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Liberty players stand up to WNBA: T-shirt fines won’t stop our fight

The Indiana Fever may have beaten the Liberty for the first time this season on Thursday at the Garden, but the biggest statement of the game came before the opening tip. The Liberty and the Fever, along with the Phoenix Mercury, were hit with hefty fines by the WNBA for wearing all-black warm-up T-shirts in the wake of the recent police shootings of black men across the country — Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, to name two — and a sniper’s assassination of five Dallas cops.

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Devils' Ben Lovejoy talks CTE, hockey and pledging brain for concussion research

NEWARK, N.J. — As the NHL grapples with the disputed effects of head injuries in hockey, Ben Lovejoy made what can be considered a positive contribution last month, becoming the first active NHL player to pledge to donate his brain to CTE research. With his announcement, made by the Concussion Legacy Foundation on Dec. 7, the 33-year-old Devils defenseman joined the more than 2,500 former athletes and military veterans who have pledged to donate their brains to the Boston University CTE Resear

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Radical Renegade ft. Alex Fine

Rise’s Radical Renegade is a monthly series featuring interviews with trailblazing career mavens. Kicking off the lineup is Alex Fine, CEO of Dame Products, a company on a mission to empower female sexual pleasure with their ever-growing line of sex toys. On a cold March afternoon in Williamsburg, Rise CEO Vivian Chen sat down with fellow entrepreneur Alex Fine. They talked about sex, setbacks, how empowerment in the bedroom can carry over to the boardroom and much more.

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Canadian athletes may be singing gender-neutral national anthem

Canadian athletes in Pyeongchang may be able to sing their national anthem with reverberations of inclusion when they take the Olympic podium. The Senate approved a change to the English-language version of "O Canada" to make the anthem gender neutral. The legislation needs only formal royal assent to officially become law. "In all of us command" will replace "in all thy sons command" in the second line of the anthem. There have been 12 bills introduced to strip "O Canada" of its gender refer

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Liberty star announces she’ll retire after year: ‘Fiercely proud’

Liberty forward Swin Cash announced Tuesday that the current WNBA season will be her last via a post on the Players’ Tribune website. Cash’s 15 years with the league are decorated with three WNBA titles and two Olympic gold medals. In addition, she won two NCAA titles at Connecticut. “Basketball has allowed me to live a life that I am fiercely proud of,” she said in her statement. Cash, 36, has just 27 regular-season games left, and the veteran said she is determined to make the most of them.

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