Kameko upsets race favorite Pinatubo to win 2,000 Guineas
NEWMARKET, England (AP) — Kameko upset the odds to beat Pinatubo and win the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday and give jockey Oisin Murphy his first Classic.
Star sprinter eyes a roiled nation and race in all its forms
Noah Lyles could be a year away from occupying a uniquely symbolic position in sports: an African American sprinter wearing the letters “USA” on a medals stand at the Olympics.
NASCAR looks to steer clear of protests over George Floyd
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR has a checkered racial history. From an affinity for Confederate flags among the fan base to a driver losing his job just this season for casually uttering a racial slur, the good ol’ boys have never been known for diversity.
NFL players both eager & anxious to return during pandemic
DENVER (AP) — Seasonal colds and the flu spread through NFL locker rooms just about every year, sending some players home sick while others slog through practices hoping they’ll feel better by game day.
AP Was There: Seles tops Graf in riveting French Open final
EDITOR’S NOTE -- Every French Open features matches that are memorable for one reason or another. There are upsets. Comebacks. Dramatic moments.
Elway joins call for change after George Floyd's killing
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway says he’s no longer staying on the sidelines and is “joining with the players, coaches and our organization in speaking up against racism, police brutality and any injustice against the black community.” The comments from the Denver Broncos' general manager came in a lengthy Twitter post at the end of a tempestuous week in which his head coach, Vic Fangio, drew widespread condemnation for suggesting he didn't see racism or discrimination in the NFL.
Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go
When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone.
AP Exclusive: MLB plan saves big-spending teams $100M each
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers would each save more than $100 million on player salaries as part of management’s proposal to start the coronavirus-delayed season than they would under the union's plan, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encouraged them to peacefully protest.
Jordan giving $100 million for racial equality, justice
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice.
What's next for the NBA? A plan for testing is the big key
For the NBA, it is not officially time to play. It’s getting closer, but the league isn’t there yet. The move to agree on a 22-team format for the resumption of the pandemic-interrupted season is a major step forward, but it was just the first of many major decisions that has to be completed before the league moves into the ESPN Wide Wide Of Sports complex at the Disney campus near Orlando next month.
Penske wants full fans at Indy 500, ready for IndyCar opener
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roger Penske will watch the IndyCar season opener from a suite at Texas Motor Speedway — his first time off the pit stand and on the other side of the fence since his teams failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in 1995.
More than half of NFL coaching staffs not at team facilities
More than half of the 32 NFL teams did not have coaching staffs at their facilities Friday even though the league has approved such returns where local governments allow them.
NCAA hits Oklahoma St with postseason ban in corruption case
Oklahoma State has become the first school to be punished by the NCAA in the fallout from the federal corruption investigation into college basketball.
With governor's approval, Memorial Tournament to have fans
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine approved a plan for Muirfield Village Golf Club to have at least some fans for the Memorial in July, which would make it the first PGA Tour event with a crowd since the tour was shut down March 13 by the coronavirus.
Back on track: IndyCar delayed debut all-in-one Texas affair
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Things are starting to feel a little more normal for Ed Carpenter with IndyCar finally about to start its season, though the timing still has him a bit out of sorts.
'Today we say no more': Jaguars march to sheriff's office
The Jacksonville Jaguars protested against inequality and police brutality on Friday, marching from their stadium to the steps of the sheriff’s department.
Players left with bitter feelings after deal to restart MLS
Major League Soccer and its players came away with a sense of accomplishment after reaching a new collective-bargaining agreement in February as the league was heading into its 25th season.
Column: Shut up and dribble? No way. It's time to listen
A column is normally a spot for pontificating, to speak bluntly on the issues of the day and receive a gamut of feedback, from effusive praise to slanderous insults.
Golf makes a conservative return with an eye on the long run
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan went from wondering if any golf would be played this year to a schedule that resumes next week with a calendar filled through Thanksgiving.
Patriots pledge $1 million to social justice causes
BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots say team owner Robert Kraft’s family is pledging $1 million to local grassroots organizations to promote social justice causes.
Texas State investigates racial abuse claims against coach
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State ordered an investigation Friday into a former basketball player's allegations of racist remarks by coach Danny Kaspar.
Pete Rademacher, 1956 Olympic boxing champion, dies at 91
CLEVELAND (AP) — Pete Rademacher, who won a boxing gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and fought Floyd Patterson for the heavyweight title in his first professional bout, has died.