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NBA Teams Practice as Silver Vows More League Actions Coming NBA Teams Practice as Silver Vows More League Actions Coming
- August 29, 2020

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Milwaukee Bucks chose to boycott Game 5 of their first-round series with the Orlando Magic in wake of Blake being shot . "When I say tired, we're not physically tired, we're just tired of seeing the same thing over and over again". When addressing continuing the playoffs, Lebron James and Kawhi Leonard vocally opposed returning and their Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers both voted to end the season. (more...)
Manchester United's Paul Pogba tests positive for coronavirus Manchester United's Paul Pogba tests positive for coronavirus
- August 29, 2020

United said in a statement: "Pogba has been replaced in the squad after testing positive for Covid-19". He has been replaced in the France squad by Rennes' 17-year-old prodigy Eduardo Camavinga . " I've completed, at the very last minute, a change in the list ". Under Premier League protocols, all players must be tested when they return for pre-season. (more...)
Giannis named NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Giannis named NBA's Defensive Player of the Year
- August 29, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) fist bumps referee James Capers (19) after an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Orlando Magic Monday, Aug. Voting was conducted on games through then, before the season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. "His commitment to defending, his commitment to winning is beyond incredible". (more...)
Tampa Bay takes 2-1 lead into game 4 against Boston Tampa Bay takes 2-1 lead into game 4 against Boston
- August 29, 2020

Alex Killorn scored a pair of goals, including a power-play goal to lift the Lightning to its second consecutive victory. The Tampa Bay Lightning took the series lead after blowing out the Boston Bruins 7-1 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs' second round. (more...)
Dell Loy Hansen has history of racist comments as RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen has history of racist comments as RSL owner
- August 29, 2020

Major League Soccer players boycotted five games in a collective statement against racial injustice. Hansen criticized the refusal of many MLS players, including those from RSL and LAFC, to play their scheduled Wednesday matches in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and as part of the ongoing movement to end police brutality and systemic racism in the United States. (more...)
NHL Opts To Postpone Playoff Games In Response To NBA Boycott NHL Opts To Postpone Playoff Games In Response To NBA Boycott
- August 29, 2020

Dumba gave a memorable speech against racism prior to a game between the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks on August 1 and knelt for the United States national anthem. The strikes in other sports were led by players. Colorado coach Jared Bednar said he was listening. "But I never got word from anyone". 'I think we're a pretty mature group. (more...)
WNBA, NY Liberty players leave court during national anthem
- August 29, 2020

The WNBA is serious about justice for those victimized by police brutality. Clarendon and also Stewart are actually 2 forerunners of the game's brand new Social Justice Council. WNBA players on the New York Liberty and Seattle Storm walked off the court while the national national anthem was played prior to their game on Saturday. (more...)
Former Arizona coach Lute Olson, Hall of Famer, dead at 85 Former Arizona coach Lute Olson, Hall of Famer, dead at 85
- August 29, 2020

Among the players Olson coached at Arizona were Steve Kerr, Jason Terry, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye. Three more NCAA tournament berths and a new basketball arena ("the House that Lute Built", as Carver-Hawkeye Arena was dubbed) would follow, but Olson left after the 1982-83 season for Arizona, a program that had all of three NCAA tournament appearances to its name. (more...)
Messi could win seventh Ballon d’Or - Wayne Rooney predicts Messi could win seventh Ballon d’Or - Wayne Rooney predicts
- August 28, 2020

And if Liverpool get Thiago from Bayern Munich, I think it is done [the title]. Messi sent shockwaves through the football world with the recent revelation that he wants to leave Barcelona , the six-time Ballon d'Or victor having become frustrated with life at Camp Nou under the stewardship of Josep Maria Bartomeu. (more...)
IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings bowler, 12 staffers test COVID-19 positive IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings bowler, 12 staffers test COVID-19 positive
- August 28, 2020

The biggest challenge will be tracing those who came in contact with these contingent members as it is understood that majority contracted the virus in Chennai, where the team had a short training camp before heading to Dubai . It is understood that all the members of the jumbo contingent, who tested positive , are "largely asymptomatic". "I don't think they can start the camp from September 1 ". (more...)
Mickelson gets wire-to-wire win in PGA Tour Champions debut Mickelson gets wire-to-wire win in PGA Tour Champions debut
- August 28, 2020

