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Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s voice and conscience

Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s voice and conscience

On a karting track in southeast England, an eight-year-old Lewis Hamilton has the measure of his rivals. He is flying around the course. He is quicker than the other boys and, though these are supposed to be carefree years, is racing with the intensity of someone who is eager to make an impression. “There’s a…MORE

Statue campaign launched for pioneering Black footballer Jack Leslie

Statue campaign launched for pioneering Black footballer Jack Leslie

A campaign has been launched to build a statue for an English footballer who was supposedly denied the chance to play for his country because he was Black. The Jack Leslie campaign hopes to raise £100,000 ($124,000) for a statue to honor Leslie, a striker for English club Plymouth Argyle in the 1920s and 1930s.…MORE

New study reveals ‘evident’ racial bias in TV football commentary

New study reveals ‘evident’ racial bias in TV football commentary

There is “evident” racial bias in the way football commentators refer to players of different skin colors, says a new study published on Tuesday. More than 2,000 statements made by commentators across 80 televised matches in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 were analyzed by Danish research organization RunRepeat, with the…MORE

Derby County footballer Andre Wisdom hospitalized after assault

Derby County footballer Andre Wisdom hospitalized after assault

Derby County defender Andre Wisdom is recovering in hospital after an “unprovoked assault and robbery,” according to a statement from the club. Reports say that Wisdom, who joined the the Championship club in 2017, was visiting relatives in Toxteth, Liverpool, when the incident took place. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features “Andre Wisdom…MORE

Barcelona slaps $448 million buyout clause on new signing Miralem Pjanić

Barcelona slaps $448 million buyout clause on new signing Miralem Pjanić

Barcelona has slapped an eye-watering buyout clause of nearly $450 million (400m euros) on new signing Miralem Pjanić. The midfielder will head to the Catalan club from Juventus at the end of the current season with the move costing more than $67m (60m euros). The 30-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the reigning La…MORE

Mercedes to race in black cars for 2020 in stand against racism

Mercedes to race in black cars for 2020 in stand against racism

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team has announced that their cars will don a black livery for the 2020 season as a statement that the reigning champions “stand against racism and all forms of discrimination.” Team drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will also wear all-black overalls, as opposed to their usual all-white. Six-time world…MORE

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