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DeSean Jackson Apologizes After Posting…

DeSean Jackson Apologizes After Posting Anti-Semitic Message The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver experienced overwhelming backlash after he posted a quote from Hilter to his Instagram story feed on Monday. He also shared two other now-deleted posts expressing admiration for Louis Farrakhan, a known anti-Semitic. Following his posts, the Eagles denounced his message, saying it was “offensive,” “absolutely appalling” and that “appropriate action” would be taken. Jackson took to social media to issue a public apology to the Jewish community. He said his posts were taken the “wrong way,” and he “didn’t realize what [the quote] was saying.” DeSean Jackson, via Fox News Jackson also clarified that he does “not have hatred towards anyone” and only intended to “uplift African Americans.” DeSean Jackson, via Fox News

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NFL partners with three organizations to get out…

The NFL is partnering with three non-profit, non-partisan organizations to get out the vote as the league leverages its “Inspire Change” initiative

Signs ominous and hopeful as college sports hangs…

NCAA President Mark Emmert tells The Associated Press that whether college sports — and more specifically major college football — can play through the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be determined not by the association or even conferences but on school-by-school basis

Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal With Disney

Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal With Disney The former NFL player signed an overall first-look deal with the company to produce projects on “race, social injustice and the quest for equity.” Colin Kaepernick, via statement Kaepernick has already started working on his first project with the company, a docuseries with Jemele Hill. According to Disney, the docuseries will feature "a vast never-before-seen archive that documents his last five years." Disney added that Kaepernick’s projects will stream on Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Hulu, Pixar and The Undefeated.

The Latest: AAC to play 8 conference games, up to…

The American Athletic Conference says it will keep its eight-game conference football schedule in place and allow its 11 schools to play up to four nonconference games

#WeAreUnited players reach out to California Gov…

A group of Pac-12 football players with the #WeAreUnited movement met with officials from the California governor's office to discuss concerns about their schools' COVID-19 protocols and protecting their college eligibility

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'NBA 2K21' Honors Kobe Bryant With 'Mamba…

'NBA 2K21' Honors Kobe Bryant With 'Mamba Forever' Edition The late basketball superstar appears on two cover options of 'NBA 2K21,' which drops in September. This past January, Bryant lost his life in a helicopter crash in California. 'NBA 2K21' Officials, via statement The video game series revealed two art pieces of Bryant. The five-time NBA champion sports his #8 and #24 jerseys in the pictures. 'NBA 2K21' says #8 is for the current generation version of the game. #24 represents the next-generation cover art. 'Mamba Forever' will also have special features centering around Bryant. 'NBA 2K21' Officials, via statement

California prosecutors ask NFL to take down…

California prosecutors are asking the NFL to remove a video produced as part of the league’s Inspire Change campaign

Lions say Stafford's test was a false positive

The Detroit Lions removed quarterback Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result

Happy Birthday, Mike Tyson!

Happy Birthday, Mike Tyson! Michael Gerard Tyson turns 54 years old today. Here are five fun facts about the former heavyweight boxing champion. 1. His nickname is “Iron Mike.” 2. Tyson knocked out his opponent in one round during his professional debut. 3. He loves pigeons. 4. Tyson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. 5. He was the highest paid athlete in 1990. Happy Birthday, Mike Tyson!

Elbow room: Roethlisberger confident in return…

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is confident he is fully recovered from right elbow surgery that ended his 2019 season

AP sources: NFL opt-out deadline set, salary cap…

NFL players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon, according to a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players

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2020 Kentucky Derby to Be Held in September With…

2020 Kentucky Derby to Be Held in September With Spectators Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Churchill Downs Racetrack confirmed that the race, which had been postponed due to COVID-19, will take place on September 5. Those who attend the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby will be under strict guidelines and encouraged to wear masks. Health measures will also be in place during Kentucky Derby Week leading up to the main event. Churchill Downs president Kevin Flanery says the venue is determined to keep customers, employees and communities safe. Kevin Flanery, via press release Guidelines stress the use of masks unless people are in their reserved venue or seat. One's face must be covered when going to the bathroom, purchasing concessions, placing a bet and walking around. Access around Churchill Downs and the number of guests, media and employees will be limited.