her home by police in Kentucky on March 13.  READ MORE: Brittney Griner wants WNBA to stop playing the national anthem On Tuesday, players for the Atlanta Dream and other teams sported shirts reading “Vote Warnock” as a rebuke of U.S. senator Kelly Loeffler who has been critical of the league supporting BLM.  The senator wrote a letter in July condemning the league’s support of Black Lives Matter saying...
    Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler is not a fan of the WNBA's decision to have players sport "Black Lives Matter" and "Say Her Name" on their jerseys, and she let the league commissioner know it. The fact that a U.S. senator is publicly calling out the WNBA is interesting enough. What makes Loeffler's complaint carry more weight is she's a co-owner of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream. The senator's statements set off WNBA players, including members of her own team, who have now taken to wearing T-shirts supporting Loeffler's Democratic challenger to their games and demanding that the league strip her of her ownership. And now Loeffler is blasting her players for their...
    WNBA Atlanta Dream players showed up to a game wearing jerseys supporting the political opponent of the team’s owner, Sen. Kelly Loeffler. The Georgia Republican sparked a backlash from the women’s basketball team after opposing the WNBA’s affiliation with Black Lives Matter, the New York Post reports. Loeffler sent a public letter in July to WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert that criticized the league’s support for BLM and suggested putting American flags on each player’s jersey. “The lives of each and every African American matter, and there’s no debating the fact that there is no place for racism in our country,” Loeffler wrote. “However, I adamantly oppose the Black Lives Matter political movement, which has advocated for the defunding of police,...
    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) waits for the beginning of a ceremonial swearing-in (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Stan Van Gundy did not hold back on Kelly Loeffler. Kelly Loeffler is working two jobs at the moment, as she is both the co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and one of the more controversial senators currently in office. Players on Loeffler’s Dream, hurt by the fact Loeffler denounced rabid support of the Black Lives Matter movement from both her team and the WNBA as a whole, wore shirts that encouraged fans to vote for Raphael Warnock, Loeffler’s election opponent. When Loeffler unironically tried to pull the “stick to sports” card and cried “cancel culture”, former...
    Nashville pet clinic has waitlist of 900 cats — and counting — for spay or neuter surgeries 2 organizations are working to revive NYCs Chinatown as it reels from the pandemic and racial stigma Senator Kelly Loeffler blamed out of control cancel culture for the WNBA players public endorsement of her political rival © Provided by INSIDER WNBA players openly rebelled against US Senator and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler by endorsing her opponent, Reverend Raphael Warnock. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images, REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WNBA players openly rebelled against US Senator and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler by publicly endorsing her opponent in her upcoming Senate race. Players across the league wore "Vote Warnock" T-shirts before and after Tuesday night's...
    "We are @wnba players, but like the late, great John Lewis said, we are also ordinary people with extraordinary vision," Williams tweeted on Tuesday along with a photo of her in a "VOTE WARNOCK" shirt. Warnock "has spent his life fighting for the people and we need him in Washington. Join the movement for a better Georgia at www.Warnockforgeorgia.com," she added. Loeffler has been critical of players and the entire WNBA league for publicly supporting the anti-racist Black Lives Matter movement. In July, Loeffler called on the WNBA to promote the American flag and reject its support for Black Lives Matter, saying the movement had a "political agenda" that "sends a message of exclusion." "We need less — not more...
    WNBA players openly rebelled against US Senator and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler by endorsing her opponent, Reverend Raphael Warnock. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images, REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WNBA players openly rebelled against US Senator and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler by publicly endorsing her opponent in her upcoming Senate race. Players across the league wore "Vote Warnock" T-shirts before and after Tuesday night's games because "he aligns with a lot of the things we align with," Phoenix Mercury forward Brianna Turner said. In a statement released Tuesday evening, Loeffler blamed "out of control cancel culture" for the players' decision to collectively stand against her. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Senator and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler blamed...
    Meaghan Ellis August 5, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) is not pleased with some Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) players’ decision to wear shirts in support of her election opponent, Rev. Raphael Warnock. The Georgia lawmaker released a statement on Tuesday in response to Atlanta Dream power forward Elizabeth William and the Chicago Sky’s tweets debuting t-shirts in support of Warnock. Loeffler, also co-owner of the Atlanta Dream WNBA franchise, criticized players for exhibiting “cancel culture” simply because of a difference in views. “This is just more proof that the out of control cancel culture wants to shut out anyone who disagrees with them,” Loeffler said. The Georgia senator doubled down on her opposition toward the Black Lives Matter...
