How the Black Press Helped Integrate Baseball: Black newspapers often spoke to the conscience of the nation. As historian Bill L. Weaver notes, the Black press was ‘acutely perceptive and remarkably capable of assessing the importance of racial advances in the context of what the race ultimately hoped to achieve.’

British basketball in ‘untenable’ position due to lack of funding, warns federation: In an open letter seen by the Guardian, [Chris] Grant [chairman of GB Basketball] also questions why basketball receives so little funding compared to sports such as sailing when it is the second most played team sport in the UK after football, with 1.3 million regular participants – 47% of whom are from backgrounds other than white British – and has a women’s team that has broken into the world’s top 20.