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How Kanye West’s hateful rhetoric wounds Donda basketball players

No one, it seems, is willing to play Donda Academy and its roster of top college basketball prospects. The reason is well-chronicled: Donda founder and billionaire entertainer Kanye West has alienated much of society with his repeated antisemitic hate speech. What about the players? They had a dream of playing at Donda Academy: a star-studded …


Michigan State suspends 4 football players after post-game fight

Four Michigan State University football players were suspended from the team after they appeared to have been involved in an off-field altercation with a rival, the institution said Sunday. The suspension was ordered after school officials looked at video from Saturday’s 29-7 loss in Ann Arbor against home team Michigan and discovered the four were …


Jaylen Brown: We have to help Kanye West’s Donda Academy players

As uncertainty swirls around the future of Kanye West’s Donda Academy, tournaments dropping the blue-chip basketball program from their schedules, event organizers and voices on social media are calling for support to players stuck in a seemingly precarious situation. The highest profile advocate: Boston Celtics All-Star Jaylen Brown, who originally announced he was sticking with …


Several Rams players expected to return against 49ers

Sean McVay and Matthew Stafford spoke Wednesday with genuine optimism, not the manufactured variety so prevalent during the first six weeks of the Rams’ season. The coach and quarterback had reason to be positive: After navigating through seemingly endless injuries, the Rams will be closer to full strength Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Receiver …


How USC soccer’s Croix Bethune became one of the best players

Since Hannah White was 7 years old, there was one name at the top of every scouting report. Croix Bethune. White, a USC forward who grew up playing on rival clubs against Bethune in the Atlanta area, remembered coaches focusing on the diminutive midfielder. Don’t let Bethune get the ball, don’t let her face up, …