CHICAGO — The Pat Tillman Foundation is awarding scholarships to 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses.

In recognition of their service and leadership potential, the Tillman Scholars will receive scholarship funding to pursue higher education and continue their service in the fields of health care, business, law, public service, STEM education and overall education, and the humanities.

In 2002, Tillman put on hold his NFL career as a safety with the Arizona Cardinals to serve in the U.S. military. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following his death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th

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Kyrie Irving led a players-only conference call centred on unity, systemic racism and investing in communities with over 80 basketball players from the NBA and WNBA, according to multiple reports from The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The call featured many prominent players, including Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Donovan Mitchell and Dwight Howard, according to Charania.

Players spoke for an hour and forty minutes, Haynes reported, during which a wide range of opinions were voiced, questions were answered and a common theme emerged that “whatever we

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BARCELONA, Spain — Effusive hugs to celebrate goals, shoves and scuffles following hard fouls, players not following the new norm of social distancing urged by authorities during water breaks or when leaving the pitch.

Everything inside the touch lines almost looked the same as pre-pandemic times on the second day of the return of the Spanish league after a three-month stoppage. The only exception that broke the illusion of normality of Valencia drawing with Levante 1-1 and Granada beating Getafe 2-1 on Friday were the medics wearing face masks while attending players who had suffered a bad knock.

Off the

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The UFC announced Friday that an exciting matchup between lightweight contenders Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker will headline the organization’s upcoming June 27 event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Poirier is the No. 3-ranked contender in the 155-pound division, while Hooker sits at No. 5.

“This is an important fight for both guys,” UFC president Dana White said while unveiling the card. “Obviously Poirier wants to get a shot at that title and if Hooker comes in and beats Poirier, he has finally arrived, he is one of the top five guys in the world and on

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The field for the RBC Heritage next week includes 114 players who have won on the PGA Tour, the most of any event since the tour began keeping track in 2000.

It just doesn’t have Tiger Woods.

For the second straight week, the top five in the world will be competing as golf resumes its schedule from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown that began in March.

The Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial was the first event back, with protocols that included mandatory testing for players, caddies and essential personnel when they arrive. All 487 tests were

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There’s an undue burden that falls on the shoulders of those trying to steer the world towards a better future. Their lives do not stop. The pursuit of change is added to the dreams, passions and responsibilities that were there before.

In the days since Bubba Wallace called on NASCAR to ban confederate flags from its events — a call which NASCAR heard on Wednesday, outlawing the flag — the gravity of being a torch-bearer for change has pressed down on him.

“It’s definitely been a lot, it’s mentally taxing,” Wallace told reporters during a Zoom interview on Friday. “It’s

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — 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 and criminal mischief. He will serve two years of probation, undergo a psychological evaluation and follow-up treatment, attend an anger management course, perform 100 hours of community service and follow a stay-away order from the truck driver and the moving company owner.

Judge Edward Merrigan Jr.

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BELGRADE, Serbia — There was no social distancing and few among the thousands of fans wore face masks — and Novak Djokovic approved.

The fans filled the makeshift stands on Friday at Djokovic’s Belgrade tennis club on the banks of the Danube River for the opening day of his charity tennis tour organized by him and his family. Other top players in attendance included Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov and Jelena Jankovic.

The Serbian government recently lifted lockdown restrictions in the coronavirus pandemic, only recommending people stay 1 metre apart. On Wednesday, there was a 20,000-strong crowd for a

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