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Demonstrators observe a minute's silence in Canberra, Australia, on Friday, June 5, 2020 in memory of deaths in custody including George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Thousands gathered in Australia's capital to remind Australians that the racial inequality underscored by Floyd's death was not unique to the United States. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

The Latest: S Africa backs Black Friday anti-racism program

Jun. 5, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Africa's ruling party launches Black Friday campaign. — Australian protesters say racial inequality not unique to US — NFL stars send a passionate video about racial inequality. — Protesters take to New York City streets after curfew again. —-...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, right, is greeted by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at the end of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. As athletes and sports organizations around the world speak out against racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Drew Brees drew sharp criticism after he reiterated his opposition to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem in 2016. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Saints' Brees takes first step toward mending relationships

Jun. 4, 2020 11:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees now realizes he'd fallen out of touch. His contemporaries drove that home when they pilloried him this week for repeating a long-held conviction he'd always felt comfortable expressing. In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, Brees repeated his opposition to...

Several hundred demonstrators march peacefully as they protest in Addison, Texas, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Players send video message to NFL about racial inequality

Jun. 4, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley and Michael Thomas are among more than a dozen NFL stars who united to send a passionate video message to the league about racial inequality. The 70-second video was released on social media platforms Thursday night and includes Odell Beckham Jr., Deshaun...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm apologized for using the phrase

Bills rookie QB apologizes for racially insensitive comment

Jun. 4, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm apologized for using the phrase “elite white people” in a text conversation from more than a year ago, and posted on social media early Thursday. The former Georgia starter posted his apology on his Twitter account, in which he...

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The NHL nailed down the final details of a playoff format if the season can resume on the same day word came out that another player has tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The Latest: 75 Penn State football players to return Monday

Jun. 4, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Penn State will begin bringing some students back to campus Monday, including 75 football players. Voluntary workouts for football players who have been medically cleared can begin on June 15. The school said players have been...

Texas football players march to Capitol to honor Floyd

Jun. 4, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dozens of University of Texas football players marched with Austin police officers from campus to the state Capitol to honor the memory of George Floyd on Thursday. Many of the players locked arms on the two-mile walk that stopped on the north side of the Capitol, the opposite side of...

Oregon State dismisses player after racist chat surfaces

Jun. 4, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State has dismissed a tight end after a recording surfaced of the player making racist and bigoted comments some three years ago. Upon learning of the comments made by redshirt freshman Rocco Carley, Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith took the matter to athletic director Scott...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, speaks during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on intercollegiate athlete compensation. Federal legislation setting guidelines for college athletes to pursue money-making opportunities could be proposed within a month, and Gonzalez, who is planning to introduce it, said Thursday, June 4, 2020, there will be no blanket antitrust exemption for the NCAA. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Congressman: No NCAA antitrust exemption in athlete pay bill

Jun. 4, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

Federal legislation setting guidelines for college athletes to pursue money-making opportunities could be proposed within a month, and the congressman planning to introduce it said there will be no blanket antitrust exemption for the NCAA. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, said Thursday it's imperative for Congress...

Georgia AD Greg McGarity given 1-year contract extension

Jun. 4, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity has been given a one-year contract extension. The announcement came in a rare online video spring meeting of the University of Georgia athletic association's board of directors on Thursday. The 65-year-old McGarity was named Georgia's AD in 2010....

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Shanahan praised former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick Thursday, June 4, for trying to bring the issue of racism and police brutality to light with his protests during the national anthem in the 2016 season. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Shanahan: Kaepernick deserves admiration for taking stand

Jun. 4, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan praised former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for trying to bring the issue of racism and police brutality to light with his protests during the national anthem in the 2016 season. The issues surrounding Kaepernick’s stance have resurfaced this week as many players...