George Floyd: US Soccer overturns ban on players kneeling

The decision comes after the NFL said players should be allowed to protest during the national anthem.
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Silent night as La Liga restarts with Seville derby

Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla and Real Betis is the game in Spain most defined by its fans and on Thursday it will be a first glimpse of La Liga without them as the season resumes... Visit for the rest of the story.
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All-Star outfielder Claudell Washington dies at age 65

Claudell Washington, a two-time All-Star outfielder who played 17 seasons in the majors after being called up as a teenager by the Oakland Athletics, has died. Washington died early Wednesday morning in the Bay Area according to his friend, A's scout and former major leaguer Shooty Babitt. Washington had been battling prostate cancer.
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Results, point standings after Martinsville night

Martin Truex Jr. won the Martinsville night race, Team Penske put all three of its cars in the top five and Bubba Wallace finished 11th.
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Garcetti won’t support Black Lives Matter push to defund the LAPD

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday said he does not support a proposal backed by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and other groups that would defund the police department by far more than the $100 million to $150 million reduction now backed by some city leaders. Hundreds of people have flooded City Council meetings in recent weeks calling for the city leaders to take up a proposal, billed the “People’s Budget LA,” that calls for reducing spending on the Los Angeles Police Department to ...
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Coronavirus lockdown costs Premier League clubs £1 billion in lost revenue

Premier League clubs are set for a combined revenue loss of around £1billion this season because of the disruption caused by COVID-19, according to analysis by accountancy firm Deloitte. The Premier League will restart on 17 June after a three-month break enforced by players and staff testing positive for the virus and the wider lockdown. Almost £500m is permanently lost, according to Deloitte's analysis.
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NASCAR at Martinsville results, highlights from Martin Truex Jr.'s victory at the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500

Sporting News is tracking live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR's race at Martinsville on Wednesday. Follow for complete results for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500.
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Truex ends 2020 winless skid with victory at Martinsville

Martin Truex Jr. cruised down the stretch and won his first NASCAR Cup race of the season on Wednesday night in the first race under the lights at Martinsville Speedway. Truex, the 2017 Cup champion, has been one of NASCAR's biggest winners over the last three years, but failed to find victory lane for Joe Gibbs Racing over the first 10 races of this season. Truex won the Martinsville grandfather clock on the paperclip-shaped track at just 0.526 miles.
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Martin Truex Jr. surges to first victory of the season, his second straight at Martinsville

Martin Truex Jr. beamed bright in the NASCAR Cup Series' first nighttime race at Martinsville Speedway, surging late Wednesday night for his first win of the season. Truex's Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota led 132 of the 500 laps, including the final 131 to capture the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. His second straight […]
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Patrick Mahomes: Drew Brees has good heart, but controversy took away from movement

Drew Brees became the biggest story in the NFL last week. That became as much of a problem for most NFL players as what the Saints quarterback said before backtracking. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said Brees' national anthem stance missed the mark and detracted from the Black Lives Matter movement. But Mahomes also believes Brees [more]
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Portland Trail Blazers founder Harry Glickman dead at 96

Harry Glickman, the founder of the Portland Trail Blazers and general manager of the franchise's only NBA title-winning team in 1977, died Wednesday. The team announced Glickman's death; no cause was given. Portland was granted an expansion franchise in 1970.
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Martin Truex Jr. cruises to Martinsville win for his first victory of 2020

Truex Jr. was unbeatable over the race's final 100 laps.
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5 things to know about Mets' pick Pete Crow-Armstrong, including promise to 'hit the ball over that f---ing mountain'

The Mets selected 18-year-old high school outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong with the 19th pick of Wednesday's first round of the 2020 MLB Draft.From a baseball standpoint, Crow-Armstrong is the 20th ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline, and a true center fielder who could roam Citi Field for years to come. Not to mention, he slashed .364/.405/.606 with the USA U-18 team in 2019.But as interesting as Crow-Armstrong is as a prospect on the field, his life away from the game is just as -- if...
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Torkelson, Hjerstad, Meyer lead top 10 picks in MLB draft

NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball’s amateur draft began Wednesday night with the first of a pandemic-shortened five rounds. Here's a capsule look at the first 10 players selected:
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Legacy of 2010 World Cup ended ‘Afro-pessimism’, says S.Africa football boss

Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) – Danny Jordaan, the man who spearheaded the 2010 World Cup, believes the tournament put an end to “Afro-pessimism” and helped transform the African continent from “hopeless to hopeful”. Ten years... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Vichot continues to fight mystery virus

Frenchman's contract with B&B; Hotels-Vital Concept expires at end of season
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California courts end $0 bail statewide order imposed for coronavirus

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — California judicial leaders on Wednesday ended a statewide policy of imposing $0 bail for misdemeanors and lower-level felonies that reduced jail populations by more than 20,000 suspects during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The state’s Judicial Council said the policy helped ease crowding in jails, which are potential hot spots for spreading the virus. But it said a uniform statewide policy is no longer appropriate as the state’s 58 counties vary wide...
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Dodgers select pitcher Bobby Miller with 29th pick in draft

The Dodgers continued their pattern of taking college players in the first round of the MLB draft when they selected Louisville right-hander Bobby Miller.
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Cubs take local star Ed Howard with 1st-round draft pick

The Chicago Cubs selected hometown shortstop Ed Howard in the first round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft on Wednesday night. The 18-year-old Howard was a prep star at Mount Carmel High School on Chicago's South Side. ''As far as what stands out to us on the field, he's got an electric skill set,'' said Dan Kantrovitz, vice president of scouting for the Cubs.
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Golf: Villegas playing with heavy heart after daughter diagnosed with tumours

Villegas' daughter Mia underwent surgery after being diagnosed in early March and is being treated at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. Villegas said he hopes to have more information on her prognosis in the coming months after her next round of treatment. Villegas has battled a shoulder injury the last couple of years and hasn't been a consistent feature on the tour since his daughter's diagnosis.
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NASCAR driver quits after Confederate flag ban: 'All you are doing is f—ing one group'

Truck Series competitor Ray Ciccarelli left NASCAR with an angry outburst.
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The Latest: 2 Texas football players test positive for virus

Two Texas football players have tested positive for coronavirus this week and a third tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody, the university said Wednesday night. Texas brought in 58 players this week to the campus that is otherwise closed to students. Senior Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance Allen Hardin said their families have been notified and the two players with the COVID-19 virus are self-isolating.
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Trump admin proposes changes to US asylum system

• LIVE UPDATES: Houston mayor signs order on banning chokeholds • Trump opposes efforts to remove Confederate commanders' names from military bases • Trump and NASCAR diverge over the place for symbols of America's racist past
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Dodgers take hard-throwing Louisville right-hander with 1st-round pick

The top of the University of Louisville’s pitching rotation will be trying to move west. After the Angels took Louisville left-hander Reid Detmers with the 10th pick in the first round of baseball’s draft, the Dodgers took Louisville right-hander Bobby Miller with the 29th pick (the final pick in Wednesday’s first round). It is the third time in the Andrew Friedman era that the Dodgers have taken a player out of the University of Louisville with a top pick. In 2016, the Dodgers took catcher Will...
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Twins take Tar Heels' Aaron Sabato with 27th pick in MLB draft

Aaron Sabato, a first baseman, had 25 home runs in his first two seasons at the University of North Carolina.
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Philip Rivers learning offensive system, teammates

Philip Rivers hasn't put on a Colts uniform yet, but he is getting comfortable in his surroundings, with his receivers and with the team's offense. Rivers, who has moved his family to Indianapolis, is working with tight end Jack Doyle, receiver Parris Campbell and center Ryan Kelly, among others. “It’s important to all our guys [more]
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Cubs pick Ed Howard, local Little League World Series star, in first round of MLB draft

Cubs pick local Little League World Series star Ed Howard with 16th overall pick in 2020 MLB draft.
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Blue Jays take shortstop Austin Martin with No. 5 pick

The versatile infielder has spent time at various positions including centrefield while at Vanderbilt, with some scouts calling him the best pure hitter at the draft.
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NASCAR and Trump diverge over the place for symbols of America's racist past

• LIVE UPDATES: Houston mayor signs order on banning chokeholds • Trump opposes efforts to remove Confederate commanders' names from military bases • Trump administration proposes sweeping changes to US asylum system in new rule
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MLB Draft 2020: Tyler Soderstrom selected by A's with No. 26 pick

Soderstrom, 18, was ranked as the 19th-best prospect according to out of Turlock High School.
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