Monte Lynch reveals racist abuse from players and supporters during playing career

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Former England international Monte Lynch has become the latest player to reveal that he experienced racial abuse during his time in county cricket.

Lynch, who was born in what is now known as Guyana but moved to London as a 13-year-old, enjoyed a long country career with Surrey and then Gloucestershire. He also played three ODIs for England in 1988 and, since his retirement as a player, has enjoyed a secondary career as a coach.

Now, in an interview with The Cricketer magazine, he has claimed he was abused by both fellow players and spectators during his playing career and that he intends to release a tell-all autobiography in 2021.

“Racist notes were slipped under my hotel [room] door,” Lynch said. “My coffin was filled with orange juice and milk. There were lots of issues.

“At Headingley, when I played the ODI, three Yorkshiremen walked past and said: ‘We are going to give you black ***** a good ******* hiding tomorrow.’ We were often called ‘chocs’ and referred to as ‘you lot’.”

Lynch’s comments are the latest in a series of such revelations that have rocked English cricket this year. Perhaps inspired by events in America, and the death of George Floyd in particular, a series of former players have come forward with details of their own struggles with racism in cricket.

Among them, Michael Carberry suggested “cricket is rife with racism”, and Azeem Rafiq suggested Yorkshire, as a cricket club, was “institutionally racist”.

Meanwhile, Michael Holding and Ebony Rainford-Brent provided compelling experiences of their own on the issue for both ESPNcricinfo and on Sky.

As a result, Yorkshire has called for an investigation into the allegations while the ECB is in the process of setting up a Diversity and Inclusion taskforce.

“Sky asked me on with Ebony Rainford-Brent and


Browns WR Jarvis Landry playing in his 100th straight career game Sunday in Dallas

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Jarvis Landry was inspired growing up by former Browns left tackle Joe Thomas to produce his own ironman streak in the NFL someday, and here he is, playing in his 100th straight career game Sunday in Dallas.

What’s more, Landry has never missed a game in his seven-year career, despite gutting it out all last season on a hip injury and undergoing surgery in February.

“It means a lot,” Landry said. “I always remember as a kid watching Monday Night Football or whatever it is, and you see the stat go across the screen of a guy that has that Joe Thomas stat for instance, like a guy has not missed a game and a guy is available. I always wanted that for my career. I try my best to make sure that I take care of my body to be out there each and every Sunday.”

Not even a major hip surgery was enough to snap the streak. Landry beat the clock by about a month in his recovery to be on the field for the opener in Baltimore Sept. 13.

“It was my first time having a major surgery, so there still were a lot of things that were unexpected and new every day,” he said. “I worked my butt off to make sure that I can be in the position I am today. Like I have told you guys since we have been talking, I still have a couple more weeks at trying to get to where I need to be.”

Left guard Joel Bitonio, who hasn’t missed a snap since 2016, noted that it’s not just a streak for Landry, but an elite one. His 576 career receptions rank 11th in NFL history for a players’s first seven years. He’s also tied for


Scottie Pippen on partnering with American Express and the Calm meditation app to tell the history of basketball in a ‘Sleep Story,’ and the value of mindfulness in his NBA playing career

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  • Scottie Pippen spoke to Business Insider about partnering with American Express and the Calm meditation app to narrate an audio history of basketball for the app.
  • Pippen also discussed how he and the Chicago Bulls used mindfulness to excel as a team, and called the NBA bubble “pickup basketball” in an extended reflection on it. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

NBA legend Scottie Pippen partnered with American Express and Calm, a meditation app, to narrate an audio history of the game of basketball in a “Sleep Story” that debuted on the app on Tuesday. 

Pippen spoke to Business Insider in a phone interview about the partnership that led to “The History of a Dream,” Calm’s 34-minute audio project intended for sleep induction, written by Charles Duffie and narrated by Pippen.

Through the companies’ partnership, eligible American Express cardholders can access a one-year premium membership with Calm to hear Pippen’s story, as well as a virtual discussion with Pippen and sports psychology expert George Mumford, which will take place on October 8 and donate all ticket proceeds to the Scottie Pippen Youth Foundation.

In our interview, Pippen discussed how he used mindfulness as a tool in his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls. He also gave an extended reflection on the NBA bubble, which he described as “pickup basketball,” singling out Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo’s postseason performance as an indicator that the game in the bubble is comparatively “so easy.”

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

What drew you to this project and this partnership?

Well, lately, I’ve been doing some voiceovers. I did one with Michelob Ultra for the return of the NBA in the bubble. So it’s something I’ve been exploring a little


List Of 21 Good Dares For Playing Truth Or Dare

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