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‘Way more work to do’: Athletes give cautious welcome to Floyd verdict

White police officer guilty of murder of 46-year-old black manSports world says systemic racism still an issue in the USThe sports world welcomed the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial on Tuesday, while cautioning that there is still work to do a…

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Scottie Pippen’s eldest son Antron dies at the age of 33

NBA star describes his son as a ‘beautiful soul’Former Bulls star also suffered death of daughter in 1994Scottie Pippen says his eldest son, Antron, has died at the age of 33. The former Chicago Bulls star described his son as a “beautiful soul”.Pippen…

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What if police violence was scrutinized as ruthlessly as athletes’ errors?

Meaningful change would be holding law enforcement to the same impossible standard that athletes are duty boundThirty-three weeks. That’s how long it had been since the Milwaukee Bucks walked away from a playoff game against the Orlando Magic. That boy…

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Alex Rodriguez and billionaire Marc Lore near deal for NBA’s Timberwolves

Former MLB star teams with billionaire Marc Lore in bidPair would pay $1.5bn to longtime owner Glen TaylorFormer MLB star Alex Rodriguez and billionaire Marc Lore appear to be close to owning the Minnesota Timberwolves, finalizing a deal with current o…

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Russell Westbrook: the NBA’s leader in triple-doubles and misguided critics

The incandescent Wizards star and future Hall of Famer plays not for his legacy, but for the moment. The reward is the workThe hot-take ecosystem in sports is unforgiving and relentless. There can be no waffling or clinging to the fence. There can only…

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Trinity Rodman: ‘My mom wasn’t in the NBA but she’s my role model’

Washington Spirit forward may have got her sporting genes from her father but it is her mother who she credits as her role modelTrinity Rodman is a rarity in soccer.Almost all American women her age take a well-traveled path: They play soccer in colleg…

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Nets’ Kevin Durant fined $50,000 by NBA for ‘derogatory language’

NBA issues $50,000 fine to Nets star over profane exchangeNets star addressed DMs with actor for first time on ThursdayRapaport shared months-long conversation Tuesday on TwitterKevin Durant was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for his offensive and …

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Nets’ Kevin Durant fined $50,000 by NBA for ‘derogatory language’

NBA issues $50,000 fine to Nets star over profane exchangeNets star addressed DMs with actor for first time on ThursdayRapaport shared months-long conversation Tuesday on TwitterKevin Durant was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for his offensive and …

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Nets’ Kevin Durant fined $50,000 by NBA for ‘derogatory language’

NBA issues $50,000 fine to Nets star over profane exchangeNets star addressed DMs with actor for first time on ThursdayRapaport shared months-long conversation Tuesday on TwitterKevin Durant was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for his offensive and …

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James Jordan’s murder was about more than the death of a superstar’s father

New documentary reexamines the 1993 killing of the NBA legend’s father and finds it tells us much about contemporary AmericaThe abridged version of the Michael Jordan story goes something like this: Carolina boy misses the cut for his high school team,…

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Kevin Durant says he’s sorry public saw homophobic rant at Michael Rapaport

Nets star addresses profane exchange with actor for first timeRapaport shared months-long conversation Tuesday on TwitterDurant has history of responding to criticism on social mediaKevin Durant apologized Thursday for threatening and profane comments …

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Utah Jazz feared ‘this might be the end’ after plane engine caught fire

Team’s plane was forced into emergency landing after bird strikeStar Donovan Mitchell did not travel to following gameThe Utah Jazz have spoken of the fear they experienced when a bird strike on their plane caused an engine fire and forced an emergency…

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Utah Jazz feared ‘this might be the end’ after plane engine caught fire

Team’s plane was forced into emergency landing after bird strikeStar Donovan Mitchell did not travel to following gameThe Utah Jazz have spoken of the fear they experienced when a bird strike on their plane caused an engine fire and forced an emergency…

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Kevin Durant apologizes to Michael Rapaport after homophobic rant

Rapaport shared months-long conversation Tuesday on TwitterNBA star appears to confirm authenticity of offensive messagesDurant, 32, has history of responding to criticism on social mediaA heated back-and-forth between NBA star Kevin Durant and the act…

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As March Madness rolls on, so will the myths of Black athletic superiority

Black sports stars have collectively achieved what they have because society presents them with few other optionsNot to toot my own horn, but growing up I was quite the athlete. When the time came to select teams for dodgeball or relay races, I was oft…

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Brooklyn Nets add sixth All-Star to roster with LaMarcus Aldridge signing

Seven-time All-Star to sign with Nets over Heat in surprise moveAldridge, 35, reached buyout agreement with San Antonio SpursThe Nets aren’t finished bringing big names to Brooklyn.LaMarcus Aldridge is next after deciding Saturday to sign with the Nets…

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How LaVar and LaMelo Ball outsmarted the student-athlete industrial complex

The NBA’s most notorious father gave plenty of prophecies that failed to come true. But it’s hard to argue his plans for his youngest son haven’t worked outLate last Sunday, as we the punters were still smarting from the chaos of the NCAA tournament’s …

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NBA trade deadline: Lowry stays with Raptors as Oladipo shipped to Miami

Kyle Lowry remains in Toronto after widely reported trade talksMiami Heat make trade for two-time All-Star Victor OladipoChicago Bulls acquire Nikola Vucevic, signaling Orlando rebuildKyle Lowry wound up staying with Toronto after all. Victor Oladipo i…

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Nuggets coach Michael Malone breaks down reading names of Boulder victims – video

Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone was tearful and openly emotional before Tuesday night’s game against the Orlando Magic while talking about the 10 people killed in a grocery store by a gunman on Monday in Boulder, Colorado. Malone named ea…

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Tearful Nuggets coach Michael Malone reads names of Boulder victims

Nuggets coach gives tearful tribute to Boulder shooting victimsWarriors’ Steve Kerr rips lawmakers for inaction after tragedyDenver Nuggets coach Michael Malone was tearful and openly emotional before Tuesday night’s game against the Orlando Magic whil…