Latest Diversity in sports News

Study: MLS improves racial hiring, slides in gender hiring

Nov. 13, 2019 3:46 PM EST

A diversity report shows improved racial hiring practices for Major League Soccer but also highlighted a continuing decline in gender hiring efforts. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Wednesday gave MLS an A with 93.9 points for racial hiring...

NFL earns lowest score for racial, gender hiring in 15 years

Oct. 30, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

The NFL received its lowest overall score in racial and gender hiring practices in 15 years, according a new diversity report. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport released its annual racial and gender report card Wednesday, giving the NFL a B for racial hiring practices and a C-plus for gender hiring...

University of Missouri apologizes after tweet on diversity

Oct. 25, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri athletic department has apologized and taken down a tweet intended to promote the NCAA's "diversity and inclusion week" after receiving complaints that it was racially insensitive. The original post, which prompted a quick reaction on social media, showed a...

Players to go on strike in Spanish women's soccer league

Oct. 23, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Players in the Spanish women's soccer league have decided to go on strike after failing to reach a deal with clubs over working hours and minimum wages, the latest fight by female athletes worldwide for greater equality with men. Around 200 players met in Madrid late Tuesday and voted in...

Report: WNBA receives high grades again in diversity hiring

Oct. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

A diversity report shows the WNBA remains the leader among all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions. The league earned an overall A-plus grade, including an A-plus for racial hiring and an A for gender hiring, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in...

100 losses no novelty this year; same with 100 wins

Sep. 16, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

The Baltimore Orioles might lose 110 games and still not end up with the No. 1 pick in the draft. That race, so to speak, is pretty unforgiving this year. The Orioles (49-101) split a four-game series at Detroit (45-104) that matched the teams with the two worst records in baseball, and as far as those two teams...