For the last few months, Britain has been consumed by its own version of the Penn State scandal — allegations that the recently deceased BBC children’s television presenter and national institution Jimmy Savile was a pedophile who was tacitly enabled by his employer for decades. The story has been mostly ignored in America, but it could affect the closest thing this country has to the BBC, the New York Times. Mark Thompson, the former BBC director general hired by Times chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to run the newspaper in August, has faced intense scrutiny about what he knew about an unaired news segment examining the allegations against Savile. The report was killed while Thompson was still in charge of the British TV network. Thompson first denied knowing anything about it, but then confessed in the Times he had indeed heard about the report at a cocktail party after it was killed. … [Read more...] about Is Mark Thompson the Next Judy Miller?
In a photo provided by the Warriors, Thompson and Rocco can be seen sitting next to one another while Thompson signed a deal that would keep him in the Bay Area through 2024. The shooting guard can also be seen wearing a brace on his left knee as a result of the torn ACL he suffered in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. … [Read more...] about Klay Thompson signs new Warriors contract with Rocco at his side
Miami selected Herro with the No. 13 overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft last summer, which because of the league’s pause on the season over the coronavirus pandemic feels like ages ago. He is averaging 14.7 points per game off the bench for the Heat. … [Read more...] about Heat rookie Tyler Herro will become first person born in the 2000s to make NBA conference finals appearance
The NFL announced in June it was planning to allow players to have decals on the back of their helmets bearing names or initials of victims of systemic racism and police violence. Players can choose either a name of a victim or one of four preferred phrases the NFL has approved: “Stop Hate”; ”It Takes All Of Us"; “End Racism”; or "Black Lives Matter.’” The same choices are available for coaches and on-field officials. … [Read more...] about Jaguars’ Tyler Eifert honors David Dorn with helmet decal during game vs. Colts
MILWAUKEE, WI - JANUARY 12: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts to an officials call during the first half of a game against the Golden State Warriors at the Bradley Center on January 12, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Photo: Stacy Revere / Getty Images … [Read more...] about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s future: Why Warriors could still have a chance