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Gronkowski loses WWE 24/7 belt after record run

Rob Gronkowski's record reign as WWE's 24/7 champ is over after nearly two months.

On this day: Born June 3, 1982: Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter

Few have dominated their sport like Russian pole vault record holder Yelena Isinbayeva, with her back-to-back Olympic gold medals, more than two dozen world records and seven indoor and outdoor world titles.

Japan's Naomi Osaka adds voice to U.S. protests: 'silence is betrayal'

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has added her voice to protests over the death of an African-American man in U.S. police custody, criticising people for tweeting more about lootings than his death.

Knicks Won’t Weigh In on George Floyd, Dolan Tells Employees

The decision makes the Knicks an exception in a league where players and coaches have called for change on social media and joined protests.

Holden confirms quitting Supercars at end of 2020 series

Holden has confirmed that its commitment to Australia's Supercars series will finish at the end of the 2020 championship.

Woods says Floyd death a 'shocking tragedy'

Tiger Woods said on Monday he has always respected U.S. law enforcement but that their use of force on George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man who died while in police custody, clearly crossed a line.

Mayweather offers to cover funeral costs for George Floyd

Boxing great Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States.

Ravens owner Bisciotti pledges $1 million toward social justice reform

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti on Monday pledged $1 million for social justice reform in Baltimore.

Austria ideal chance for F1 to experiment, says Red Bull boss

Formula One has a perfect opportunity to experiment with back-to-back races in Austria in July but champions Mercedes are standing in the way, Red Bull boss Christian Horner said on Monday.

Hamilton slams F1 silence on racial injustice, drivers react

Formula One drivers followed Lewis Hamilton's lead on Monday after the six-times world champion criticised his sport's silence over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white U.S. police officer knelt on his neck.

Pat Dye, Football Coach Who Elevated Auburn, Dies at 80

He reshaped the very architecture and culture of the Iron Bowl rivalry and led Auburn to four conference titles.

As Protests Spur Posts From Athletes, N.B.A. Players Take to the Streets

The season has been suspended. And the issue of police brutality toward African-Americans has long been a visceral one in a predominantly black league.

Sancho not booked for Floyd protest, slogans being reviewed, says DFB

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho was not booked for his protest against the death of American George Floyd by a policeman but because he removed his shirt during the game, the German Football Association (DFB) clarified on Monday.

McIlroy, Rahm favored in PGA's return at Colonial

Rory McIlroy is the 7.5-to-1 favorite to win the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial when the PGA Tour resumes June 11 in Texas.

PGA Tour recommends competitors to take COVID-19 test before attending events

While COVID-19 testing will be a condition of competition when the PGA Tour resumes next week, at-home tests before travelling to a tournament are "strongly encouraged" but not required, according to a participant resource guide issued on Monday.

F1 drivers speak out after Hamilton slams their silence

Formula One drivers followed Lewis Hamilton's lead on Monday after the six times world champion criticised his sport's silence over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white U.S. police officer knelt on his neck.

Nationals players pledge compensation for team's minor leaguers

Facing additional paycuts, players in the Washington Nationals' farm system are set to receive an unexpected boost.

Stands Full of Fan-Submitted Cardboard Cutouts. What Could Go Wrong?

In Australia, pranksters threw a wrench into the most innocent of plans. Plus: 16 players from a soccer team in Brazil tested positive for the coronavirus.

Silver, NBA shift focus to fighting racism

NBA commissioner Adam Silver asked all 30 teams to encourage and embrace the push for social change.

Bears' Nagy praises Trubisky's approach to competition

Mitchell Trubisky enters a prove-it year with the Chicago Bears, and head coach Matt Nagy praises the incumbent starter for not shrinking from competition with Nick Foles.

Horse Racing: Thrumming hooves mark return of English sport at Newcastle

The thrum of hooves pounding the ground returned to Newcastle racecourse on Monday as competitive sport resumed in England after the shutdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Major talk was too big too soon, says Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas set himself the target of claiming a Grand Slam title in 2020 after winning last year's season-ending ATP Finals but the young Greek feels that in hindsight the statement was "too big" and burdened him with extra pressure.

UFC fighter takes spray cans from demonstrators amid protests

UFC fighter Jon "Bones" Jones has posted a video on his official Instagram account showing the MMA mixed martial arts star confronting two men who he said were "destroying our cities" as protests spread across the US following George Floyd's death.

Horse racing: Winning return blew away cobwebs, says jockey Sullivan

Jockey Jimmy Sullivan was pleased to blow the cobwebs away after steering Zodiakos to victory in the 1pm race at Newcastle on Monday -- the first competitive sporting action in England since the new coronavirus pandemic struck the country in March.

Horse Racing: Thrumming hooves marks return of English sport at Newcastle

The thrum of hooves pounding the ground returned to Newcastle racecourse on Monday as competitive sport resumed in England after the shutdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Weird' playing without fans, but good to be playing again: Kvitova

Petra Kvitova has 27 career titles but winning an all-Czech exhibition tournament last week was a different experience for her and it felt "weird" to play in the absence of fans, the two-time Wimbledon champion told Reuters.

Japanese MotoGP round cancelled due to pandemic

Japan will not have a MotoGP round for the first time since 1986 after organisers on Monday cancelled the Oct. 18 race at Motegi due to the COVID-19 pandemic that will keep the series in Europe until mid-November.

For Sidelined N.F.L. Brothers, Training Is a Snap

Reid and Blake Ferguson are long snappers, housemates and training partners during an off-season that, so far, has no end date.

A Basketball Brotherhood Calls Timeout

A decades-long Manhattan pickup basketball game is on hold because of the pandemic, creating an emotional void for its rotating cast of actors, executives and regular joes.