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  VIDEO: Pistons’ onetime home, the Palace of Auburn Hills, torn down

One of Michigan's most beloved sports and entertainment venues was turned into rubble on Saturday with a series of controlled explosions.

Big Ten to limit football, fall sports to conference games

Tokyo Games face skeptics, 1-day COVID-19 infection record

MLS returns to action after poignant moment of silence

  Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

NHL, players announce labor deal, plan to resume play Aug. 1

MLB releases pandemic-shortened schedule amid testing delays

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Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life

NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume season

Dodgers pitcher Price won’t play this year because of virus

Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in plane crash

  Virus doesn’t stop annual hot dog eating contest

AP source: NFL to discuss union’s desire to cancel preseason

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,

MLB cancels All-Star Game for 1st time since 1945

The All-Star Game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Redskins to have ‘thorough review’ of name amid race debate

The team said Friday it has been talking to the NFL for weeks about the subject.

AP Source: NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” is traditionally known as the Black anthem.

FedEx asks Washington Redskins to change team name

AP source: NFL cutting preseason in half, pushing back start

Judges question warrants in Kraft massage parlor sex case

Netflix series to dramatize Kaepernick’s path to activism

  A long-overdue ‘Tip of the Cap’ to baseball’s Black pioneers

Source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Brady

  Oregon, Oregon State drop ‘Civil War’ name for rivalry

The move was made after discussions between officials at both schools and current and former student-athletes.

NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

Enshrinements for 20 men scheduled for this year now will occur on Aug. 7, 2021, with the 2021 inductees going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame the next day.

  ‘The noose was real’: NASCAR releases photo from Bubba Wallace’s garage

The rope found hanging like a noose in Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway was not a hate crime, authorities said.

Despite rivalry, Buffalo Bills fan donates kidney to save New England Patriots fan

Leading up to the surgery, the Patriots fan's life was filled with daily dialysis treatments, just struggling to keep her kidney disease from worsening.

  Rope found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage was coincidence

NASCAR moved quickly when one of Wallace's crew members discovered a rope shaped like a noose in their garage stall. The sanctioning body called in federal authorities, who ruled Tuesday the rope had been hanging there since at least last October and was not a hate crime.

  Rope found in Bubba Wallace’s garage there since October, feds say

The FBI says the rope that was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway was a garage pull that had been there since 2019.

Baseball’s back: MLB sets 60-game sked, opens July 23 or 24

Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony.

Tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic, wife have virus after his exhibitions

The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia. His wife also tested positive.

Phillies say 2 more players, 2 staffers test positive; 12 total

The Phillies said Tuesday all other tests within the organization have come back negative.

MLB plans 60-game slate, shortest since 1878, as union balks

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association rejected a proposed 60-game schedule by a 33-5 vote.

  Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR unites behind Wallace

Federal authorities on Monday confirmed they are investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver.

  NBA offering players smart ring to track COVID-19

The NBA is offering players a smart ring to track the coronavirus as they get ready to restart the season next month.

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks, July 19 start off

An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19.

NY-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes

Tiz the Law won an unprecedented Belmont Stakes, claiming victory Saturday at the first race of a rejiggered Triple Crown schedule in front of eerily empty grandstands.

AP source: MLB spring training sites close amid virus worry

The players' association was told by Major League Baseball on Friday that teams will not agree to more than 60 games in the pandemic-delayed season, leaving open the possibility of an even shorter schedule of perhaps 50 games or fewer.

Phillies: 5 players test positive for virus at Florida camp

Philadelphia has shut the camp in Clearwater, Florida, to players, coaches and staff while medical authorities assess the situation.

NCAA: No championships in states with Confederate symbol

The NCAA is expanding its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its championship events.

  Fauci: ‘Football may not happen this year’

The prediction comes even as the NFL and NCAA are ramping up for fall ball.

World’s fastest man suspended for missing doping tests

American sprinter Christian Coleman was suspended Wednesday by the Athletics Integrity Unit for missing doping tests.

  Talladega returns Sunday

Talladega returns with fans Sunday

NFL commissioner Goodell encourages team to sign Kaepernick

The NFL commissioner said during ESPN's “The Return of Sports” special on Monday that he is encouraging teams to sign the 32-year old quarterback, who hasn't played the past three seasons.

Commissioner says baseball season in jeopardy

Several baseball players have tested positive for COVID-19 and Commissioner Rob Manfred says there might be no major league season after a breakdown in talks between teams and the union on how to split up money in a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ezekiel Elliott, other NFL players test positive for coronavirus

Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott is among several NFL players who have COVID-19, according to the NFL Network.

Baseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order return

Baseball players told Major League Baseball additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus pandemic are pointless and said owners should order a return to work, which likely would spark lengthy litigation and the sport's return to labor wars.

