World champion Lewis Hamilton drew a rapid positive response from many of his rivals after accusing the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One of failing to speak out against racism.
Liverpool players showed their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd in the United States by taking a knee around the centre circle at Anfield yesterday.
A number of NHL players have voiced a call to stand together for change amid fiery clashes between police and protesters over last week’s death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.
NBA legend Michael Jordan decried “ingrained racism” in the United States as the sports world’s reaction to the death of unarmed black man George Floyd leapt leagues and continents.
No one on the Zoom call was going to use the word. LJ Collier is too nice of a guy, too new to the NFL, and it would have just felt unnecessary. But after a rookie season that displayed limited promise amid limited snaps, you know the label is on fans’ and media’s minds.
Petra Kvitova has 27 career titles but winning an all-Czech exhibition tournament last week was a different experience for her and it felt “weird” to play in the absence of fans, the two-time Wimbledon champion told Reuters.
Stefanos Tsitsipas set himself the target of claiming a Grand Slam title in 2020 after winning last year’s season-ending ATP Finals but the young Greek feels that in hindsight the statement was “too big” and burdened him with extra pressure.
Australia star Steve Smith admitted yesterday he has barely picked up a bat since cricket shut down, but said he was in his best physical shape in years. The 30-year-old, the world’s number one Test batsman, has been out of action since March
Indian paceman Jasprit Bumrah said cricket should seek an “alternative” for shining the ball if the game’s governing body ban the use of saliva during the coronavirus pandemic. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is likely to implement a ban for the game’s return when they meet
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi says neither football nor life itself will be able to return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic.