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Michael Irvin II transfers from Miami (Florida) to Florida Atlantic

Michael Irvin II began his collegiate career with the Miami Hurricanes, where his father laid the groundwork for a Hall of Fame NFL career.  He’ll attempt to forge his own path during his final season of eligibility, as Irvin II announced Monday he will be transferring to FAU.  “I have had a riddled college football career so far, …

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says ‘country is in trouble,’ he’s ’embarrassed as a white person’

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he’s “embarrassed as a white person” while addressing the death of George Floyd in an emotional video released by the team Saturday.  “It’s got to be us that speak truth to power, that call it out no matter the consequences,” said Popovich, lending his support to protests of police …

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NCAA President Mark Emmert credited with $2.7 million in total pay for 2018 calendar year.

NCAA President Mark Emmert was credited with just over $2.7 million in total compensation during the 2018 calendar year, according to the association’s new federal tax return. The amount includes a little more than $2.3 million in base salary, which represents a $200,000 increase over the base amount reported for him for the 2017 calendar year. …

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Athletes on Floyd killing: Hold police accountable for black deaths and start right now

The coronavirus has taught the nation how fragile life is. We all feel deeply the impermanence of our world and realize that the people we cling to for security, stability and for love can disappear in a single moment. But this realization has long been apparent to Black America, as they’ve watched law enforcement unjustly take …

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Report: U.S. Open, Western & Southern Open tennis tournaments could come together as NYC doubleheader

The United States Tennis Association is considering a tournament doubleheader in New York City centered around the U.S. Open as a way to salvage two of the biggest events in American tennis, which remain on the calendar for August and September but may be rescheduled or cancelled outright given continued uncertainty over the coronavirus strain, according to a New York …

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Pat Dye, legendary Auburn football coach, dies at 80

AUBURN, Ala. — Pat Dye, the legendary football coach who led Auburn’s football program to great heights during the 1980s, died Monday, according to his son, Pat Dye Jr.He was 80 years old. Dye was hospitalized late last month because of ongoing kidney issues. He tested positive for COVID-19 during his stay, but was asymptomatic, his son said. …

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When pro sports return, fans won’t be there: Experts debate ‘a significantly different game’

Every athlete dreams of the moment. The game is on the line. Maybe it’s for a championship or a gold medal or a record. But all those years of training were for this. The focus is singular. The tension builds. And the fans are going … Wait, what fans? This is 2020. Stadiums, arenas and other venues are entirely or …

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Late Hall of Fame coach Eddie Sutton grew legend with win over Michael Jordan and No. 1 North Carolina

Joe Kleine’s first memory of Feb. 12, 1984, is inside Dallas’ Anatole Hotel. The 6-foot-11 center watched a half hour of film with coaches before he got his ankles taped. He put on his Arkansas warmups. He walked through the hotel’s lobby and got on the team bus headed to the airport for a chartered …

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Ranking the most interesting nonconference schedules for all 64 Power Five teams

Ranking the nonconference schedules of the 64 teams in the Power Five conferences:   1. Southern California: Alabama in Arlington, Texas; New Mexico, Notre Dame. Crimson Tide and the Fighting Irish. You can always count on the Trojans to uphold college football pride. 2. Georgia Tech: Gardner-Webb, Central Florida, Notre Dame, at Georgia. Fabulous schedule. Two national powers and one of …

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Colin Kaepernick expresses support for Minneapolis protesters after death of George Floyd

Colin Kaepernick broke his silence on the death of George Floyd on Thursday, expressing support for the ongoing protests in Minneapolis.  Police have used tear gas and water cannons on protesters. On Wednesday night, the second night of protests, several stores were set ablaze and some were looted. “When civility leads to death, revolting is …

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