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Members of the Washington Football Team and Philadelphia Eagles lineup on the field for the opening kickoff to start the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Al Drago)
September 14, 2020 - 9:31 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — In a year where good days seem in short supply, sports delivered one. The NFL roared back to life, even if the roar was from fans who weren’t in the stadiums. Baseball saw a no-hitter. The NBA and NHL playoffs continued. Men’s tennis and women’s golf got first-time...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2010, file photo, World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon raises his arm in the air to the audience during a fan appreciation event in Hartford, Conn. A federal appeals court on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, dismissed a lawsuit filed by 50 former professional wrestlers, who claimed WWE failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain damage. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
September 09, 2020 - 12:59 pm
A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that had been filed by 50 former pro wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries, including concussions that led to long-term brain damage...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Four years after Kaepernick spoke out against racism and eventually lost his job for peacefully protesting, the NFL supports his fight and now encourages players to stand up for racial equality and social justice.(AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
September 08, 2020 - 3:06 pm
Four years later, the NFL admitted it was wrong and said it now supports Colin Kaepernick in his fight against racial injustice, encouraging players to take a stand - or a knee - for the cause. What happens next? The league’s 101st season kicks off Thursday night, when the Super Bowl champion...
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FILE - Bubba Wallace, center, stands on pit road during the playing of "America the Beautiful" prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, July 19, 2020. NASCAR drivers don't plan to boycott Saturday night's, Aug. 29 race at Daytona International Speedway to raise awareness of social and racial injustices. Bubba Wallace, the only fulltime Black driver in the elite Cup Series, said that decision should not be interpreted as "turning away from the dark and evil acts that have taken over our nation.” (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)
August 28, 2020 - 2:41 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Major sports across North America ground to a halt in the wake of another police shooting of a Black man, this time in Wisconsin. Auto racing was not among them. NASCAR drivers do not plan to skip Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway to raise awareness of...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2015, file photo, Minnesota Vikings defensive line coach Andre Patterson walks to the practice fields at an NFL football training camp on the campus of Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Patterson have worked together for four different teams, a football friendship of white and Black coaches renewed when Zimmer was hired by the Vikings and put Patterson on his staff. As Vikings players initiated deep discussions about race and justice on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, Zimmer was startled to hear Patterson reveal his own frightening history of being pulled over by police for no apparent infraction. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
August 28, 2020 - 2:21 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Zimmer and Andre Patterson have worked together for four different teams, a football friendship first struck 32 years ago and renewed in 2014 with Zimmer's inclusion of Patterson on his staff with the Minnesota Vikings. There they were at team headquarters on Thursday, as...
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An End Racism sign is displayed before Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 1:26 am
NHL players are discussing options to protest racial injustice after the NBA and other professional sports leagues postponed games, according to a person with knowledge of those talks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity early Thursday because those discussions were...
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FILE - Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski directs practice at the NFL football team's training facility Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Berea, Ohio. The NFL’s process to test for COVID-19 has raised questions and concerns, two-plus weeks before the league plans to kick off the season during a pandemic. BioReference Laboratories said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 an isolated contamination caused 77 most likely false positive results at its lab in New Jersey. Stefanski had one of the false positive tests, triggering anxiety for him at home with his wife and three children when was informed. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 24, 2020 - 5:27 pm
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — In two-plus weeks, the NFL kicks off its season. That doesn't leave the league much time to resolve significant issues about its COVID-19 testing procedures. BioReference Laboratories, which is conducting tests for the league, said Monday an isolated contamination caused 77...
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Players take a knee during the national anthem before Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)
August 21, 2020 - 5:46 pm
More than any other sport, the cream of the NBA assuredly rises to the top in the playoffs. This, of course, is a postseason unlike any other. No fans. No home-court advantage. Everyone hunkered down in the same place. Will a Cinderella team emerge from the pack at Disney World? Maybe even claim an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans' Dennis Kelly (71) celebrates his touchdown catch with quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) during the first half of the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Titans players have been praising one of their own, offensive lineman Kelly, for his leadership during the pandemic. He is the team's player rep, and he takes the role seriously. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 08, 2020 - 1:16 pm
Now that more NFL players have opted out of the 2020 season than did men in MLB, the NHL and NBA combined, what about coaches? People in their 60s, for example, are considered more susceptible to the coronavirus than the general public. Seattle's Pete Carroll is the NFL's oldest head coach —...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks fan Joy Bereckis watches a Blackhawk video before an NHL hockey game between the Blackhawks and the Vancouver Canucks in Chicago. The team announced Wednesday, July 29, 2020, that they are banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honor the Native American community. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
July 29, 2020 - 3:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks said Wednesday they are banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honor the Native American community. The move comes after conversations with Native American partners to establish new policies and initiatives. While...
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