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New York Liberty trade former UConn star Tina Charles to Washington Mystics
- June 12, 2020

Charles averaged 16.9 points and 7.5 rebounds in 33 games with the Liberty last season, the sixth consecutive season she has appeared in 30 or more games. "Tina Charles is a name that will forever be synonymous with NY basketball", Liberty general manager Jonathan Kolb said. "Over the past six seasons, Tina has cemented herself not only in the Liberty record books, but in the hearts of New Yorkers everywhere due to her tireless and selfless work in the community". (more...)
Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris welcome Sabrina Ionescu to Brooklyn
- June 12, 2020

Meanwhile, the Liberty closed out the first round with the selection of Jones, who formerly played with last year's No. 2 overall selection and NY guard Asia Durr. The Gamecocks finished No. 1 in the AP poll this season. Phoenix picked Jocelyn Willoughby of Virginia 10th. "And that's modeled off a lot of the great players of the WNBA", Alarie added. (more...)
Jerry Richardson won't challenge removal of statue Jerry Richardson won't challenge removal of statue
- June 12, 2020

When David Tepper bought the Panthers from Jerry Richardson in 2018, he said he was contractually obligated to keep the statue of Richardson in front of the stadium. The NFL fined Richardson $2.75 million in 2018 after its investigation into his workplace misconduct. The Panthers confirmed plans to remove that statue on Wednesday, citing concerns that it would become a safety hazard if protestors were to topple it. (more...)
USC officially welcomes Reggie Bush back after 10-year ban USC officially welcomes Reggie Bush back after 10-year ban
- June 12, 2020

The Trojans were forced to vacate 14 wins and their 2004 BSC Championship, serve a two-year postseason ban, take a scholarship reduction, and disassociate from Bush. Once the 10-year period is over, according to COI procedures, the NCAA will no longer "monitor or enforce" disassociations and will give individual schools the freedom to decide how to proceed, whether that's to extend the disassociation or to end it. (more...)
National Hockey League announces training camps can open July 10 National Hockey League announces training camps can open July 10
- June 12, 2020

The NHL has been idle since suspending the season due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 12. This week, teams were allowed to open their facilities to players for voluntary, small workouts. Protocols for training at team facilities were outlined late last month, the first step greenlighted by the National Hockey League since it asked players to self-quarantine amid the shutdown. (more...)
Nancy Pelosi calls for removal of Confederate statues in Congress Nancy Pelosi calls for removal of Confederate statues in Congress
- June 12, 2020

Each state commissions their own statues before sending them to Congress , where a joint House-Senate committee determines where to place them. "Under the law, each state decides which two statues it will send to the Capitol". Pelosi's latest call to take down the statues also comes soon after the US Navy and Marine Corps - as well as NASCAR - moved to ban all public displays of the Confederate flag. (more...)
Arsenal 2-3 Brentford: Championship promotion hopefuls beat Gunners in friendly Arsenal 2-3 Brentford: Championship promotion hopefuls beat Gunners in friendly
- June 11, 2020

A variety messages were on their warm up shirts as the players knelt before the game, including "Silence is violence" and "I'm not black but I stand with you"'. Do you think Mokotjo has the quality to play in the Premier League? The Gunners were twice ahead through goals from Joe Willock and Alexandre Lacazette , but slack defending saw them concede twice in the final 20 minutes as they slipped to a 3-2 defeat. (more...)
LeBron James launching voting rights nonprofit with other black stars LeBron James launching voting rights nonprofit with other black stars
- June 11, 2020

Following the news of the formation of More Than a Vote, which will aim to energize voting in black communities, former Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins expressed his excitement. "They say" go out and vote? He then noted that "if you actually don't put in the work or if you don't have the mind-set, there's never going to be change". (more...)
National Football League could reportedly shorten preseason National Football League could reportedly shorten preseason
- June 11, 2020

The Giants, with a " Monday Night Football " season opener September 14, can open up July 29. Whereas teams used to be required to report to training camp 15 days before their preseason opener, 30 NFL teams now must report July 28, which is 47 or 48 days before the kickoff of the Week 1 regular-season opener , league sources said. (more...)
NASCAR reintroduces fans by inviting military to Miami race NASCAR reintroduces fans by inviting military to Miami race
- June 11, 2020

