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0:45Fans at a football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans
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Chiefs Fan Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Attending Season Opener

2:44Mask-wearing student walks past statue of legendary University of Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne on Tuesday.
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Big Ten Reverses Course, Says Football Season Will Start Oct. 23

3:02Cut-out fans sit in the stands during an NFL game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Chargers.
AP Photo/Emilee Chinn

NFL Fans Weigh COVID-19 Risks

0:31Naomi Osaka, of Japan, fires a ball into the stands after defeating Shelby Rogers
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Tennis Stars Take A Stand Against Racial Injustice

3:20New York Giants coaches and players lock arms
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Social Justice On Minds Of NFL Players As Season Kicks Off

1:45A Kansas City Chiefs fan walks outside the stadium before Super Bowl 54 in 2020.
Seth Wenig / AP

Native American-Style Dress, Paint Won't Be Part Of NFL Opener

2:33The Seattle Seahawks hold practice with COVID-19 measures in place
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NFL's COVID-19 Response Highlights Opening Of 2020 Season

1:48Jockey John Velazquez riding Authentic, wins the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, Sept. 5
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Kentucky Derby Runs Amid Protests Demanding Justice For Breonna Taylor

1:36Racehorse Attachment Rate works out for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, to be run with protesters outside and no fans inside.
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Racial Tensions and Pandemic Mark Saturday's Kentucky Derby Run

1:08New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver poses for a photo in March 1968.
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Baseball Hall Of Famer Tom Seaver Dies At 75

0:49Georgetown coach John Thompson shouts to the floor during the Hovas' NCAA semifinal game against St. John's in 1985.
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Legendary Georgetown Basketball Coach John Thompson Dies At 78

1:18Officials stand beside an empty court at the scheduled start of an NBA basketball first round playoff game.
Ashley Landis / AP

Athletes Go On Strike For Jacob Blake

1:22Milwaukee Bucks signage is displayed on screens beside an empty court before the scheduled start of an NBA basketball
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NBA Playoff Games Postponed Amid Player Boycott

2:54Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic
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Should Athletes Get Preferential Turnaround Times For COVID-19 Tests?

0:34NTSB investigators Adam Huray and Carol Hogan examine wreckage from the crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others
National Transportation and Safety Board / James Anderson / AP

Company Involved In Bryant Crash Sues Air Traffic Controllers

0:33A memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center.
Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP

Street In L.A. Renamed After Kobe Bryant

1:11The Washington Football Team has hired Jason Wright as team president.
Alex Brandon / AP

Washington Football Team Hires NFL's First Black Team President

1:04Medical personnel administer COVID-19 testing at a drive-through site.
Eric Gay / AP

FDA Approves Emergency Authorization For COVID-19 Saliva Test

2:45Alabama football player scores touchdown against Clemson
Associated Press

How College Football Programs Are Working To Ensure There's A Season

2:47Fans cheer the 2018 University of Michigan Football team as they enter the field
Associated Press

The Complex Challenges In The Return of College Sports

1:23NBA players and coaches lock arms and kneel before an NBA basketball game.
Kim Klement / AP

Professional Sports More Open About Social Justice Messaging

2:21St. Louis Cardinals on the mound
Jim Mone / AP

Positive COVID-19 Tests Postpones Another MLB Game

1:01Philadelphia Phillies helmet and bat
Chris Szagola / AP

2 Philadelphia Phillies Staffers Test Positive For The Coronavirus

2:07A security guard wearing a face mask stands near a basketball arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Wednesday, July 29.
Ashley Landis / AP

NBA Restarts Season While Other Leagues Ponder COVID-19 Plans

1:02Miami Marlins' manager Don Mattingly
Chris Szagola / AP

Miami Marlins' Season Paused After More Positive COVID-19 Tests

1:09Patrick Mahomes
Doug Benc / AP

Patrick Mahomes Joins Kansas City Royals Ownership Group

1:31A foul ball sits in the empty stands of a Marlins and Phillies baseball game in Philadelphia.
Chris Szagola / AP

Two MLB Games Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

1:48Washington Football Team player
Washington Football Team

NFL Washington Redskins Temporarily Renamed 'Washington Football Team'

1:03NFL football
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NFL Requiring Fans To Wear Face Coverings At Games

1:08NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves an owners meeting.
David Goldman / AP

Reports: NFL Cancels 2020 Preseason