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  VIDEO: Pistons’ onetime home, the Palace of Auburn Hills, torn down

One of Michigan's most beloved sports and entertainment venues was turned into rubble on Saturday with a series of controlled explosions.

  WATCH: UFC fighter Mike Perry uses racial slurs, throws punches at Lubbock, Texas, restaurant

Big Ten to limit football, fall sports to conference games

Tokyo Games face skeptics, 1-day COVID-19 infection record

MLS returns to action after poignant moment of silence

  Ivy League suspends fall sports due to coronavirus pandemic

NASCAR’s Johnson OK’d to race after 2 negative virus tests

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Ryder Cup postponed until next year at Whistling Straits

NHL, players announce labor deal, plan to resume play Aug. 1

MLB releases pandemic-shortened schedule amid testing delays

Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life

Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Wallace over flag and noose

Braves ‘ultimate pro’ OF Nick Markakis opts out of season

Harvick takes advantage of Hamlin’s crash to win Brickyard

Harvick ties Hamlin with 4th win of the year

NHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume season

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season but are still negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining agreement.

Tough day for MLB: Price out, Freeman positive, Tanaka hurt

Braves 1st baseman "not feeling great"

Atlanta Braves give no indication of considering name change

Cleveland Indians, Washington Redskins considering name changes

Dodgers pitcher Price won’t play this year because of virus

Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in plane crash

  Virus doesn’t stop annual hot dog eating contest

AP source: NFL to discuss union’s desire to cancel preseason

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,

Redskins to have ‘thorough review’ of name amid race debate

FedEx has requested name change

MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945

LA awarded 2022 game

MLB cancels All-Star Game for 1st time since 1945

The All-Star Game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Redskins to have ‘thorough review’ of name amid race debate

The team said Friday it has been talking to the NFL for weeks about the subject.

AP Source: NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” is traditionally known as the Black anthem.

FedEx asks Washington Redskins to change team name

A FedEx spokesperson released a statement Thursday afternoon, saying, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.”

AP source: NFL cutting preseason in half, pushing back start

The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following a virtual offseason made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

NASCAR driver to race ‘Trump 2020’ vehicle sponsored by pro-Trump PAC

A political action committee working to help President Donald Trump is sponsoring a NASCAR driver’s vehicle starting this weekend.

Judges question warrants in Kraft massage parlor sex case

Florida appellate judges on Tuesday questioned the legality of search warrants that let police secretly video record New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others paying for massage parlor sex, pressing a prosecutor on his contention that the warrants were legally valid.

Netflix series to dramatize Kaepernick’s path to activism

Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism.

  A long-overdue ‘Tip of the Cap’ to baseball’s Black pioneers

Four former U.S. presidents and a host of prominent civil rights leaders, entertainers and sports greats participated in a virtual salute to the 100-year anniversary of the founding of baseball’s Negro Leagues.

Savannah’s first public race event since pandemic began set for July 4

Chatham County’s running community is expected to get together this weekend for the Savannah Firecracker 5000 5K and 10K.

Source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady

Deal is for 1-year, $7.5 million

Dustin Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long season streak

South Carolina native has won a tournament in 13 straight years

Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th win

Harvick finishes 2nd after winning on Saturday

Report: Patriots fined, lose draft pick for videotaping Bengals

The punishment handed down to the Patriots includes fines and the loss of a 2021 draft pick.

Source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Brady

A person with knowledge of the deal has told The Associated Press that the New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton.

NASCAR set for rare Truck, Xfinity, Cup tripleheader Sunday

NASCAR says it’s the first time three National Series races will happen on the same day at the same track.

Late scratch: Harvick knocks off Pocono from winless list

Gets 1st win in Pocono in 39 starts

  Oregon, Oregon State drop ‘Civil War’ name for rivalry

The move was made after discussions between officials at both schools and current and former student-athletes.

NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

Game between Cowboys-Steelers called off

NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

Enshrinements for 20 men scheduled for this year now will occur on Aug. 7, 2021, with the 2021 inductees going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame the next day.

  ‘The noose was real’: NASCAR releases photo from Bubba Wallace’s garage

The rope found hanging like a noose in Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway was not a hate crime, authorities said.

Despite rivalry, Buffalo Bills fan donates kidney to save New England Patriots fan

Leading up to the surgery, the Patriots fan's life was filled with daily dialysis treatments, just struggling to keep her kidney disease from worsening.

