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FSU men’s basketball coach Leonard Hamilton — We’ve made progress, but George Floyd, protests show we must keep fighting

[ad_1] [Editor's note: Florida State men's basketball coach Leonard Hamilton, 71, has spent the past 40-plus years along the sidelines after playing at the University of Tennessee at Martin. With the recent uptick of protests and tension since the death of George Floyd, he wanted to share his personal story. Hamilton shared his thoughts before Thursday's controversy surrounding the Florida State football program, and has since declined to comment on
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Drew Brees stands by apology over flag comments in response to President Trump

[ad_1] In a message addressed to President Donald Trump on Friday night, Drew Brees stood by his apology for earlier comments on "disrespecting the flag," after Trump wrote that the New Orleans Saints quarterback should not have changed his stance."Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates, and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag. It has never been," Brees wrote on
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Why Amanda Nunes’ next challenge will be her biggest ever

[ad_1] MOMENTS AFTER THE fifth-round bell sounds in the women's bantamweight title fight at UFC 245 in Las Vegas in late December, reigning champion Amanda Nunes wraps up challenger Germaine de Randamie and sends her to the ground. From this moment forward, nearly the entire five minutes is spent with Nunes on top of de Randamie, landing body shots, Nunes' Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt on full demonstration. The seconds tick
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Kevin Durant rules himself out for remainder of 2019-20 season — ‘Best for me to wait’

[ad_1] Kevin Durant told ESPN's The Undefeated on Friday that he will not debut for the Brooklyn Nets during the 2019-2020 NBA season when it resumes next month.Durant has not played since tearing his Achilles tendon during Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals while playing for the Golden State Warriors against the Toronto Raptors on June 11. The two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player will be a year removed
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Utah suspends DC Morgan Scalley for texting racial slur in 2013

[ad_1] Utah has suspended defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley and launched an external investigation concerning a 2013 text message he sent that included a racial slur, Utes athletics director Mark Harlan announced Friday on social media.Harlan said that he was made aware of the text message Wednesday night and that he had spoken to Scalley, who "is very contrite and acknowledged that the text was sent and that it did include
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Minnesota Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph organizes essential goods drive with Timberwolves, Gophers

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Rudolph was 24 hours too late.By the time the Minnesota Vikings tight end drove around Monday to look for places in need of organized clean-up efforts after looting and riots took place throughout the Twin Cities following George Floyd's death, the 30-year-old witnessed his favorite element of the community he's been a part of for the past nine years.With broken glass and debris already cleaned up,
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MLB players say teams ‘depriving America of baseball games’

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Players accused MLB teams of "depriving America of baseball games" as part of a money fight set off by the coronavirus pandemic and raised the possibility baseball commissioner Rob Manfred might push ahead with a shortened season over the union's objection.Bruce Meyer, the Major League Baseball Players Association's chief negotiator, sent a letter to deputy MLB commissioner Dan Halem on Friday threatening that an attempt to
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Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand pledge $100 million to racial equality and education initiatives

[ad_1] 6:10 PM ETNick DePaulaESPN Amid the global outpouring of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand is pledging $100 million over the next 10 years to nationwide organizations "dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.""Black lives matter. This isn't a controversial statement," read a joint statement from Jordan and his company, which is a subsidiary of Nike. "Until the
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Jorge Masvidal in contract dispute with UFC, says ‘Let me go’

[ad_1] For the second straight week, the UFC is sparring with one of its biggest stars.Jorge Masvidal, one of MMA's hottest names, took to Twitter on Friday to air his grievances over the breakdown of contract talks with the UFC. Masvidal was supposed to challenge Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title in July, but negotiations have fallen apart. Last week, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones asked for his
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Colonial attracts top 5 in the world in return to PGA Tour

[ad_1] FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour returns after three months, and some of its biggest stars are ready to play. The 148-man field for the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial features the top five in the world — Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson. The biggest name — Tiger Woods — chose not to play. Woods has only played Colonial once, in