    Players for the Atlanta Dream, which is co-owned by Republican Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler, publicly backed one of her Democratic challengers. They showed up to Tuesday night's WNBA game, which the team ultimately lost to the Phoenix Mercury, in T-shirts that said "Vote [for Rev. Raphael] Warnock" and “Black Lives Matter.” Some of the Phoenix players participated in the protest given Loeffler's repeated unapologetic rejection of the Black Lives Matter movement. One Dream player, center Elizabeth Williams, posted a photo of herself in a "Vote Warnock" shirt and captioned it with a quote from the late Rep. John Lewis, who had represented Georgia's 5th Congressional District for decades until his death last month. We are @wnba players, but like the...
    WNBA players showed support for Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s opponent Raphael Warnock in the U.S. Senate race in Georgia on Tuesday prior to the day’s slate of games. Players from Loeffler’s co-owned Atlanta Dream, Seattle Storm, Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury wore “Vote Warnock” T-shirts before their games. The Republican senator drew the ire of players across the league after she spoke out against the WNBA’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement. SEN. KELLY LOEFFLER, CO-OWNER OF ATLANTA DREAM, OBJECTS TO WNBA'S SOCIAL JUSTICE PLANS Loeffler wrote a letter to WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert expressing feelings about the league’s support for social justice causes. She is running against Warnock in the election. Warnock is a Black pastor in Atlanta. “It's...
    WNBA players on the Atlanta Dream squad, which is co-owned by Sen. Kelly Loeffler, showed up to their Tuesday game wearing t-shirts promoting the Georgia lawmaker’s Democratic challenger. The statement against Loeffler, who is unpopular among many WNBA players for her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and the league’s affiliation with it, was captured on camera and posted to social media. Members of the Dream’s Tuesday opponent, the Phoenix Mercury, even joined in — with players on both sides entering the arena wearing shirts emblazoned with “Vote Warnock” and “Black Lives Matter.” Elizabeth Williams, a center for the Dream, earlier Tuesday posted a photo of herself to Twitter donning the “Vote Warnock” shirt, a nod to Loeffler’s...
    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — WNBA players urged people to vote against Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler, a Republican U.S. senator running to keep her seat in Georgia. Loeffler, who spoke out publicly against the league’s social justice plans and sent a letter to WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert objecting to the initiatives to honor the Black Lives Matter movement once the season began last month, is facing opposition from Raphael Warnock. He is a Black pastor in Atlanta. Players from the Atlanta team, as well as players from the Seattle Storm, Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury, wore “Vote Warnock” on T-shirts before their games on Tuesday. “It’s funny I was counting them as they got off the bus,” Dream coach Nicki...
    WNBA players on the Atlanta Dream squad, which is co-owned by Sen. Kelly Loeffler, showed up to their Tuesday game wearing t-shirts promoting the Georgia lawmaker’s Democratic challenger. The statement against Loeffler, who is unpopular among many WNBA players for her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and the league’s affiliation with it, was captured on camera and posted to social media. Members of the Dream’s Tuesday opponent, the Phoenix Mercury, even joined in — with players on both sides entering the arena wearing shirts emblazoned with “Vote Warnock” and “Black Lives Matter.” Elizabeth Williams, a center for the Dream, earlier Tuesday posted a photo of herself to Twitter donning the “Vote Warnock” shirt, a nod to Loeffler’s opponent,...
    The backlash against Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler is growing, with many WNBA players wearing "Vote Warnock" shirts ahead of their games on Tuesday night. The shirts refer to Democrat Reverend Raphael Warnock, who is running against Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler in the 2020 special Senate election. Loeffler, a Republican, currently holds a seat in the U.S. Senate representing Georgia. She has come under fire for calling on WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelber to put a stop to the league's Black Lives Matter initiative in which players wore warm-up jerseys and shirts supporting the movement.  Many players, along with with WNBA Players Association, have called on Loeffler to step down from her position as Atlanta Dream co-owner. Don't boo...VOTE ????...
    Republican Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerTrump and Biden tied in Georgia: poll Exclusive: Poll shows pressure on vulnerable GOP senators to back state and local coronavirus aid Biden campaign staffs up in Georgia MORE on Tuesday ramped up her criticism of the WNBA after players across the league wore T-shirts endorsing her Democratic challenger in the Georgia Senate race, claiming it showed they were more “concerned with playing politics than basketball.” “This is just more proof that the out of control cancel culture wants to shut out anyone who disagrees with them,” Loeffler, a co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, said in a statement. The comments came as players from the Dream and other WNBA teams escalated their public show of opposition...
