Goodell, Tretter issue statements on Floyd, protests

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association president J.C. Tretter each issued statements on Saturday in response to the killing of George Floyd and the protests that have followed across the country. Goodell’s statement addressed Floyd — an African American whose death in police custody Monday night in Minneapolis led to officer Derek Chauvin,…

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Italian Fognini undergoes surgery on both ankles

LONDON (Reuters) – World number 11 Fabio Fognini underwent surgery on both ankles on Saturday to cure a long-standing problem. In a statement posted on Twitter, the 33-year-old Italian said he had hoped the two-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic will have improved his situation. “I’ve been having a problem with my left ankle…

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2017 Tour de France samples re-tested for unnamed substance – report

(Reuters) – Samples from the 2017 Tour de France are being re-tested as authorities look for a previously undetectable performance-enhancing substance, Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reported on Saturday. “On the basis of additional information… we have identified the relevant samples and carried out the first analyses,” a spokesperson for the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) was…

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