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Jay-Z Defends NFL Deal with Roc Nation, Talks Kaepernick

Jay-Z Defends NFL Deal with Roc Nation, Talks Kaepernick

By Mesfin Fekadu | Aug 15
A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, he explained he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes.

After Calvin Klein Underwear Ads, NFL Star Odell Beckham Jr. Fends Off Anti-Gay Trolls

After Calvin Klein Underwear Ads, NFL Star Odell Beckham Jr. Fends Off Anti-Gay Trolls

Aug 13
Cleveland Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. is fending off anti-gay trolls who are plaguing his Instagram after he shared photos from a Calvin Klein underwear campaign.

Americans Protest on Medals Stand at Pan Am Games

Americans Protest on Medals Stand at Pan Am Games

By Luis Andres Henao | Aug 11
Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control.

US Fencing Medalist Imboden Bends the Knee at Pan Am Games

US Fencing Medalist Imboden Bends the Knee at Pan Am Games

Aug 11
Olympic fencing medalist Race Imboden took a knee in protest during his team's foil medal ceremony at the Pan American Games.

Biles Leads U.S. Championships Despite Somewhat Off Night

Biles Leads U.S. Championships Despite Somewhat Off Night

By Will Graves | Aug 10
The competition isn't the judges. Or the rest of the field. Or even the sport she's dominated for the better part of a decade. Simone Biles conquered all of them long ago.

Transgender Athlete Policy is Subject of Civil Rights Probe

Transgender Athlete Policy is Subject of Civil Rights Probe

Aug 8
The federal Office for Civil Rights has launched an investigation into Connecticut's policy allowing transgender high school athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify.

Anti-Gay Aussie Athlete Israel Folau, Fired for Social Media Disparagements, Files Suit

Anti-Gay Aussie Athlete Israel Folau, Fired for Social Media Disparagements, Files Suit

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 1
Australian anti-gay former rugby star Israel Folau, fired for repeated homophobic social media posts, is taking his former employers to court and claiming that his broadsides are a form of religious speech for which he is being persecuted.

High-Water Mark: Dressel Sets Own Standard with 8 Medals

High-Water Mark: Dressel Sets Own Standard with 8 Medals

By Beth Harris | Jul 30
Exhaustion and relief flooded Caeleb Dressel. Maybe now the comparisons with Michael Phelps can fade away.

Gay Australian Athlete Slams Homophobic Meme Using His Image

Gay Australian Athlete Slams Homophobic Meme Using His Image

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 29
A homophobic meme circulating on social media caught the attention of openly gay Australian bobsledder and rugby player Simon Dunn, not least because it uses a photo of himself. Dunn lost no time in voicing his disdain.

Meet Caeleb Dressel, Swim World's Next Superstar

Meet Caeleb Dressel, Swim World's Next Superstar

Jul 27
In all likelihood Caeleb Dressel is on his way to becoming the swim world's next superstar — many are calling him the next Michael Phelps, but who is he?

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