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Children caught up in rolling gun battle at Minneapolis park

Jul. 2, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of young children practicing football at a Minneapolis park were spared when bullets began to fly over their heads from a rolling gun battle one shaken mother described in a Facebook post that has been widely viewed. Carrie Heinrich said 50 or so children and a handful of parents...

A crow sits on fencing erected around the Epsom Downs racecourse, in Epsom, England, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The Derby annual horse race will take place behind closed doors on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M from budget

Jul. 2, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Oklahoma athletics department has announced $13.7 million in budget cuts it blames on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, including a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1,000,000 per year. Athletic...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) greets Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) after an NFL preseason football game in Denver. The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following an all virtual offseason made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league hasn’t announced that the preseason will be cut from four games to two. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

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

Jul. 1, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

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. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 file photo, Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley looks on in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Idaho State in Salt Lake City. Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will remain on staff but will take a pay cut and must undergo diversity training after being suspended for using a racial slur in a 2013 text message. Utah announced Wednesday, July 1, 2020 that Scalley will participate in diversity and inclusion education and have his salary cut from $1.1 million to $525,000.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah defensive coordinator Scalley to keep job after review

Jul. 1, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley will remain on staff but will take a pay cut and must undergo diversity training after being suspended for using a racial slur in a 2013 text message. Utah announced Wednesday that Scalley will participate in diversity and inclusion education...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Utah State quarterback Jordan Love works out at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Green Bay Packers have signed each of their two top draft picks now that they’ve agreed to terms with Love and Boston College running back A.J. Dillon, the team announced Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Packers sign 1st-round pick Love, 2nd-round choice Dillon

Jul. 1, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers said Wednesday they have signed Utah State quarterback Jordan Love and Boston College running back A.J. Dillon, their top two draft picks. Green Bay gave the Miami Dolphins a fourth-round draft choice to move up four spots in the first round and take Love 26th...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins speaks with members of the media at the NFL football team's practice facility in Philadelphia. NFLPA president JC Tretter warned players they have to

NFL players raise concerns on playing, others ignore advice

Jul. 1, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

Some NFL players are raising concerns about playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic while others are ignoring advice of medical experts by working out with teammates. JC Tretter, a center on the Cleveland Browns and president of the NFL Players Association, wrote an open letter to players on Tuesday,...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Jul. 1, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ June 27 The Advocate on wearing face coverings in public places in Louisiana: Want to buy some clothes or groceries? Mask up. Want to see a movie in a local theater? Mask up. Want to see the LSU football Tigers play this fall? You might have to mask up....

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman warms up his team before an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a policy that would allow a student to be expelled for “openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions.” The move that most players announced Saturday on social media follows a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd that prompted outrage on campus. Late Sunday, June 28, 2020, coach Chris Klieman tweeted his support: “Racism is NOT welcome at KSTATE  now or in the future. ... I am excited to help every player unite for the solution NOW, so that that we can come together stronger than ever. Black Lives Matter.” (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

K-State launches diversity programs after football boycott

Jul. 1, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State is launching a diversity and education fund amid several other initiatives to address racial injustice after football players threatened a boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. The fund will allow boosters to funnel...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws a pass against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King moved a change of plea hearing from June 18 to July 1, 2020, for Daniel Rippy. Rippy is accused of making an

Suspect accused of football game threat enters guilty plea

Jul. 1, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who used Facebook to threaten a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on the football team and then-head coach Urban Meyer pleaded guilty Wednesday, authorities said. An indictment unsealed late last year in federal court in Columbus accused Daniel Rippy of...

Montana football coach suspended after post on protesters

Jun. 30, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

DARBY, Mont. (AP) — A high school football coach in Montana will be suspended without pay after suggesting in a social media post that Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City should be hanged, the Darby school board decided. The Darby school board voted last week not to fire coach Jeff Snavely. In...