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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 23, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

York Dispatch. June 22, 2021. Editorial: By coming out, former Penn State standout Carl Nassib proves his courage The Merriam-Webster definition of courage reads as follows: “Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear...

NFL player Ebner withdraws from Olympic rugby 7s selection

Jun. 22, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Nate Ebner won’t get to compete at the Tokyo Olympics between NFL seasons after withdrawing from contention for the U.S. rugby sevens squad because of injury. The 32-year-old Ebner said he had surgery after playing for the New York Giants in...

Column: Nassib's video shatters decades-old sports barrier

Jun. 22, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

All it took was an Instagram post. In a 59-second video Monday, Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib became the first active player in the NFL’s 101-year history to publicly declare he is gay and in the bargain, burst through a barrier that went unchallenged for...

Bills place Cox Jr. on IR; sign DTs Eli Ankou, Nazair Jones

Jun. 22, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills placed reserve defensive end Brian Cox Jr. on injured reserve and signed defensive tackles Eli Ankou and Nazair Jones on Tuesday. Cox’s season could be over after the Bills said he sustained an injury to his Achilles tendon....

Ravens planning to allow fans for some of training camp

Jun. 22, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens are allowing fans into their 2021 training camp. The team announced Tuesday that its camp will include a dozen open practices at the Ravens' facility in Owings Mills, which could host about 1,000 fans a day. The Ravens also...

Eat, drink and be merry: Food pairs well with Olympic spot

Jun. 22, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The typical celebration for many athletes who qualify for the Olympics revolves around one thing: food. Months, sometimes years, of strict diets are geared toward the goal of making the games. And when they get there, it’s time to celebrate. ...

Seahawks to allow full crowds at Lumen Field next season

Jun. 22, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks intend to have full capacity crowds at Lumen Field for the upcoming season after the team received approval from the NFL and local and state health officials to completely reopen the stadium. Fans won't be required to be vaccinated...

Darvish fans 11, Padres get 2 big homers to beat Dodgers 6-2

Jun. 22, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yu Darvish said he never envisioned himself as an ace until recently. Well, nothing says it more than 1,500 strikeouts in 197 career starts. Darvish struck out 11 in six brilliant innings to become the fastest big leaguer to reach...

Clark arrested in LA on suspicion of having concealed gun

Jun. 22, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was arrested in Los Angeles after police saw a submachine gun in his car, police said Monday. Clark, 28, was pulled over for a vehicle violation south of downtown at about 9:20 p.m. Sunday, LAPD public...

Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

Jun. 21, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib on Monday became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib, who is entering his sixth NFL season and second with the Raiders, announced the news on Instagram, saying he wasn't doing it for the attention but...