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SAN DIEGO: Major League Baseball To Investigate Gay Men’s Chorus Complaint On National Anthem Debacle

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: Major League Baseball is investigating a situation involving the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus and the national anthem Saturday at Petco Park. MLB spokesman Pat Courtney told the Union-Tribune that baseball’s investigations department will begin to gather information to determine why the chorus was unable to perform as a pre-recorded voice of a previous singer ...

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CALIFORNIA: San Diego Padres Fire Contractor Over “Unintentional” Gay Men’s Chorus Incident

From the Washington Post: The Padres tweeted out another statement Sunday night, in which the team said that an “internal investigation” had revealed “no malicious intent.” However, the “unintentional mistake” did lead San Diego to “take disciplinary action against [an] employee” and let go of a “third-party contractor.” The Padres offered another apology and noted their “commitment to inclusion.” Statement ...

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CALIFORNIA: Gay Men’s Chorus Slams San Diego Padres After Homophobic National Anthem Incident

From the Facebook page of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus: What should have been a night of joy and celebration at Petco Park last night, instead turned into a nightmare raising serious questions about homophobia within the San Diego Padres organization and its relationship with the LGBT community. Before the start of the last night’s San Diego Padres game, ...

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Mark Cuban: I’m Open To Being Hillary’s VP

ESPN reports: Though Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he doesn’t have the time to run for President of the United States, he thinks he can find the time to serve as potential Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton’s vice president. In an excerpt of an interview that will air on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, Cuban was asked if ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Ironman Competition Allows 200 Athletes To Bail On Triathlons Over Anti-LGBT Hate Law

From the Charlotte Observer: About 200 people who had registered to run Ironman triathalons in North Carolina this year have transferred to races in other states after the sport said they could make the switch due to North Carolina’s controversial LGBT law, organizers said. Ironman, the Tampa, Fla.-based sports organization, had given registrants until May 9 to request a transfer ...

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BRITAIN: Rugby Star James Haskell Explains His “Fabulous And Sparkly” Painted Toenails [VIDEO]

You’ll love his accent. The Mirror reports: England flanker and Wasps captain James Haskell has revealed he has his toe nails painted when he has pedicures. In the video above, the Rugby Union hard man takes off his socks to reveal a very well maintained set of toenails decorated to the tip. However, Haskell defended himself saying it’s not just ...

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Caitlyn Jenner To Pose Nude For Sports Illustrated

US Weekly reports: Now that’s a patriotic streak! Caitlyn Jenner will appear on a summer cover of Sports Illustrated wearing “nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal,” a source reveals in the latest issue of Us Weekly. The 66-year-old I Am Cait star (formerly known as Bruce) set a world decathlon record at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games. ...

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ARGENTINA: Trump’s Anti-Immigration Rant Used To Hype US-Hosted Soccer Tournament [VIDEO]

This is pretty great. Via Politico: An Argentine television station is using Donald Trump’s immigration rhetoric in a promotional video for Argentina’s national soccer team ahead of the U.S.-hosted Copa America Centenario tournament next month. The minute-plus ad begins by introducing the Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump as a businessman. “Our country is in serious trouble. We’re having people coming ...

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NCAA Adopts New Anti-Discrimination Policy

From the Raleigh News & Observer: Without mentioning North Carolina’s House Bill 2, the NCAA’s Board of Governors on Wednesday adopted a requirement that sites bidding on NCAA events demonstrate they will provide safe environments free of discrimination. “The higher education community is a diverse mix of people from different racial, ethnic, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds,” Kirk Schulz, president ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: NBA Legend & Charlotte Hornets Owner Michael Jordan Opposes Anti-LGBT Hate Law

The Charlotte Observer reports: With the threat of the NBA pulling its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte in the wake of House Bill 2, Hornets owner Michael Jordan reinforced his franchise’s position against any form of discrimination. “As my organization has stated previously, the Charlotte Hornets and Hornets Sports & Entertainment are opposed to discrimination in any form, and we ...