  Tanner Burns adds to list of Major League prospects from north Alabama

Tanner Burns moves one step closer after the 2020 Major League Baseball draft.

MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season

Players would get 70% of their prorated salaries during the regular season and the rest for completion of the postseason.

NCAA proposal for extended college football preseason set

The proposed model goes to the Division I Council, which the NCAA said will act on it Wednesday. The proposal is expected to pass.

  Justin Foscue continues MLB pipeline in north Alabama

Justin Foscue is headed to the show.

NASCAR bans display of Confederate flag from all events, properties

NASCAR is prohibiting the display of the Confederate flag at all events and properties.

Fed to keep providing aid and sees no rate hike through 2022

The Federal Reserve says it will keep buying bonds to maintain low borrowing rates and support the U.S. economy in the midst of a recession. And it says nearly all the Fed's policymakers foresee no rate hike through 2022.

Tokyo Olympics talk of simplifying, but no specifics so far

There's unlikely to be anything concrete until the fall, when organizers hope that science will better understand the coronavirus pandemic and measures Tokyo needs to take against it.

MLS to resume season with Fla. tournament starting July 8

The league's 26 teams will be divided into six groups for the opening round of the tournament played without fans at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World.

NCAA finalizing plan for extended college football preseason

The NCAA's football oversight committee expects to finalize a plan on Thursday to allow teams to conduct up to 12 unpadded, slow-speed practices, also know as walk-throughs, during the 14 days before the typical preseason begins in August.

  Foscue, Burns await MLB draft

North Alabama duo expected to be drafted in 2020 MLB draft

NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace calls for end of Confederate flag at tracks

The lone black driver in the NASCAR Cup Series is calling for the stock car racing organization to ban Confederate flags at race tracks.

  AP sources: MLB offers 76-game year, up to 16 playoff teams

Players agreed in March to a deal calling for prorated salaries that depend on games played, a deal in exchange for a guarantee of service time if the season was scrapped.

NFL gives teams planner for total reopening of facilities

In a lengthy four-part memo to the clubs written by Commissioner Roger Goodell and approved by the NFL Players Association, the league described protocols focusing on screening, testing, infection prevention and treatment for COVID-19, including response for new infections.

Former Florida, NFL star Reche Caldwell fatally shot

Reche Caldwell had 152 catches for 1,851 yards and 11 touchdowns in six NFL seasons — four with the Chargers and one each with New England and Washington.

Conor McGregor makes 3rd retirement announcement in 4 years

McGregor made his declaration Sunday morning on his Twitter account, where the former two-division UFC champion also announced his retirement in 2016 and 2019.

Elway joins call for change after George Floyd’s killing

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.

Support for Colin Kaepernick grows; Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players

Global opinion has shifted so much that more people are vilifying those who attack Kaepernick or misrepresent his stance.

Players send video message to NFL about racial inequality

The 70-second video was released on social media platforms Thursday night and includes Odell Beckham Jr., Deshaun Watson, Ezekiel Elliott, Jamal Adams, Stephon Gilmore and DeAndre Hopkins, among others.

NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida.

MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50

Management has said it will discuss a schedule of about 50 games, which would result in players receiving about 30% of their full salaries.

Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85

Johnny Majors, a legendary player and coach at the University of Tennessee, has died at the age of 85.

AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart

The NBA has suspended its season on March 11 “until further notice” after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz became the first player in the league to test positive for the coronavirus.

Wes Unseld, Hall of Famer and NBA champion in DC, dies at 74

Unseld was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988, his first year of eligibility.

Legendary Auburn coach Pat Dye dies at age 80

Multiple news outlets reported Dye had recently been hospitalized with kidney issues. He also tested positive for COVID-19.

US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others’ rights

Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined.

Tokyo Olympics just beginning the race to reset themselves

Olympic offices speculate October will be the time when “many thing will come clear in the process.”

NHL adopts 24-team playoff format if it can resume season

The NHL says it will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams if it is able to resume play.

Eddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84

Basketball coach Eddie Sutton led three teams to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Tournament.

NBA says it is talking with Disney about resuming season

Space won’t be an issue, even if Major League Soccer — which is also in talks to resume its season at Disney — is there at the same time as the NBA.

Ex-Hoya, ex-Knick, current Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing has COVID

Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital.

SEC to allow football workouts on campus beginning June 8

The SEC’s announcement Friday is the latest sign that a college football season will be launched in some form this fall.

Jerry Sloan, Jazz great and Hall of Fame coach, dies at 78

The Utah Jazz organization said Friday that Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan has died at the age of 78.

Lace them up: Boxing set for June 9 return in Las Vegas

Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail.

NCAA weighs end to moratorium amid push to offer fall sports

The moratorium on athletic activities for all sports currently runs through May 31.