On this day: Born June 7, 1981: Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player

For a tennis player who failed to win even one singles title on the WTA Tour, the frenzy surrounding Anna Kournikova's relatively short career is still unparalleled.

Roger Goodell responds to NFL stars’ Black Lives Matter plea: ‘We are listening’

The NFL players demanded to be heard and the league listened and responded. The NFL’s social media accounts posted video of Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday after more than a dozen player…

Premier League chief reveals he is 'considering' blocking £300m Newcastle takeover

Newcastle's proposed £300million takeover is at risk.

Jadon Sancho: Borussia Dortmund forward unhappy over haircut picture fine

Jadon Sancho says it is an "absolute joke" he has been fined by the German football league after being pictured having a home haircut without a mask.

Jaguars players lead march from stadium to sheriff's office to protest racial injustice

The Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday led a march from TIAA Bank Field to the sheriff’s office in wake of the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died in police custody May 25 after an officer kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes in a moment caught on cellphone video.

‘Grand Prix events could be canceled’: World silver medalist Morozov says COVID-19 might have severe

Russian pairs skater Vladimir Morozov has voiced fears that the coronavirus pandemic could severely damage international figure skating having major tournaments, including Grand Prix stages possibly being canceled next season.

On this day: Born June 6, 1944: Tommie Smith, American sprinter

Tommie Smith was once among the fastest men on the planet but it is the raised-fist protest he took part in at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, a gesture that became a symbol of the civil rights era, that he remains most known for.

With NBA draft date set, LaMelo Ball among five riskiest players with lottery potential

This is a weak draft year and the risk is real.

Nets’ playoff spot suddenly at risk with NBA’s restart plan

The Knicks won’t join the Nets in Orlando. But the Nets could still join the Knicks in the lottery. The 22-team proposal to restart the season that is expected to be approved Thursday by the Board …

Tottenham take £175m Bank of England loan to ease coronavirus impact

Tottenham have received a £175m loan from the Bank of England to help them through the next year or so

Players' union concerned over heightened injury risk

Players may be at an increased risk of injury as professional sports rush back into action following the coronavirus stoppage, a global union representing 85,000 athletes said on Thursday.

Joshua Kimmich: 'We have to wear masks, sit alone and shower at home'

The Bayern Munich midfielder on playing without fans, not having to shout at the referee and the chip that appeared to settle the title race

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