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Opinion

Take a knee for justice: Protest white power!

When you mix US sports, capitalism, white supremacy and black protest together, you are headed for nuclear social reset.

John Sims

by John Sims

John Sims

United States

NFL decries Trump's 'divisive' rhetoric on protesting players

Sports community fights back after US president said players who kneel during national anthem should be fired.

Racism

NFL player alleges police brutality in Vegas incident

Michael Bennett, who supported former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in protests, accused Vegas police of racism.

NFL's Bennett alleges police brutality in Las Vegas

Asia

Durant: India is 20 years behind in terms of knowledge

NBA star, who traveled to India to support growth of basketball, says comments about the country taken out of context.

NBA's Durant sorry for 'backward' comments on India

Opinion

Blackballing Kaepernick: Fear of the black athlete

By blackballing Colin Kaepernick, NFL owners are telling all black athletes to stay silent and subservient.

Khaled A Beydoun

by Khaled A Beydoun

Khaled A Beydoun

Sport

Rockets' Harden signs richest NBA contract

Houston Rockets' star guard and MVP runner-up James Harden signs deal to stay at NBA team until 2022-23 season.

NBA: Harden pens $160m contract extension with Rockets

Basketball

Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch NBA title

Kevin Durant named Finals' MVP as Golden State Warriors clinch second title in three years.

Durant stars as Warriors beat Cavaliers in NBA Finals

Sport

Native Americans protest offensive 'Chief Wahoo' logo

As Cleveland Indians play Chicago Cubs in one of the most anticipated baseball games, activists take aim at mascot.

Cleveland Indians: Native Americans rally against logo

Sport

US: Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats

San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick says death threats were made since he began to protest during the national anthem.

US: Colin Kaepernick says he has received death threats

US Sports

Kaepernick keeps up protest against racial inequality

San Francisco 49ers' back-up quarterback says he is speaking for those who do not have his kind of platform.

NFL: Footballer Colin Kaepernick continues his protest

Boxing

Muhammad Ali: A life in pictures

Ali will be remembered as a heavyweight boxing champion, a magnificent showman and a civil rights activist.

Muhammad Ali: A life in pictures