  Rope found hanging in Bubba Wallace’s garage was coincidence

NASCAR moved quickly when one of Wallace's crew members discovered a rope shaped like a noose in their garage stall. The sanctioning body called in federal authorities, who ruled Tuesday the rope had been hanging there since at least last October and was not a hate crime.

Bubba Wallace on FBI probe: Tied rope was still ‘a noose'

The FBI on Tuesday said the noose discovered in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage over the weekend had been there since October 2019 and said it concluded that no crime had been committed.

  Rope found in Bubba Wallace’s garage there since October, feds say

The FBI says the rope that was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway was a garage pull that had been there since 2019.

Baseball’s back: MLB sets 60-game sked, opens July 23 or 24

Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony.

Baseball’s back: MLB sets 60-game sked, opens July 23 or 24

Teams will play 10 games against each division rival

No charges in NASCAR noose incident involving Black driver

FBI said incident was not a hate crime

Tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic, wife have virus after his exhibitions

The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia. His wife also tested positive.

Phillies say 2 more players, 2 staffers test positive; 12 total

The Phillies said Tuesday all other tests within the organization have come back negative.

  Credit One Bank Invitation gears up on Daniel Island

Tennis is back in Charleston as the new Credit One Bank Invitational prepares to start Tuesday afternoon. It’s the first live televised professional sport in Charleston in months.

Carolina Panthers, Lenovo team up to donate Chromebooks to Columbus County Schools

The Carolina Panthers Player Impact Committee and Lenovo announced they have partnered with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to help schools in need.

MLB plans 60-game slate, shortest since 1878, as union balks

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association rejected a proposed 60-game schedule by a 33-5 vote.

  Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR unites behind Wallace

Federal authorities on Monday confirmed they are investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver.

Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR unites behind Wallace

Wallace finishes in top 15 after finding a noose in his garage on Sunday

  NBA offering players smart ring to track COVID-19

The NBA is offering players a smart ring to track the coronavirus as they get ready to restart the season next month.

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks, July 19 start off

An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19.

Noose found in stall of Bubba Wallace at Alabama NASCAR race

NASCAR launces investigation

NASCAR driver Hamlin adds NCRM logo to car for GEICO 500 race

NASCAR driver, Denny Hamlin put the pedal to the metal with a flat black paint and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Hotel logo on the hood for Sunday’s GEICO 500.

NY-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes

Tiz the Law won an unprecedented Belmont Stakes, claiming victory Saturday at the first race of a rejiggered Triple Crown schedule in front of eerily empty grandstands.

AP source: MLB spring training sites close amid virus worry

The players' association was told by Major League Baseball on Friday that teams will not agree to more than 60 games in the pandemic-delayed season, leaving open the possibility of an even shorter schedule of perhaps 50 games or fewer.

Phillies: 5 players test positive for virus at Florida camp

Philadelphia has shut the camp in Clearwater, Florida, to players, coaches and staff while medical authorities assess the situation.

NCAA: No championships in states with Confederate symbol

The NCAA is expanding its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its championship events.

  Fauci: ‘Football may not happen this year’

The prediction comes even as the NFL and NCAA are ramping up for fall ball.

2020 RBC Heritage underway on Hilton Head Island

The 52nd annual RBC Heritage is officially underway at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.

World’s fastest man suspended for missing doping tests

American sprinter Christian Coleman was suspended Wednesday by the Athletics Integrity Unit for missing doping tests.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. headlines 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Was named most popular driver 15 times

NFL commissioner Goodell encourages team to sign Kaepernick

The NFL commissioner said during ESPN's “The Return of Sports” special on Monday that he is encouraging teams to sign the 32-year old quarterback, who hasn't played the past three seasons.

Commissioner says baseball season in jeopardy

Several baseball players have tested positive for COVID-19 and Commissioner Rob Manfred says there might be no major league season after a breakdown in talks between teams and the union on how to split up money in a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Denny Hamlin wins on a long day at Homestead

Wins series leading 3rd race of the year

A safe return for golf as Berger wins Colonial in a playoff

Playoff decides first tournament back

Ezekiel Elliott, other NFL players test positive for coronavirus

Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott is among several NFL players who have COVID-19, according to the NFL Network.

Descendent of Robert E. Lee applauds NASCAR move

Rev. Robert W. Lee IV admits he was surprised, Wednesday, when NASCAR announced they'd be banning confederate flags at races.

Baseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order return

Baseball players told Major League Baseball additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus pandemic are pointless and said owners should order a return to work, which likely would spark lengthy litigation and the sport's return to labor wars.

MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season

Players would get 70% of their prorated salaries during the regular season and the rest for completion of the postseason.