Durant says “No” Curry says “Why not?” to picking All Star team

    Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are neck-and-neck for tops in All-Star balloting among Western Conference players. But they have starkly different opinions on the new format, in which the player who receives the most votes in each conference will serve as a captain, choosing his team from the pool of players voted in as…

USA to play in Super 50 Cricket Competition

USA coach Pubudu Dassanayake has labeled USA’s upcoming tour of the Antigua for the West Indies Regional Super50 tournament as the team’s “most important preparation” for their upcoming tournaments this year, including the start of the qualifiers for the World Twenty20 in 2020, and the ICC WCL Division Three. “When you are playing those kind of tournaments,…

Olympic Speed Skater Erin Jackson Just Made History!!!

The road to the 2018 Winter Olympics keeps getting better, and Team USA’s roster continues to be filled with impressive (and increasingly diverse) young women. This time, 25-year-old speed skater Erin Jackson, of Ocala, Florida, just became the first African-American woman to make Team USA’s long-track speed skating team. Long-track skating differs from the short-track competition by…

H&M’s Apology for Tone-Deaf ‘Monkey’ Sweatshirt Misstep ‘Not Enough’

H&M’s “monkey” sweatshirt debacle is yet another sad reminder of how much more work needs to be done when it comes understanding the implications that can arise behind certain images and messaging. The Sweden-based global fashion chain is learning that firsthand after a photo of a young black male modeling a hoodie imprinted with the…

Trump labels Haiti, Africa, El Salvadore “Shithole countries”

President Trump’s early-Friday denial that he used vulgar language in reference to immigration from certain countries only fueled the Capitol Hill furor over the remarks, with one leading Democrat standing by press accounts and accusing the president of using “hate-filled” language. Two Republicans, meanwhile, said they could “not recall” the president using the language —…