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NHL players call for change after death of unarmed black man

A number of NHL players have voiced a call to stand together for change amid fiery clashes between police and protesters over last week's death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.

Jadon Sancho joins 'Justice for George Floyd' protest

England international Jadon Sancho celebrated the first of his second-half hat-trick for Borussia Dortmund in its 6-1 rout of SC Paderborn on Sunday by revealing a "Justice for George Floyd" t-shirt.

  • May 31st 2020 at 21:19

Vanessa Bryant shares Kobe's 'I Can't Breathe' photo

Amid nationwide unrest over the death of George Floyd, Vanessa Bryant shared a photo of her late husband Kobe wearing an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt.

Mercedes set to oppose F1 reverse grid qualifying race plan

A Formula One proposal for an experimental reverse-grid qualifying race when Austria hosts two grands prix in July looks unlikely to be accepted due to opposition from champions Mercedes.

Alpine skiing: Faced with tragedy, Shiffrin chooses to give back

This year has been difficult for athletes but few have had a harder time than Olympic champion ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin.

Former Olympic sprint champion Morrow dies aged 84

American sprinter Bobby Morrow, who won three gold medals at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, died on Saturday at the age of 84, World Athletics said https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2020/05/30/bobby-joe-morrow-dies-84/5295547002.

Sport-On this day... June 1

BOXING - Promoter Don King raises the hand of Evander Holyfield after his controversial win against Hasim Rahman in their non-title bout in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

49ers pledge $1 million to organizations 'creating change'

The San Francisco 49ers will donate $1 million to "local and national organizations who are creating change," CEO Jed York announced in a statement on Twitter on Saturday night, amid nationwide protests against discrimination and police brutality.

Burns dominates Woodley at UFC Fight Night

Brazilian welterweight Gilbert Burns upset American Tyron Woodley in a five-round, unanimous decision in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Celtics' Brown, Pacers' Brogdon join Atlanta protest

Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to help lead a peaceful protest in Atlanta on Saturday night, he said on a live stream of his Instagram account.

Goodell says NFL is saddened by 'tragic events' across United States

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Saturday the league is "greatly saddened" by the recent high-profile killings of black people in the United States, including George Floyd, whose death after being pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis has led to widespread protests.

Goodell, Tretter issue statements on Floyd, protests

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association president J.C. Tretter each issued statements on Saturday in response to the killing of George Floyd and the protests that have followed across the country.

Pistons coach Casey: 'Let's stop the injustice now'

Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey called for change and unity in a statement issued Saturday, amid country-wide protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this week.

Former NFL exec: Teams wrong for not signing Kaepernick

Former NFL executive Joe Lockhart penned a column for CNN on Saturday, saying that teams were wrong for not signing Colin Kaepernick, and that the Minnesota Vikings should ink the controversial quarterback now.

Competitive sport in England gets green light for Monday restart

After a near three-month shutdown, elite competitive sport in England can resume from Monday behind closed doors provided strict conditions are met, the government said on Saturday.

Thiem, Kyrgios to compete in July event in Berlin

Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios, Kiki Bertens and Elina Svitolina are among the men's and women's pros set to compete in grass and hard-court events in Berlin in July.

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