MLB stars say it's time to pull Landis name off MVP plaques
NEW YORK (AP) Something still bothers Barry Larkin about his Most Valuable Player award. The other name engraved on the trophy: Kenesaw Mountain Landis.''Why is it on there?'' said Larkin, the Black shortstop voted National League MVP in 1995 with the Cincinnati Reds.''I was always aware of his name and what that meant to slowing the color line in Major League Baseball, of the racial injustice and inequality that Black players had to go through,'' the Hall of Famer said this week.
NFL opt-out deadline likely to be delayed? .
The initial August 3 deadline for NFL players to decide whether or not to opt out of the 2020 season is likely to be pushed back due to delays in formalizing the league’s CBA adjustments. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports NFL players will have a few extra days to make their decision on the 2020 season. According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the opt-out deadline is meant to be seven days after the league’s COVID-19 protocols are finalized by both the NFL and NFLPA. That has not actually happened yet as of Wednesday night, meaning at this point the deadline won’t come any earlier than August 6.