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LA Clippers owner: America’s national buffoon

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The Hoopster-in-Chief is upset. And so should basketball followers, regardless of shape, size, race and creed.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Commentary,Southpaw | Read More »

Obama denounces ‘ignorant’ alleged racism by Clippers owner

US President Barack Obama AFP

US President Barack Obama interrupted his diplomatic initiative in Asia Sunday to condemn “ignorant” and “incredibly offensive” racist remarks allegedly made by the owner of the NBA Los Angeles Clippers.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

US cancels delegation to Paralympics in Russia

President Barack Obama. AP PHOTO

The White House says the United States has decided not to send a presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Nets may make Collins first openly gay player

Jason Collins. AP

Jason Collins, who revealed his homosexuality last April, could become the first openly gay player in the NBA by signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN reported Thursday.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi delegation

President Barack Obama. FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with his choices to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Obama open to name change for Washington Redskins

In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 file photo, Zena "Chief Z" Williams signs autographs during fan appreciation day at the Washington Redskins' NFL football training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. President Barack Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins, he would "think about changing" the team name, wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans. Obama, in an interview on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, said team names like the Redskins offend "a sizable group of people." He said that while fans get attached to the nicknames, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place. AP

President Barack Obama says he would “think about changing” the Washington Redskins’ name if he owned the football team as he waded into the controversy involving a word many consider offensive to Native Americans.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Obama calls Collins, offers support on coming out

Boston Celtics' Jason Collins AP FILE PHOTO

A groundbreaking pronouncement from NBA veteran Jason Collins — “I’m gay” — reverberated Monday through Washington, generating accolades from lawmakers on Twitter and a supportive phone call from President Barack Obama.

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

East: Syracuse tops Indiana, faces Marquette next

Indiana forward Cody Zeller (40) is trapped between Syracuse guard Brandon Trich, left, and forward Rakeem Christmas (25) during the first half of an East Regional semifinal in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Washington. AP/Alex Brandon

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim knows full well that one of the secrets to success for his team’s 2-3 zone defense is the way it confounds opponents who aren’t used to playing against that suffocating system.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

‘Hey, mama, I made it’—LeBron at the White House

US President Barack Obama (C) poses with Dwyane Wade (Front-L), LeBron James (2nd-L-holding jersey) and Coach Erik Spoelstra (Front-R)  as he welcomes the NBA Champion Miami Heat to the White House to honor the team and their 2012 NBA Championship victory  at the White House in Washington, DC, January 28, 2013.  AFP /JIM WATSON

Basketball-loving President Barack Obama joined LeBron James and the Miami Heat in putting on a gushing show of mutual admiration Monday as the reigning NBA champions were lauded at the White House.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

White House vows no ‘Youk-turn’ over baseball boos

Kevin Youkilis. AP FILE PHOTO

The White House came out swinging Tuesday after President Barack Obama was lightheartedly booed in Boston over the trade of a top baseball star to his beloved Chicago White Sox.

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Hope this one reaches the White House

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(REMINDER: Did Manny Pacquiao also fall prey to pro-American bias in his last fight that saw him lose his world welterweight boxing crown through widely rejected scoring?

Posted: June 20th, 2012 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Pacquiao KOs anti-gay allegations

Manny Pacquiao. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Manny Pacquiao says he loves and supports gays and lesbians, even though he does not approve of gay marriage.

Posted: May 18th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA stars to play in Obama basketball fundraiser

Carmelo Anthony (L) and Chris Paul watch a game between the Duke Blue Devils and Michigan State Spartans during the 2011 State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15, 2011. They will play in US President Barack Obama’s fundraiser for his re-election campaign. AFP

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is bringing together more than two dozen National Basketball Association stars for a fundraising basketball game next month.

Posted: November 19th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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