The Ballon d'Or will not be awarded this year for the first time in its 64-year history after the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the football calendar, organizers France Football magazine said.... More

At least 15 women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and verbal abuse against several executives and other employees of Washington’s NFL team. ... More

The Washington Redskins NFL franchise will change its racist name, which it’s held since 1933.  ESPN reports the team hasn’t yet decided on a new mascot but will include the military in its new name. ... More

A member of the first team staff at Parma has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serie A club said, adding that all squad staff and players have returned negative results.... More

Pressure is growing in the United States to change the racist names of several sports teams.  ... More

In the United States, Major League Baseball has cancelled this year's All-Star Game -- the first time in 75 years.  And according to reports, Dodger Stadium's 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer.... More

In the United States, the Negro National League is celebrating its 100th anniversary.  It was formed in 1920 in response to the exclusion of Black players in Major League Baseball.... More

The U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) reports that 16 of its basketball players were infected with the coronavirus.  The positive cases connected to the entity resulted after 302 players were tested for COVID-19.... More

In the U.S. state of Alabama, NASCAR has released a photo of the noose found in the garage of Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway.  Wallace is the only Black elite NASCAR driver in the United States. ... More

In the U.S. state of Alabama, NASCAR drivers and crew members escorted Bubba Wallace at the Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln in a show of solidarity after a noose was found in Wallace’s garage.... More

Former sports superstar Michael Jordan and his Nike-backed Jordan Brand are pledging to donate $100 million over the next 10 years to support racial equality and social justice.  The vow comes just days after Jordan said "we have had enough" when it comes to the racism that people of colour faced in the United States.... More

The National Football League (NFL) has reversed its long-standing antagonism towards the practice of "taking a knee" to protest over police injustice against Black Americans, championed by ostracized player Colin Kaepernick, saying it was wrong not to listen to NFL players on the subject as it encouraged people to protest peacefully.... More

Many leading athletes have come out publicly to support the protests of police brutality in the United States.  Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote in The Los Angeles Times: “Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere. As long as we keep shining that light, we have a chance of cleaning it wherever it lands. But we have to stay vigilant, because it’s always still in the air.”... More

Havana, (RHC) Sports schools all over Cuba will stop their activities this Tuesday, March 24, with the aim of intensifying measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.... More

Havana, (RHC) - Cuban sportsmen and women hired in European leagues are complying with health protection measures and are out of danger in the face of the Covid-19 threat.... More