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Abdul-Jabbar Urges Athletes to Continue Political Protests

Abdul-Jabbar Urges Athletes to Continue Political Protests

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says professional athletes should continue their protests against police brutality in the United States and has rejected the notion that speaking out is in any way unpatriotic.

Unstoppable Venus Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics

Unstoppable Venus Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics

The seven-time grand slam winner has competed in five previous Olympics tournaments.

Brain Damage from Football Concussions Varies by Position and Career Duration

Brain Damage from Football Concussions Varies by Position and Career Duration

The interactions observed between concussion histories and playing positions suggest there may be important differences in the mechanisms of injury between speed and non-speed players, the researchers conclude.

Serena Williams Talks Body Image in Open Letter to Her Mom

Serena Williams Talks Body Image in Open Letter to Her Mom

“I was looking at my daughter and she has my arms and legs — my exact same strong, muscular, powerful, sensational arms and body,” Williams wrote.

Maria Sharapova Calls Serena Williams’ ‘Thick Arms and Thick Legs’ Intimidating

In her new memoir, Sharapova talks about her rivalry with Williams, including emphasizing her physique.

Hall of Famer Hank Aaron Calls Out NFL for Not Signing Colin Kaepernick

“I think he’s getting a raw deal,” Aaron said.

ESPN Apologizes for Segment Similar to Slave Auction

An on-air fantasy football draft drew the ire of social media users comparing it to a modern-day slave auction.

Serena Williams Would Rank 'No. 700' if She Played Against Men, Says John McEnroe

Serena Williams Would Rank ‘No. 700’ if She Played Against Men, Says John McEnroe

Williams responds to McEnroe’s sexist comments that question her ability to defeat pro tennis players in the men’s circuit.

Former Patriots Player Contemplated Suicide Before Coming Out as Gay

Former Patriots Player Contemplated Suicide Before Coming Out as Gay

“No one is going to assume the big football player is gay,” former Patriots player Ryan O’Callaghan said.

Serena Williams Responds to ‘Racist’ Remark About Her Unborn Child

Serena Williams Responds to Racist Remark About Her Unborn Child

“It disappoints me to know we live in a society in which people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child,” Serena Williams said.

Jackie Robinson: MLB’s First Black Player Honored on 70th Anniversary

Robinson’s baseball career continues to teach valuable lessons in diversity and inclusion, and inspires today’s athletes.

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access is seen in bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016. REUTERS

North Carolina Loses College Sports Championships Over ‘Bathroom’ Law

The state's refusal to be inclusive of transgender citizens in its bathroom laws continues to prove bad for business and reputation.

The episodic documentary series, created by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra, examines the transcendent social and cultural impact of sports around the world.

AT&T AUDIENCE Network To Debut Original Series ‘Religion of Sports’ Nov. 15

The episodic documentary series, created by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra, examines the transcendent social and cultural impact of sports around the world.

FRon Rivera and Cam Newton

Non-Whites Lead Super Bowl Panthers

NFL's "Rooney Rule" seems to be working. For the first time, a Latino head coach and Black quarterback on the same team will play in the Super Bowl.

Fair Play: Restrictions Against Transgender Athletes at Olympics to be Lifted

The International Olympic Committee released new guidelines to make Olympics more inclusive.

Athletes Detail Racism, Abuse, Segregation by University of Illinois Coaches

Former members of the women’s basketball team came forward with stories of severe misconduct by coaches and have filed a lawsuit.

NFL Superstar Calls Former Coach Racist

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made a splash mere days after being tabbed with total control of football operations.

Will MLB’s Latino Outreach Actually Reach Senior Leadership?

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talks up the game’s growth in Latin America, but misses the lack of Latinos in key leadership roles.

Billy Bean

Gay Ex-Player’s Path to MLB’s First Inclusion Ambassador

Pro sports is one of many areas that fail at diversity, and the man appointed last summer to lead D&I efforts for Major League Baseball knows all too well what inclusion means.

Jason Collins retires

Jason Collins Retires

Jason Collins, the first openly gay active athlete in any of America’s “Big Four” pro sports, is stepping away for good.

Becky Hammon, San Antonio Spurs

NBA Champion Spurs Hire First Full-Time Female Coach

Retiring WNBA star Becky Hammon was already well known to the team, having spent her last eight WNBA seasons in San Antonio and serving as a Spurs coaching intern this past NBA season.

WA High School Drops Redskins Name; Will Pro Teams Follow?

In response to concerns from American Indians, high schools and colleges have been moving away from Indian mascots. Will pro sports bow to the same pressure?

SLIDESHOW: Sports Cards of Trouble

A visual look at the trouble spots in professional sports when it comes to dealing with the issues of diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Robert Barchi and Tim Pernetti

Should Rutgers President and Athletic Director Resign After Coach Rice Scandal?

Rutgers faculty, government officials, members of the public (and DiversityInc readers) are demanding answers to the Rutgers University basketball scandal involving physical abuse and homophobic slurs—and some are asking for the resignation of Athletic Director Tim Pernetti and Rutgers President Dr. Robert Barchi.