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Orlando Magic player tests positive for coronavirus, team official says

Orlando Magic player tests positive for coronavirus, team official says

cmannphoto/iStockBy ABC News(ORLANDO, Fla.) — On the same day the Orlando Magic arrived at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to prepare for the upcoming NBA season restart, officials said one of their players will be temporally benched by the coronavirus.Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman made the announcement during a videoconference with…

Washington Redskins considering changing name just to be ‘politically correct’: Trump

Washington Redskins considering changing name just to be ‘politically correct’: Trump

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — BY: OLIVIA EUBANKSPresident Donald Trump on Monday weighed in on the Washington Redskins football team and Cleveland Indians baseball team considering changing their names — names Native Americans have long complained are racially offensive.While he didn’t flat-out say he’s opposed to a change in their names, he tweeted that the franchises are…

WNBA dedicates 2020 season to social justice efforts

WNBA dedicates 2020 season to social justice efforts

iStock/olcaytoibili(NEW YORK) — BY: MEREDITH DELISOThe WNBA and WNBPA announced on Monday that they will be putting work into social justice and honoring the Black Lives Matter movement in the 2020 season.This includes a new platform, The Justice Movement, and a social justice council, as players have been increasing their efforts to support social justice…

Trump lashes out at Bubba Wallace, NASCAR over noose investigation, Confederate flag ban

Trump lashes out at Bubba Wallace, NASCAR over noose investigation, Confederate flag ban

Official White House Photo by Tia DufourBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump lashed out at NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver on Twitter Monday morning, demanding he apologize for an investigation into an apparent noose found in the driver’s garage.In the same tweet, the president also blasted NASCAR for banning Confederate flags from…

MLB spring training begins with changes amid pandemic

MLB spring training begins with changes amid pandemic

cmannphoto/iStockBy ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Major League Baseball is back as the league’s summer camp has officially kicked off.With baseball’s return amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league is establishing several changes to player conduct and protocol to maintain and monitor the health and safety of the athletes.Watch the full report from ABC’s Good Morning America:…

Aspiring driver Rajah Caruth discusses his journey, why Bubba Wallace is a role model

Aspiring driver Rajah Caruth discusses his journey, why Bubba Wallace is a role model

Factor41/iStockBy ABBY CRUZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — At 18, Rajah Caruth already has a trophy case filled with medals and awards from competitive driving, from races all over the country.He’s just getting started.The soon-to-be Winston-Salem State University freshman already has his NASCAR license, and he has big dreams to become one of the sport’s top…

NHL, NHLPA finalize protocols for season to resume in Edmonton and Toronto

NHL, NHLPA finalize protocols for season to resume in Edmonton and Toronto

francisblack/iStockBy ABC News (NEW YORK) — The NHL and NHLPA have finalized the protocols for the season to resume this summer in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN.As of Sunday night, the sides still were finalizing the details of a memorandum of understanding for a collective bargaining agreement extension.The Phase…