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First coronavirus outbreak hits the NFL

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/29/20, 05:15 pm

Three players and five staff members from the Tennessee Titans have tested positive for COVID-19. The NFL team canceled all of its in-person activities through Friday. The Minnesota Vikings, who played the Titans on Sunday, halted practices on Tuesday.

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Louisville police get unexpected support

Sports | Basketball greats say Breonna Taylor’s death differs from other cases
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 9/29/20, 04:37 pm

When Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced a grand jury had approved wanton endangerment charges against one Louisville police officer in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, he expected blowback. Some protesters had demanded the arrest of three officers on murder charges.

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Playoffs are here on ice, diamonds, and courts

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/28/20, 11:16 pm

Major League Baseball will begin an unusual 16-team playoff as the best-of-three wild card round kicks off on Tuesday. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays are the top seeds from the National League and American League, respectively. The NBA Finals begin on Wednesday when LeBron James and the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers take on the surprise winners of the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat. Like all NBA playoff games this year, the finals will take place in the league’s Orlando, Fla., bubble.

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