NFL players had been waiting months for the return of the unique platform that is live games in front of millions of TV viewers. On Sunday and Monday, those players were able to join their professional athlete peers in protesting recent racial injustices in the United States with on- and off-field demonstrations.
The leaguewide demonstrations during the Sunday and Monday games of Week 1 were expected, especially after the Chiefs and Texans opened the 2020 season with protests of their own Thursday night. Houston remained in the locker room for the playing of the national anthem before that game, a demonstration that was repeated by a handful of NFL teams Sunday.
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Of the players who were on the field during national anthems ahead of t...
Steve Nash never won an NBA championship. Here’s what left him empty-handed.
We published this episode of Untitled in 2019. It details the long and illustrious career of Steve Nash, one of the greatest point guards to ever grace the basketball court, and the many reasons behind what might be his sole blemish on the resume: the absence of a championship. The shape of Nash’s career has always stuck in my mind — the way that an uncontrollable, sometimes miraculous force inevitably derailed his chase for a ring seemed to be personal, and I took it a little bit personally as well.
Growing up watching Steve Nash play and command the offense was an absolute pleasure. Even though I was not a particular fan of the Suns during the mid to late 2000s, I always enjoyed Steve Nash’s game...
The qualifying-round, round-robin and first-round games are now behind us as the Stanley Cup playoffs march on to crowning the 2020 champion.
The games of Aug. 11 began what will be an almost two-month stretch of heart-thumping, speed-and-skill, goal-saving hockey action. If the second round of the playoffs is anything like the postseason’s first 21 days, then it’ll be a doozy. Who will advance in 2020 is anyone’s guess — because, well, anything is obviously possible this year — but one thing is for sure: It’ll be a wild ride.
Here’s everything to know about watching NHL playoff games in 2020, including a complete TV schedule with start times and channels for every series.
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WNBA players are choosing not to take the court for a second day in a row following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, WI who was shot seven times in the back by local authorities. WNBA players are not calling it a strike or boycott, but a day of reflection and call to action after the basketball world stopped on Wednesday and demanded accountability for the disproportionate use of deadly force against Black Americans .
Players appeared on SportsCenter locking arms while wearing black t-shirts that read “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.” WNBA players continue to be out front in the movement for social justice.
The WNBA players decided to sit out on Wednesday in solidarity with a movement started by the Milwaukee Bucks, who chose not to take the court...
UFC 252 should bring the heat on Saturday night with a legacy-determining completion of the Stipe Miocic-Daniel Cormier trilogy and a spotlight on Sean O’Malley, the undefeated 25-year-old bantamweight prospect who is set to take on Marlon Vera in a test of his development.
Those fights, which make up two of the five main-card duels, have helped build anticipation for the Las Vegas event.
Elsewhere, Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik could provide fans with a knockout, while Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda will hopefully entertain as a late addition to the main card.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and round-by-round highlights for every fight on the UFC 252 pay-per-view card, including the Miocic-Cormier 3 main event. Follow below for complete results.
The WNBA season returns on July 24 and here at SB Nation we are as excited as possible. So far it’s seemed as if the league’s bubble or “wubble” as they are calling it has been safe for players, coaches, and staff. The entire league is together in Brandeton, FL at the IMG Academy getting ready to kick off a 22-game season followed by the playoffs.
In celebration of the season kicking off, we collaborated with Pete Rogers from SB Nation’s site, Fake Teams, to redesign jerseys for the league. You’ll see all 12 below with a note from Pete on how he came up with the idea.
“I took inspiration from the clean, modern lines of the Dream’s logo and carried that into the jersey.”
“The key with this jersey was the sky blue and long lines to give...
The COVID-19 pandemic continues in the United States, and it continues to have an impact on all levels of college football.
Some conferences have already been forced to cancel the 2020 season as a result. With those cancellations mounting, Sporting News looks at the divisions, conferences and programs impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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The most recent cancellations will be put on top as July and August unfold:
On July 16, HBCU Gameday reported that the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will not play football in 2020...
As part of the NBA’s efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic while restarting their 2019-20 season, the league will give players and essential staff members the option to wear smart rings.
These rings, from Oura, will notify players if they’re within six feet of others and can potentially detect Covid-19 symptoms early. Having players wear this could feasibly reduce potential coronavirus cases while they play at Disney World. Since players will be able to explore the Orlando campus, attend movie screenings, NBA games, and enjoy the other hotel amenities throughout the duration of the NBA season, it’s important for everyone to keep a safe distance. The NBA thinks these rings could help.
Oura rings were initially marketed as sleep trackers with the ability to monitor heart rate a...
Episodes of 7 and 8 of “The Last Dance” primarily covered the stretch of Michael Jordan’s career from when he first retired from basketball in 1993 to play baseball through the beginning of his second NBA championship three-peat.
There were many emotional moments, including the death of Jordan’s father and the toll it took on him, as well as the psychological effects Jordan’s harsh leadership style had on his teammates. There were also a lot of lighter moments, like Scottie Pippen taking himself out of Game 3 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals and Jordan getting revenge on poor LaBradford Smith.
Here’s a look at some of the best social media reactions to Episodes 7 and 8 of “The Last Dance”:
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