CONMEBOL officially awarded Brazilian side Chapecoense with the 2016 Copa Sudamericana on Monday.
Chapeco officials had said on Saturday that the title would be posthumously bestowed upon the Brazilian side after a plane carrying the team crashed en route to the Copa final last Monday, taking the lives of 71 people on board -- including 19 players.
On Monday, the news was made official, with CONMEBOL also announcing that rival club Atletico Nacional would be given an award for fair play.
The Colombian side, who would have been Chapecoense's opponents in the the two-legged final, campaigned for the title to be given to the Brazilian club earlier this week. read more
Each member of the Kent State men's basketball team, in a display of unity, went into the crowd prior to the national anthem before Wednesday night's 93-63 home opener win against Mississippi Valley State and invited a fan of a different race to join him courtside.
"It was a special moment," senior guard Deon Edwin said after the game. "We all come together as one. It wasn't about color of skin. If we can do that at a small school, everyone can do it."
Edwin said the plan is to do the same for every home game this year. He's hoping it will catch on with other schools, and maybe even pro teams.
"I really do," he said. "Everyone watches college sports. If people see it happen, maybe they'll do it. Then maybe the pros will do it also. It's something we can all do together." read more
Before another deplorable or deplorable wannabe says I am faking my outrage, lemme make it really clear. I am very, very angry that Trump was Elected. You know what, you can have your damn Obamacare back. Single-Payer is the only way that works anyway. You can put the Bush tax cuts back, I don't give much of a crap, you won. Elections have consequences. What I refuse to tolerate....absolutely refuse to tolerate, is hate crimes. I don't care if it is one, if it is 200, or what. I don't care. I was severely bullied as a kid, and once I realized how to stand up to bullies, I realized how tragic the situation of bullying really is. read more