5:09 AM BST Rugby Australia is in talks with the government about allowing New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina’s teams to enter the country and be based in a “hub” for a condensed Rugby Championship later in the year. After a two-month lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, Australian authorities have allowed sports to
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10:58 PM ET While most of the world expected Mike Tyson’s comeback in combat sports to happen in boxing or even bare-knuckle fighting, it appears that his first stop is in a different kind of ring — and he apparently has some backup. Tyson was involved in a storyline segment at the end of All
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10:34 PM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Noah Gragson squeezed past JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier with four laps remaining, a move that caused Allgaier to crash, and Gragson held on at Bristol Motor Speedway for his second win of the season. Gragson also won the season-opening race at Daytona to begin his second
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6:09 PM ET Steve KimESPN Floyd Mayweather will be paying for the funeral services for George Floyd, who was killed in an incident with Minneapolis police on May 25 that has sparked outrage and protests across the country, according to a Mayweather representative. “He’ll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, (Mayweather)
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2:08 PM ET Former Auburn coach and athletic director Pat Dye, who was hospitalized last month for kidney-related issues, died Monday according to a family member. He was 80. Dye had tested positive for coronavirus but was asymptomatic, his son, Pat Dye Jr., an NFL agent, told ESPN last month. Dye guided the Tigers to
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9:28 PM ET Steve KimESPN A 13-fight hybrid card scheduled for Saturday in Topeka, Kansas, has been moved to Abilene and will not involve any testing for COVID-19 beyond a temperature check and questionnaire. A few weeks ago, fighters on the card — which will feature boxing, kickboxing, bareknuckle fighting combat jiu-jitsu and mixed martial
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7:13 PM ET Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren, the only African American Power 5 conference commissioner and the former COO of the Minnesota Vikings, has created the Big Ten Conference Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Floyd, a black man who was in handcuffs
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5:44 PM ET Las Vegas Raiders rookie receiver Henry Ruggs III, the team’s top draft pick, suffered a cut to his thigh recently while moving things into a trailer, his father told AL.com on Monday. A Raiders source said the team was “told [Ruggs] will be fine.” “He was trying to move a trailer or
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7:39 PM ET ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Former Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate and longtime friend of Colin Kaepernick who kneeled for the “The Star-Spangled Banner” before eight games in the 2016 season to protest excessive use of force by police, hopes people are now more ready for what his and Kaepernick’s message
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6:11 PM ET Organizers of the FedEx Cup playoff event near Chicago understandably took pause last week when their Illinois neighbor, the John Deere Classic, opted to cancel this year’s tournament rather than play without spectators. “When Deere canceled, we were surprised that happened; it’s unfortunate,” said John Kaczkowski, president and CEO of the Western
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1:30 PM ET Near the end of the NBA’s board of governors call on Friday, Oklahoma City Thunder owner Clay Bennett delivered an impassioned soliloquy on why the league and owners needed to consider the competitive and financial plights of smaller-market teams that could be left out of the season’s summer resumption in Orlando, Florida
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3:41 PM ET NHL players and teams made strong statements against racial inequality over the weekend, using social media to address the killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed. Floyd died last week in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. He was
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