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These Black teens are turning 18 in Tamir Rice’s America These Black teens are turning 18 in Tamir Rice’s America

These Black teens are turning 18 in Tamir Rice’s America

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They aspire to be businessmen, artists and president of the United States.Some want to change their communities by removing blight and closing the wealth gap between whites and minorities. Others are bound for the military, historically Black colleges or the Ivy League.These 18-year-old Black men from across the U.S. want to make their mark. But the nation’s long history…

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Tim Ambrose announces retirement at end of 2020 season Tim Ambrose announces retirement at end of 2020 season

Tim Ambrose announces retirement at end of 2020 season

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Jul 3, 2020ESPNcricinfo staffTim Ambrose, the Warwickshire wicketkeeper, has announced that he will retire from professional cricket at the end of the 2020 season.Ambrose, who will turn 38 in December, has played more than 500 professional games across his career, including 11 Tests and six limited-overs internationals for England.Born in New South Wales, Ambrose’s British…

Dom Bess leads as spinners turn up in force for England warm-up Dom Bess leads as spinners turn up in force for England warm-up

Dom Bess leads as spinners turn up in force for England warm-up

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Jul 2, 2020Matt RollerCloseMatt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98It is hard to remember an occasion when England have gone into their first Test of the home summer with five different spinners all pitching a case for inclusion in the side, but these are unprecedented times.England’s spin cadre have worked…

Shannon Gabriel added to West Indies squad for England Tests Shannon Gabriel added to West Indies squad for England Tests

Shannon Gabriel added to West Indies squad for England Tests

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Jul 2, 2020ESPNcricinfo staffWest Indies have officially added fast bowler Shannon Gabriel to their squad for the Test series against England. Gabriel had been part of the reserve personnel on tour but has proved his fitness and comes into the 15 vying for contention at the Ageas Bowl next week.Gabriel underwent ankle surgery last year…

Jim Kiick: Two-time Super Bowl winner with the Miami Dolphins dies at 73 Jim Kiick: Two-time Super Bowl winner with the Miami Dolphins dies at 73

Jim Kiick: Two-time Super Bowl winner with the Miami Dolphins dies at 73

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A fifth-round pick in 1968, Kiick spent the first seven of his nine NFL seasons with MiamiFormer running back Jim Kiick, a member of the ‘perfect’ 1972 Miami Dolphins team, has died at the age of 73.No cause of death was given but in 2017 it was revealedexternal-link he had been diagnosed with dementia/early-onset Alzheimer’s…

The Indigenous hole at Australian cricket’s heart The Indigenous hole at Australian cricket’s heart

The Indigenous hole at Australian cricket’s heart

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Jul 2, 2020Daniel BrettigAssistant editor, ESPNcricinfo CloseAssistant editor Daniel Brettig had been a journalist for eight years when he joined ESPNcricinfo, but his fascination with cricket dates back to the early 1990s, when his dad helped him sneak into the family lounge room to watch the end of day-night World Series matches well past bedtime.…

Phil Simmons is ‘the right man at the right time’ – CWI president Phil Simmons is ‘the right man at the right time’ – CWI president

Phil Simmons is ‘the right man at the right time’ – CWI president

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Jul 1, 2020George DobellSenior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo West Indies cricket are “blessed” to have Phil Simmons as coach, according to Cricket West Indies (CWI) president, Ricky Skerritt.In an unstinting demonstration of support, Skerritt made it clear that Simmons’ role as head coach remains “not in any way threatened” despite demands from one CWI board member,…

Phil Simmons faces calls for sacking after leaving lockdown to attend funeral Phil Simmons faces calls for sacking after leaving lockdown to attend funeral

Phil Simmons faces calls for sacking after leaving lockdown to attend funeral

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3:14 PM ISTGeorge DobellSenior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo The president of the Barbados Cricket Association has called for the “immediate removal” of Phil Simmons as head coach of West Indies.Conde’ Riley, who is also on the board of directors of Cricket West Indies (CWI), has described Simmons’ decision to attend a family funeral as “inconsiderate and…

Indiana athletics reports 38 NCAA violations in two-year period Indiana athletics reports 38 NCAA violations in two-year period

Indiana athletics reports 38 NCAA violations in two-year period

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Jon Blau, Bloomington Herald-Times Published 2:45 p.m. ET June 24, 2020 CLOSEBLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A wrestler’s efforts to create a YouTube channel and stream his exploits in the video game Fortnite led to one of Indiana’s 38 self-reported NCAA violations from April 2018 to March 2020, according to an open records request fulfilled Tuesday.The list…

What colleges in the South are doing — and not doing — for athletes on Election Day What colleges in the South are doing — and not doing — for athletes on Election Day

What colleges in the South are doing — and not doing — for athletes on Election Day

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CLOSE With the election coming up in November, many wonder if we could have a contested election and how likely is that to happen? USA TODAYAfter the NCAA recommended earlier this month that schools mark Nov. 3 as a day off from athletic activities so athletes can vote more easily on Election Day, Austin Peay…

Ben Stokes promises to take ‘positive route’ as England captaincy looms Ben Stokes promises to take ‘positive route’ as England captaincy looms

Ben Stokes promises to take ‘positive route’ as England captaincy looms

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Jun 29, 2020George DobellSenior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo There have been times in Ben Stokes’ career – you know the times; we don’t need to rehash them here – when the captaincy of England seemed a distant dream.So it is a reflection of how much he has matured as a cricketer and a man that he…

Gauff demands change in emotional speech Gauff demands change in emotional speech

Gauff demands change in emotional speech

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Gauff was speaking at a peaceful protest in FloridaSixteen-year-old American tennis player Coco Gauff has given an emotional speech at a Black Lives Matter protest saying she “demands change now”. Gauff, one of the sport’s rising stars, urged people to vote and speak out against racism, adding: “If you are choosing silence, you are choosing…

Williams would ‘love to play’ in US Open – coach Mouratoglou Williams would ‘love to play’ in US Open – coach Mouratoglou

Williams would ‘love to play’ in US Open – coach Mouratoglou

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Williams lost to Bianca Andreescu in last year’s US Open finalSerena Williams “would love to play” at the US Open, says her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.The 2020 US Open is due to start on 31 August with strict restrictions in place because of coronavirus. “She’s definitely come back to tennis to win Grand Slams, that’s her…

Shikha Pandey says don’t ‘tinker with fabric of women’s game’, but market it well Shikha Pandey says don’t ‘tinker with fabric of women’s game’, but market it well

Shikha Pandey says don’t ‘tinker with fabric of women’s game’, but market it well

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Jun 28, 2020ESPNcricinfo staffIndia pace-bowling allrounder Shikha Pandey has become the latest in a long line of cricketers to offer views on whether women’s cricket needs any tweaks – like smaller balls or shorter pitches – to help it further flourish and attract more fans. In a series of tweets, Pandey on Saturday said “most…

Labor fights, new competition, invisible players: Why MLB may be sports’ biggest loser during COVID-19 pandemic Labor fights, new competition, invisible players: Why MLB may be sports’ biggest loser during COVID-19 pandemic

Labor fights, new competition, invisible players: Why MLB may be sports’ biggest loser during COVID-19 pandemic

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CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Gabe Lacques breaks down the greatest issues surrounding negotiations between Major League Baseball and its’ players. USA TODAYAs professional sports peeks its collective head out from the cover of a pandemic, and methodically finds a path to re-starting its leagues, the uncertainty runs far beyond how many games they may play,…

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