Cindy Boren, Washington Post

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Alexandria, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Cindy:

Ivy League plans ‘final decision’ on fall sports next week

Among the options for football are a shorter schedule and moving it to the spring. → Read More

Paralympian Alex Zanardi 'serious but stable' after second surgery for head injuries

Alex Zanardi, a four-time Paralympic gold medalist, is in "serious but stable" condition after having a second operation for head injuries he sustained June 19 in a handbike crash. Zanardi, who became a world-class athlete in his second career after both his legs were amputated following an auto-racing crash, lost control of his handbike and collided with a truck during the Obiettivo tricolore… → Read More

Mount Rainier park officials find body of climber who had been missing since Friday

The body of a U.S. Military Academy graduate and Army veteran was discovered Monday, three days after the Seattle man went missing while climbing at Mount Rainier National Park. Matthew Bunker, 28, had been reported missing Friday by another member of his party, the National Park Service said in a statement, and his body was near the base of Liberty Ridge. Bunker had been skiing ahead of his… → Read More

Alabama mayor resigns after comments on Crimson Tide’s Black Lives Matter video

Nick Saban and the team had delivered a message that “all lives can’t matter until black lives matter.” → Read More

A former Ole Miss player says Mississippi flag was a big reason he transferred

Blake Hinson will play at Iowa State and says, “I’m proud not to represent that flag anymore and to not be associated with anything representing the Confederacy.” → Read More

After offering 'Bubba Rope' for sale, track owner receives death threats, loses sponsors

A North Carolina racetrack lost two Carolina Sprint Tour races and "all but two" sponsors after its owner offered "Bubba Rope" for sale last week, days after a noose was found in the Talladega garage of Bubba Wallace, the sport's only black driver at the top level. Mike Fulp, owner of the half-mile 311 Speedway in Pine Hill, had written Wednesday on Facebook Marketplace: "Buy your Bubba Rope… → Read More

Kansas State players demand action after student's tweet insults George Floyd

After multiple Kansas State football players demanded action from the school because a student tweeted an insulting comment about George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis police custody after an officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes last month, the school said it is committed to "taking positive steps in the matters of social injustice and racism." Jaden McNeil, a… → Read More

Paralymics gold medalist Alex Zanardi in medically induced coma after horrific crash

Alex Zanardi, who won Paralympic gold medals after his legendary auto racing career ended with the loss of his legs in a crash, is in a medically induced coma after suffering severe head injuries in a cycling crash last week. Zanardi lost control of his handbike as he competed in the Obiettivo Tricolore relay race Friday in Tuscany. Reports indicated that the four-time gold medalist from Bologna… → Read More

Georgia Tech calls for the NCAA to give athletes Election Day off

The movement to encourage the NCAA's nearly 500,000 college athletes to vote by giving them Election Day off from athletic activities began last week during an emotional teleconference call among members of the Georgia Tech men's basketball team. On June 1, with citizens continuing to take to the streets to call for action after the death of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer, hoops… → Read More

Former NFL player Reche Caldwell shot and killed in Tampa

Former NFL wide receiver Reche Caldwell was shot and killed Saturday in an attempted robbery, his girlfriend and mother told TMZ. A "couple of people" jumped from the bushes and "ambushed" Caldwell, his girlfriend said, as he went back inside his home to grab a jacket before the two went out on a date. His mother told TMZ that the 41-year-old Caldwell, who was shot in the leg and chest, died in… → Read More

Gregg Popovich calls for action after 'lynching' of George Floyd, as athletes take to the streets

Whether by making a video or by taking to the streets, coaches and athletes made their voices known as protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police continued this weekend in large cities and small towns across the United States. Gregg Popovich, the coach of the San Antonio Spurs, shared his thoughts in a raw video in which he said he was embarrassed "as a white… → Read More

Russell Wilson, Coco Gauff call for systemic change after George Floyd’s murder

The Seahawks quarterback tells of his experiences with racism and about how he’ll raise his children. → Read More

When will sports return? Where things stand with NBA, MLB, NFL and other leagues.

The NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB and MLS consider when, where and how to play their games. → Read More

Kings announcer Grant Napear resigns after ‘All Lives Matter’ tweet

Sacramento’s longtime play-by-play man drew criticism from former players for using the phrase in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. → Read More

Oklahoma State player participates in protests, tests positive for covid-19

Amen Ogbongbemiga, who tweeted that he was “well protected” during marches over the weekend in Tulsa, tested positive on Monday. → Read More

Clemson’s Dabo Swinney says his 2016 criticism of Colin Kaepernick’s protest was ‘harsh’

The football coach said he has spent the week since George Floyd was killed listening rather than talking. → Read More

Skateboarder Sky Brown is ‘lucky to be alive’ after ‘gnarliest’ fall ever, her father says

Despite a skull fracture and broken hand, the 11-year-old said she is still focused on competing in the Tokyo Olympics. → Read More

Knicks owner James Dolan defends his silence on George Floyd's death, protests

One NBA owner has chosen to stay silent as athletes, coaches, teams and leagues have spoken out or issued statements about the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and protests that have rocked the country, a silence that reportedly has angered his team's personnel. James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks and chairman of Madison Square Garden and MSG Network, defended his… → Read More

A timeline of Colin Kaepernick's protests against police brutality

Colin Kaepernick's message about police brutality and social injustice resonated for many over the past week, as protests raged across the country over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. "I've had the privilege of being a part of many different circles that have included some very powerful and influential people of all different races and genders," Miami Dolphins Coach… → Read More

Former MLB star Dale Murphy says his son was injured while protesting the death of George Floyd

The son of Dale Murphy, the former Major League Baseball player, was struck in the face by a rubber bullet as he joined one of the protests sweeping the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. Murphy said his son, Tyson, and others were hurt while "peacefully protesting for justice for George Floyd" in Denver and… → Read More