Donnovan Bennett
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Donnovan (D.J.) Bennett’s many roles with Sportsnet include being a feature host, producer and radio host. A member of the Sportsnet team since 2013, Bennett’s work often touches on the intersections between sports and race, politics, gender and pop culture. Previously nominated for both a Gemini and Digital Publishing Award, Bennett has made a name for himself by telling stories on multiple platforms. In addition to his role as a writer, Bennett hosts videos for Sportsnet’s social media platforms and on radio as a co-host of Free Association, Sportsnet’s NBA podcast.
Ujiri press conference incident highlights need for diverse voices
Donnovan Bennett
The intentions behind the question on gun violence posed to the Raptors president can be debated endlessly. That it was asked at all makes one thing clear: We need to reconsider the voices we elevate in Canadian sports media.
Q&A: Terry Bradshaw on the perfect QB, Brady's longevity and reality TV
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NFL's pre-game ceremonies are more performative than productive
Donnovan Bennett
After years of dissuading and vilifying any player who took a knee, the NFL leaned into demonstrations of solidarity for social justice to open the 2020 season. Is it any surprise they ended up ringing a bit hollow?
Raptors coach Nick Nurse on finding new ways to make a statement
Donnovan Bennett
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse has proven he can find innovative ways to send a message on the court, and since the NBA season resumed in Orlando, he's also drawn attention for doing the same off it.
NBA players of today stand on giant shoulders of John Thompson
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NBA players put owners, leagues and fellow athletes on notice
Donnovan Bennett
By refusing to take the court, NBA players sparked a historic moment in sports and sent a powerful message to the people who sign the cheques: Step up and become part of the solution.
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Why NHL can still do more on social-justice issues
Donnovan Bennett
The NHL spoke to social-justice causes on opening day. But how do their efforts compare to other returning North American sports leagues?
Why no one should be calling it the NBA 'snitch line'
Donnovan Bennett
NFL is planning to fail by not taking COVID-19 seriously
Donnovan Bennett
The NFL has cancelled its pre-season and limited roster size to promote social distancing. But their efforts fall far short of those enacted by other leagues.