(Christof Stache/AP) Colombian pop star Shakira, who is dating Barcelona's Pique, performs during her concert, "The Sun Comes Out World Tour" or "Sale el Sol World Tour" in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday March 30, 2011.
(Manuel Diaz/AP) Union and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade are in a high-profile relationship.
But one thing didn’t result: Almost no one asked if Kansas City is a racist place.
In Detroit, a Lions fan used that same slur against black fans in a Snapchat post during a game — yet subsequent media coverage did not frame Detroit as a bigoted city.
Heidi Hamels, who made herself famous on the CBS reality show, now is married to Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels. Amid rumors of a separation, Rivera said the couple is "working on it." (Matt Sayles/AP) English soccer player Wayne Rooney and his girlfriend Colleen Mc Loughlin arrive for the FIFPRO World X1 Player Awards at the BBC TV centre, London, in this Monday Sept.
(Joseph Kaczmarek/AP) Masha Lopatova, a former Russian pop star, is the wife of Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrei Kirilenko.
After some time away from the NBA, Kirilenko revived his career this season. Pizac/AP) Italian showgirl Alessia Ventura, who is dating Inzaghi, smiles during the "Gran Gala' del calcio" show, where the best Serie A players are selected, in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan. (Antonio Calanni/AP) Czech soccer player Tomas Rosicky of Arsenal, left, holds the trophy as his girlfriend Radka Kocurova, looks on after he became Czech Footballer of the Year for the third time in Prague, Monday, Feb. (Roman Vondrous/CTK/AP) AC Milan Brazilian soccer star Ricardo Kaka and his wife Caroline Celico attend the Giorgio Armani Women's Fall/Winter 2008/2009 collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Monday, Feb. (Luca Bruno/AP) Zuleyka Rivera A former Miss Universe, Rivera is married to Minnesota Timberwolves' J.
The tally very likely undercounted the number of incidents; a Lexis Nexis database search is an imperfect tool, and black athletes often say nothing in such shocking moments, not wanting to be drawn into a distracting public controversy.
None of the current Red Sox, for example, was willing to talk to the Globe about race, though, privately, some players have confided to chief executive officer Sam Kennedy this year that they have heard fans use the n-word in their home ballpark.