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Protesters take over the elevated Interstate 10 during a march in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, protesting the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 in Minneapolis after being restrained by police. In the background is the Superdome. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
June 16, 2020 - 7:20 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Superdome officials say positive COVID-19 tests have come back for 32 of 275 workers contracted to perform stadium renovations. A statement released by the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District on Tuesday says...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2001, file photo, Syracuse defensive end Dwight Freeney (54) bares down on West Virginia quarterback Rasheed Marshall during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, in Syracuse, N.Y. Georgia cornerback Champ Bailey, Syracuse defensive end Dwight Freeney and Kansas State running back Darren Sproles will appear on the College Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. The National Football Foundation announced Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the 78 players and seven coaches from major college who are up for selection to the Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File)
June 16, 2020 - 3:21 pm
Georgia cornerback Champ Bailey, Syracuse defensive end Dwight Freeney and Kansas State running back Darren Sproles will appear on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. The National Football Foundation on Tuesday announced the 78 players and seven coaches from major college...
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June 16, 2020 - 2:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Pro Bowl is headed to Las Vegas. The NFL announced Tuesday that the 2021 all-star game will be played at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 31 — one week before the Super Bowl in Tampa. Plans include what the league calls a week-long celebration of football...
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Military guard posts of North Korea, rear, and South Korea, foreground, are seen in Paju, at the border with North Korea, South Korea, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just inside its border in an act Tuesday that sharply raises tensions on the Korean Peninsula amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy with the United States. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 16, 2020 - 6:12 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NORTH KOREA BLOWS UP INTER-KOREA LIAISON OFFICE The demolition of the building is largely symbolic, but it’s still likely the most provocative thing Pyongyang has done since it entered nuclear...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) carries past Oklahoma linebacker Caleb Kelly during an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla. Hubbard said on Twitter that he won’t do anything with the program until there is change after coach Mike Gundy was photographed wearing a T-shirt representing far-right online publication One America News Network. Gundy is seen in a photograph on Twitter wearing the T-shirt with the letters OAN. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 16, 2020 - 12:21 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard and coach Mike Gundy appear to have ironed out their differences for now. Hubbard suggested Monday he may boycott the program after Gundy was photographed wearing a T-shirt promoting the One America News Network, a far-right news...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Irving, Texas. The NFL, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire Change program, announced the additional $206 million commitment Thursday, June 11, 2020, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and supporting “the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 16, 2020 - 12:18 am
Roger Goodell would like to see Colin Kaepernick back in the NFL this season. The NFL commissioner said during ESPN's “The Return of Sports” special on Monday that he is encouraging teams to sign the 32-year old quarterback, who hasn't played the past three seasons. Kaepernick was with the San...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan smiles during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. The 49ers rewarded Shanahan with a new six-year contract Monday, June 15, 2020, after he took the team to the Super Bowl in his third season at the helm. A person familiar with the deal said the Niners are replacing the three years remaining on Shanahan's original six-year contract signed in 2017 to keep him under contract through 2025. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)
June 15, 2020 - 8:13 pm
The San Francisco 49ers rewarded coach Kyle Shanahan with a new six-year contract Monday after he took the team to the Super Bowl in his third season at the helm. The Niners are replacing the three years remaining on Shanahan’s original six-year contract signed in 2017 to keep him under contract...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Iowa strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle walks on the field before an NCAA college football game between Iowa and Northern Illinois, in Iowa City, Iowa. Former players have accused Doyle of bullying and making racist comments. He remains on paid administrative leave, The Associated Press reports, Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 15, 2020 - 12:33 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa cut ties with strength coach Chris Doyle on Monday, announcing a separation agreement that will pay him more than $1.1 million after former Hawkeyes accused him of mistreating and belittling African American players. The school announced the move before a news conference...
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Fans wait for the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Homestead, Fla. Up to 1,000 area military members and guests were allowed in to watch the race. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 14, 2020 - 4:55 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Bubba Wallace wore a mask in the colors of the American flag, his hand over his heart as he stood for the national anthem. This time, fans joined him. In troubled and unprecedented times, a bit of normalcy returned to sports Sunday. Fans — only 1,000 of them, mostly military...
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June 14, 2020 - 11:16 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: ___ Louisiana Tech officials say a football player has tested positive for COVID-19 and that he and some of his teammates have been instructed to self-quarantine for two weeks. School officials say contact tracing...
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