    (CNN)Players on the WNBA team co-owned by Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and other WNBA teams were seen wearing "Vote Warnock" shirts in support of her Senate challenger before their games on Tuesday.Elizabeth Williams, a center on the Atlanta Dream, posted a photo of herself wearing the black T-shirt with bold white text in a tweet, quoting the late civil rights icon and longtime Georgia Rep. John Lewis and encouraging others to support Raphael Warnock, a Democrat running for Loeffler's seat.We are @wnba players, but like the late, great John Lewis said, we are also ordinary people with extraordinary vision. @ReverendWarnock has spent his life fighting for the people and we need him in Washington. Join the movement for a better...
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    Former mask skeptic joins public service campaign after getting coronavirus Restaurant sales climbed as stay-at-home orders lifted across the US. Now foot traffic has slumped again. WNBA players unite in support of Kelly Loefflers opponent in U.S. Senate race WNBA players are not hiding their disdain for Kelly Loeffler. The Atlanta Dream co-owner and Republican U.S. senator from Georgia has put herself at odds with the league by protesting its support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Players are responding by protesting her. Chicago Sky players displayed their contempt for Loeffler on Tuesday by showing support for her opponent in her upcoming Senate race. As they exited the team bus en route to their matchup against the Dallas Wings,...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images WNBA players have begun wearing shirts endorsing Rev. Raphael Warnock, a challenger to Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), to protest Loeffler’s involvement in the league and her comments against the Black Lives Matter movement. Before playing the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday — the team Loeffler is a co-owner of — players on the Chicago Sky wore shirts that read “Vote Warnock.” Don’t boo…VOTE ???? Register to vote at https://t.co/zXnPqmFZQ7 #Vote2020 pic.twitter.com/4yMmEqgXMS — Chicago Sky (@chicagosky) August 4, 2020 The WNBA has dedicated its 2020 season to social justice, launching a platform titled the Justice Movement, which will “amplify the voices and leadership of WNBA players.” Loeffler opposed the plans in a scathing letter, claiming they were too political and...
    Phoenix Mercury players wear "Vote Warnock" shirts in support of Sen. Kelly Loeffler's opponent. Phoenix Mercury WNBA stars are openly endorsing Reverend Raphael Warnock for the US Senate seat currently held by Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler. Loeffler — a Georgia Republican — previously used her position as a team owner as a political stance in her hotly contested special election despite calling on the WNBA "to remove politics from sports." Players called on WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to ban Loeffler from the league after her comments against the Black Lives Matter movement. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Players across the WNBA have long been vocal opponents of Senator Kelly Loeffler, a Georgia Republican who also...
    Shop the Stylish Face Masks Celebs are Wearing Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Uber announces employees can work from home through June 2021, and its giving them $500 for their home office WNBA players are wearing ‘Vote Warnock’ shirts for Kelly Loeffler’s opponent in senate race WNBA players are wearing black t-shirts with the words “Vote Warnock” on it this week to support Raphael Warnock who is running for Senate in Georgia. He is running against incumbent Kelly Loffler, part-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and who has been vocal about her opposition to the league’s focus on the Black Lives Matter movement. Don't boo...VOTE Register to vote at https://t.co/zXnPqmFZQ7 #Vote2020 pic.twitter.com/4yMmEqgXMS— Chicago Sky (@chicagosky) August 4, 2020 While...
    Players around the WNBA are wearing shirts in support of one of Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerTrump and Biden tied in Georgia: poll Exclusive: Poll shows pressure on vulnerable GOP senators to back state and local coronavirus aid Biden campaign staffs up in Georgia MORE's (R-Ga.) — a co-owner of the league's Atlanta Dream — Democratic challengers in Georgia's special Senate election in November. The black t-shirts read "Vote Warnock," referring to Rev. Raphael Warnock, one of three main opponents that Loeffler will face on Election Day. This is the latest in the ongoing feud between the league and Loeffler, who was specially appointed to the Senate in late 2019 by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) to fill the vacancy left by...
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    (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) WNBA superstar Brittney Griner sees no value in playing the national anthem before sporting events during these precarious times and if she has to sit in her locker room before each game to prove her point, so be it. According to the Washington Post, following in the footsteps of other athletes taking a stand for social justice, the Phoenix Mercury center and 2019 WNBA MVP runner-up, has opted to forego the anthem for this upcoming season. Read More: Michelle Obama encourages NBA, WNBA players to use their platform to promote voting (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) “I honestly feel we should not play the national anthem during our season,” Griner recently explained...
