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DeSean Jackson Apologizes After Posting…

DeSean Jackson Apologizes After Posting Anti-Semitic Message The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver experienced overwhelming backlash after he posted a quote from Hilter to his Instagram story feed on Monday. He also shared two other now-deleted posts expressing admiration for Louis Farrakhan, a known anti-Semitic. Following his posts, the Eagles denounced his message, saying it was “offensive,” “absolutely appalling” and that “appropriate action” would be taken. Jackson took to social media to issue a public apology to the Jewish community. He said his posts were taken the “wrong way,” and he “didn’t realize what [the quote] was saying.” DeSean Jackson, via Fox News Jackson also clarified that he does “not have hatred towards anyone” and only intended to “uplift African Americans.” DeSean Jackson, via Fox News

Like father, like son: Stephen Jones drops…

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Caris LeVert's 34 lead Nets past Wizards, 118-110

Caris LeVert scored 25 of his 34 points in the second half to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Washington Wizards 118-110 and move closer to a playoff berth

All-America center Garza passes on NBA to return…

Big Ten player of the year Luka Garza says he's withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return to Iowa for his senior season

Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal With Disney

Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal With Disney The former NFL player signed an overall first-look deal with the company to produce projects on “race, social injustice and the quest for equity.” Colin Kaepernick, via statement Kaepernick has already started working on his first project with the company, a docuseries with Jemele Hill. According to Disney, the docuseries will feature "a vast never-before-seen archive that documents his last five years." Disney added that Kaepernick’s projects will stream on Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Hulu, Pixar and The Undefeated.

Butler misses Heat practice, teammate hints he's…

Jimmy Butler was not at the Miami Heat's practice Sunday, and one of his teammates suggested that he was quarantining away from the team

Lowry scores 33 to lead Raptors to 11th straight…

Kyle Lowry hit a dagger 3-pointer with 3 minutes left and finished with 33 points and 14 rebounds for the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors, who restarted their season by beating the slow-starting Los Angeles Lakers for the 11th straight time, 107-92

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'NBA 2K21' Honors Kobe Bryant With 'Mamba…

'NBA 2K21' Honors Kobe Bryant With 'Mamba Forever' Edition The late basketball superstar appears on two cover options of 'NBA 2K21,' which drops in September. This past January, Bryant lost his life in a helicopter crash in California. 'NBA 2K21' Officials, via statement The video game series revealed two art pieces of Bryant. The five-time NBA champion sports his #8 and #24 jerseys in the pictures. 'NBA 2K21' says #8 is for the current generation version of the game. #24 represents the next-generation cover art. 'Mamba Forever' will also have special features centering around Bryant. 'NBA 2K21' Officials, via statement

Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he feels fine…

George, Clippers rain 3s on Pelicans in 126-103…

Paul George made three straight 3-pointers in the opening minutes and had eight overall for 28 points for the Los Angeles Clippers, who rode a team-record barrage of long-range shots to beat the faltering New Orleans Pelicans 126-103

Happy Birthday, Mike Tyson!

Happy Birthday, Mike Tyson! Michael Gerard Tyson turns 54 years old today. Here are five fun facts about the former heavyweight boxing champion. 1. His nickname is “Iron Mike.” 2. Tyson knocked out his opponent in one round during his professional debut. 3. He loves pigeons. 4. Tyson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. 5. He was the highest paid athlete in 1990. Happy Birthday, Mike Tyson!

Butler, Adebayo score 22 each as Heat top Nuggets…

Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo each scored 22 points to help the Miami Heat beat the Denver Nuggets 125-105 in the first restart game for both teams

AP Interview: Heat's Leonard stands for anthem…

Meyers Leonard of the Miami Heat stood for the national anthem before his team played the Denver Nuggets

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2020 Kentucky Derby to Be Held in September With…

2020 Kentucky Derby to Be Held in September With Spectators Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Churchill Downs Racetrack confirmed that the race, which had been postponed due to COVID-19, will take place on September 5. Those who attend the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby will be under strict guidelines and encouraged to wear masks. Health measures will also be in place during Kentucky Derby Week leading up to the main event. Churchill Downs president Kevin Flanery says the venue is determined to keep customers, employees and communities safe. Kevin Flanery, via press release Guidelines stress the use of masks unless people are in their reserved venue or seat. One's face must be covered when going to the bathroom, purchasing concessions, placing a bet and walking around. Access around Churchill Downs and the number of guests, media and employees will be limited.