A person with knowledge of the situation says that Kawhi Leonard did not accompany the Los Angeles Clippers on their flight to Central Florida on Wednesday night for the restart of the NBA season.

Leonard’s absence was excused and he is expected to join the team at the Disney complex near Orlando sometime in the next few days, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not publicly disclose the matter.

Yahoo Sports first reported that Leonard was not on the flight to the Orlando area.

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San Francisco 49ers post-season breakout star Raheem Mostert requested a trade from the team after being unable to renegotiate his contract.

Agent Brett Tessler made the request public on Wednesday after talks with the 49ers failed to lead to a new deal to replace the three-year contract Mostert signed in 2019 when he was still mostly a special teams standout.

“After months of unproductive talks with the 49ers about fairly adjusting Raheem Mostert’s contract (which paid him for special teams) we have requested a trade,” Tessler wrote on Twitter. “Disappointing that it would come to this for a guy who

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Nearly 200 players took the field for an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence to protest racial injustice before Major League Soccer’s return to action Wednesday night.

Players wore black T-shirts, black gloves and black facemasks emblazoned with Black Lives Matter. The shirts had varying slogans that included Black And Proud, Silence Is Violence and Black All The Time.

The players walked toward midfield, raised their right arms one at a time and held the pose so long that some could be seen stretching fatigued muscles afterward.

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Leave it to Fred VanVleet to say out loud what everyone else is thinking.

How concerned is he about the NBA convening in Florida to restart their season?

“Pretty concerned. It sounded good a month or two ago, not so much right before we got ready to leave,” the straight-shooting Toronto Raptors point guard said on a conference call recently.

When the notion that the league was going to try to construct an infection-free ‘bubble’ where the 2019-20 regular season could start first began to surface back April and gained momentum in May, there was a wishful belief that things

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Three players who have tested positive for the coronavirus but are no longer symptomatic will play together at the Workday Charity Open, the PGA Tour announced Wednesday in the latest revision of its COVID-19 policies.

Nick Watney — the first tour player to test positive — will play alongside Dylan Frittelli and Denny McCarthy during the first two rounds at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, the tour said.

All three players continue to test positive for the virus but have met the Centers for Disease Control criteria for returning to work, the tour said. Players in those circumstances will either

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On paper, UFC 251 might just be the best mixed martial arts card so far in the bizarre year that is 2020.

It’s a rare triple title fight event topped by a grudge match between reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and BMF titleholder Jorge Masvidal that has fight fans salivating. The men’s featherweight and bantamweight belts are also on the line, but beyond that it’s a deep lineup – a worthy offering for the first of four Fight Island events scheduled for July.

Even if you removed the three featured title fights and instead promoted the remaining bouts as a

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