49ers' Raheem Mostert following lead of rushing legend Frank Gore
Raheem Mostert sat alone in the 49ers cafeteria in 2016, trying to find his way onto his seventh team in two years, when Joe Staley sat down and began a cherished mentorship.“I just wanted to pick his brain, so I asked him, ‘What does it take for a guy like me to be like Frank Gore?’ ” Mostert recalled Wednesday in a video conference. “Because Frank Gore is my idol and I love watching him play, and I know Joe was blocking for him when he was here.”Staley’s response: “Hey, Frankie G, he likes to work.’ … You’ve got to be like Frank, man. You’re a great running back. I can just tell by your pers...
The Mercury News
'You don't want to go through this.' Father of Myles Turner on his coronavirus battle
A few NBA players have been hit with the coronavirus, an All-Star lost his mother to it, and now Myles Turner has been confronted with the confusing frightening reality of it all.The former Euless Trinity and Texas star who is in his fifth season with the Indiana Pacers came home to Colleyville in the middle of March and shortly thereafter his father, David, tested positive for COVID-19.David Turner is a coronavirus success story, but reaching that point sounds miserable.About the only part of this experience David avoided was needing a ventilator. He was laid up in a hospital for several days...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Commentary: We also face a pandemic of racism
The onslaught of a global health pandemic COVID-19 has brought out the best in many of us and the worst in others. It has also exposed the ugly truths of racism, white privilege and white supremacy.As our nation’s leader continues to espouse divisive rhetoric that emboldens people to act out in aggressive ways, some Americans have sunk to a new low. Xenophobia against Asian Americans is on the rise. Health care disparities among African Americans have worsened during the pandemic due to systemic racism. Black and brown people are being disproportionately arrested for not properly following soc...
Tribune News Service
Navy's Blue Angels to fly over Chicago in show of 'national solidarity,' thanks
CHICAGO — As part of its “America Strong” campaign to thank medical professionals, emergency responders and essential workers, the Blue Angels will fly over Chicago on Tuesday, according to the flight demonstration squad.The Blue Angels, an elite flight squad specializing in aerobatics, along with the Thunderbirds, the Air Force demonstration squad, have been conducting flyovers in cities across the country since the end of April, according to a Department of Defense news release that called the effort a show of “national solidarity.”Chicago is on the list for Tuesday, along with Detroit and I...
Vikings will open 2020 season against Packers, play in New Orleans on Christmas Day
MINNEAPOLIS — The NFL announced its 2020 schedule on Thursday night, with a set of games that presumes this fall will contain an element of normalcy that few could guarantee at this point.ESPN’s Adam Schefter hypothesized on Thursday night the league could move as many as four weeks of the schedule to the end of the season, if coronavirus concerns force the NFL to start the season late. If that were to happen, the Vikings’ Week 5 matchup against the Seahawks on Oct. 11 could be their opening game, with their first-ever Week 1 game in Minnesota against the Packers moving to the end of the seaso...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Sean Reed’s Fatal Shooting By Police Captured On Facebook Live
A man has been fatally shot by police in Indianapolis, Indiana after a chase – and it captured on Facebook Live. Family members have identified the man as 21-year-old Sean Reed. The shooting occurred around 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Assistant chief of police in Indianapolis Christ Bailey reported that the police witnessed a man recklessly driving a grey Toyota Corolla almost strike another vehicle. Officers in unmarked cars then proceeded to follow the Toyota until marked cars joined in. This turned into a chase where the speeds of the car reached up to 90 miles per hour. Reed was broadcasting t...
Marshawn Lynch tells ESPN his agent 'has been in talks' with Seahawks about returning in 2020
Since the gun sounded on the Seahawks’ playoff loss to Green Bay in January at Lambeau Field, no one involved has ruled out that Marshawn Lynch’s return to the team late in the 2019 season could extend to 2020.But in the most significant sign yet that Beast Mode really might come back for another year with the Seahawks, Lynch told ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt in an interview Monday night that his agent, Doug Hendrickson, has been in discussions with the team.“My agent has been in talks with Seattle,” Lynch said in an interview that mostly revolved around non-football topics. “So like I said, we’ll se...
The Seattle Times
Mark Bradley: With Jordan elsewhere, the '94 Hawks missed their chance to dance
ATLANTA — America has a new team, even though it hasn’t played together in 21 years, one month and 12 days. In a time of no other sports, the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls have filled a void. “The Last Dance,” the multi-part ESPN series that chronicles their journey has us discussing Michael and Scottie and the Worm (i.e., Rodman) and the Zen Master (Phil Jackson) with a TV-driven fervor not felt since somebody shot J.R. Ewing.Those Bulls claimed a sixth championship in eight years. Back in the day, I asked Jackson about riding the whirlwind. He likened it to being part of the Beatles — he’d just watc...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In troubled times, hope renews that Buck O'Neil could at long last join Hall of Fame
To appreciate a potential shimmering light ahead, let’s start with a baseline point of contrast:This week in the sad parade of events postponed or canceled amid the scourge of the COVD-19 coronavirus pandemic, another phase of the 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Negro Leagues has been shelved — a commemoration of the first game in Negro National League history in Indianapolis, where the Indianapolis ABCs played the Chicago American Giants on May 2, 1920.Perhaps most movingly, the Saturday ceremony was to feature a tribute to the great Oscar Charleston that included replaci...
The Kansas City Star
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Defense Secretary Esper taps funds from counter-Russia programs for border wallWASHINGTON — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is directing Pentagon budget planners to defer $545 million worth of construction projects — many in Europe meant to counter Russian aggression — to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico.In a memo sent Monday to the Pentagon’s comptroller and other officials, Esper lists several projects in Norway, Germany, Spain and elsewhere totaling more than $200 million from which he says funds can be redirected.Those projects are all part of the European Deterre...
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