first_imgStoke City Women’s coach Alena Moulton says constant education about black history must continue beyond the annual month of celebration held in the United Kingdom during October.UK Black History Month drew to a close last weekend, but Moulton, who is of Jamaican descent, would like to see a more regular focus on black culture and the black experience.- Advertisement – Ebony Rainford-Brent and Imani Lansiquot Head coach Lloyd Pierce of the Atlanta Hawks reacts after a play against the Washington Wizards during the first half at Capital One Arena on January 2, 2019 in Washington,– Advertisement – – Advertisement – “I experienced it when I was younger and I was just somebody who brushed things to one side and didn’t really care, but did it affect me?“Not at the time, I’d probably say no but now I probably look back and think those things are part of my journey.“It’s difficult to pinpoint the one particular thing that’s an issue [with subtle racism]. If someone makes a racial comment to you, you know exactly what it is, there is no grey area about it, but with subtle racism, not everybody understands the context behind it. I have probably experienced more of that’s a coach than as a player.”Black History Month 2020 revisitedLook back at a sample of our features, news stories and video content from our Sky Sports News and our Sky Sports platforms. Check out some of our 2020 Black History Month content here Sport inspires unity, says Ebony Rainford-Brent who opens up to Imani Lansiquot on fighting for diversity and equality “Black History is me. That’s my life. Every day I’m black,” Moulton told the Women’s Football Show.“We’ve just got to keep having those conversations. I’m having those conversations and I’m educating as well, I work in a school, and fortunately I work in an extremely diverse multicultural school.“And it’s brilliant to be able to educate as many different students as possible and have those conversations with them.”center_img 2:09 Derby-born Moulton stepped up from her role as first-team coach to take charge at Stoke having previously coached Nottingham Forest Ladies.She has been coaching since she was a teenager but there have been uncomfortable moments during her career on the touchline. Subtle racism is something the 29-year-old says she has had to deal with, particularly as a coach.“I’ve experienced racism, I’ve experienced subtle racism and the micro-aggressions that come with it. Education about the history of the black experience must be more truthful and not restricted to just one month in a year, Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce tells Sky Sports News 1:05 – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgArsenal ready to sign William Saliba’s centre-back partner Wesley Fofana Arsenal scouts have been impressed with Wesley Fofana (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are keen on following up the signing of William Saliba by signing the Frenchman’s St Etienne team-mate Wesley Fofana.The Gunners snapped up Saliba last summer and agreed to let the defender spend the season on loan in France, before moving to north London for the 2020/21 season.Saliba arrived in a deal worth £27m and Arsenal have continued scouting the defender this season to keep an eye on his progress. Saliba joins Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Though Saliba has been the focus, scouts have picked up on the improvement of his centre-back partner Fofana and the Daily Express claim Arsenal want to sign the 19-year-old. The defender’s come through the ranks at St Etienne and he’s impressed in his 14 appearances this term.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe cancellation of Ligue 1 means St Etienne have narrowly avoided relegation but they remain under severe financial pressure. The club are therefore seeking a replica of the deal they agreed with Arsenal for Saliba, which would enable them to keep Fofana for an extra season but in full knowledge they they will receive a fee at the end. AC Milan and Everton are both touted as rivalries for Fofana’s signature. MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo reminisces over Manchester United’s Champions League final win on Instagram Metro Sport ReporterSunday 24 May 2020 7:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgEveryone’s favorite player in MLB is the next one. All teams and fans love to project who in their system is going to be the next Mike Trout or Clayton Kershaw. But you know what, there is only one Trout and one Kershaw.Should a team like the Braves hold onto Christian Pache? Should the Yankees keep Deivi García because of what he might become at the cost of a championship? The answer is a resounding no. MLB trade rumors: Phillies have ‘investigated the possibility’ of dealing for Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke