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Author Archive for Tom Lutz

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‘He wasn’t political’: Trump picks Michael Jordan over LeBron James

President says NBA protests have ‘a nastiness’ about themTrump returns to topic of whether NFL players should kneelDonald Trump has waded into the anthem debate as well as the long-running conversation over the merits of LeBron James and Michael Jordan…

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WNBA players’ shirts urge fans to vote against Dream owner and senator Loeffler

Staunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forThe standoff between WNBA players and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler continues with players wearing shirts in support of the Republica…

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WNBA players’ shirts urge fans to vote against Dream owner and senator Loeffler

Staunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forThe standoff between WNBA players and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler continues with players wearing shirts in support of the Republica…

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Beckham says NFL owners ‘don’t see us as human’ and season shouldn’t happen

Wide receiver makes comments as Covid-19 hits US sports27-year-old says football’s situation different to that of NBAOdell Beckham Jr, one of the NFL’s biggest stars, says the season should not go ahead as the Covid-19 pandemic continues its spread acr…

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Beckham says NFL owners ‘don’t see us as human’ and season shouldn’t happen

Wide receiver makes comments as Covid-19 hits US sports27-year-old says football’s situation different to that of NBAOdell Beckham Jr, one of the NFL’s biggest stars, says the season should not go ahead as the Covid-19 pandemic continues its spread acr…

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Snitch hotlines, waffles and lots of ping pong: the strange world of the NBA bubble

The world’s most popular basketball league resumes action this week. It will be a season like no other with players locked down in Disney WorldIn order to keep players and staff insulated from the Covid-19 pandemic, the league will resume operations at…

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Senator and WNBA owner Kelly Loeffler fears for league’s ‘American values’

League has long history of promoting social justiceStaunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forGeorgia senator Kelly Loeffler, a co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and a staunch ally …

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Indians, Braves and Chiefs: what now for US sports’ other Native American names?

Leaders at Washington’s NFL team say they are changing the franchise’s name. But other teams in similar situations are in no rush to follow their exampleWashington’s NFL team announced on Monday they will no longer be called the “Redskins”, a name long…

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Brees sorry after LeBron James leads backlash to QB’s criticism of anthem protests

QB said he does not agree with peaceful protest during anthemComments came in wake of police killing of George FloydDoes not say whether he has changed views in new statementNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has apologized for his lack of “comp…

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Jags’ Thompson calls NFL statement on racism ‘trash’ and says he was told not to kneel

Jacksonville safety joins growing anger among athletesNFL accused of hypocrisy over exile of Colin KaepernickJacksonville Jaguars safety Peyton Thompson has described the NFL’s statement on the death of George Floyd as “trash” and says he was told by h…

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Sports quiz: how much do you know about Michael Jordan?

Where was he born? What’s he worth? Which actor helped him out? Jordan grew up in North Carolina. But where was he born?Los AngelesNew York CityHamburgMiamiWhat is Jordan’s middle name?JeffreyRaymoneMichaelHe doesn’t have a middle nameJordan was marked…

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Michael Jordan insists ‘Republicans buy sneakers too’ quote was a joke

Comment has followed superstar throughout his lifeJordan addresses issue during ESPN’s The Last DanceMichael Jordan has discussed the quote that has come to define what many see as his willingness to put profit over principles.During a 1990 Senate race…

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Michael Jordan insists ‘Republicans buy sneakers too’ quote was a joke

Comment has followed superstar throughout his lifeJordan addresses issue during ESPN’s The Last DanceMichael Jordan has discussed the quote that has come to define what many see as his willingness to put profit over principles.During a 1990 Senate race…

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Joe Biden wades into equal pay dispute between USWNT and US Soccer

Former vice-president said players should not give up equal pay fight and threatened to withdraw funding should he win electionJoe Biden has waded into the dispute between the US women’s national soccer team (USWNT) and US Soccer, tweeting that the pla…

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Tom Brady to leave New England Patriots after 20 years and six NFL titles

Quarterback makes announcement on Twitter on TuesdayPossible destinations include Raiders and ChargersOne of the most successful partnerships in the history of US sports has come to an end with the news that Tom Brady is leaving the New England Patriot…

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Tearful Michael Jordan pays tribute to ‘brother’ Kobe Bryant at memorial service

NBA star and eight others, including daughter, killed in crashVanessa Bryant gives powerful eulogy to familyThousands of fans pack into Staples Center in LAFriends, family and fellow athletes have paid tribute to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight oth…

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Kobe Bryant: NBA legend dies in helicopter crash at age of 41

Basketball star was involved in crash in California on SundayNo other survivors reported in Calabasas incidentKobe Bryant: a life in picturesKobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, has died in a helicopter crash. He was 41.Brya…

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NFL conference championship picks: a Chiefs-Packers Super Bowl?

We’re down to the final four teams on the road to Miami. And a marquee match-up between Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes is on the cardsWhat the Titans need to do to win: Ummm, avoid blowing a 24-0 lead? The Titans should bear in mind that, despite Pa…

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NFL conference championship picks: a Chiefs-Packers Super Bowl?

We’re down to the final four teams on the road to Miami. And a marquee match-up between Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes is on the cardsWhat the Titans need to do to win: Ummm, avoid blowing a 24-0 lead? The Titans should bear in mind that, despite Pa…

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The brilliant Luke Kuechly gave us a searing image of brain trauma

The abrupt retirement of the magnificently talented Carolina Panthers linebacker serves as a reminder we are all complicit in the trauma that football inflicts on playersLuke Kuechly, the magnificently talented Carolina Panthers linebacker who has anno…