The Rush With no sports to stick to athletes mobilize over murder of George Floyd

The sports world reacts to the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd: former NBA player Stephen Jackson made an impassioned plea in memory of his friend, Jaylen Brown of the Celtics drove through the night to lead a peaceful protest, Lonnie Walker of the Spurs helped clean his city after a night of vandalism, a former NFL executive admitted that Colin Kaepernick was blackballed for kneeling, and 49ers owner Jed York pledged $1 million to organizations that create change, leading to a Twitter feud between Torrey Smith and Eric Reid. PLUS: Marcus Smart, Serena Williams, Coco Gauff, DK Metcalf and others weigh in on history in the making.

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AP source MLB players offer 114-game season no more cuts

Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts, instead proposing they receive a far higher percentage of salaries and a commit to a longer schedule as part of a counteroffer to start the coronavirus-delayed season. Players proposed a 114-game regular season Sunday, up from 82 in management's offer, a person familiar with the plan told The Associated Press. Opening day would be June 30 and the regular season would end Oct. 31, nearly five weeks after the Sept. 27 conclusion that MLB's proposal stuck to from the season's original schedule.

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The FCS is ready to get back to football but how will it be pulled off

Monday is the first day the NCAA will allow member schools to re-open their athletic facilities to student-athletes for voluntary workouts, though without coaching supervision. "Our number one priority throughout this spring has been the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, and that will remain the top priority," NDSU coach Matt Entz said last week, echoing a sentiment across college athletics. It's an important step for any plan, but the way schools will get back to playing football this fall is still developing.

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