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The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to support protests of social injustice, police brutality and racismJune 13, 2020, 11:00 PM2 min readCLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to support protests of social injustice, police brutality…

Football NFL star Antonio Brown gets probation for fight with driver

Football NFL star Antonio Brown gets probation for fight with driver

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown pleaded no contest Friday to charges related to a fight with a moving truck driver outside his South Florida home earlier this year. As part of a deal with Broward County prosecutors, Brown pleaded no contest to burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance…

Football NFL extends virtual offseason until June 26

Football NFL extends virtual offseason until June 26

The NFL has extended virtual offseason programs for teams through June 26, but no further. Although team facilities have opened for key personnel, coaches and players rehabilitating injuries, healthy players have been barred from those complexes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The remote programs have taken the place of on-site work, and some teams already…

Football Nike, NFL and others to start giving workers Juneteenth off

Football Nike, NFL and others to start giving workers Juneteenth off

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike, the NFL and other businesses will give their employees a day off for Juneteenth for the first time this year, the latest example of how American employers are responding to protests that have placed additional attention on racial injustice in the U.S. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when Major General…

NFL to recognize Juneteenth as company holiday

playStephen A. urges for greater diversity in the NFL (2:17)Stephen A. Smith suggests that diversity should be prioritized in the NFL amid discussions of racial justice. (2:17)NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Friday that the league will recognize June 19 as a company holiday, with NFL offices closed on that day.Called Juneteenth, June 19 is celebrated […]

Football 49ers CB Richard Sherman calls for more diversity in NFL

Football 49ers CB Richard Sherman calls for more diversity in NFL

Richard Sherman believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement condemning racism was a good start to dealing with the issue. But the San Francisco 49ers‘ star cornerback called on the league to do a lot more that just talk in the coming weeks and years to confront a problem that hasn’t gone away despite years of…

NFL commits $250m to fight racism

Colin Kaepernick first protested against racial injustice in the US in September 2016 by kneeling during the national anthemThe NFL has pledged $250m (£198m) over a 10-year period to help combat systemic racism in the United States.The fund will “support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans”.Last week, the NFL […]

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Tennis and golf tournaments could be in real financial trouble because of the coronavirus pandemicBy HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis WriterJune 11, 2020, 6:59 AM5 min read When he first contemplated the prospect of a U.S. Open without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chief revenue officer figured there was no way…

Football NFL’s QB coaching summit set for virtual version in 3rd year

Football NFL’s QB coaching summit set for virtual version in 3rd year

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the Black College Football Hall of Fame will hold a virtual version of their quarterback coaching summit, a third-year project aimed at improving the league’s diversity. Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn is among the pro and college coaches planning to participate in the June 22-23 event. Pittsburgh…

Football NFL promotes Miller to public affairs/communications chief

Football NFL promotes Miller to public affairs/communications chief

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has moved longtime executive Jeff Miller into the role of executive vice president of communications, public affairs and policy. Miller, who has overseen the league’s health and safety initiatives since 2012, will maintain those duties and continue to report directly to Commissioner Roger Goodell. “Jeff’s experience, from policy development,…