All Lefty did was become the 20th player to win in first outing on the senior circuit, leading nearly all the way to a four-stroke victory over Tim Petrovic in the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National Golf Club in Ridgedale, Mo. While Mickelson dominated the course with another wave of birdies, it was a bogey put on hole 10 that drew his attention in a post round interview. (more...)
National Basketball Association players to RESUME playoffs after short-lived boycott over Jacob Blake shooting National Basketball Association players to RESUME playoffs after short-lived boycott over Jacob Blake shooting
- August 28, 2020

The Milwaukee Bucks initiated the boycott on Wednesday when they did not appear for the fifth game in their playoff series against the Orlando Magic , citing the recent police shooting of Blake in Kenosha. Many players have spoken of the trauma and grief they've felt in the days since seeing video of Blake, who is now paralyzed from the waist down, and about feeling the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement slow down upon the games in Orlando picking up. (more...)
NBA players decide to resume basketball playoffs, ESPN says
- August 28, 2020

Today's three games will still be postponed. ESPN's Tim MacMahon has said that there will be another meeting taking place later Thursday, which will feature two player representatives per team, and that the "focus of this meeting will be formulating action plans to address racial injustice issues as well as ironing out details of restarting playoffs". (more...)
Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse Charged with Murder, Life in Prison Possible Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse Charged with Murder, Life in Prison Possible
- August 28, 2020

Unlike the previous two nights, when dozens of fires were set and businesses were ransacked and destroyed, there was no widespread unrest. As for how the gunman managed to slip away, Sheriff David Beth described a chaotic, high-stress scene, with lots of radio traffic and people screaming, chanting and running - conditions he said can cause "tunnel vision" among law officers. (more...)
Ben Shelley - Game 2 Preview: Islanders vs. Flyers Ben Shelley - Game 2 Preview: Islanders vs. Flyers
- August 28, 2020

The Flyers beat Montreal in six games in the first round, their first playoff series triumph since 2012. The Islanders' deficit grew to three with 4:49 left in the period when Sean Couturier bodied Nick Leddy one-on-one while powering to the net and deking around Varlamov for the goal. (more...)
Naomi Osaka backflips on tournament withdrawal after matches postponed Naomi Osaka backflips on tournament withdrawal after matches postponed
- August 28, 2020

The tournament's organizer suspended all matches originally set for Thursday and rescheduled them for Friday in response to Osaka's withdrawal from the tournament. "When will it ever be enough?" she asked, ending her statement with Jacob Blake's name, Breonna Taylor's name, Elijah McClain's name and George Floyd's name. (more...)
Astros beat Angels 6-3 in opener of DH caused by hurricane Astros beat Angels 6-3 in opener of DH caused by hurricane
- August 28, 2020

They beat the Angels in the first game of the series on Monday night. Michael Brantley hit a run-scoring double in the third to make it 4-1. Every Angels hitter had at least one hit. With Houston and the rest of the Gulf Coast facing a potentially devastating one-two punch of tropical storms, the Houston Astros are trying to finish their next home series as early as possible. (more...)
Pens trade with Toronto to bring back Kapenen Pens trade with Toronto to bring back Kapenen
- August 28, 2020

Unable to prove that his ceiling is anything more than a third-line winger, the Leafs seem to have made the conscious - and correct - decision that paying a premium for a bottom-six forward was simply untenable given their salary cap constraints. (more...)
Acting homeland security secretary will lead agency Acting homeland security secretary will lead agency
- August 28, 2020

Wolf's prospects for Senate confirmation are unclear. "I think given his past actions, he's an terrible choice", Sen. Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress' investigative arm, concluded that Wolf and his deputy, Ken Cuccinelli, who is also serving in an acting capacity, were improperly appointed to their current roles at the helm of the department. (more...)
New York Islanders Game 3 vs. Philadelphia Flyers likely postponed New York Islanders Game 3 vs. Philadelphia Flyers likely postponed
- August 28, 2020

With the postponement of Thursday's games, the National Hockey League has finally joined the conversation. "The NHLPA and NHL are committed to working to foster more inclusive and welcoming environments within our arenas, offices and beyond". (more...)

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