Mavericks no longer playing U.S. anthem before games: reports

NBA Feb 10, 2021

Mavericks no longer playing U.S. anthem before games: reports

The Dallas Mavericks have opted to stop playing the U.S. national anthem before games this season, reports said Tuesday, breaking with a pregame ritual that is widespread in American sports. The Athletic website said the Mavericks' policy against playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before home games ...

Naomi Osaka's activism helping her game, says coach Wim Fissette

Tennis Sep 8, 2020

Naomi Osaka's activism helping her game, says coach Wim Fissette

Taking a stand against racial injustice has boosted Naomi Osaka's motivation and energy going into this year's U.S. Open, her coach Wim Fissette told reporters on Monday. Former world No. 1 Osaka has walked onto court wearing a different mask dedicated to a Black American ...