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Current Sports | July 6, 2021 | 'Soul Cap' Banned At Olympics, Tigers On A Roll, NBA Finals Preview

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The Tokyo Olympics have banned 'Soul Cap', which is geared toward toward African American hair and comfort in the water. Al breaks down why the ruling is tone deaf. Also, the Detroit Tigers are on a roll and we preview tonight's NBA Finals matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns!

On today's Current Sports with Al Martin we bring you recruiting news for both MSU and Michigan football. Also, we dive into discussion centered on the Tokyo Olympic ban of 'Soul Cap', which are swim caps designed specifically with African American hair in mind. Al tells why the decision totally misses the mark. We then preview the NBA Finals and bring you 'Weekend Winners.'

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Al Martin is the host of Current Sports, the daily radio call-in program from WKAR NewsTalk. Al is also on the WKAR News team as a regular sports contributor and plays a key sports reporting and content role on all other WKAR media platforms.
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