OSU, Iowa parents fault Big Ten’s ‘messy’ decision

College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University Frustrated parents of football players at Ohio State and Iowa are speaking out against the Big Ten’s decision to postpone the football season to the spring, questioning the process and the conference leadership, and are asking the league for further consideration and input. Iowa parents on Friday hand-delivered a letter to the conference headquarters in Chicago, requesting a meeting with commissioner Kevin Warren to ask questions “and get direct […]

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Best of Friday at NFL training camps: Teams practice in pads; Cowboys, Chiefs rookies stand out

A few teams took part in padded practices at 2020 NFL training camps on Friday, including the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars. In some cases, it was the first chance for our NFL Nation reporters to get a look at the rookie draft picks in their uniforms. The day also produced a few highlights from drills, as well as news on the Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns. Here’s what you need to know from camps […]

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Cowboys using summer camp treat to beat heat

Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children Holding training camp at The Star has required the Dallas Cowboys to get creative when it comes to the Texas heat. How so? Popsicles. The Cowboys set up three cooling tents on an adjacent artificial turf field for players to use during the two practice breaks. In addition to cold towels, water and Gatorade are, yes, popsicles. “The […]

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Five on-field, two replay officials opt out of 2020 season

Seven NFL officials have opted out of the 2020 season. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Friday that five on-field officials and two replay officials have taken a leave of absence for the 2020 season, per sources informed of the situation. The NFL announced that the five on-field officials opting out are line judge Jeff Bergman, back judge Steve Freeman, field judge Greg Gautreaux, field judge Joe Larrew and back judge Tony Steratore. The deadline for refs to opt out was […]

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Which SEC school should Big Ten fans adopt? A fan’s guide for 2020

The Big Ten will not play football this fall, a decision still being felt across the conference. That will sting even more if the SEC plays out its 2020 college football season.   The heat between the two conferences is real. It’s the regional rivalry between two $700 million conferences that helps drive the sport. Perhaps, just for one year, Big Ten fans can adopt an SEC school to root for on the couch. Yeah, we know, it’s almost impossible.   Just give it a chance. We paired […]

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2020 NFL triplets rankings: Chiefs overtake Saints at No. 1

Time for your favorite arbitrary ranking of the year: offensive triplets! Assessing each team’s QB-RB-pass catcher trio might feel a bit antiquated and unscientific, but it can provide a decent snapshot of an offense’s capability. Consider that in our 2019 triplets rankings, 11 of the top 16 groups represented teams that actually finished 16th or better in total offense. Three of the five that didn’t — the Colts, Panthers and Steelers — very well could have, if their starting quarterbacks […]

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‘Starting to hit home:’ Growth of Black players in MLB showing encouraging signs

It has been excruciatingly slow, tormenting Major League Baseball, creating skepticism and doubt anything will change. The numbers still are embarrassingly low, but finally there are signs of growth. “We live in a microwave society, and we want to see instant change,’’ said Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, with the 100th anniversary of the league to be celebrated Sunday throughout baseball. “That doesn’t happen in baseball. But I am encouraged. “I do think we’re seeing a […]

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LeBron James, Los Angeles Dodgers join forces to make Dodger Stadium a general election polling place

For the first time, a Major League Baseball team has made its home stadium available to be a polling site. The voting-rights group of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James – More Than A Vote – has partnered with the Dodgers to make Dodger Stadium a polling destination for the November general election.  "Dodger Stadium is part of the fabric of Los Angeles, and we’re proud to continue to partner with the county to make the property available for the benefit […]

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Indians’ Zach Plesac criticizes media, maintains he was being safe despite breaking COVID-19 protocols

Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach Plesac took to social media Thursday to "get out the truth" about the incident last week that landed him and teammate Mike Clevinger on MLB's Restricted List. In a video posted to Instagram, Plesac criticized the news media for doing "some evil things," five days after the team sent him home for breaking curfew during a weekend road trip in Chicago.  "Truthfully, I'm disgusted with the way the media has handled this whole situation surrounding our team," Plesac said on […]

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Cowboys announce COVID-19 protocols for fans at AT&T Stadium

The Dallas Cowboys on Thursday revealed their plan to make their home of AT&T Stadium as safe as possible for fans in 2020 amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The team announced its Safe Stadium Policy, which will include a limited stadium capacity with tickets distributed in seat blocks “known as ‘pods’ to maintain distance between groups who are not known to one another.” Fans will be required to “maintain pod integrity by only transferring tickets to family or friends within […]

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