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College football whiffs in tackling COVID-19

College football whiffs in tackling COVID-19

By PAUL NEWBERRY When it came time to confront a global pandemic, we should’ve known college football would whiff on the tackle. This flimsy collection of largely autonomous fiefdoms, each concerned mainly with hoarding wealth and power, was never going to make the right call against a fearsome opponent like the coronavirus. Not this sport,…More

Tough test for tough times: US Open at haunting Winged Foot

Tough test for tough times: US Open at haunting Winged Foot

By JIM LITKE When golfers fall asleep imagining how they’d play this course or that, they’re almost never dreaming about Winged Foot. That includes Tiger Woods. The place is a nightmare for him, too. Then again, if the aim is to stage the toughest test in golf, in the midst of a pandemic no less,…More

Atlanta Braves Announce 2021 Spring Training Schedule

Atlanta Braves Announce 2021 Spring Training Schedule

Braves set for their second season at CoolToday Park ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball today announced the club’s 2021 spring training schedule. The 2021 spring season will mark Atlanta’s second at CoolToday Park in North Port, Fla., and will feature 17 home games at the facility. Atlanta’s 33-game exhibition slate will…More

Murray, Jokic help Denver stun Clippers 104-89 in Game 7

Murray, Jokic help Denver stun Clippers 104-89 in Game 7

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Jokic picked out two birthday presents for his coach. He just didn’t know which one he would be wrapping. “Before the game I told him, ‘Coach, I’m going to give you a really good present — I’m going to get you home or I’m going to get you…More

Mets to be bought by Steve Cohen, billionaire hedge fund manager

Mets to be bought by Steve Cohen, billionaire hedge fund manager

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to buy the New York Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families. The team announced the agreement on Monday. The deal is subject to the approval of Major League Baseball owners. Sportico reported Cohen will own 95% of the team, with the rest…More

4th-down plays on 2 straight possessions help doom Falcons

4th-down plays on 2 straight possessions help doom Falcons

By CHARLES ODUM ATLANTA (AP) — Two fourth-down plays on back-to-back possessions in the third quarter helped create a deficit that was too much for the Atlanta Falcons to overcome. Now, in a crucial season for coach Dan Quinn, the Falcons already face a disturbingly familiar challenge. They know from recent history that bad starts…More

Georgia Tech edges Florida State 16-13

Georgia Tech edges Florida State 16-13

By BOB FERRANTE TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Georgia Tech had not won an ACC road game to open a season since 1996, long before everyone on the roster was born. But the Yellow Jackets now have a significant win to build on in Year Two under coach Geoff Collins. True freshman Jeff Sims, who was…More

AP Source: Big Ten presidents to reconsider fall football

AP Source: Big Ten presidents to reconsider fall football

By RALPH D. RUSSO Big Ten football might be making a comeback. Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a fall football season after all — maybe as soon as mid-October — amid pressure to kick off from parents, players, coaches and even the president. A person with direct…More

Chiefs, Texans booed as racial justice stand sparks outrage

Chiefs, Texans booed as racial justice stand sparks outrage

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL’s new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause, touching off a fresh debate on how players should…More

Chiefs begin title defense with 34-20 victory over Texans

Chiefs begin title defense with 34-20 victory over Texans

By DAVE SKRETTA KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just about the only thing that looked familiar about the NFL’s long-awaited return Thursday night was the sight of Patrick Mahomes effortlessly leading the Kansas City Chiefs up and down the field. The Super Bowl MVP threw for 211 yards and three touchdowns, Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran through…More

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