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'NBA 2K21' Honors Kobe Bryant With 'Mamba…

'NBA 2K21' Honors Kobe Bryant With 'Mamba Forever' Edition The late basketball superstar appears on two cover options of 'NBA 2K21,' which drops in September. This past January, Bryant lost his life in a helicopter crash in California. 'NBA 2K21' Officials, via statement The video game series revealed two art pieces of Bryant. The five-time NBA champion sports his #8 and #24 jerseys in the pictures. 'NBA 2K21' says #8 is for the current generation version of the game. #24 represents the next-generation cover art. 'Mamba Forever' will also have special features centering around Bryant. 'NBA 2K21' Officials, via statement

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Happy Birthday, Mike Tyson!

Happy Birthday, Mike Tyson! Michael Gerard Tyson turns 54 years old today. Here are five fun facts about the former heavyweight boxing champion. 1. His nickname is “Iron Mike.” 2. Tyson knocked out his opponent in one round during his professional debut. 3. He loves pigeons. 4. Tyson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. 5. He was the highest paid athlete in 1990. Happy Birthday, Mike Tyson!

2020 Kentucky Derby to Be Held in September With…

2020 Kentucky Derby to Be Held in September With Spectators Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Churchill Downs Racetrack confirmed that the race, which had been postponed due to COVID-19, will take place on September 5. Those who attend the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby will be under strict guidelines and encouraged to wear masks. Health measures will also be in place during Kentucky Derby Week leading up to the main event. Churchill Downs president Kevin Flanery says the venue is determined to keep customers, employees and communities safe. Kevin Flanery, via press release Guidelines stress the use of masks unless people are in their reserved venue or seat. One's face must be covered when going to the bathroom, purchasing concessions, placing a bet and walking around. Access around Churchill Downs and the number of guests, media and employees will be limited.

Bubba Wallace Fires Back After FBI Says Noose Was…

Bubba Wallace Fires Back After FBI Says Noose Was Not a Hate Crime NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is speaking out against claims that he orchestrated the discovery of a noose in his Talladega Superspeedway garage. According to the FBI, the noose was not a hate crime directed at Wallace because it was a garage door pull that has existed in the space as early as October 2019. The FBI’s conclusion has led many critics to accuse Wallace of overreacting and using the situation to advance his career. Wallace said that although it wasn’t directed at him, it’s still “a straight-up noose.” Bubba Wallace, via 'The Hill' He went on to say that during all of his time racing, he’s “never had garage pulls like that.” Bubba Wallace, via 'The Hill' Despite the claims that the situation was a “hoax,” Wallace says he will continue to stand strong against people attempting to “test [him].” Bubba Wallace, via 'The Hill'

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Brett Favre Calls Colin Kaepernick a 'Hero'

Brett Favre Calls Colin Kaepernick a 'Hero' The legendary former QB said Kaepernick's protests against racial injustice deserve praise. He added that Kaepernick is similar to Pat Tillman in that both sacrificed NFL careers for their beliefs. Tillman left pro football in 2002 to enlist in the U.S. Army after the terrorist attacks on September 11. He was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 at the age of 27. Brett Favre, via TMZ Sports Brett Favre, via TMZ Sports Kaepernick has not played since 2016 after he began kneeling during the National Anthem. Questions regarding his future in the NFL have risen during nationwide protests against racial injustice. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell even admitted that the league had not done enough to address the issue. San Diego Chargers coach Anthony Lynn has said that the team would put Kaepernick on their emergency workout list. No other NFL squad has publicly expressed interest in signing the quarterback.

NASCAR Investigating Noose Found in Bubba Wallace…

NASCAR Investigating Noose Found in Bubba Wallace's Talladega Garage The noose was discovered by members of Wallace's team on Sunday afternoon. NASCAR Statement, via Yahoo! Sports NASCAR says it has "launched an immediate investigation and will do everything we can to identify the person(s) responsible and eliminate them from the sport." Bubba Wallace is the only black full-time NASCAR racer. He recently spoke out against the tolerance of the Confederate flag at NASCAR races. NASCAR has banned the flag at its events. Sunday's race was the first in Alabama since the ban was instituted. NASCAR Statement, via Yahoo! Sports

NASCAR Bans the Display of the Confederate Flag

NASCAR Bans the Display of the Confederate Flag On June 10, NASCAR announced an official ban on the display of the Confederate flag at all of its properties and events. Their decision comes amid nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd and a growing demand to remove symbols of the Confederacy from public places. The Confederate flag has long been considered by many as an offensive symbol of white supremacy and a painful reminder of slavery. In a statement, NASCAR said allowing the flag to continue to fly would go against their intent to provide a “welcoming and inclusive environment” for fans. NASCAR, via statement The announcement comes just days after NASCAR President Steve Phelps delivered a message to racers in support of the Black community. Steve Phelps, via CNBC Steve Phelps, via CNBC

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