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Stephen Jackson, former NBA player and George Floyd's friend: 'Make these men pay'

Stephen Jackson, former NBA player and George Floyd's friend: 'Make these men pay'

ABC NewsBy JUJU CHANG and ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Former NBA player Stephen Jackson says his longtime friend George Floyd, who called him his "twin," was in the middle of getting his life together when he was killed Monday after he was apprehended by Minneapolis police and pinned to the ground for more… ... Continue Reading
Disney, NBA in talks to complete basketball season at Walt Disney World

Disney, NBA in talks to complete basketball season at Walt Disney World

cmannphoto/iStockBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The NBA may complete their season at Walt Disney World.In an interview with ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis, Bob Chapek, the chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company, revealed that Disney and the NBA are currently in conversations to finish their season at Walt Disney World."We… ... Continue Reading
NHL announces plan to resume season with amended playoffs amid COVID-19 pandemic

NHL announces plan to resume season with amended playoffs amid COVID-19 pandemic

francisblack/iStockBy ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The National Hockey League, on hiatus since March 12, announced on Tuesday its intention to restart team training camps by mid-July in preparation for an amended Stanley Cup playoffs to be held in two "hub" cities.Twenty-four of the league's 31 teams will return to the ice to vie for… ... Continue Reading
NFL player files lawsuit against United saying he was sexually assaulted on a flight

NFL player files lawsuit against United saying he was sexually assaulted on a flight

fstop123/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS(NEWARK, N.J.) -- An NFL player has sued United Airlines after he was allegedly sexually assaulted on a flight from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey.The player, who was not named, was flying home to New Jersey on Feb. 10 when the alleged incident occurred, according to the lawsuit. During the… ... Continue Reading
NCAA approves voluntary training activities for football, basketball starting June 1

NCAA approves voluntary training activities for football, basketball starting June 1

jetcityimage/iStockBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The NCAA has good news for college football and basketball players who have been sidelined like so many due to the coronavirus pandemic.Division I student-athletes for both sports have been given the green light to participate in on-campus voluntary athletics activities starting June 1 as long as local,… ... Continue Reading
Belmont Stakes set for June 20 without fans in the bleachers

Belmont Stakes set for June 20 without fans in the bleachers

cmannphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New York's Belmont Stakes is usually the third leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.  This year it will be the first. The New York Racing Association announced the 152nd Belmont Stakes will take place Saturday, June 20 as the opening leg of the Triple Crown.Another difference horse racing fans will notice --… ... Continue Reading
Magic Johnson hails

Magic Johnson hails "The Last Dance" for showing kids why Michael Jordan is the GOAT

ABC NewsBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- NBA legend Magic Johnson has come in with a big assist to help out small businesses that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Johnson joined ABC News' Good Morning America on Tuesday to share his latest efforts that will provide capital to minority and women-run… ... Continue Reading
How Michael Jordan's oldest kids plan to evolve their dad's legacy after

How Michael Jordan's oldest kids plan to evolve their dad's legacy after "The Last Dance"

ESPNBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As fans relived Michael Jordan's show-stopping run with the Chicago Bulls to win the 1998 NBA title on The Last Dance, a docuseries that finished its 10-episode run on Sunday, the superstar's his own kids say they now have a new perspective on their father's storied career."At the… ... Continue Reading
NASCAR returns after 10-week hiatus, Kevin Harvick takes the win

NASCAR returns after 10-week hiatus, Kevin Harvick takes the win

Rutryin/iStockBy ABC News (DARLINGTON, S.C.) -- NASCAR returned on Sunday after a 10-week pause due to the coronavirus pandemic.Kevin Harvick crossed the finish line first, beating Alex Bowman to take the win at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.Given the ongoing pandemic, several precautions were taken during the race. Fans were not allowed in the stands… ... Continue Reading
Michael Jordan's daughter explains why he didn't want

Michael Jordan's daughter explains why he didn't want "The Last Dance" to be released

Aurelien Meunier/Getty ImagesBy CANDICE WILLIAMS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With the final two episodes of Michael Jordan's intimate sport documentary The Last Dance airing Sunday, his daughter Jasmine admits that her father is now finally breathing a sigh of relief.The wildly popular series, which chronicles her father's final Chicago Bulls season in 1997–98, shares rare… ... Continue Reading