Posts Tagged Social issues

Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

In this April 16, 2013 file photo, Russia's team captain Shamil Tarpischev speaks during a news conference prior to the Fed Cup match between Russia and Slovakia in Moscow, Russia. Russian Tennis Federation President Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams' gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's removal as chairman of the Kremlin Cup tournament for one year. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)

SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.

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Ga lawmakers consider athlete legislation

ATLANTA (AP) — In the wake of the suspension of Georgia running back Todd Gurley, state legislators are considering ways to punish people who jeopardize college athletes’ eligibility.

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High school coach suspended amid investigation

POWELL, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee high school football coach has been suspended amid an investigation into whether he unnecessarily put students at risk of injury.

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Steelers Will Gay promoting domestic violence app

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay is working with a women’s shelter to promote the national debut of a mobile app designed to help victims of domestic violence.

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David Cronenberg writes first novel, ‘Consumed’

In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, filmmaker David Cronenberg poses for a portrait in promotion of his debut novel "Consumed" in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — To finish his first novel, David Cronenberg had to work around a few other projects.

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