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Big Ten Commissioner Warren creates anti-racism coalition

The Big Ten's Kevin Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, is creating a coalition to give the league's athletes a platform to voice their concerns about racism.

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd's funeral

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services, and the family has accepted the offer.

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Players skip training after union impasse with MLS

Players from several Major League Soccer teams skipped voluntary workouts Monday after the league and the players' association hit an impasse on an agreement that would clear the way for a tournament this summer in Florida.

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Column: NASCAR is back and fans may be right behind

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There is finally a break in this weird, new world of NASCAR after nine races over 16 days in three different states.

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NBA star Trae Young speaks at peaceful protest in Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — NBA All-Star Trae Young spoke at a peaceful protest of racial injustice and police brutality in his hometown on Monday.

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FIFA signals support for in-game Floyd solidarity messages

FIFA urged soccer competition organizers on Monday to apply “common sense” and consider not sanctioning players demanding justice for George Floyd during matches.

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MLB owners, players revert to salary squabbles of old

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball owners and players have reverted to form -- the type displayed over the past half-century during eight work stoppages filled with salary squabbles.

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Texas enters June with camps open for kids, some pro sports

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas entered the new month with summer camps, including sports camps, allowed to open as the state relaxed some of the rules put in place to control the spread of the coronavirus.

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NWSL sets schedule for tournament in Utah

The National Women's Soccer League has set the schedule for the opening round of its tournament starting later this month in Utah, with the Portland Thorns playing the defending champion North Carolina Courage on the opening day.

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Germany may sanction soccer players for supporting Floyd

BERLIN (AP) — The German soccer federation has defended its decision to assess whether four young Bundesliga players who made gestures in solidarity with George Floyd over the weekend must face sanctions.

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Liverpool stars take a knee in gesture of support for Floyd

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool players took a knee around the center circle at Anfield Stadium on Monday in a gesture of support following the death of George Floyd.

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Competitive sports resume in England after 75-day shutdown

A mid-morning greyhound race in a virtually empty venue in the central English city of Birmingham wouldn’t typically be an occasion warranting special attention.

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Cologne forward Modeste joins Bundesliga protests over Floyd

BERLIN (AP) — Cologne forward Anthony Modeste became the latest Bundesliga player to make a statement in solidarity with George Floyd after scoring against Leipzig on Monday.

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Cardinals sign TE Cantrell, release CB Shelton

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed tight end Dylan Cantrell to a one-year deal.

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Clemson leading scorer Simms returning for final year

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson leading scorer Aamir Simms is returning for a final season after withdrawing his name from the NBA draft.

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Clemson WR Ross out for the year due to spinal condition

Clemson receiver Justyn Ross, considered a first-round NFL draft pick next spring, will miss the upcoming college season due to a spinal condition uncovered after he was hurt at practice in March.

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Cantus Southwest American Choral Directors Association Preview Concert has been scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.


MASTER GARDENERS: Two sweet potatoes that thrive in West Texas weather

There are two forms of sweet potatoes: vining and bush varieties. Both are easy to grow and thrive in hot weather. Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta-carotene, which is easily converted by the body into vitamin A.


CATES: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

I think most nurses end up with a list of “things I pray I never get” after a few years of working as a nurse. Very high on my list of things I pray I never get is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is so hard on patients and it’s even worse on families. I heard a doctor a very long time ago describe it as “the forgetting disease”. That doctor went on to say, “People with Alzheimer’s forget in reverse order of how they learned.” People with this disease start out by forgetting recent things, like new people at church, a conversation you had with them yesterday, or how to get to their doctor’s office. But as it progresses it gets to be more significant things, like family members or where they live. Eventually, they forget the things they learned as babies—how to walk, how to eat, and finally how to breathe. I have never heard it described better. That description not only puts it in non-medical terminology really well, it makes it so easy to understand how hard this disease can be on patients and families. It’s no big deal to forget where you put your shoes or if you miss an appointment. It is a very big deal, for the person and for their loved ones, when someone forgets their grandchild or spouse.

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