Doc Rivers, LeBron James, others react to police shooting of Jacob Blake: ‘This country doesn’t love us back’

Elwanda Tulloch

On Sunday night, police shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the back multiple times as he was opening the door of a parked car in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The attorney retained by Blake’s family, Benjamin Crump, says Blake’s three children were in the car at the time of the shooting. Crump added that Blake was trying to de-escalate a fight between two others at the scene and that when the police officers arrived, they drew their weapons and tased Blake.

Blake was hospitalized after the shooting and is in serious condition. In a statement, Crump said, “We will seek justice for Jacob Blake and for his family as we demand answers from the Kenosha Police Department.”

Wisconsin governor Tony Evers released a statement, saying that Blake was “shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight.” 

“While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know

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BYU, Navy prepare to play while frustration mounts in Big Ten country

Elwanda Tulloch

PROVO — In two weeks, BYU and Navy kick off their football seasons in Annapolis, Maryland. It will be the culmination of an offseason like no other.



a football player wearing a helmet: BYU quarterback Zach Wilson lines up to run a play during fall camp in Provo. Unlike all other FBS college football programs in the West, the Cougars are preparing to play games this fall.


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BYU quarterback Zach Wilson lines up to run a play during fall camp in Provo. Unlike all other FBS college football programs in the West, the Cougars are preparing to play games this fall.

While the Cougars and Midshipmen have been diligently going through COVID-19 protocols, working out in seclusion, keeping groups to the smallest numbers possible, and undergoing frequent testing, other leagues that pulled the plug are feeling the heat.

The Big Ten had a protest by parents of players at league headquarters this past week, capping a letter-and petition-writing campaign questioning the transparency of the action taken by the commissioner and most of the presidents.

Weird thing is, Big Ten athletic directors and many of

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