Women’s Tennis Embracing Inclusion

By Freddie Brown When teenagers Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu met at centre court to touch rackets (thanks to COVID-19) at the end of the 2021 U.S. Open Finals, the two unseeded teenagers were part of an historic moment in Women’s Tennis. Fernandez, a 19 year-old Canadian, and 18 year-old Raducanu from Britain (who won

By |2022-01-27T03:23:36+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Women’s Tennis Embracing Inclusion

Protests: The Rich Tradition of the Olympics

By Freddie Brown   According to rule 50.2 of the Olympic Charter, “It is a fundamental principle that sport at the Olympic Games is neutral and must be separate from political, religious or any type of interference.”   The history of the Olympics says otherwise as the Games have consistently been intertwined with politics, religion

By |2021-07-15T08:18:55+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on Protests: The Rich Tradition of the Olympics

NCAA v Alston Antitrust Lawsuit Challenges the Definition of Amateurism

By Freddie Brown, Columnist   The first time the National Basketball Association (NBA) held their annual draft outside of the United States was in 1995 in Toronto. It was the inaugural year of the Toronto Raptors and the Vancouver Grizzlies. Then NBA commissioner David Stern threw the Raptors a bone by letting them host the

By |2021-04-15T18:19:13+00:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on NCAA v Alston Antitrust Lawsuit Challenges the Definition of Amateurism

To Play or Not to Play?

By Freddie Brown, Sports Contributor for The Progressive Column The Spanish Flu and Covid-19. What we’ve learned since the 1919 Stanley Cup series about continuing to play sports amid a pandemic.   I am a writer. But, I have coached basketball at the youth level for 30 years. I have mixed feelings about sports and

By |2021-01-15T06:39:51+00:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Sports|Comments Off on To Play or Not to Play?
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