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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, injured Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving applauds his teammates from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in New York. Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor. Irving is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” which will debut Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 7 p.m. EDT on the PlayersTv digital and broadcast network.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Kyrie Irving's TV program calls for action in Taylor's death

Jul. 7, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor. Irving is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” which will debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT on the PlayersTv digital and broadcast...

Google removes misleading ads related to voting, elections

Jun. 29, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

Google said Monday it has removed misleading and fraudulent ads targeting Americans looking for information about how to vote in November's presidential election. Some of the ads charged fees for registering people to vote, while others sucked up people’s personal information for marketing purposes. The...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Houston Texans running back Karan Higdon (31) carries the ball during a joint NFL training camp football practice with the Detroit Lions in Houston.  The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place. Hours after the league canceled the Hall of Fame game that kicks off the preseason, the 32 team owners on Thursday, June 25, 2020 were updated on a variety of issues, many dealing with working through the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

NFL training camps still on original schedule for late July

Jun. 25, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place. Hours after the league canceled the Hall of Fame game that kicks off the preseason, the 32 team owners on Thursday were updated on a variety of issues, many dealing with working through the...

Hayes becomes 2nd Dream guard to sit out 2020 WNBA season

Jun. 23, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Hayes has become the second Atlanta Dream guard to announce plans to sit out the 2020 season. The Dream announced Tuesday that Hayes, a 2018 all-WNBA first-team selection, said she will not play this season. Hayes did not mention social protests or the coronavirus pandemic in her...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

With unsubstantiated claim, Trump sows doubt on US election

Jun. 22, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a new front Monday in his fight against mail-in voting, making unsubstantiated assertions that foreign countries will print up millions of bogus ballots to rig the results and create what he called the “scandal of our times.” The claims not only...

FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo, New York Liberty's Tina Charles smiles on the bench during the second half of a preseason WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn.  Several WNBA colleagues continue to be active in the fight against social injustice and police brutality, participating in protests and continuing work that they began four years ago.  Charles, Natasha Cloud and others have been working toward solutions since 2016 after police shootings in Minnesota and another in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, made national headlines that year.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Fight goes on: WNBA activism started after 2016 shootings

Jun. 20, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Natasha Cloud and her WNBA colleagues are staying active in the fight against social injustice and police brutality, participating in protests and sticking with the work they began four years ago. Renee Montgomery, the former UConn guard now with the Dream, was passing out bottled water...

Vice President Mike Pence nails flooring on an RV as he tours Winnebago Industries, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Forest City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Suddenly competitive Iowa complicates Trump's Midwest quest

Jun. 17, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After Donald Trump carried Iowa in 2016 by nearly 10 points, its swing state status was in doubt. But now, with stunning swiftness, Iowa Democrats have spun from distraught to hopeful. This shift appears to be propelled by the president’s uneven handling of the coronavirus...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren addresses the media in Indianapolis after it was announced that the remainder of the Big Ten Conference men's basketball tournament had been canceled. The Big Ten has created a voter registration initiative to go along with its Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition. The conference hopes its 14 schools and thousands of student-athletes can leverage their platform to spur social change. Warren said the announcement of the voting initiative finalizes plans that have been in the works since February. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Big Ten commissioner starts voter registration initiative

Jun. 15, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

The Big Ten has created a voter registration initiative to go along with its Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, hoping its 14 schools and thousands of student-athletes can leverage their platform to spur social change. “It all fits together," Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said in a telephone...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Texas players sing

NCAA encourages day off from college sports on election day

Jun. 12, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

The NCAA on Friday encouraged its 1,100 member colleges and universities to give athletes the day off from sports on election day, responding to grassroots movements of activism from players and coaches. Following nationwide protests of police brutality and racial injustice, Georgia Tech announced earlier this...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs began talking about a repeat before they had even left the stadium following their Super Bowl triumph. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Mahomes, Mathieu leading Chiefs in voter registration drive

Jun. 12, 2020 2:08 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and Tyrann Mathieu knew they had a platform to speak out about social injustice given their visibility and stature with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. The question was what to do with it. The young quarterback and star safety, both of whom have been...