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Sports Roundup: social commentary and diversity in sports

Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell
Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell

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Every week we take a deep dive into the world of sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered the sports scene for ESPN and the L.A. Times. 

On tap this week, Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell, who after the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile posted an image on Instagram of a police officer getting stabbed. The backlash was strong, but what he did afterwards is what people are talking about now.

And the Rooney Rule is a policy that requires NFL teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs. Recently  ESPN took a look at NFL team's coaching staffs and found that the Rooney Rule isn't really making that much of a difference. 

And coaching diversity isn't just an issue in the NFL, the majority of NBA coaches are white in a league where 80% of the players are black. In the MLB there are 2 black managers and no Latinos. 

All that and a lot more.