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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.

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,…

Football Colts among few NFL teams reopening training facilities on limited basis

Football Colts among few NFL teams reopening training facilities on limited basis

A limited number of NFL teams are reopening their training facilities Tuesday, while many are prohibited by government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Roger Goodell gave the 32 clubs the go-ahead for limited reopenings as long as state and local municipalities allow them. Coaching staffs and all players except those undergoing injury rehabilitation are…

Football Fewer than half of NFL coaching staffs are back at team facilities

Football Fewer than half of NFL coaching staffs are back at team facilities

More than half of the 32 NFL teams did not have coaching staffs at their facilities Friday even though the league has approved such returns where local governments allow them. Clubs with coaches in place at their training complexes were Super Bowl champion Kansas City, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Washington, Denver, Dallas, Jacksonville…

Football NFL to teams: Hold training camps at home

Football NFL to teams: Hold training camps at home

All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Carolina, Washington and the Los Angeles Rams are among those that stage portions…