No. 24 Utah routs No. 4 Oregon, ending Ducks' CFP hopes
Britain Covey returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first half, giving Utah 14 points in 27 seconds and a 28-0 lead, and the No. 24 Utes ended No. 4 Oregon’s College Football Playoff hopes with a 38-7 victory Saturday night.
Washington St coach says focus remains on supporting players
Washington State acting head coach Jake Dickert says his immediate focus in his new role is providing stability for players who were left hurting and shocked after Nick Rolovich and other coaches were fired for refusing to comply with the state’s vaccine mandate.
Prosecutor son seeks father's release in fatal Brink's heist
Andrew Cuomo for clemency for Gilbert, one of the oldest and longest held inmates in New York state. Four decades later, advocates for the 76-year-old inmate’s release include San Francisco’s chief prosecutor, the son left behind at 14 months old when both his parents were arrested. Boudin ran a progressive campaign in which he said visiting his parents Kathy Boudin and Gilbert in prison showed him the criminal justice system was broken. Hanchar contends Gilbert helped plan a crime that left a lasting hole in the lives of the slain men’s families. Shakur was convicted of leading a group responsible for a series of armed robberies in New York and Connecticut, including the Brink’s heist.
Viral and vital, college gymnasts finding their voice
The social justice movement in college athletics has popped up in most unusual place: gymnastics. From UCLA to Pittsburgh, Black gymnasts and the programs they represent are using their platform to empower and uplift. Her experience at Arkansas was simply reflective of the culture at large in the sport at the time. From Pittsburgh to California, female gymnasts are using their platform to empower, educate and bring light to causes they believe in. “Personally I would say (gymnastics) is a predominantly white sport,” Ward said.
Rapper Genesis Be's long battle versus the Confederate flag
Genesis Be helped ignite a nationwide conversation around the Confederate emblem as part of Mississippi's state flag until the flag was retired in June. (AP Photo/Federica Narancio)NEW YORK The path that brought rapper and activist Genesis Be to a New York City stage, her body draped in a Confederate flag and a noose hung around her neck, was a long one. ___After her stage performance went viral, she gathered a group of high school friends and other Mississippians in 2017 to discuss the state flag. Shes not trying to disrespect anybodys ancestors, her childhood friend, Louis McFall, says in 'Should the Confederate Flag Still Fly in Mississippi?' "That symbol has been in our state flag for 120 years.
Rap at auction: Biggie's crown and Tupac Shakur letters
and Tupac Shakur are being united for an auction at Sothebys, the first-ever dedicated hip-hop auction at a major international auction house. Bidders will be able to vie for the crown worn and signed by the Notorious B.I.G. They'll also get to bid on an archive of 22 autographed love letters written by Shakur at the age of 15-17 to a high school sweetheart. Onetime friends who became rivals in a hype-fueled war between the East and West Coast rap scenes, Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. The crown has been in photographer Barron Claiborne's possession since he captured Biggie for the cover of Rap Pages magazine.
55 years after riots, Watts neighborhood still bears scars
Lorinda Lacy, 45, stands outside her party store painted with a mural depicting Martin Luther King Jr. in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. There was violence and looting in some places, including Los Angeles, but not in LAs Watts neighborhood, forever linked to an uprising that broke out in the segregated community 55 years ago and became known as the Watts riots. Black residents, people born here and those who work to make life better in Watts spoke to The Associated Press about the challenges they faced and those that remain. He said the legacy of the Watts riots is something he keeps in mind as he tries to make life better for residents. Were not the same California we were 55 years ago or the city of Los Angeles 55 years ago.
Man named Tupac Shakur arrested in Tennessee
(CNN) - Police in Tennessee arrested a man named Tupac A. Shakur, 40, after they say he pulled a knife on them and was found with methamphetamine. Officers attempted to arrest Shakur, but he pulled away and reached for his waistband, the release said. Shakur then turned toward officers with a knife before officers took him down. Officers found a syringe and baggies of meth on Shakur, the release said. Shakur shares the same name, even the same middle initial, as the late rapper Tupac Shakur who was killed in September 1996 at age 25.