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Native Americans in Sports – Ben Strong

According to media reports, the last game of the 2021 NBA Finals series featuring the Milwaukee Bucks beating the Phoenix Suns 105-98 drew 12.5 million viewers. Ben Strong, 34, is a Red Lake Nation member and his growing extended family of fans were among the viewers. However, Ben was notified that his contract wasn't renewed...

 

Still the champion

It’s been called one of the greatest moments in Olympic history. The year was 1964, the place, Tokyo, Japan and the runner was Billy Mills. Mills, Oglala Lakota, was not even considered a potential medalist for the 10,000 meter race but he surged in the last lap to capture the gold. Nearly 60 years later he remains the only U.S. citizen to win gold in this race....

 

WBA World Title at Stake as Top Welterweights Step through the Ropes Aug. 7 at the Minneapolis Armory

Minneapolis, Minnesota (August 02, 2021) – Former Olympian Gabriel Maestre of Venezuela has a new opponent for his nationally televised title fight this Saturday night, August 7, at the Minneapolis Armory. Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) confirmed Monday that Mykal Fox (22-2, 5 KOs) will battle Maestre (3-0, 3 KOs) for the WBA interim welterweight title. Maestre’s original...

 

Indigenous Hawaiian Wins Gold in Tokyo at First-Ever Olympic Surfing Event

ICHINOMIYA, Japan - Native Hawaiian Carissa Moore won gold in women's surfing on Tuesday in the sport's Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games. Competing for Team USA, the 28-year-old pro surfer defeated South Africa's Bianca Buitendag 14.93 to 8.46, in Ichinomiya, Japan. Buitendag won silver and Japan's Amuro Tsuzuki took bronze....

 

Red Lake Nation College Basketball Tryouts - Thursday, July 29th for Men

Calling all college-eligible basketball players! Tryout for RLNC's Fall 2021 basketball teams - both men's & women's! Red Lake Nation College Basketball Tryouts - 6 PM, Thursday, July 29th for Men Red Lake Humanities Center Court...

 

Cleveland MLB Team Name to Change from 'Indians' to 'Guardians'

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Major Leaugue Baseball team announced on Friday it will drop the "Indians" name after over a 100 years at the end of the current baseball season. The team will be named the Cleveland Guardians next season. The Cleveland MLB franchise announced the name change with a video on Twitter narrated by actor...

 

Olympic Icon Billy Mills Comments on Cleveland Baseball Team Announcing Name Change

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, Billy Mills, Olympic Gold medalist and Oglala Lakota spoke out on the decision of the Cleveland baseball team to change their name and imagery to the Cleveland Guardians after years of controversy. "It’s never too late to do the right thing," said Mills, national spokesperson of Running Strong for American Indian Youth. “The beginning of the Tokyo...

 

Cleveland Baseball Team to Rebrand as the Guardians

Editor's Note, July 23, 2021: The baseball team formerly known as the Cleveland Indians is set to rebrand as the Cleveland Guardians, reports Mandy Bell for MLB.com. The move-announced on Twitter in a video featuring actor Tom Hanks and the band the Black Keys-follows years of debate over the Ohio franchise's moniker and...

 

Tokyo is welcoming, wary as Games finally begin

TOKYO - Thomas Gilman wanted nothing more than to go to Japan this summer, to wrestle for the U.S. team at the Tokyo Olympics. He was much less certain about whether Japan wanted him to come. The Iowa native had read countless reports describing the country as a reluctant host for the pandemic-delayed Summer Games. Public...

 

Twins know what they lost when they let Nelson Cruz go

The Twins knew what they were getting when Nelson Cruz agreed to sign with them before the 2019 season. A savvy power hitter and a veteran influence in the clubhouse. A well-traveled sage. Someone to push the club to the next level. Two-and-a-half years later, Cruz is leaving for Tampa Bay, unable to lead the Twins on a...

 

'It's heartbreaking' as Twins trade 'best teammate' Nelson Cruz to Tampa Bay

Twins President Derek Falvey is used to having difficult conversations in his job, but the chat he had with Nelson Cruz and manager Rocco Baldelli before Thursday's game was one that "will always stick with me." That's because Falvey informed Cruz, the 41-year-old beloved slugger and one of the best free-agent signings in Twins...

