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Saints Players Join Protest To Denounce Kenner, LA Mayor’s Nike Ban

Saints Players Join Protest To Denounce Kenner, LA Mayor’s Nike Ban

On Monday, several NFL players from the New Orleans Saints showed up at a rally in Kenner to protest the mayor’s city-wide ban on purchasing Nike products for rec facilities. Saints players Cam Jordan, Craig Robertson, Terron Armstead and Chris Banjo, lent their support, along with elected officials at the “Unity in Community” rally at…

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Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem, Scores Touchdown

Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem, Scores Touchdown

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch on Monday continued his practice of sitting down during the national anthem. Then Lynch scored a touch down in the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players have been taking a knee during the anthem in protest of police…

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Serena Williams Mocked In Racist Cartoon After U. S. Open Loss

Serena Williams Mocked In Racist Cartoon After U. S. Open Loss

Although Serena Williams lost the U. S. Open to Naomi Osaka Saturday (Sept. 8) it was Williams’ confrontation with umpire Carlos Ramos that has caused a divide in the tennis world. Ramos accused Williams of receiving tips from her coach on the sidelines, to which she said, “I don’t cheat to win, I’d rather lose.”…

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Nike Sales Surge Despite Storm Over Colin Kaepernick's ‘Just Do It’ Ad

Nike Sales Surge Despite Storm Over Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Just Do It’ Ad

Nike’s new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, known for kneeling during the national anthem to bring attention to racial injustice, appears to have scored a touchdown with customers.  From September 2 through September 4, online sales of Nike gear jumped 31 percent — that’s nearly double the company’s sales during same period a year ago,…

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Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bucs Stun Saints 48-40

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bucs Stun Saints 48-40

Ryan Fitzpatrick backpedaled giddily for about 20 yards as he watched DeSean Jackson come down with a 36-yard touchdown pass over the middle. The journeyman quarterback then turned toward the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sideline and triumphantly thrust his arm in an upward arc. Time will tell if the Bucs are on a similar trajectory this…

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The Bears Gave Aaron Rodgers A Chance For A Comeback, And He Pulled It Off ... On One Leg

The Bears Gave Aaron Rodgers A Chance For A Comeback, And He Pulled It Off … On One Leg

The Green Bay Packers were able to pull off an early candidate for comeback of the year over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night at Lambeau Field, further proving he has no limits. The Packers entered the fourth quarter down 20-3, and were able to tie the game after an Aaron Rodgers pass to Randall…

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Naomi Osaka Makes First Comment After The U. S. Open Win

Naomi Osaka Makes First Comment After The U. S. Open Win

Naomi Osaka’s moment as champion of the U.S. Open was marred by the chair umpire making unfair, sexist calls. She was booed by the audience as she stood on the stage to accept her trophy, and Serena Williams had to ask the crowd to quiet down. Williams called the situation “outrageous” in a post-game conference….

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Serena Williams Fined $17,000 For Violations During US Open Final

Serena Williams Fined $17,000 For Violations During US Open Final

Serena Williams was fined $17,000 for three code violations during Saturday’s U.S. Open final that caused the tennis player to be penalized a game when she criticized the chair umpire for a controversial call and labeled him a “thief.”   The tournament referee’s office announced Sunday it docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair…

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Kaepernick Campaign Created $43 Million In Buzz For Nike

Kaepernick Campaign Created $43 Million In Buzz For Nike

The campaign is just the first step in Nike’s new partnership with Colin Kaepernick, an extension of a deal he’s had with the company since he entered the NFL in 2011. The ad features his face along with the slogan, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Kaepernick hasn’t been on a roster…

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