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Lakers’ Avery Bradley opts out of Orlando restart, cites family concerns

[ad_1] Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley has opted out out of playing in the NBA's Orlando restart of the season, he told ESPN on Tuesday night.Bradley, who started 44 games for the Lakers this season, informed Lakers management of his decision to stay back.At the forefront of Bradley's decision to remain with his family is the well-being of the oldest of he and his wife Ashley's three children --
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Novak Djokovic’s canceled Adria Tour a cautionary tale during coronavirus pandemic

[ad_1] Top-ranked Novak Djokovic has earned many accolades in an illustrious career that has produced 17 Grand Slam singles titles. He has been praised as a champion, a Serbian national treasure, an ambassador for the game, a philanthropist and a spiritual seeker.Djokovic now will also be known as a cautionary tale following the collapse of his Adria Tour after a number of players, including himself, tested positive for COVID-19. The
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CS:GO Weekly — Coronavirus and esports’ new normal

[ad_1] When the NBA and the NHL suspended their seasons in mid-March, sports organizations and fans around the world took notice. In esports -- where top executives often have relationships with current or former sports league team owners -- the pen drop reverberated too and soon the question became how esports would continue in the midst of a growing global pandemic.For some companies, the answer to that question was easier
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Cameron Champ out of Travelers after testing positive for COVID-19

[ad_1] Cameron Champ became the second golfer on the PGA Tour to test positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from this week's Travelers Championship.Champ, a two-time PGA Tour winner, took a COVID-19 test on Tuesday as part of the tour's pre-tournament screening and will now be required to undergo 10 days of self-isolation near the tournament site in Cromwell, Connecticut."I feel great physically and I was obviously surprised and
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Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic tests positive for coronavirus in Serbia, return to U.S. delayed

[ad_1] 4:47 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiCloseSenior NBA InsiderHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017Brian WindhorstCloseESPN Senior WriterESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two booksDenver Nuggets All-NBA center Nikola Jokic tested positive for the coronavirus in Serbia and his return to the United States to rejoin his team is temporarily delayed, sources told ESPN on Tuesday.Jokic, who tested positive last week and has
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West Virginia DC Vic Koenning placed on leave following allegations of mistreatment

[ad_1] West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on administrative leave while it launches an investigation into allegations of mistreatment made by safety Kerry Martin Jr. on Tuesday."I want to thank Kerry Martin for having the courage to bring his concerns to light. We will not tolerate any form of racism, discrimination or bias on our campus, including our athletic programs," West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons said in
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Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger says faith has helped him deal with off-field addiction issues

[ad_1] Speaking at a virtual conference for Christian men over the weekend, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger acknowledged he's fought off-the-field vices over the years."It's not always easy," Roethlisberger said, talking to Tunch Ilkin, a former Steelers player and one of the event's hosts. "People don't realize all the time that us athletes, we're human. We sin like everybody else. I am no different. We make mistakes. We get addicted
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UFC to increase coronavirus testing ahead of ‘Fight Island’ events

[ad_1] The UFC has altered its coronavirus protocols again for upcoming events in Abu Dhabi, sources told ESPN.Multiple sources said even more COVID-19 testing will be administered to fighters, corner people, staff and anyone else involved in the events next month, including testing prior to flying to Abu Dhabi. Beginning July 11, the UFC will run cards on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island -- which has been dubbed by the promotion
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NFL quarterback coach summit urges owners to ‘look deeper’ for minority hires

[ad_1] The message was clear as the NFL's third annual quarterback coach summit came to a close Tuesday afternoon: There is a strong group of Black assistant coaches ready to be discovered and elevated into larger roles, and it is up to NFL owners to get to know them.This year's summit, which was conducted online over two days, was geared toward highlighting and teaching the diverse talent in the NFL