Prospects Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Braves should move but don’t want toYankees: Clint Frazier, OFYes, yes, we know he’s not technically a prospect, but in all honesty, he really is. He might not qualify as a rookie anymore, but for a guy who is currently at Triple-A and blocked to get to MLB, he really is a prospect. And the Yankees don’t want to move him. But let’s take a look at a couple of things. The Yankees will lock up Aaron Judge, they have extended Aaron Hicks, they still have Giancarlo Stanton, and if they have to they do have other prospects in the pipeline like Estevan Florial. Yes, Frazier could replace Brett Gardner and with this year’s injuries his worth is clear. But is it worth it to hold onto him to not win a championship? What if Madison Bumgarner is the difference in a World Series? How about Noah Syndergaard? Because let’s be honest, it’s championship or bust in New York this year and refusing to include Frazier in a trade is not a good excuse for not winning it all.Potential moves: Bumgarner, SyndergaardDodgers: Keibert Ruiz, CThe Dodgers’ catching situation isn’t fantastic as they have Austin Barnes and Russell Martin. Ruiz is the team’s future behind the plate, so there is little reason to trade him. But here’s the thing, when’s the last time you heard of a highly rated catching prospect succeeding when they got to MLB? Travis D’Arnaud was supposed to be great for the Mets, but he wasn’t. Francisco Mejia was projected to be awesome and he hasn’t been yet. Jorge Alfaro could have been great with the Rangers, Phillies and Marlins but he’s been just OK. For every Gary Sanchez there are five catchers who either aren’t that good or don’t stick at the position. Now, is there a guy the Dodgers want that would take Ruiz to get him? That we’re not sure of. But if the right guy comes along that would be that definitive difference maker, it’s not a good idea to hold out hope that keeping Ruiz will mean a title in the future.Potential move: SyndergaardBraves: Ian Anderson, SPIan Anderson has kind of been an under-the-radar guy among the general public for the last few years, but for Braves fans and those who follow the MLB Draft, he has been a big name for a long time now and the Braves absolutely want to hold onto him. But here’s the thing, the Braves’ rotation includes Mike Soroka and Max Fried who are both very young (though still very good), Julio Teheran, who can be suspect from time to time and Dallas Keuchel has a 5.04 ERA in his last five postseason starts. Adding a Madison Bumgarner or Noah Syndergaard or even Matthew Boyd will take a big prospect and Anderson would get that deal done. The Braves don’t need to hold him back for their future. They could win a championship now by adding. And they still have Kyle Wright, Bryse Wilson and Kolby Allard. They can deal with moving one guy. MLB trade rumors: Twins eyeing Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, other arms, report says Now, it might hurt, and teams aren’t going to want to do it, but the Yankees, Braves, Astros and Dodgers all have those prospects they don’t want to give up, just like every team in baseball. But you know what else? It’s World Series or bust for New York and Los Angeles and the Braves and Astros would also really love titles.Should they hold back a prospect for the potential of a couple of All-Star games or even a Cy Young? We don’t think so. So we took a look at the players these four teams don’t want to trade but absolutely should, especially if a deal means a championship. And we’ll tell you who they could be traded for which might be the reason they come away with a title. Related Newscenter_img MLB trade rumors: Everyone wants pitching, but what hitters could Cubs, Phillies, Indians be adding? MLB trade rumors: At least 8 teams have inquired about deal for Mets’ Noah Syndergaard Potential move: BumgarnerAstros: Kyle Tucker, OFIf we’ve said it once we’ve said it a thousand times, the Astros don’t want to trade Kyle Tucker and they likely won’t. There’s a few reasons for that: George Springer is a free agent after this season and Michael Brantley and Josh Reddick are after 2020. Houston wants to hold onto Tucker for their future. But the Astros are in desperate need of a fourth starter. They are 42-19 in all games started by Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Wade Miley this season but they’re 19-18 with every other man on the mound. They need help at the back end of the rotation, and to get a controllable starter which they also absolutely need, teams will ask for Tucker. And if the Mets say we’ll give you Syndergaard if you include Tucker, the Astros absolutely have to make that move. Again, it will hurt, but with Derek Fisher, Seth Beer, Yordan Alvarez and Alex McKenna (who is a few more years away) in the system, that’s a bullet they need to bite.Potential move: Boydlast_img read more