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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 file photo, Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) readies for the play in the second quarter during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Minneapolis. Eric Kendricks and the Minnesota Vikings have had a rough year between the lines, but the 2019 All-Pro linebacker, whose 2020 season has been shortened by a calf injury, has made quite an impact off the field. He’s the team’s nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, for his community work focused on criminal justice reform. (AP Photo/David Berding, File)
December 31, 2020 - 2:46 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eric Kendricks was playing at an All-Pro level again this year when the Minnesota linebacker hurt a calf muscle, which has now sidelined him for all of December. Though the injury to an irreplaceable player was one of many setbacks for the Vikings in a season with more downs than...
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FILE - Members of the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets kneel around a Black Lives Matter logo during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Friday, July 31, 2020, file photo. As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform at the forefront in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool, File)
December 30, 2020 - 1:30 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform at the forefront in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The basketball stars weren't the only athletes to act. In a most unusual year...
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This booking photo provided by the Hunt County (Texas) Sheriff's Office shows Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Lucas has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man following a reported disturbance at a convenience store in a small East Texas town over the weekend, authorities said. (Hunt County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 08, 2020 - 9:28 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man in a small East Texas city was fired Thursday. A statement from Wolfe City said Officer Shaun Lucas, 22, was fired for “his egregious violation” of city and police department policy. The city of about 1,...
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This booking photo provided by the Hunt County (Texas) Sheriff's Office shows Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Lucas has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man following a reported disturbance at a convenience store in a small East Texas town over the weekend, authorities said. (Hunt County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 06, 2020 - 7:31 pm
A white police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Black man following a reported disturbance at a convenience store in a small East Texas town, authorities said. Jonathan Price was walking away from Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas on Saturday night when Lucas...
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October 05, 2020 - 9:04 pm
WOLFE CITY, Texas (AP) — A family demanded answers Monday after an unarmed man was shot and killed by a police officer at a convenience store in a small East Texas town. The incident happened Saturday in Wolfe City, a town of about 1,500 residents about 70 miles (113 kilometers) northeast of Dallas...
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September 20, 2020 - 10:26 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The father of New England Patriots’ running back James White was killed Sunday in a car crash in Florida, authorities said. The wreck that killed Tyrone White happened around 1 p.m. in Cooper City, Florida, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. When deputies...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs players, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) stand with teammates for a presentation on social justice before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Kansas City, Mo. The NFL's new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause, touching off a fresh debate on how players should use their voice. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 11, 2020 - 9:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL’s new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause, touching off a fresh debate on how players should use their...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs players stand for a presentation on social justice before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, FIle)
September 11, 2020 - 4:37 pm
Four years after Colin Kaepernick took a knee, this is where we are with the NFL. Fans booing a display of unity. Players struggling to find their voice. The league paying little more than lip service to the issues that really matter. And, by the way, Kaepernick still doesn’t have a quarterback job...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs players stand for a presentation on social justice before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, FIle)
September 11, 2020 - 2:55 pm
Van Morrison sang about going “Into the Mystic.” The Grateful Dead called it a “long, strange trip” in “Truckin'.” The young women in “Frozen” contemplated “Into The Unknown.” Whatever your choice of musical genre, they all apply to the NFL's next few months. Or weeks. Or days. During a pandemic,...
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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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