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Floyd Mayweather will pay for George Floyd’s funeral services

[ad_1] 6:09 PM ETSteve KimESPN Floyd Mayweather will pay for the funeral services for George Floyd, according to a Mayweather representative.Floyd, who was black, died last week in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. Chauvin, who was fired on Tuesday, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.Floyd's death sparked protests across the United States over the weekend.1
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Knicks explain lack of public comment in email to MSG employees

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- An internal email was sent out to Madison Square Garden employees on Monday addressing the lack of a public statement regarding the outrage following the death of George Floyd."We know that some of you have asked about whether our company is going to make a public statement about the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer," the email, which was obtained by ESPN, began.
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Clemson WR Justyn Ross will miss ’20 season with spinal issue

[ad_1] Clemson receiver Justyn Ross will miss the 2020 season, and his career could be in jeopardy after he was diagnosed with what coach Dabo Swinney called a "congenital fusion" in his spine.Ross, who blossomed as a freshman in 2018 during Clemson's run to a national championship, was expected to be the focal point of the Tigers' passing game in 2020.Ross suffered what the team thought was a stinger during
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How the trust between Adam Silver and Chris Paul will shape the NBA’s restart

[ad_1] When speaking with players, coaches, executives, referees and even typically skeptical agents in recent weeks, their display of support for Adam Silver reveals a remarkable building of capital in his six years as NBA commissioner.Under his leadership, the league and its partners have gotten richer. Silver has expanded support of players using their voices and platforms to make stands on social justice, and he has worked to open conversations
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Colin Kaepernick compatriot Brandon Marshall — 2016 action ringing true

[ad_1] ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Former Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate and longtime friend of Colin Kaepernick's who kneeled for "The Star-Spangled Banner'' before eight games in the 2016 season to protest excessive use of force by police and social injustice, said he hopes people are now ready for what his and Kaepernick's message was almost four years ago."Back then, we were called rogues, people said that we
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MLB mulls shorter season, full prorated salaries for players

[ad_1] 5:27 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Unable to yet reach a return-to-play agreement, Major League Baseball has discussed playing a shorter schedule in which it would pay members of the MLB Players Association their full prorated salaries, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.Though MLB does not intend to propose this to the players, the
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Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes hopes world can become like locker rooms, ‘where everyone is accepted’

[ad_1] Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes posted a statement to his Twitter account Monday saying "the senseless murders that we have witnessed are wrong and cannot continue in our country.''"All I can think about is how I grew up in a locker room where people from every race, every background, and every community came together and became brothers to accomplish a single goal,'' wrote Mahomes, whose father, Pat, was
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Messi’s Barcelona exit clause expires, set for extended stay

[ad_1] 6:18 AM ETMoises LlorensSam MarsdenThe clause allowing Lionel Messi to walk away from Barcelona for free this summer expired over the weekend, sources at the club confirmed to ESPN, meaning he will remain at Camp Nou for at least another 12 months.Messi, 32, signed terms that run until the end of the 2020-21 campaign in 2017. At the time, a clause was included that he could leave for nothing
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Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti pledges $1M to social justice reform

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti on Monday pledged $1 million for social justice reform in the Baltimore area, saying he is "shaken by the acts of racism that continue to overwhelm our society."A committee of current and former Ravens players will determine which programs will directly benefit from the contribution.This donation, which was made jointly by the Ravens and the Steve and Renee Bisciotti Foundation, comes
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Stephen Jackson ’embracing’ new role as vocal leader after friend George Floyd’s death

[ad_1] When NBA journeyman Stephen Jackson met George Floyd -- a 6-foot-6 former basketball player himself -- for the first time, the resemblance between the two was so striking that both figured they might be related."The first thing we both say: 'Man, who's your dad?'" Jackson told Marc Spears of ESPN's The Undefeated on Monday, one week to the day since Floyd died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled