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A sign marking the entrance to ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World is seen Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season at Disney. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 04, 2020 - 6:05 pm
The NBA took a major step toward getting back on the court Thursday, with the league’s Board of Governors approving a 22-team format for restarting the league season next month at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida. The vote was 29-1, with Portland casting the dissenting vote, said a person...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell speaks at a press conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State athletic director David Coburn says the football team met Thursday, June 4, 2020, after a star player accused coach Mike Norvell of lying about connecting personally last weekend with every player to discuss the killing of George Floyd and protests against racial injustice. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)
June 04, 2020 - 5:12 pm
Florida State's Mike Norvell apologized Thursday after a star player accused the coach of lying about personally connecting with every football player to discuss the police killing of George Floyd and ensuing protests against racial injustice. After a team meeting early Thursday involving players...
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Denny Hamlin (11) drives followed by Chase Elliott (9) and Joey Logano (22) during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 04, 2020 - 4:53 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's All-Star Race will be a midweek event on July 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of a new revision to the schedule that runs through the first weekend of August. NASCAR already has rescheduled races through June 21 and the update released Thursday begins the next...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden claps during a combined NFL football training camp with the Rams, in Napa, Calif. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 NFL clubs on Thursday, June 4, 2020, that coaching staffs are allowed to return to team facilities starting Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 04, 2020 - 4:41 pm
Coaches will be allowed to return beginning Friday to NFL team facilities closed because of the coronavirus pandemic as the league continues preparation for training camps and its season. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 clubs on Thursday in a memo obtained by The Associated Press that...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2017, file photo, Gwen Berry, of the United States, competes in the women's hammer throw at the Golden Grand Prix athletics meet in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Berry captured headlines last year when she used her turn on the gold-medal podium at the Pan-Am Games to raise her fist as a show of her frustration with America’s treatment of blacks. Her gesture, to say nothing of the punishment that came afterward, are all being seen in a new light these days, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
June 04, 2020 - 3:45 pm
As it turns out, the hard part for U.S. Olympian Gwen Berry hasn’t started yet. The raised fist at the Pan-Am Games last summer, along with the public shaming she received from Olympic authorities afterward, followed by the wondering about what might happen if she were to use her platform at the...
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FILE - This is a Nov. 24, 2019, file photo showing Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores answering questions after an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. Dolphins coach Brian Flores is mourning the death of Chris Beaty, a good friend and former Indiana University football player who was fatally shot after violence erupted during an Indianapolis protest.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
June 04, 2020 - 3:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores' roiling emotions of late regarding social injustice were compounded with the death of Chris Beaty, a good friend who was fatally shot after violence erupted during an Indianapolis protest. Beaty, 38, was a business owner in Indianapolis, a former...
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June 04, 2020 - 3:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm apologized for using the phrase “elite white people” in a text conversation from more than a year ago, and posted on social media early Thursday morning. The former Georgia starter posted his apology on his Twitter account, in which...
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June 04, 2020 - 1:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A magistrate judge rescheduled a change of plea hearing for a man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team. Such changes of plea hearings are typically held when a defendant switches a plea from not guilty to...
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June 04, 2020 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: NBA Board of Governors approves 22-team format in major step to league restarting its virus-delayed season.
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FILE - In this May 31, 2009, file photo, Sweden's Robin Soderling, right, and defending champion Spain's Rafael Nadal walk back to their seats during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Soderling won 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 7-6 (2). It wasn't just that Nadal was unbeaten through 31 matches at the French Open and considered a lock to become the first man with five consecutive titles there. It's also that Soderling never had been past the second round at any major.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
June 04, 2020 - 12:07 pm
Rafael Nadal’s first French Open loss. Serena Williams’ first victory over Venus Williams in a major final. Ivan Lendl’s comeback against John McEnroe. And, five years later, Michael Chang’s comeback against Lendl. Sporting events can be memorable for all sorts of reasons, and sometimes more than...
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