Seth DeValve

Seth DeValve, who is married to a mixed race woman, became the first white NFL player to kneel during the pregame national anthem. The 2nd year tight end for the Cleveland Browns took a knee with his black teammates before Monday night's preseason game against the New York Giants.

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Colin Kaepernick

Despite the warm reception from Baltimore Ravens coaches and players, the team's owner is saying no to Colin Kaepernick.

The 29-year-old former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been unemployed and blacklisted in the NFL after he took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice in 2016.

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LaVar Ball the Miz

While hip hop stars Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz performed at the NBA's first ever NBA awards in NYC, LaVar Ball upstaged the awards show from across the country on Monday.

The 48-year-old retired football player proved he is a master at promotion as he stripped off his shirt to take on wrestler The Miz at WWE Raw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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As expected, the Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the #2 pick in the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday. Lonzo posed on stage with NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

The 19-year-old 6’6” point guard averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists and 6 rebounds per game in his lone season at UCLA. He also set a single-season record with 274 assists.

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For weeks there were rumors about an upcoming round of layoffs at ESPN. The sports network is bleeding cable subscribers due to its radical leftwing agenda that rubbed mostly conservative sports fans the wrong way.

ESPN's layoffs were expected to bring surprises, as anchors and field personnel alike sweat bullets wondering whose head was on the chopping block.

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Serena Williams Venus Williams

Serena Williams's seemingly easy straight set victory (6-4, 6-4) over big sister Venus Williams at the Australian Open gave her back her No. 1 ranking.

But most importantly, the Australian Open title gives Serena 23 Grand Slam singles titles -- breaking a tie with Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open-era.

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Robert Bobroczky

Robert Bobroczky could be the tallest NBA player in history. Bobroczky is a 7-foot-7 high school basketball player from Romania who is getting a lot of attention in the U.S.

Bobroczky, who is nicknamed "Big Rob", has a smooth jump shot and hits 3s from any spot on the court. But the 16-year-old impresses off the court as well.

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Shakur Stevenson

An American boxer made headlines at the Rio Olympics on Saturday, but not for his fighting skills.

19-year-old Shakur Stevenson broke down in tears after losing the bantamweight gold medal to Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez in a split decision.

Seasoned boxing journos were stunned as Stevenson screamed and wailed inconsolably after the match.

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Gaby Douglas Michael Phelps

20-year-old Gabby Douglas had hopes of reclaiming some of her former glory as the darling of the 2012 Olympics. She was hurt by all the taunting on social media about her hair and her sour attitude.

"It doesn't really feel good. It was a little bit hurtful," Douglas told reporters on Sunday.

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Simone Manuel

There goes the racist stereotype that black people can't swim.

20-year-old Simone Manuel won a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle swimming event at the Rio Olympic Games on Thursday.

Tears streamed down her face as the 5-foot-11 Houston native realized she tied 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak to share gold medals -- a rarity in Olympic sports..

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Dwight Howard

NBA superstar Dwight Howard will suit up for the Atlanta Hawks this upcoming season. Howard and the Hawks agreed to a three-year, $70 million deal, according to Yahoo Sports.

The pouty, tantrum-prone, 6' 11" center has settled on the number 8 for his jersey.

If you follow numerology then you understand the significance the number 8 has in his life.

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Kevin Durant

Former Oklahoma Thunder star Kevin Durant signed announced he will sign a 2-year, $54 million contract with the hapless Golden State Warriors. The deal includes a player option after the 1st year.

The player option will allow Durant to maximize his salary under the NBA's $107 million salary cap in 2017 (an increase from $94 million this year).

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LeBron James

NBA superstar LeBron James kept his promise to bring the city of Cleveland its 1st ever NBA championship.

The Cavaliers beat the hapless Golden State Warriors 93-89 to win the 2016 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Sunday.

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daniil medvedev

A racist rant by Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev led to his disqualification from the Savannah Challenger USTA event on Thursday. His opponent Donald Young won the match by default.

Medvedev, 20, was down 3-1 in the first set, but was about to break Young's serve when chair umpire Sandy French said his forehand shot went wide.

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nick young

L.A. Lakers star Nick Young was removed from the team's active roster prior to the Laker's loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

Lakers Coach Byron Scott said benching Young for the past 11 games was purely a "basketball decision" and nothing to do with Young's highly publicized personal problems off the court.

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Rapper Drake might be banned from sitting court side at NBA games if he keeps this up. The 29-year-old Toronto rapper nearly influenced the outcome of the game between his beloved Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls on Monday.

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