 

Indigenous athletes set to shine in Olympics

Athlete Jillian Weir will be representing more than the Canadian people in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. She’s also representing the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte from the Tyendinaga Territory. Weir, 28, is apparently the only Indigenous athlete on Team Canada and may be the only one in North America set to compete in the upcoming Olympic Games, which start Friday, July 23, and...

 

Aaron Rodgers reportedly declined Packers offer to be highest-paid QB

In exactly one week, the Packers, Vikings and the vast majority of the rest of the NFL will report for the start of training camp. An offseason of intrigue for Green Bay is about to end. And the big question still looming, as it has for three months now, is what quarterback Aaron Rodgers will do this season. ESPN's Adam...

 

Police: Man with guns sought balcony near MLB All-Star Game

DENVER - A man described by authorities as the leader of a group of four people arrested with more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at a Denver hotel near events planned for the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game asked to extend his stay and requested another room with a balcony, according to...

 

Washington Football Team's Future to Include No Connection to Native Imagery

WASHINGTON - The Washington Football Team on Monday announced that its new team name, and associated imagery, will have no reference to Native American imagery, names, or culture. The announcement came a year after Washington announced it would be dropping its "Redsk!ns" name and logo on Washington's website, after years of...

 

NABI: Showcasing the 'best of the best'

PHOENIX — Before heading off to Kansas to play college basketball in the fall, Kailee Fineday has a more immediate goal this week and it involves the NBA Finals. Fineday, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and her Lady Thunder teammates are in Phoenix for the Native American Basketball Invitational. The popular summer tournament is back after taking a break in 2020 because of the...

 

Cherokee basketball star joins ranks of WNBA

DALLAS – Cherokee Nation citizen Chelsea Dungee is living her dream, but would admittedly like to be living more of it. The former guard for the University of Arkansas is now playing in the WNBA after being drafted fifth overall by the Dallas Wings. Through her first 10 games, her playing time totaled 37 minutes. “I have the ability – the skill set to play in this...

 

Japan bans fans at Tokyo-area Olympics venues due to virus

TOKYO - Fans will be banned from Tokyo-area stadiums and arenas when the Olympics begin in two weeks, the city's governor said Thursday after meeting with organizers of the pandemic-postponed games. That means the Olympics will be a largely TV-only event, after the Japanese government put the capital under a COVID-19 state of...

 

A first for First Nations hockey star

Veteran NHL goalie Carey Price is four wins away from hoisting hockey’s ultimate prize. The Ulkatcho First Nations star from Anahim Lake, British Columbia, has led the Montréal Canadiens to its first Stanley Cup Final in nearly 30 years. The Cup final is the first for Price, who was drafted by the team with the No. 5 pick in 2005, after reaching the semifinals twice in 2010...

 

Lady Warriors edged out by Nevis on last regular season game 7-3 - P23

Lady Warriors edged out by Nevis on last regular season game 7-3 Playoffs are scheduled to start on June 1st...

 

Lady Warriors edged out by Nevis on last regular season game 7-3 - P22

Lady Warriors edged out by Nevis on last regular season game 7-3 Playoffs are scheduled to start on June 1st...

 

Tempers flare, pants drop during crackdown on cheating pitchers

The defining moments of the MLB season so far came Tuesday, when Max Scherzer glared at Joe Girardi and Sergio Romo dropped his pants. MLB action, it's fantastic? Not really, but that's the mess baseball created first by letting pitchers cheat with increasing frequency and with more and more exotic substances, and then ushering...

 

Lady Warriors edged out by Nevis on last regular season game 7-3 - P21

Lady Warriors edged out by Nevis on last regular season game 7-3 Playoffs are scheduled to start on June 1st...

 

Lady Warriors edged out by Nevis on last regular season game 7-3 - P20

Lady Warriors edged out by Nevis on last regular season game 7-3 Playoffs are scheduled to start on June 1st...

 

Rabbit Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk

The Chickasaw Nation sponsored annual Rabbit Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk will take place Saturday, June 26 at the Purcell City Lake near the Purcell Multi-Purpose Building, 1400 Chandler Road in Purcell, Oklahoma. The 1-mile fun walk begins at 8 a.m., and the individual 5K at 8:30 a.m. "We have multiple 5K fun runs within the...

 

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