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Spurs’ Patty Mills giving NBA salary to Black Lives Matter, social justice causes

[ad_1] While some players wonder whether resuming basketball will take away from the social justice movement, San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills is putting his money where his heart is."I'm proud to say I'm taking every cent from these eight games that we're playing, which for me will turn out to be $1,017,818 and 54 cents, and donating that directly back to Black Lives Matter Australia, Black Deaths in Custody
Hockey

Bills hire Sinnarajah as VP of business administration

[ad_1] BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have hired Jason Sinnarajah as senior vice president of business administration. From Toronto, Sinnarajah has sports-related experience in previously working at Google, where he managed the company’s partnerships with the NFL and NHL in providing updated search data. He also worked with baseball’s Cleveland Indians on Progressive Field renovations and the team’s bid to host the 2019 All-Star Game. Sinnarajah takes over
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UFC 251 – From the White House to the Raptors, this was the road to Max Holloway Inc.

[ad_1] THE MANAGER AND coaches of UFC featherweight Max Holloway trickled into the conference room, where walls were covered with screens showing the stats of NBA players. At the front of the room, leading the discussion, was Toronto Raptors general manager Bobby Webster.Webster brought in the Raptors' department heads in health, nutrition, operations and media to speak and answer questions. Then, Holloway's associates were given a tour of the team's
Nascar

NASCAR moving Watkins Glen race to Daytona road course

[ad_1] CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will move its August road course race from Watkins Glen in upstate New York because of state health restrictions, and the event will shift instead to the road course at Daytona International Speedway. The move means the Cup Series will make its debut on Daytona’s road course, which is used by the IMSA sports car series and incorporates part of the famed 2.5-mile oval.
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Will Messi leave Barcelona? If so, would he leave for Argentina, MLS or a team with Ronaldo?

[ad_1] Last week we opened a portal into a different dimension: one in which Lionel Messi plays for someone other than Barcelona.His Barcelona contract expires in June of 2021 and, according to reports in Spain, he has broken off extension talks and is considering his future. Messi is apparently unhappy with the club's front office, the players recruited around him and the drip-drip-drip of leaks that depict him as some
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Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry cleared to travel with team to Orlando

[ad_1] New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has been cleared to travel with the team to the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida, sources said Wednesday.Gentry, 65, has been one of the league staff members undergoing further scrutiny before heading into the bubble for the season restart.Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, 69, is among those still awaiting word, though sources said there's optimism that he'll be cleared. The Rockets leave for
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Stanford to cut 11 varsity sports, cites pandemic as breaking point

[ad_1] Stanford, which has long boasted one of the most robust collections of varsity sports in the country, will cut 11 of its varsity programs at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year as it deals with the ongoing financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.The 11 sports that will be discontinued are men's and women's fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men's rowing, co-ed and women's sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men's
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Ryder Cup postponed until 2021; Presidents Cup pushed back

[ad_1] Seth Waugh knows how a Ryder Cup is supposed to look and how it should sound. In his first week as CEO at the PGA of America, Waugh was in the 72-foot high grandstand behind the first tee at Le Golf National outside Paris. Flags were waving. Fans were singing. Players were trying to conceal their nerves. That’s what he expects for the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in
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Quiet, please? Why a fan-less Ryder Cup never made any sense

[ad_1] Spectators heckling Rory McIlroy. Loud, taunting, expletive-filled behavior. Raucousness run amok. Partisanship gone overboard.Ah, the good old days.How much do we crave to have the argument over whether the feverish crowd at Hazeltine during the 2016 Ryder Cup had crossed the line of decorum?Now, there is no line.The Ryder Cup has been postponed a year, a sensible and obvious decision in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that left
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“I think people feel really safe right now”

[ad_1] 12:42 PM ETTom MarshallStefano FusaroWith reporting from Stefano Fusaro in Orlando, Fla.It's not been a smooth road for Major League Soccer to get back to action in central Florida, but the MLS is Back Tournament (stream all games LIVE on ESPN and ESPN+, U.S. only) begins in earnest Wednesday night. Amid a backdrop of positive tests, the withdrawal of FC Dallas and stars like 2019 MVP Carlos Vela and