Former MLB player Bruce Maxwell stands behind his decision to kneel during national anthem | ESPN

Former Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell joins Marly Rivera in an emotional discussion about what life has been like since his departure from Major League Baseball after taking a knee during the national anthem. Maxwell explains why he still firmly stands by his decision three years ago and one day hopes to return to MLB. […]

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Bears rookie Lachavious ‘Pig’ Simmons brings versatility — and farm strength

The Bears took Lachavious Simmons in Round 7. | TSU Athletics Simmons was a mostly unknown prospect out of Tennessee State, but could be valuable to the Bears at any of the five offensive line positions. And given his upbringing, there’s no doubt about his work ethic. If a team is going to take a […]

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Power Five conferences reportedly ask Congress to enact NIL policy

The commissioners who represent the five biggest conferences in college athletics wrote a letter to Congress, pleading for the passage of a federal law to regulate potential endorsements earned by college athletes hoping to profit off their name, image and likeness. The letter, first obtained on Friday by Stadium, comes as several states have proceeded […]

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Matt Keough, former MLB All-Star, dead at 64

OAKLAND, Calif. — Matt Keough, the former Oakland Athletics pitcher and special assistant, has died. He was 64. The Athletics announced the death Saturday night without providing details. “Matt was a great baseball man and a proud Oakland A,” Billy Beane, the team’s executive vice president of baseball operations, said in a statement. “He had […]

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Matt Keough, former A’s pitcher and executive, dies at 64

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Keough, the former Oakland Athletics pitcher and special assistant, has died. He was 64. The Athletics announced the death Saturday night without providing details. ”Matt was a great baseball man and a proud Oakland A,” Billy Beane, the team’s executive vice president of baseball operations, said in a statement. ”He […]

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Kenya orders closure of training camps and clubs over coronavirus worries

By Omar Mohammed NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s athletics authority on Wednesday ordered the closure of training camps and clubs due to the coronavirus outbreak, a move that threatens the ability of the country’s athletes to prepare for the Olympic Games which are scheduled to begin in July. Athletics Kenya’s announcement follows last week’s edict to […]

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UK athletics tells athletes to avoid overseas training camps: The Times

UK athletics tells athletes to avoid overseas training camps: The Times (Reuters) – UK Athletics has advised its athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympics not to go abroad for training camps due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, The Times has reported. Interim UK Athletics chief executive Nic Coward told athletes and staff on Friday […]

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Athletics: Boston Marathon moved to September from April due to coronavirus

Athletics: Boston Marathon moved to September from April due to coronavirus (Reuters) – The Boston Marathon, originally scheduled to be held on April 20, has been postponed until mid-September because of the coronavirus outbreak, the city’s mayor said on Friday. The world’s most prestigious marathon, which is now due to take place on Sept. 14, […]

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Athletics: New date for indoor world champs after coronavirus postponement

Athletics: New date for indoor world champs after coronavirus postponement (Reuters) – The World Indoor Athletics Championships will take place in March next year in the Chinese city of Nanjing after being postponed due to the coronavirus, the World Athletics Council said on Thursday. A statement from the organizing body said the championships, which were […]

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Athletics: Russian federation fined $10 mln for breaching anti-doping rules

Athletics: Russian federation fined $10 mln for breaching anti-doping rules By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian athletics federation has been fined $10 million for breaching anti-doping rules and a maximum of 10 Russian track and field athletes will be allowed to compete at the Tokyo Olympics as neutrals, World Athletics said on Thursday. […]

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Athletics: Kenya bars athletes from global travel over coronavirus worries

Athletics: Kenya bars athletes from global travel over coronavirus worries By Omar Mohammed NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s athletics authority said on Thursday it had barred its athletes from traveling to international events due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement comes a day after the World Health Organization labeled the outbreak a pandemic. More […]

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CAS clears American Lawson of doping, quashes ban

© Reuters. Athletics – IAAF World Indoor Championships 2018 (Reuters) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday annulled the four-year ban imposed on Jarrion Lawson by the sport’s governing body World Athletics, following an appeal by the American long jumper and sprinter. The 25-year-old, who was suspended last year after testing positive […]

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Russia’s suspended federation names new president

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s suspended athletics federation named a new head on Friday seeking to lift itself from a years-long doping crisis. The federation endorsed as its new president Yevgeny Yurchenko, a businessman and former deputy regional governor, who was the only candidate after other contenders withdrew. “We are ready to admit to the problems […]

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Athletics: Careers could end without Olympic highlight if Tokyo canceled

Athletics: Careers could end without Olympic highlight if Tokyo canceled WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The potential cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus outbreak could end the careers of several athletes like twice shot put champion Valerie Adams, according to Athletics New Zealand’s high performance director Scott Goodman. The Tokyo Olympics are still scheduled […]

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Mike Fiers applauded in first start since exposing Astros’ cheating

MESA, Ariz. — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It’s been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current A’s pitcher and former Houston […]

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