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TONY GWYNN’S WIDOW AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER SHANE HARRIS URGE MLB TO MOVE ALL-STAR GAME TO SAN DIEGO

By Miriam Raftery

 

April 3, 2021 (San Diego) – One day after Major League Baseball announced that the 2021 All Star Game will not take place in Georgia to protest the state’s new law restricting voting rights, an effort to move the All Star Game to San Diego is underway.


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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TAKES A STAND FOR VOTING RIGHTS

Georgia Public Officials’ Voter Suppression Law already costing jobs and revenue

 

By East County News Service 

 

April 3, 2021 (Washington D.C.) -- Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Friday that the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB draft will no longer take place in the state of Georgia after the state recently passed legislation designed to disenfranchise voters. The following is a statement from Damon Hewitt, acting president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law..


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SDSU ATHLETICS, ALL MAJOR SPORTS LEAGUES CANCEL SEASONS AND TOURNAMENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

UPDATE AS OF 5:09 PM:  ALL SDSU SPRING SPORTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED

East County News Service

March 12, 2020 (San Diego) - After Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for Coronavirus, the National Basketball Association and several other professional sports leagues have suspended their seasons, the NBA's announcement coming on Wednesday night.  The NBA announced it was suspending games while it determined its next steps.


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TRUMP CALL FOR FIRING OF NFL PLAYERS WHO KNEEL DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM TRIGGERS WAVE OF PROTESTS IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

 

By Liz Alper

Cover photo:  several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA on Sunday.  Courtesy u/MAINEiac4434 on Reddit

September 26, 2017 (San Diego) - With Puerto Rico walloped by a hurricane and North Korea threatening nuclear war, President Donald Trump has taken time to lob criticisms at NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem, ratcheting up controversy that has now enveloped multiple professional sports.


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MLB ALL-STAR GAME TO BE HELD AT PETCO PARK

 
 
By Liz Alper
 
Photo credit to:  Nehrams2020 on Wikipedia
 
February 15, 2016 (San Diego) - The last time San Diego hosted the MLB All-Star Game, it was in 1992.  Qualcomm Stadium was still Jack Murphy Stadium and George H.W. Bush was president.

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