Sports

Dan Mennella
September 16, 2020 - 2:50 pm
Saints quarterback Drew Brees famously had to backpedal after conflating peaceful player protests with “disrespecting the flag” – and apparently it was a tearful mea culpa.
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; Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials Bill Carollo speaks during the Big Ten Football Media Days event at Hilton Chicago
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AP Newsroom
September 16, 2020 - 9:40 am
Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after the conference announced it would push football and other fall sports to spring because of the pandemic, the conference changed course.
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers Ryan Shazier, center, watches warmups before an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the inside linebacker Ryan Shazier on the reserved/retired list. But the team says the move doesn't rule out the possibility of Shazier playing again. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
AP Newsroom
September 09, 2020 - 5:45 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Shazier wants to make something clear. His comeback from a spinal injury suffered nearly three years ago remains very much on course. The end, however, won't include the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker triumphantly running out onto the Heinz Field turf wearing his No. 50...
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FILE - In this March 1968 file photo, New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver poses for a photo, location not known. Seaver, the galvanizing leader of the Miracle Mets 1969 championship team and a pitcher who personified the rise of expansion teams during an era of radical change for baseball, has died. He was 75. The Hall of Fame said Wednesday night, Sept. 2, 2020, that Seaver died on Aug. 31 from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. (AP Photo, File)
AP Newsroom
September 03, 2020 - 1:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Seaver transformed a franchise and captivated a city, setting enduring standards as he whipped his powerful right arm overhead for the Miracle Mets and dirtied his right knee atop major league mounds for two decades. A consummate pro and pitching icon, he finished fulfilled...
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Retired NFL Players Accused
AP Newsroom
September 02, 2020 - 7:44 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is relaxing restrictions on spectators at some fall sporting events, though attendance at high school football and volleyball games might still prove to be impossible because of statewide limits on mass gatherings.
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, the Big Ten logo is displayed on the field before an NCAA college football game between Iowa and Miami of Ohio in Iowa City, Iowa. Big Ten presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season until spring, bringing some clarity to a key question raised in a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players. The vote breakdown was revealed Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in the Big Ten's court filing in response to the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
AP Newsroom
September 01, 2020 - 1:03 pm
The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he had spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall season. “Had a very...
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WILK NEWSROOM
August 28, 2020 - 5:30 am
One school board votes to allow fall sports, another suspends it, and a third's tie vote causes some confusion.
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An empty court and bench are shown following the scheduled start time of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. All three NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday were postponed, with players around the league choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
AP Newsroom
August 27, 2020 - 4:33 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — An unprecedented NBA walkout over racial injustice postponed a second day of the playoffs Thursday, although players pledged to finish the postseason even as they wrestled with their emotions about wanting to bring change in their communities. For now, the basketball...
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Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic for Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
AP Newsroom
August 26, 2020 - 9:21 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Making their strongest statement yet in the fight against racial injustice, players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games on Wednesday in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional leagues. Also called off: Some games in Major...
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Retired NFL Players Accused
AP Newsroom
August 24, 2020 - 5:36 am
The PIAA gave the green light for fall sports to resume, but some local school districts are delaying or putting sports on hold due to COVID-19.
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