Golf has never been known to move quickly.

Harold Varner III illustrated as much with thoughtful observations he posted on social media after civil unrest in America over the weekend reached levels not seen in more than 50 years.

“I’ve received more messages than ever before, mostly from people who wanted me to speak up immediately because of who I am. I AM BLACK,” his post began. “But it’s not helpful to anyone when impulsive, passionate reaction takes precedence over clear-minded thought.”

What followed from Varner, one of three PGA Tour members of black heritage, was just that.

He referred

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PARIS — Formula One will finally get underway with back-to-back races at the Austrian Grand Prix in July as part of an eight-race European swing.

The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will host races on July 5 and 12, governing body FIA said in a statement on Tuesday.

The next race will be in Hungary on July 19 followed by consecutive races at the British GP at Silverstone on Aug. 2 and 9 after the British government exempted elite sports from an upcoming quarantine on foreign visitors.

Further races are scheduled for Spain on Aug. 16 and Belgium on Aug.

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has joined a growing group of prominent sports stars condemning the killing of George Floyd in the United States last week.

The 30-year-old Nigeria-born Adesanya, who has lived in New Zealand since he was 10, addressed a crowd of almost 4,000 at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest Monday in downtown Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Similar rallies took place in other New Zealand cities, including a torch light vigil in pouring rain outside parliament in the capital, Wellington.

Adesanya spoke of his own experience of racism and his anger at

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It’s nearly 20 years since a bright-eyed Kimi Raikkonen scored his first championship point on his Formula 1 debut for Sauber. A memorable day for the Finn. However, getting him on the grid that afternoon almost didn’t happen.

With 30 minutes to go before the 2001 Australian Grand Prix, he was nowhere to be seen. There was panic from his team. Could he have done a runner? Did the pressure get to him? Where was he?

His former physiotherapist at Sauber, Josef Leberer, found him asleep in the team villa. He told Kimi that he was just a few minutes

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Noah Gragson squeezed past JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier with four laps remaining, a move that caused Allgaier to crash, and Gragson held on at Bristol Motor Speedway for his second win of the season.

Gragson also won the season-opening race at Daytona to begin his second year with Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s race team. Gragson was winless in 2019 in his first full season in NASCAR’s second-tier series.

His victory Monday night was set up by a caution with 13 laps remaining that wiped away Allgaier’s lead. The Chevrolet teammates lined up side-by-side for the restart with

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To those who’ve watched the San Antonio Spurs play basketball, the sight of head coach Gregg Popovich exasperated is familiar enough to be drawn from memory. Arms either crossed or at his hips, depending on the day. Mouth slightly agape. Yelling, or worse, steely-eyed and silent. Head shaking incredulously from side-to-side as he searches for an explanation to what just unfolded on the court.

On Monday, that exasperation stemmed from an infinitely more important place. As demonstrators across the United States continue to protest racial injustice and acts of police brutality committed against Black people, Popovich looked to the White

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