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Redskins & rednecks

Redskins & rednecks
 
“A Little R&R on Sports” is the only network syndicated sports radio show with co-hosts of two different generations. This makes for lively exchanges, good-natured barbs and friendly disagreement on a great many subjects.
 
However, there is absolutely no disagreement between my co-host Larry Robinson and me on the question of whether or not Washington’s National Football League team should change their nickname. They should.  No diggity, no doubt (Is that still current?). 

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It’s not crazy for African-American World Cup fans to root for Ghana

 It’s not crazy for African-American World Cup fans to root for Ghana
Dear Race Manners:
 
In Team USA’s World Cup game against Ghana, I found myself cheering for Ghana. On Twitter I was accused of being unpatriotic, including by some people I respect. It’s hard to explain, but what can I say? I wanted the African team – or maybe the brown(est) team – to win (I’m black). Am I wrong? – World Cup Worries
 
If your friends are going to commit to tweeting accusations about patriotism at those who cheer for squads other than Team USA, they’ll be busy. I used the social network to ask, “Raise your hand if you cheer for World Cup teams playing against Team USA because of something to do with your racial/ethnic identity,” and received a chorus of affirmative responses, like this one:

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Fighting crime with hoops and hope

Fighting crime with hoops and hope

Two facts about Memphis summers are unavoidable: it’s hot and school is out. The increase in temperature and decrease in daily structured positive activities for young people can often lead to an increase in crime.
 
Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is on a mission to ensure that Memphis’ youth, especially those in high-risk communities, have access to a safe and community-friendly environment through the 2nd Annual Safe Summer initiative. Bishop Mays, director of Memphis Gun Down, said the effort is part of the larger goal of reducing youth gun violence throughout Memphis. 

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‘Bron Bron’ is a ‘Man’s Man’

‘Bron Bron’ is a ‘Man’s Man’
With the exception of the absence of a Miami “threepeat” there are no real losers coming out of the NBA Championship series…especially not LeBron James.
 
While the co-hosts of “A Little R&R on Sports” agreed the NBA Championship would be won and done in a five-game series, there was sharp disagreement over whether the Miami Heat or the San Antonio Spurs players would be kissing the trophy. Suffice it to say that experience won both the championship and the bet. But with the exception of the absence of a Miami “threepeat” there are no real losers coming out of this series…especially not LeBron James.

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Revenge is sweet: Spurs crush Heat to win NBA title

Revenge is sweet: Spurs crush Heat to win NBA title

Seconds ticked off the clock and LeBron James sat at the end of the Miami Heat bench with his head in his hands. Reserve center Udonis Haslem had his arm draped around James’ shoulder, as it was clear the three-peat championship run was over.
 
Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker spent the entire year answering whether they were too old to make a run to the finals. All year they fielded questions about their stamina and their colossal collapse in last year’s game 6.

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Antron Brown continues to break barriers in drag racing

Antron Brown continues to break barriers in drag racing

Antron Brown has had a lifelong infatuation with fast cars.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Brown spent his weekends from an early age watching his father compete in sportsman level drag races.

"I grew up around it, and I developed a love and passion for it," Top Fuel driver Brown said in an interview with theGrio during this past weekend's qualifying session for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

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Gay, black and leading the way in sports

Gay, black and leading the way in sports

Vince Pryor has written a very moving and compelling piece for Outsports about black gay men breaking barriers in the sports world.

Pryor, a former standout linebacker for TCU in the early 90s, came out to his teammates before the team's bowl game against Texas Tech his senior season. He went out and set the school sack record in TCU's 24-17 victory.

Pryor tells theGrio.com that, as a black man, watching Jason Collins, Michael Sam and Derrick Gordon make history in their respective sports makes him proud and able to better reflect on his own journey:

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