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April 20, 2020 - 7:00 pm
The latest results of the joint testing done by the NFL and the players' union was released Monday, concluding a comprehensive new testing method that went beyond examining only new helmet models joining the market this year. As the NFL and NFLPA continue to evolve testing around what are the best...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2016, file photo, drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, and Jimmie Johnson talk before qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The mind-boggling success of virtual racing has put motorsports out front in the race to create competition during the sports shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “All of the race teams are trying everything they can to keep their sponsors and keep their employees," said longtime virtual racing fanatic Dale Earnhardt Jr. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
April 20, 2020 - 5:41 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The virtual racing has been cute and kept everyone entertained but NASCAR needs to get back to the real thing, quickly, for the financial and mental health of the sport. NASCAR — really, almost all levels of professional racing — is not built to withstand a shutdown of any...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 20, 2020 - 4:35 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Kentucky coach John Calipari’s foundation helping charities provide COVID-19 pandemic relief has received a $1 million donation. The Hall of Fame coach recently began his “Coffee With Cal” video series on Facebook...
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The Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team and the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team, is seen nearly empty, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Philadelphia. All games at the Center have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 18, 2020 - 5:31 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Big South Conference became the latest to announce it is canceling all spring athletic activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. The conference said its chief executive officers and...
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FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stands in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the hall said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
March 15, 2020 - 12:42 am
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 12:30 a.m.. Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche ownership Kroenke Sports & Entertainment says it will pay its part-time and hourly employees impacted by the cancellations due to the coronavirus...
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This undated image provided by Michelob ULTRA shows U.S. farmers in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot. Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, promises to create more organic farmland for every six-pack sold. (Michelob ULTRA via AP)
February 02, 2020 - 9:44 pm
Here's the latest on what's happening with ads during the Super Bowl. All times EST. 9:30 p.m. Another Super Bowl, another head-scratching ad about beer and agriculture. Last year, it was Bud Light insulting U.S. corn farmers when it made fun of rival brands that use corn syrup in their beers. One...
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This undated image provided by Michelob ULTRA shows from left, Brooke Sweat, John Cena, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Jimmy Fallon in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot. Michelob Ultra stresses its low calories and low carbs in an ad that shows talk show host Jimmy Fallon and wrestler John Cena working out. (Michelob ULTRA via AP)
January 30, 2020 - 5:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — When Americans crack open a cold one during Sunday's Super Bowl, it might not be a traditional domestic beer. Sales of classic beers like Bud Light have been dropping for nearly a decade as new choices hit the shelves. First, it was a host of craft beers. Now, there are fizzy, fruit-...
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The logo for NBCUniversal's upcoming streaming service, Peacock, is displayed on a computer screen on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in New York. NBCUniversal is expected to unveil the price and other details about Peacock on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
January 16, 2020 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach it hopes will resonate with people who aren't interested in traditional TV. The service, Peacock, will debut April 15 for customers of Comcast, NBCUniversal's parent company...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, an iPad displays the types of bets that can be placed at the Golden 1 Center's Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge, in Sacramento, Calif. Professional sports leagues have found a way to cash in by selling their official data to gambling companies, making the case that the leagues are creating new products for gamblers to bet on. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 07, 2020 - 7:06 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming they needed payments to help protect the integrity of games. They also fumbled an attempt to claim a share of betting proceeds by saying the games are the intellectual...
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Denny Hamlin (11) leads the field to start a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Jim Topper)
November 18, 2019 - 5:57 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The freefall is over, rock bottom hit more than a year ago, the restart button officially activated. Just how cool is NASCAR these days? Michael Jordan said before Sunday’s championship race he sets his clock to watch every week. NASCAR needs more fans to want to be like Mike...
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