Wolfe added, "We believe implementing this methodical process is an important step forward for the sport and the future of live sporting events". Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama will allow up to 5,000 guests in the frontstretch grandstands/towers for the June 21 Cup race. (more...)
Trump admin sanctions International Criminal Court officials investigating United States war crimes Trump admin sanctions International Criminal Court officials investigating United States war crimes
- June 11, 2020

The US government has never been a member of the court, established in 2002. Israel and the United States are two of the few countries that rejected the founding of the court, while 123 countries have agreed to its mandate. in practice it has been an unaccountable and ineffective international bureaucracy that targets and threatens United States personnel as well as personnel of our allies and partners". (more...)
Red Sox Vow Organizational Changes In Wake Of Torii Hunter's Racism Allegations Red Sox Vow Organizational Changes In Wake Of Torii Hunter's Racism Allegations
- June 11, 2020

This small group of fans does not represent who we are, but are rather a reflection of larger systemic issues that as an organization we need to address . His lack of desire to play there was strictly based around racist taunts directed his way. After the Red Sox released their statement , Hunter retweeted it with the caption: 'Change starts now. (more...)
Evian Championship will not take place in 2020, LPGA confirm Evian Championship will not take place in 2020, LPGA confirm
- June 11, 2020

In a release Tuesday morning, the LPGA said that because of the ongoing travel and border restrictions, combined with government quarantine requirements as part of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tour and tournament organizers ruled the event couldn't take place as scheduled for August 6-9. (more...)
ICC looking to stage T20 World Cup as planned ICC looking to stage T20 World Cup as planned
- June 11, 2020

Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings has written to the ICC requesting a postponement, while chief executive Kevin Roberts says the tournament is at "very high risk" of being delayed. "Recently, a lot of players both from India and other countries, participating in the IPL have shown keenness on being part of this year's IPL. In light of the impact and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic , possible venue options for the Asia Cup 2020 were discussed and it was chose to take the final ... (more...)
La Liga restarts today with Seville, Real Betis clash La Liga restarts today with Seville, Real Betis clash
- June 11, 2020

After looking at the title challenge and key players, here's all that you need to know about La Liga resumption. Domestic Spanish broadcasters will offer their audience the choice of a "natural" broadcast of games, which are being played behind closed doors with no spectators. (more...)
Serena Williams' Husband Asks Reddit to Replace Him with a Black Candidate Serena Williams' Husband Asks Reddit to Replace Him with a Black Candidate
- June 11, 2020

Announcing his resignation, he said he has urged his former colleagues "to fill my seat with a Black candidate". He did it only because to support the black people who are protesting on the streets. "Having diverse views on any boards is important", she said. So proud of you Alexis. "There is not an ounce of hate in her body...at some point, Olympia is going to have to have a talk with you, a talk with us, but especially a talk with you, about how she's going to have to work that much harder, ... (more...)
City to learn outcome of European ban appeal in July City to learn outcome of European ban appeal in July
- June 11, 2020

Should CAS uphold the ban , then City's nine-year Champions League run would come to an end, while it would also see fifth place in the Premier League enter Europe's premier competition next season. Confidentiality was requested by UEFA and City. City were penalized in February after they were discovered to have actually devoted "serious breaches" of UEFA's club licensing and monetary reasonable play (FFP) policies. (more...)
Two Atlanta cops fired over violent arrest sue for jobs back Two Atlanta cops fired over violent arrest sue for jobs back
- June 11, 2020

Jones is charged with aggravated battery and pointing a gun at Young. The two officers were dismissed after they pulled two college students out of a vehicle and used tasers on them amid protests against police brutality, which have continued in Atlanta and across the United States following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd . (more...)
British League One, League Two season ends British League One, League Two season ends
- June 11, 2020

That decision has enraged many who have been negatively impacted in the third tier. The third promotion place will be decided by a four-team play-off between Wycombe, Oxford, Portsmouth and Fleetwood. The remaining promotion spot will be decided by play-offs, with Wycombe Wanderers, Oxford United, Portsmouth and Fleetwood Town all competing. In League Two, Swindon, Crewe and Plymouth have been promoted, and Cheltenham, Exeter, Colchester and Northampton will contest the play-offs, with ... (more...)
Group Of NBA Players Express Concern About Participating In Bubble Group Of NBA Players Express Concern About Participating In Bubble
- June 11, 2020

Players with medical issues that might place them in high-risk categories could seek an independent examination to learn whether they would be excused from participation, sources said. The eight-game slate - it's unclear if they will be classified as regular season games - will help determine playoff seeding. The NBA Finals would reportedly stretch into October . (more...)