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Police officers and protesters clash near CNN Center, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The protest started peacefully earlier in the day before demonstrators clashed with police. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

May. 30, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. Georgia’s...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays minor league baseball player Jesus Navarro, left center, wears a mask while he prepares to fly home along with his teammates from the Dominican Republic at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Unlike the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball that can run on television revenue, it's impossible for some minor sports leagues in North America to go on in empty stadiums and arenas in light of the coronavirus pandemic. These attendance-driven leagues might not play again at all in 2020, putting some teams in danger of surviving at all and potentially changing the landscape of minor league sports in the future. (Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

At least 16 MLB teams pledge more stipends to minor leaguers

May. 29, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 16 major league franchises have informed minor leaguers they will continue to provide allowances after the May 31 expiration of Major League Baseball’s policy guarantying those players $400 per week. The Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres,...

A member of the Minnesota National Guard stands guard by the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Friday, May 29, 2020. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced that he asked the Minnesota National Guard to be responsible for the safety of the State Capitol. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

The Latest: US agency calls back drone it sent to Minnesota

May. 29, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer knelt on his neck (all times local): 6:25 p.m. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says it dispatched a drone to Minneapolis following three nights of violent protests there but ended...

Authorities investigate the scene where a Fort Bend County Deputy Sheriff fatally shot a Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Deputy Constable after mistaking him for an intruder as they cleared a house, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Missouri City, Texas. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Sheriff: Texas constable mistakenly killed by deputy

May. 29, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

A Texas deputy mistakenly shot and killed another responding officer early Friday while searching a home after a neighbor reported a suspicious person in the area, authorities said. The shooting happened in the Sienna Plantation subdivision in Missouri City, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) southwest of Houston....

Texas jail says guards didn't notice inmate giving birth

May. 28, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A woman managed to go into labor and give birth alone in a Texas jail cell without any corrections officers noticing until after she had delivered the child, a sheriff's official said Thursday. The woman had the baby in a Fort Worth jail cell on May 17, according to Tarrant County...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma's Maggie Nichols competes during an NCAA gymnastics meet in Anaheim, Calif. Two-time NCAA all-around champion gymnast Nichols and Heisman Trophy runner-up Jalen Hurts were honored Thursday, May 28, as the Big 12 Athletes of the Year, giving Oklahoma a sweep of the conference's top individual awards for the third time in five years. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

"Athlete A" gymnast Nichols, OU QB Hurts Big 12 top athletes

May. 28, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Two-time NCAA all-around champion gymnast Maggie Nichols and Heisman Trophy runner-up Jalen Hurts were honored Thursday the Big 12 Athletes of the Year, giving Oklahoma a sweep of the conference's top individual awards for the third time in five years. It was the second time for...

A jogger runs past a mask clad Acrocanthosaurus at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Thursday, May 28, 2020. The museum has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is scheduled to reopen May 30th. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas to allow some fans at outdoor pro sports events

May. 28, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but the numbers will be strictly limited, under a new order Thursday from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott revised a decision to let pro sports leagues host events without fans starting in June as part of the...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, Georgetown guard Mac McClung (2) shoots as he is defended by Butler forward Bryce Nze (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Washington. Former Georgetown guard McClung has signed with Texas Tech after Davide Moretti's departure from the Red Raiders to play professionally at home in Italy. Coach Chris Beard said Thursday, May 28, 2020, that McClung had officially signed with the Red Raiders. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Hoya to B12: Ex-Georgetown G McClung signs with Texas Tech

May. 28, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Former Georgetown guard Mac McClung will play at Texas Tech after Davide Moretti's departure from the Red Raiders to play professionally at home in Italy. Coach Chris Beard said Thursday that McClung had officially signed with the Red Raiders. The junior, who had put his name in the...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 file photo ,New Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy is introduced during a press conference at the Dallas Cowboys headquarters in Frisco, Texas. Mike McCarthy has spent most of his first offseason as coach of the Dallas Cowboys at home in Green Bay. He's also leaning on the experience of 13 years leading the Packers to help figure out how to implement a new program while the coronavirus pandemic prevents him from being in the same room with players or assistant coaches. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

McCarthy prepping for Cowboys job from old home of Green Bay

May. 28, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

Mike McCarthy has spent most of his first offseason as coach of the Dallas Cowboys at home in Green Bay. He's also leaning on the experience of 13 years leading the Packers to help figure out how to implement a new program while the coronavirus pandemic prevents him from being in the same room with players or...