Human rights and civil liberties

August 16, 2018 - 8:25 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins and De'Vante Bausby remained in the tunnel during the national anthem before the Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots, a week after raising their fists in protest in the exhibition opener. Defensive lineman...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 10, 2018 - 11:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While the NFL continues discussions with the players' union regarding a national anthem policy, players who demonstrate are emphasizing they are protesting social injustice, racial inequality and systematic oppression. They are not against the country, military, flag or "The...
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Herman Ouseley, chairman of English soccer anti-discrimination group entitled Kick It Out, poses for a photo after an interview with The Associated Press in London, Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
August 10, 2018 - 12:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — So much still frustrates the man at the forefront of eradicating discrimination from English soccer. While teams are more diverse, there remains a distinct lack of black and ethnic minority coaches and executives in positions of power. The atmosphere at matches is not as toxic as 25...
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August 10, 2018 - 10:54 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Trump claimed on Twitter Friday that "most of them are unable to define" what they're demonstrating against. Instead, Trump tweets players should "Be happy, be...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb (15) is shown during batting practice before of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Monday, July 30, 2018 in Atlanta. Newcomb apologized Sunday for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager, calling them "some stupid stuff." "I definitely regret it, for sure," he said. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 31, 2018 - 2:45 am
A pair of Twitter users whose posts exposing offensive tweets by baseball players went viral over the weekend say their aim was not malicious but to give fans a fuller picture of who they're cheering for, and to expose the sport's "toxic" culture. In exclusive interviews with The Associated Press,...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) drives past Seattle Storm's Courtney Paris in the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. Many of the league's top players, who will be playing in the All-Star Game this weekend in Minnesota, have come out over the past few years. WNBA players’ sexual orientation was rarely discussed in public when the league first started, but now is becoming a more important part of the league. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 26, 2018 - 2:56 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Brittney Griner will always remember her first experience at a WNBA game. She went to watch her hometown Houston Comets play when she was a kid and when the kiss cam turned to a lesbian couple, the fans started booing. The game operations people quickly took the camera off...
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FILE---President of German football federation, DFB, Reinhard Grindel speaks during a finance press conference of the DFB in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, June 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 26, 2018 - 8:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — The president of Germany's football federation conceded he made mistakes in handling a controversy over Mesut Ozil's photo with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but strongly rejected accusations of racism on Thursday. Ozil announced his retirement from Germany's national team...
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones takes questions during the "state of the team" press conference at the start of the team's NFL training camp, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
July 25, 2018 - 8:02 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doubled down Wednesday on insisting that his players stand for the national anthem, declaring that he wouldn't support anyone who chose to stay in the locker room. Speaking at his annual news conference to open training camp in California, the...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2018, file photo, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto, left, president Kevin Mather, center, and majority owner John Stanton applaud during a presentation before a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Seattle. In a statement Wednesday, July 25, 2018, the Mariners say they have "made amends" with former female employees who made allegations of harassment against Mather. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 25, 2018 - 1:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners say they have "made amends" with former female employees who made allegations of harassment against current team president and CEO Kevin Mather. The club issued statements from majority owner John Stanton and Mather on Wednesday. Stanton said two female employees...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, reality TV star and former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, looks on as his attorney speaks in Tampa, Fla. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
July 16, 2018 - 5:28 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape. The Connecticut-based company made the announcement in a statement Sunday. "This second...
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