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‘I will not be silenced.’ Coaches, players from local colleges speak out in the wake of George Floyd’s death

UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

The death of George Floyd and the nationwide protests that ensued as a result have prompted millions to voice their concerns and speak out about the ramifications of racial inequality and police brutality. Dozens of Washington State, Gonzaga and Eastern Washington student-athletes and coaches have used, and continue to use, social media to express their thoughts about Floyd’s death and the conversations that have resulted from it. WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun: “Fifty years ago, my parents immigrated to the United States from South Korea, filled with promises and ideals of the American Dream. Unbeknownst to them, the hope of the American Dream that brought them to a new land was filled with historical systemic inequities, injustices and gross social disparities. Unfortunately for our country, there are countless examples of oppression that still exist today, specifically against our African-American communities, and this is unacceptable.”
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A Grip on Sports: As June dawns, we wonder what the next few months will hold

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The number one is once again in a prominent spot on my computer screen. The calendar at the bottom of my screen sits there, mocking me. It’s the first day of another month. June this time. Before you know it, summer will be on us. Can you name five sports-related things you love to do in summer and you can’t do any other time?
Sports >  Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson speaks out on George Floyd’s death, weekend protests

UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Among current and former Seahawks who voiced public support for efforts to bring attention to the need for change in the wake of the death last week of George Floyd while in custody of Minneapolis police were quarterback Russell Wilson, receivers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, offensive tackle Duane Brown, punter Michael Dickson and former receiver Doug Baldwin.
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AP source: MLB players offer 114-game season, no more pay cuts

Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts, instead proposing they receive a far higher percentage of salaries and a commit to a longer schedule as part of a counteroffer to start the coronavirus-delayed season.