NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday he’d welcome, support and encourage a team to sign quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Goodell’s comments came during a discussion with ESPN’s Mike Greenberg for the network’s ‘The Return of Sports’ special. Greenberg asked Goodell what role he envisioned Kaepernick playing in the NFL moving forward, to which the commissioner said the following:

“Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s gonna take a team to make that decision. But I welcome that, support a club making that decision and encourage them to do that.”

Goodell added that if

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR is set to allow up to 30,000 fans at the track in Bristol next month when it moves the All-Star race out of Charlotte Motor Speedway for just the second time in the history of the race.

If the expected attendance count holds, NASCAR would open to the largest gathering of sports fans in the United States in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic — all while numbers in some states continue to spike.

NASCAR is set to brush off those concerns and open the gates in Tennessee. Bristol holds about 146,000 fans.

The recent spike

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The Toronto Raptors may have a new look in 2021, according to Chris Creamer of Sportslogos.net.

Creamer reports that the Raptors are planning to get rid of their current home uniform design (white with black and red accents) and tweak their primary logo following the end of the 2019-20 season.

The Toronto Raptors adopted this white jersey with black and red accents for its home uniform during the 2015-16 season. (Frank Gunn/CP)

Details about the new uniform have not been released yet, but Creamer says Toronto will likely use a chevron-style design for their primary uniform next season, similar

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FORT WORTH, Texas — The silence that greeted the return of the PGA Tour at Colonial will be a familiar sound for the first major of the year.

The PGA of America has submitted plans to hold the PGA Championship at Harding Park without spectators, and the San Francisco Chronicle reports public health officials have approved it.

An announcement was pending approval by San Francisco officials and was expected as early as Tuesday.

It at least sets the PGA Championship for Aug. 6-9 at Harding Park, the public course along a golf landscape near the Pacific Ocean that includes Olympic

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Sevilla missed a chance to strengthen its hold on third place in the Spanish league after conceding an 87th-minute own-goal in drawing with Levante 1-1 on Monday.

Luuk de Jong put Sevilla ahead a few seconds into the second half but a fluke play near the end gave the host the draw as a cross partially saved by goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik ricocheted off defender Diego Carlos and went into their own net.

Sevilla was on its way to opening a six-point gap to fourth-placed Real Sociedad had it held on to the victory. It would also have moved within six

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There’s a new contender in the UFC women’s flyweight division and her name is Cynthia Calvillo.

The former strawweight improved to 9-1-1 in her professional mixed martial arts career after earning a five-round unanimous decision victory over Jessica Eye in the featured bout at a UFC Fight Night event at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Calvillo out-landed Eye 150-70 in total strikes but it was her four takedowns and dominant ground control that was the main difference in the fight. Two judges scored the bout 49-46 while the third saw it 48-47 all in favour of

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The U.S. Tennis Association intends to hold the U.S. Open in New York starting in August without spectators, if it gets governmental support — and a formal announcement could come this week.

Like many sports, the professional tennis tours have been suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The French Open was postponed from May to September and Wimbledon cancelled altogether for the first time in 75 years. The U.S. Open, if played, would be the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, following the Australian Open in January.

“We’re ready to move forward as long as we get

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