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Sky Brown: Skateboarder, 11, hospitalized after horrific fall
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Sky Brown: Skateboarder, 11, hospitalized after horrific fall

The 11-year-old posted a video on her Instagram and YouTube channel with a clip of her spill in California and an emotional message from her hospital bed.The video shows Brown flying off the end of a half-pipe while traveling at high speed.Lying next to a teddy bear and a pink shark in her hospital bed, Brown reassured her fans that, although she is battered and bruised, she was "excited to come back even stronger and even tougher.""I don't usually post my falls or talk about them, because I want people to see the fun in what I do, but this was my worst fall, and I just want everyone to know that I'm OK," Brown said in her video from hospital."It's OK to fall sometimes. I'm just going to get back up and push even harder. I know there's a lot going on in the world right now and I want ev...
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh marches in Ann Arbor protest
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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh marches in Ann Arbor protest

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh joined a peaceful protest against police brutality in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Tuesday. Harbaugh, who wore a maize and blue mask, marched with protesters, Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor, police chief Michael Cox and Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, according to MLive.com. MLive.com reports Michigan basketball player Isaiah Livers and a few members of the football team joined the rally. Harbaugh broke his Twitter silence Monday to express his views on the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died in police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes."I believe in equal justice for all," Harbaugh tweeted. "All injustice should be confronted and punished. It has to be equal and fair for all, and no one can...
‘This is what we were talking about’ – Marshall recalls kneeling with Kaepernick amid Floyd protests
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‘This is what we were talking about’ – Marshall recalls kneeling with Kaepernick amid Floyd protests

News Modified 02 Jun 2020, 06:24 IST NFL linebacker Brandon MarshallFormer Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall recalled kneeling alongside Colin Kaepernick in 2016, insisting "this is what we were talking about then" amid protests over George Floyd's death.Floyd – an African-American man – died in Minneapolis after a police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck during an arrest last week.Violent protests have broken out across the United States since Floyd's death, during which he was filmed crying out for help as he was handcuffed and pinned to the ground.Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since the end of the 2016 season, during which the ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback attracted controversy by kneeling for the USA national anthem in protest...
UFC: Jon Jones takes spray cans from protesters
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UFC: Jon Jones takes spray cans from protesters

For the sixth consecutive night, demonstrators filled streets across the country to protest police brutality and the death of Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis.What started as peaceful protests have sometimes turned violent and Jones, who has called for justice for Floyd, was shown in a Sunday post making a dramatic intervention, taking spray cans away from two demonstrators in the UFC fighter's adopted home of Albuquerque, New Mexico."Is this sh*t even about George Floyd anymore?!? Why the f**k are you punk a** teenagers destroying our cities!??," wrote Jones on his official Instagram account to accompany the video."As a young black man trust me I'm frustrated as well but this is not the way, we are starting to make a bad situation wor...
Lewis Hamilton rips ‘white-dominated’ F1 for silence amid protests of George Floyd’s murder
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Lewis Hamilton rips ‘white-dominated’ F1 for silence amid protests of George Floyd’s murder

One of the most accomplished drivers in the history of Formula 1 racing is disappointed in his peers' silence as people in the United States (and around the globe) continue to protest injustice in the wake of George Floyd's murder at the hands of Minneapolis police. Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver in the history of F1 and the six-time defending world champion, posted a message to his Instagram story Sunday apparently calling out the entire F1 community. Below is his complete message. I see those of you who are staying silent, some of you the biggest stars yet you stay silent in the midst of injustice. Not a sign from anybody in my industry which of course is a white-dominated sport. I'm one of the only people of color there, yet I stand alone. I would have thought by now yo...
Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown joins George Floyd protests in Atlanta | NBA News
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Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown joins George Floyd protests in Atlanta | NBA News

Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to help lead a peaceful protest in Atlanta on Saturday night, he said on a live stream of his Instagram account."I drove 15 hours to get to Georgia, my community," said Brown, who is from Marietta, Georgia, and is also a vice president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)."This is a peaceful protest. Being a celebrity, being an NBA player don't exclude me from no conversations at all. First and foremost, I'm a black man and I'm a member of this community. We're raising awareness for some of the injustices that we've been seeing. It's not OK. "As a young person, you've got to listen to our perspective. Our voices need to be heard. I'm 23 years old. I don't know all of the answers. Bu...
Sancho breaks English and Bundesliga records with Borussia Dortmund hat-trick
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Sancho breaks English and Bundesliga records with Borussia Dortmund hat-trick

News Modified 01 Jun 2020, 00:06 IST Jadon Sancho celebrates against PaderbornJadon Sancho broke an English and a Bundesliga record on Sunday, as the Borussia Dortmund winger scored a hat-trick in a 6-1 rout of Paderborn.Sancho, who revealed a "justice for George Floyd" t-shirt after scoring his first goal in the 57th minute, put Dortmund 2-0 up following Thorgan Hazard's opener.It took the youngster onto 15 goals for the season, making him the first English player to register at least 15 goals and assists in a single season in one of Europe's top five leagues since the 1994-95 Premier League campaign, when Matt Le Tissier did so for Southampton.The winger also became the first player to achieve the feat in a Bundesliga campaign, since the start of detail...
F1 gets green light to start season with Austrian GP double-header
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F1 gets green light to start season with Austrian GP double-header

The race at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will be the first of an F1 double-header, with the second being staged the following weekend. Both races will be held behind closed doors without spectators, it was confirmed in a statement released to CNN.Austrian health minister Rudolf Anschober said the two races had been approved after the Formula One organizers had "presented a comprehensive, professional security plan" to prevent the spread of Covid-19."In addition to strict hygiene measures, the plan also provides for regular tests and health checks for the teams and all other employees," he added.The Red Bull Ring's relatively remote location and a nearby local airport has made it the ideal venue for F1 in the current circumstances, while rates of infection and a death toll of less than...
Celtics’ Jaylen Brown leads peaceful protest in Atlanta
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Celtics’ Jaylen Brown leads peaceful protest in Atlanta

Celtics guard Jaylen Brown said he drove 15 hours from Boston to his home state of Georgia to lead a peaceful protest Saturday in response to the death of George Floyd. Brown, who streamed part of the march live via his Instagram account, marched with a megaphone while holding a sign that read "I Can't Breathe," a reference to Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who pleaded he could not breathe while a white former Minnesota police officer knelt on his neck. MORE: Sports reactions stress unity, actionFloyd's death Monday has sparked protests against police brutality, as well as riots, in cities across the United States. "I drove 15 hours to get to Georgia, my community," Brown said in an Instagram video."Being a celebrity, being an NBA player doesn't exclude me from no conversation at ...
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