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Mayweather offers to cover funeral costs for George Floyd

NEW YORK - Boxing great Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States.The former five-division world champion’s promotional company, Mayweather Productions, confirmed on Twitter that he had made the offer, and...

Nationals players pledge compensation for team’s minor leaguers

Facing additional paycuts, players in the Washington Nationals’ farm system are set to receive an unexpected boost.The Washington Post reported the Nationals planned to reduce pay for minor league players to $300 per week.Veteran reliever Sean Doolittle announced via Twitter that the team’s current 25-man roster intends to commit...

Durant won’t play if NBA resumes season

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant will not play if the NBA restarts the season, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday.The Nets are determined to let the four-time scoring champion rest until next season rather than risk reinjuring his right Achilles tendon.“Kevin Durant’s not coming back to the Nets this year,”...

Patriots to trade Rob Gronkowski to Buccaneers, reuniting him with Tom Brady, reports say

Tight end Rob Gronkowski is making a comeback to the NFL.The New England Patriots are trading Gronkowski and a 2020 seventh-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2020 fourth-round pick, ESPN and NFL Network first reported. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer later tweeted that Gronk left him a voice message saying: “I’m baaaaaackkkkkk!”Gronkowski passed his physical and the trade...

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott says report that he held party is ‘completely inaccurate’

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has responded.Prescott supposedly hosted a birthday party for a friend, and at one point last Friday night, 30 people were in attendance at his home in Texas, TMZ Sports reported Saturday.Prescott denied any wrongdoing on Tuesday.“I understand and accept that there are additional...

Miami sports teams donating jerseys to help make masks during coronavirus pandemic

The Miami Heat and Miami Marlins announced Thursday they would be donating jerseys and T-shirts to help turn them into masks for health care workers and first responders.The Heat’s team store and Refried Apparel joined forces to turn $100,000 in unsold jerseys into 7,000 masks for those on the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic, the team announced.

NFL Mock Draft 2020: Bengals go with no-brainer selection with first choice, Dolphins surprise

The NFL Draft is two weeks away and teams across the league are attempting to navigate the rocky waters of trying to scout college prospects during the coronavirus pandemic.The Cincinnati Bengals have been on the clock since the end of the 2019 season, finishing the year with a 2-14 record. The Bengals have a chance...

Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban hopeful for early June NBA return date: ‘It’s not inconceivable to me’

Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban believes it's possible that the NBA could resume the season as early as June, saying that he thinks enough progress has been made to fight the coronavirus pandemic that the league could start planning for a “comeback.”Cuban has been among the more outspoken NBA owners since the season was suspended on March 11. He...

Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell’s relationship ‘doesn’t appear salvageable’ after coronavirus fallout: report

Utah Jazz teammates Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have both recovered after testing positive for coronavirus but, according to reports, the relationship between the two “doesn’t appear salvageable” following fallout from Gobert’s actions.Gobert was the first player in the NBA to test positive for COVID-19 prompting the league to suspend the season on March...

Tua Tagovailoa addresses health concerns ahead of draft: ‘It’s a part of the game’

Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa addressed recent concerns about his health on Instagram Friday, saying that injuries are bound to happen when you’re playing a contact sport.Tagovailoa told former Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley on Instagram live that while he has sustained frequent injuries throughout his college career, saying, "I'm not playing badminton. I'm not on the...

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