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South Florida police drop ticket plan after Dolphins players protest during national anthem

From anthem protests to domestic violence to President Trump and from looming labor disputes to CTE, the NFL is at a crossroads regarding its future. South Florida police unions are urging their members to not buy Miami Dolphins tickets or seek a refun…

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South Florida police drop ticket plan after Dolphins players protest during national anthem

From anthem protests to domestic violence to President Trump and from looming labor disputes to CTE, the NFL is at a crossroads regarding its future. South Florida police unions are urging their members to not buy Miami Dolphins tickets or seek a refun…

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NFL cheerleading is demeaning to women. It’s time to end this nonsense.

The NFL treats its cheerleaders like titillating eye candy. There’s no place for this insulting nonsense in the #MeToo era. Reform it or end it. Miss America has finally retired its antiquated practice of parading women onstage in swimsuits. The National Football League ought to go next. Actually

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NFL cheerleading is demeaning to women. It’s time to end this nonsense.

The NFL treats its cheerleaders like titillating eye candy. There’s no place for this insulting nonsense in the #MeToo era. Reform it or end it. Miss America has finally retired its antiquated practice of parading women onstage in swimsuits. The National Football League ought to go next. Actually

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Martin Truex Jr.: No room for off days in NASCAR battle with Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick

USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Hembree discusses a few drivers who are in the hunt for the final playoff spotin NASCAR. WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Martin Truex Jr. has won more Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races this year than he did in his first 10 full-time seasons in the series. Even so, he’s trying

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How NASCAR teams are gambling against the weather to win races

Austin Dillon needed a little bit of everything to come together to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Michigan International Speedway earlier this season. Working to the front after starting 13th, Dillon and his No. 3 Chevrolet team had to time its…

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MLB trade deadline grades: Arizona Diamondbacks among big winners?

The Arizona Diamondbacks made several moves at the MLB trade deadline on Tuesday and baseball writers took note. Many gave the Diamondbacks high marks in their trade deadline grades. The Heat Index takes a look at what they are saying about Arizona’s moves:  SOMERS: Did Diamondbacks address a strength

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Breaking down Bubba Wallace’s terrifying NASCAR crash at Pocono

Every once in a while, NASCAR sees a crash that is truly horrifying to watch, and that’s what happened to Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. on Sunday at Pocono Raceway – the track also known as the Tricky Triangle. Late in the Gander Outdoors 400 – which Kyle Busch ultimately won – Wallace slammed

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Monsoon knocks out lights at Chase Field during Diamondbacks game

Monsoons don’t discriminate when it comes to power outages. A major storm that moved through the Phoenix metro area Monday night left more than 100,000 residents without power. It also knocked out some pretty important lights at Chase Field. With the game tied at 4 in the top of the sixth inning,

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Diamondbacks OF David Peralta’s shoulder injury not a major concern

When David Peralta was unexpectedly taken out of Sunday’s game in the sixth inning, social media caught fire with speculation that the Diamondbacks’ fan favorite might be on the move so close to the trade deadline. However, it was revealed later that Peralta exited with right shoulder tightness

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MLB playoff picture: Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Rockies in fight for NL West

Just one game separates the top three teams in the NL West standings entering Monday’s MLB games. The Los Angeles Dodgers, at 59-47, lead the division. The Arizona Diamondbacks are just a half-game back at 59-48. The Colorado Rockies, at 57-47, are just a half-game behind the Diamondbacks. MLB PLAYOFF

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NBA offseason grades: How did Phoenix Suns fare in NBA draft, NBA free agency?

After a crazy draft night, catch up with Greg Moore and Bordow and what the Suns have done. USA TODAY Sports has released its NBA offseason grades for every team, where it looked at each team’s offseason transactions, including coaching and front-office changes, trades, draft selections and free-agent

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Kyrie Irving enjoyed watching USA Basketball players go 1-on-1

Kyrie Irving didn’t take part in the 1-on-1 drills at the USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas on Friday, but he was there supporting his teammates and admiring the talent on the floor. The NBA shared video of Irving watching matchups like Kevin Durant vs. Paul George, Victor Oladipo vs. Khris Middleton

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Kyrie Irving enjoyed watching USA Basketball players go 1-on-1

Kyrie Irving didn’t take part in the 1-on-1 drills at the USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas on Friday, but he was there supporting his teammates and admiring the talent on the floor. The NBA shared video of Irving watching matchups like Kevin Durant vs. Paul George, Victor Oladipo vs. Khris Middleton

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Chase Budinger, former NBA, Arizona Wildcats basketball player, chasing volleyball dreams

Chase Budinger realized something when he was riding his bike on the strand in Hermosa Beach, CA. This pathway is routine for Budinger, 31, but his ride always put into perspective that he’s not in the NBA anymore. “It hits me all the time when I’m biking down to practice,” said Budinger recently

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Chase Budinger, former NBA, Arizona Wildcats basketball player, chasing volleyball dreams

Chase Budinger realized something when he was riding his bike on the strand in Hermosa Beach, CA. This pathway is routine for Budinger, 31, but his ride always put into perspective that he’s not in the NBA anymore. “It hits me all the time when I’m biking down to practice,” said Budinger recently

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