Events at a racist rally in Charlottesville, VA made national headlines this week after significant violence broke out and one woman, Heather Heyer, was killed after a car ran her over. The “Unite the Right” rally and subsequent coverage illustrated the continued rise of the alt-right and neo-Nazism in America, and the NBA has not turned a blind eye to the news. Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is one of the NBA players that have also taken to public discourse on the subject.
The Detroit Lions say they "detest and disavow" any use of their logo associated with the event last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. A photo attributed to Getty Images showed someone with a logo similar to the one the Lions use , although it was blue and red and had stars on it. "We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville," the team said in a statement Tuesday night. "We value diversity as it represents the strong fabric of our team, the City of Detroit, the NFL, the game of football, our fans and our country." The Detroit Red Wings already said they were considering legal
Two-time U.S. Open participant Chris Crawford was disqualified from the U.S. Amateur during the second round when he realized his caddie was using the slope function on his distance-measuring device. Crawford, 23, was making his fifth start in the U.S. Amateur. After an opening-round 73 at Riviera Country Club, he was 2 under on his round at nearby Bel-Air Country Club and in position to make the 64-man match-play portion for the first time when he realized something might be wrong. According to an ESPN report, Crawford's intended caddie had gotten ill which led him to hire fill-in caddies for each of the first two rounds. On the second day, he knew based on the information his caddie was providing