    Two WNBA players called on the league to stop playing the national anthem this season. Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her teammate Brianna Turner both made comments Monday about why the WNBA, and sports altogether, should stop blaring “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games. IRVING COMMITS $1.5 MILLION FOR WNBA PLAYERS SKIPPING SEASON “I honestly feel we should not play the national anthem during our season,” Griner, a six-time WNBA All-Star and the 2019 runner-up MVP, told reporters during a video conference call, according to the Arizona Republic. “I think we should take that much of a stand. “I don't mean that in any disrespect to our country. My dad was in Vietnam and a law officer for 30 years....
    Kyrie Irving is making sure WNBA players can sit out the season and not stress about a paycheck. The Brooklyn Nets star is committing $1.5 million to supplement the income of players who choose not to play this season, whether because of coronavirus concerns or social justice reasons. The funds will come from the KAI Empowerment Initiative that Irving launched Monday. It will also provide players with a financial literacy program created by UBS.
    NBA star Kyrie Irving announced Monday that he has created a $1.5 million fund to help pay the salaries of WNBA players who are sitting out of the 2020 season. The league allowed players who were deemed high-risk by a panel of doctors to sit out the season and still receive their full salary — but any other player who chose not to play was required to forfeit their pay for the year. "Whether a person decided to fight for social justice, play basketball, focus on physical or mental health, or simply connect with their families, this initiative can hopefully support their priorities and decisions," Irving said in a statement.  Payments will be distributed by the KAI Empowerment Initiative, which...
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    Phoenix Mercury stars Brittney Griner and Brianna Turner said Monday they were opposed to the league playing the national anthem prior to games. AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack WNBA teams walked off the court in protest prior to the national anthem during the opening weekend of the league's 2020 season. Conservatives including Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, and commentator Tomi Lahren criticized the WNBA and poked fun at the league's following in response to the demonstrations. In speaking to the media, Phoenix Mercury stars Brittney Griner and Brianna Turner said they were opposed to the league playing the national anthem. Griner added that she would continue to leave the floor throughout the season. Visit Insider's homepage for more...
    Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is making sure WNBA players who opted out will have some income despite not receiving their salary. Irving on Monday launched the $1.5 million KAI Empowerment Initiative, which will be supplementing the income of players choosing to opt out either because of coronavirus concerns or social justice issues in a league where the top annual salary is just over $200,000. “Whether a person decided to fight for social justice, play basketball, focus on physical or mental health, or simply connect with their families, this initiative can hopefully support their priorities and decisions,” Irving said in a statement. With the help of WNBA players such as Natasha Cloud, who opted out this season to fight...
    NEW YORK (AP/CBS) — In a move that even Celtics fans would applaud, Kyrie Irving is making sure WNBA players can sit out the season and not stress about a paycheck. The Brooklyn Nets star — and former Celtics point guard — is committing $1.5 million to supplement the income of players who choose not to play this season, whether it be because of coronavirus concerns or social justice reasons. The funds will come from the KAI Empowerment Initiative that Irving launched Monday. It will also provide players with a financial literacy program created by UBS. Irving said that with the help of WNBA players Natasha Cloud — who chose to sit out — and Jewell Loyd, he connected with...
    Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is making sure WNBA players who opted out will have some income despite not receiving their salary. Irving on Monday launched the $1.5 million KAI Empowerment Initiative, which will be supplementing the income of players choosing to opt out either because of coronavirus concerns or social justice issues in a league where the top annual salary is just over $200,000. “Whether a person decided to fight for social justice, play basketball, focus on physical or mental health, or simply connect with their families, this initiative can hopefully support their priorities and decisions,” Irving said in a statement. With the help of WNBA players such as Natasha Cloud, who opted out this season to fight for...
    Michelle Obama is encouraging the players in the NBA and WNBA to use their platforms to speak out on matters of racial injustice and voting. The former first lady hosted a discussion with the leagues about voting on Sunday, Thunderwire reported. Chris Paul, point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, shared details of the talk with the media on Monday during a Zoom call. Read More: Barack Obama to appear on Michelle Obama’s podcast debut Paul, the president of the National Basketball Players Association said it was the first time both the WNBA and NBA came together on an issue of such magnitude. “Coming down here, what we have the opportunity to do is use our collective voices, obviously...
    Kyrie Irving has committed $1.5 million to help pay WNBA players who have opted out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic or social justice movements. The latest WNBA campaign belatedly got under way behind closed doors on Saturday, but some stars have decided to sit out this year. The season was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, with health and safety concerns persisting, while the Black Lives Matter movement has come to the fore in the intervening period following the death of George Floyd in police custody. Those players who are continuing protested during the national anthem as the games restarted, and the name of Breonna Taylor – a black woman shot by police officers – was...