Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has, like Muhammad Ali, become more than an athlete. Photograph: Getty Images

The day after shocking the world by defeating the heavily favored Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship in 1964, the man then known as Cassius(...)

Former England striker Les Ferdinand is now director of football at Queens Park Rangers. File photograph: Getty Images

Former England striker Les Ferdinand believes ‘taking a knee’ in support of the Black Lives Matter cause has become nothing short of a PR stunt and th(...)

Alex Okafor of the Kansas City Chiefs takes a knee during the national anthem at Arrowhead Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

After an offseason of social and political turmoil, NFL players made it clear on the night of the season opener that they would continue to shine a li(...)

Japan’s  Naomi Osaka  wearing a mask with the name of George Floyd on it during an interview following her  quarter-final  win against Shelby Rogers of the United States at the US Open. Photograph:   Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has always sold itself as a state-of-the-art organisation, woke to the modern world. Carefully cultivated, i(...)

Lewis Hamilton takes the knee ahead of Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix. Photograph: Peter Fox/Getty

Lewis Hamilton has revealed his regret at not making a more public stand against racism after he was warned off doing so several years ago. On Sunday(...)

‘Stick to sport”. With that infantilising dismissal, sports fans, politicians and above all the clubs that employ them have long discouraged elite ath(...)

 Dominic Raab: “I’d take the knee for two people: the queen and the Mrs when I asked her to marry me.” Photograph: Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Crown Copyright/PA Wire

The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has said he views the symbolic Black Lives Matter action of taking the knee as “a symbol of subjugation and su(...)

Paul McGinley has suggested Rory McIlroy would be better off focusing on winning major golf tournaments rather than politics. Photograph: Getty Images

The former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley commented recently on Rory McIlroy’s criticism of US president Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus p(...)

Nascar driver Bubba Wallace’s car sporting a Black Lives Matter logo at a race in Martinsville, Virginia last Wednesday.   Photograph: Steve Helber/AP

England were meant to kick off their Euro 2020 campaign at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. The showdown with Croatia will have to wait for next year’s re(...)

The NFL has performed a U-turn over the protests saying they were wrong not to listen amid ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd. Photograph: AP

United States president Donald Trump insists he will not watch the NFL or the US Soccer sides if players fail to stand for the national anthem. The p(...)

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