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Janet Porter: Let’s All Call ESPN To Complain About The First Amendment Which I Totally Don’t Understand

“ESPN’s Curt Schilling was fired for suggesting men should use the men’s room. Because of a Facebook post that suggests people ought to use bathrooms that match their biological gender, ESPN said: ‘Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.’ Let ESPN know what’s unacceptable is letting grown men share ...

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NASCAR Calls For Repeal Of North Carolina’s Hate Law

From the Charlotte Observer: As opposition to North Carolina’s House Bill 2 grows, NASCAR has joined the chorus of companies calling for the law to be overturned. According to Motorsport.com, a site that covers racing news, NASCAR Chairman Brian France made the announcement at a meeting this week with Associated Press sports editors. Jim Utter, a longtime NASCAR writer, reported ...

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NBA To North Carolina: Repeal Your Anti-LGBT Law Or Charlotte Will Definitely Lose The All-Star Game

From the Charlotte Observer: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that if North Carolina’s LGBT law remains unchanged, the 2017 All-Star Game would have to be moved from Charlotte. Silver’s comments on the state’s controversial House Bill 2 came at the Associated Press Sports Editors’ commissioner meetings Thursday, according to attendees. Earlier in the day, Silver again called the law ...

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Todd Starnes: ESPN’s Radical Agenda Is Silencing People With Traditional American Values [VIDEO]

“Unless you conform to ESPN’s radical cultural agenda, you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot – not worthy of death – just unworthy to be gainfully employed. But I suspect an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with Schilling’s perspective on transgender bathrooms. Many moms and dads sincerely do not want their young daughters sharing a bathroom or a locker ...

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Wingnuts Blast ESPN Over Firing Of Curt Schilling

Yesterday ESPN fired baseball commentator Curt Schilling for sharing a viciously anti-transgender image on social media. Right wing figures, as usual, are responding with screams about political correctness, homofascism, and freedom of speech – the last of which, of course, only applies to actions by the government, but whatever! Outrage! More interesting is the statement posted on Facebook yesterday by ...

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ESPN Fires Baseball Commentator Curt Schilling For Sharing Vicious Anti-Transgender Message

The New York Times reports: Curt Schilling, a former All-Star pitcher and one of the highest-profile baseball analysts on ESPN, was fired from the network Wednesday, a day after he drew intense criticism for promoting offensive commentary on social media. Schilling, who had worked for the network since 2010 and most recently offered analysis on “Monday Night Baseball,” was dismissed ...

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NBA Clarifies: No Decision On All-Star Game

Apparently all of us misunderstood the commissioner earlier today. From the NBA: “During a media availability earlier today following the NBA’s Board of Governors meeting, Commissioner Adam Silver clarified that the NBA remains deeply concerned about its ability to successfully host the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina, in light of recent legislation that discriminates against the LGBT community. ...

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NBA: We’re Not Moving The All-Star Game

NBC Charlotte reports: The NBA Board of Governors met Thursday in New York and on the table for discussion: the 2017 All-Star Game. Controversy from HB2 has put Charlotte’s chances of hosting in jeopardy. It’s the biggest event the city, even the state, has hosted since the Democratic National Convention in 2012. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Friday that while ...

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Tim Tebow For Congress?

From the right wing Washington Times: The sudden retirement announcement of veteran GOP Rep. Ander Crenshaw has ignited speculation about a potential high-profile successor: former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. The district now represented by the 71-year-old Mr. Crenshaw includes the Jacksonville area, where Mr. Tebow maintains a residence, a business — XV Enterprises, a sports-consulting firm — and ...

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Charles Barkley: The NBA Should Move Their All-Star Game From Charlotte Over North Carolina’s Hate Law

“I think the NBA should move the All-Star game from there next year. As a black person I’m against any form of discrimination, against whites, Hispanics, gays, lesbians, however you want to phrase it. It’s my job, with the position of power that I’m in and being able to be on television, I’m supposed to stand up for the people ...

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