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Indigenous news: WNBA and Native heritage, hula protest, lacrosse comeback

Braids flying, sticks scooping, American Indian lacrosse players of all ages bring back a tradition that's more than a game.

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Today in history: Olympic runner Wilma Rudolph born 75 years ago

"My doctors told me I would never walk again,  my mother told me I would; I believed my mother."

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UFC's ultimate fighters battle for fair treatment

Sara McMann researched and found that 86 percent of women fighters in the UFC could be negatively impacted by the deal with Reebok.

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High school students protest gross inequalities in sports programs

Students held signs with startling numbers like "36,000 students of color go to high schools with almost no sports."

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Today in African American history: Muhammad Ali the champ!

On this date in 1964, Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, became world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in a stunning upset. 

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Today in African American history: Birthday of Eddie Robinson

Edward Gay Robinson (February 13, 1919 - April 3, 2007) was an outstanding American football coach.

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Athletes join growing movement for racial justice

"This issue as I see it - police killings as a symptom of the systematic and historical devaluing of black lives - seemed too big to ignore."

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Thousands rally against Washington’s divisive nickname

Native American leaders, local politicians, former sports stars and other speakers voiced their disdain the nickname they call derogatory and racist.

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Patent Office cancels Washington’s disparaging trademark

The group argued that the Redskins should lose their federal trademark protection based on a law that prohibits registered disparaging names.

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Unions hail NLRB official's ruling that college athletes can unionize

It would be a landmark victory for college athletes, whose scholarships are now awarded at the whim of their institutions and who have little or no protection against on-the-job injuries.

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