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Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change

s today are using their platforms as sports celebrities to bring attention to the violence that has erupted across the country and recently Carmelo Anthony has been one of the most outspoken. Read more »

Published 10 minutes ago

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Michael Jordan gives $2 million; looks to build backs, police trust

Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement. Read more »

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7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio Olympics over doping

Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing... Read more »

Published 2 hours ago

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NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall. Read more »

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Larry Stone: Ken Griffey Jr.’s emotional Hall of Fame speech makes him more human

Throughout the buildup to his Hall of Fame induction, Griffey had scoffed at the notion he would break down on the podium — even when other Hall of Famers had warned him it was inevitable. Read more »

Published 6 hours ago

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Kevin Durant leads US to second exhibition rout, 106-57 over China

Just two games into the U.S. basketball team's pre-Olympic tour, coach Mike Krzyzewski already sees the start of something big. Read more »

Published 14 hours ago

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Busch turns weekend into clean sweep with Brickyard 400 win

Kyle Busch heard all about the potential to pull off a historic sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read more »

Published 16 hours ago

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Aussies won't move to Rio village yet; power, plumbing fears

The head of Australia's delegation said Sunday its 700 athletes and staff would not move into rooms at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in... Read more »

Published 19 hours ago

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'Vive la France': Chris Froome makes emotional Tour victory speech

After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner's podium on the Champs-Elysees. Read more »

Published 19 hours ago

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Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame

Staring out at their families and tens of thousands of fans who hung on every word, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony tinged with... Read more »

Published 22 hours ago

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IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio

Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, leaving individual global sports federations to decide which athletes should be cleared to... Read more »

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Ready or Not: Rio Olympics open doors at Athletes Village

Ready or not, the Rio Olympics are opening their doors. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Blame game follows NBA's removal of Charlotte All-Star game

The NBA All-Star Game's exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's re-election... Read more »

Published July 23, 2016

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Froome keeps lead intact, set to secure 3rd Tour title

Chris Froome kept his lead intact during the final day of climbing in the Alps on Saturday and was poised to secure his third Tour de France title in four years. Read more »

Published July 23, 2016

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Warriors' Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge in East Lansing, Michigan. Read more »

Published July 22, 2016

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Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67

Dennis Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Read more »

Published July 22, 2016

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Froome crashes in Tour, finishes stage with teammate's bike

Rain and crashes played havoc at the Tour de France on Friday as Chris Froome hit the ground and Romain Bardet posted the first French victory at this year's race. Read more »

Published July 22, 2016

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Jeff Gordon readies for the Brickyard in surprising return

The four-time Cup champion, who is coming out of retirement to fill in for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. the next two weekends, kept the door open to running more races if Earnhardt needs more... Read more »

Published July 22, 2016

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Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger dies after collapsing

Oklahoma State forward Tyrek Coger has died after collapsing during a team workout. Read more »

Published July 21, 2016

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Brazil nabs 10 IS backers in Olympics anti-terror swoop

Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as "amateurs" who discussed on social media the possibility... Read more »

Published July 21, 2016

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NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. Read more »

Published July 21, 2016

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ACC, ESPN extend deal to 2036 that includes new ACC Network

Swofford says the league will move to a 20-game league schedule in men's basketball by 2019, part of an effort to air more than 1,300 events annually through those outlets. Read more »

Published July 21, 2016

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IOC explores legal options on banning all Russians from Rio

With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn't know whether its athletes — all or even some — will be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It may all... Read more »

Published July 19, 2016

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NCAA: No. 1 overall seed to choose tourney site preference

The NCAA says the top overall seed in the men's NCAA Tournament will be able to pick its location to play for the first and second round and regional sites. Read more »

Published July 19, 2016

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Poll: Many Brazilians think Olympic Games cause more harm

A new poll says nearly two out of three Brazilians believe that hosting the Summer Games will cause the country more harm than good. Read more »

Published July 19, 2016

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