Trump’s history of racism dates back to before he was even born — when his father Fred Trump was arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1927. Since then, there are housing discrimination lawsuits from the 1970s, racist comments about the Central Park Five, the Birther movement and the endless things he has said as president. But now Trump is bragging about pardoning a Black sports icon and is pulling a Miss Millie from The Color Purple with his version of “I’ve always been good to you people!” See Also: UK Royal Wears Blackface Brooch, Offers Lame Apology To Meghan Markle Jackson Johnson was the first Black boxing champion from 1908 to 1915. Johnson’s biggest win was beating white boxer James J. Jeffries on Independence Day 1910. The win caused white people to riot across the country and some have argued this was the beginning of Johnson being wrongfully imprisoned — white men wanted their revenge. Johnson was reportedly … [Read more...] about Trump brags about pardoning a Black sports icon who has been dead 71 years
Local sports coverage seems to be lacking As I’m reading of the Adirondack Thunder’s continuing climb through the East Coast Hockey League playoffs, it struck me that The Record hadn’t covered the team much, if at all, until the Kelly Cup playoffs began. I would imagine the Saratogian had been covering them all season, but one other thing bothered me. And that was the complete, outright ignorance of the Albany Patroons’ run in the North American Premier Basketball League. They fell short of the title, losing the championship series, 2-0, to Yakima, another Continental Basketball Association alumnus, but where was The Record? No game results of any kind. At all. I get the lack of resources, but this was just ridiculous. A competitor reported a couple of weeks back that one of the partners in Patroons management doesn’t believe the team will return in 2019 due to lack of attendance. Well, Albany’s more of a college and high school hoops town now, … [Read more...] about Letter: Local sports coverage seems to be lacking
All eyes in the footballing world will focus on Liverpool versus Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final. Cristiano Ronaldo and company are looking to retain the trophy with a third successive victory, while Mo Salah will lead the Liverpool assault in the Kiev showpiece. Liverpool are the top scorers in the competition, having beaten Roma, Manchester City and FC Porto to reach the final. Real Madrid finished behind Tottenham Hotspur in their group but have since swatted aside some European giants in Paris Saint Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich in the knockout stages. Here's the lowdown on how to watch the game and the places you can find it... Where is the game available to watch? BT Sport have made the game available to watch for free on their website sport.bt.com, app and it's also on regular BT TV for subscribers. It's the third year in succession the final has been offered to watch free of charge. BT Sport have also offered new subscribers three months for free until … [Read more...] about Why the Champions League final is on YouTube and BT Sport for free
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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has plenty to gain or lose as policymakers weigh the state’s response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sports betting. After all, the state is home to some of the nation’s most ardent sports fans and most successful professional sports franchises. Massachusetts’ first two resort-style casinos, both scheduled to open in the coming months, have a vested interest in decisions the state makes about legalized sports wagering. Massachusetts also is home to DraftKings, the Boston-based company hoping to expand its daily fantasy sports offering to include sports betting in states that allow it. About the only certainty, however, is that no major decisions are expected on Beacon Hill anytime soon. A closer look: NOT IN A RUSH Some states are moving swiftly to legalize sports betting — perhaps by the start of the NFL season in September. Massachusetts isn’t one of them. Democratic House Speaker Robert DeLeo has all but … [Read more...] about Weighing risks, Massachusetts hedges bet on sports wagering