Iowa strength coach placed on leave amid racism allegations

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle has been placed on administrative leave after several black former players posted on social media about what they describ…

Amanda Nunes makes history in dominant UFC title defense

LAS VEGAS — Amanda Nunes became the first UFC fighter to defend a championship belt while holding titles in two weight classes Saturday night, earning a dominant unanimous decision over featherweig…

Scott Dixon wins again at Texas in IndyCar’s delayed season opener

FORT WORTH, Texas — IndyCar packed every bit of its delayed season-opening event into one long, hot day in Texas without any fans in the stands. Scott Dixon was the fastest for most of it at a plac…

NBA teams left out of Orlando looking to stay active amid hiatus

We may not have seen the last of the Knicks, or the other seven teams not included in the 22-team NBA restart in Orlando. As the league’s contenders and pretenders will be at Disney’s ESPN Wide Wor…

Many No. 7 picks were busts, but Matt Harvey’s not one of them

Matt Harvey is one of the best No. 7 draft picks ever. It is because of controversy, injury and failure to translate talent into sustained success that Harvey was a bust. But if you are looking for…

What re-draft of historic 2010 MLB Draft might look like now

What if we knew on June 7, 2010, what we know today? What if we were able to take so much of the guesswork out of the draft and know to avoid taking never-make-it-to-the-majors busts such as Barret…

NBA to use win percentage, tiebreakers for playoff seeding

MIAMI — The NBA has told teams that playoff seeding will be based on winning percentage, and that any tiebreakers necessary after that will follow the usual procedures. It was an issue that needed …

Boxing champ Anthony Joshua hits out at ‘virus’ of racism

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua told a Black Lives Matter march on Saturday that protesters were the “vaccine” to the “virus” of racism. “The virus I am refe…

A 50-game MLB season would create many fantasy issues

Another week has passed and Major League Baseball has yet to move any closer toward resolving its issues and setting up a plan for the 2020 season. Given the lack of hope for a resolution, fantasy …

Giants owners take part in virtual team meeting on racial injustice

Football talk took a back seat this week, as new head coach Joe Judge on Friday used his virtual team meeting with the Giants to discuss the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the ensuing p…

Spurs’ Gregg Popovich: ‘Country is in trouble’ because of race

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Saturday issued an emotional statement about the death of George Floyd, saying the “country is in trouble” and that he is “embarrassed as…

MLB’s TV backbone would be damaged by absurd season idea

We know that the stakes for the country, the continent — the world — couldn’t be much lower when it comes to Major League Baseball’s barnyard battle with the MLB Players Association. The coronaviru…

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