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New York State legislature introduces bills to protect sports teams’ cheerleaders in the workplace
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The Buffalo Bills’ cheerleaders, the Jills, have been at the forefront of the fight for fair wages and treatment in their craft for years. Their cause has been the focus of lawsuits and a documentary film. Now, the legislature in New York State is picking up the cause. Assembly Bill A455, and its State Senate […]

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WNBA 25th anniversary: inside the New York Liberty’s journey back to relevance – Sports Illustrated
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Carmen Mandato/Getty Images When Teresa Weatherspoon recorded the audio track that plays during the Liberty’s #OwnTheCrown 25th-anniversary campaign, she was sent back in a time warp. Weatherspoon felt 1997 in her bones when she uttered the words: “This is our court. This is our city.” All these years later, she still knew how to perform. […]

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Target temporarily stops selling Pokémon, sports trading cards in stores after violent dispute – ABC7 New York
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Target has announced that it will temporarily stop selling trading cards — of both the sports and Pokémon variety — in stores following a recent violent dispute at one of its locations. This content was originally published here.

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With Free Agency Around the Corner, Many Nets Fans Wondering If Their All-Star Will Return | New York Sports Nation
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With rumors swirling around Nets free agency many Nets fans are worried about D’Angelo Russell not returning. What a time to be alive! Back in March of this year Nets fans on social media were speaking of “tanking”, mentioning names such as Zion Williamson and R.J Barrett. They seemed convinced that the Nets could NOT […]

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More Clouds Appear On The New York Sports Betting Horizon: Horsemen Edition
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Advocates for the launch of legal sports betting in New York State had to wince when they heard the testimony of one key player at a state Senate committee hearing in Albany last week. “I have a few suggestions, and one is, take your time,” Joe Applebaum, president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, […]

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Here we go… Three things we think know about the NFL Draft 2019 – New York Sports Nation
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In the words of Rod Stewart, tonight’s the night! After days, weeks and even months of trawling through mock draft after mock draft, every man, woman or child gets to that point where they throw their hands up in the air, sigh, and mutter something along the lines of; ‘no more, what will be, will […]

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New York Daily News Sports Writer Raps Trump, Kevin Durant for Media Bullying
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In ridiculing President Donald Trump and NBA basketball player Kevin Durant for their strained relations with the media, New York Daily News sports columnist Carron J. Phillips compares them to dictators and bullies. Phillips criticized Trump for suspending CNN reporter Jim Acosta from White House press briefings. He criticized Durant, a forward who plays for […]

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Rajon Rondo vs Derrick Rose: Veteran guards set for fascinating battle as Los Angeles Clippers host New York Knicks | NBA News | Sky Sports
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Let’s do the time warp again! It’s just a jump back 13 years, and then a step forward in tii-ii-ime. As Rajon Rondo and Derrick Rose get set to face off on Sunday evening, they now do so as vocal leaders on their respective teams – important role players who lead by example coming off […]

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