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Tri-City Americans cleared by WHL after bout of COVID-19

PASCO, Wash. — The Tri-City Americans hockey team is cleared to resume team activities, the Western Hockey League (WHL) announced on Tuesday morning. After a COVID-19 outbreak forced the team into quarantine, all players returned a negative COVID-19 test this…

Athlete protests remain banned at Tokyo Olympics, IOC says

The IOC says athlete protests and political messages will remain banned at the Olympics after a survey found that a majority of competitors were in favor of keeping the ban in place. That means raising a fist on the podium or taking a knee would still risk punishment at the Tokyo Games this year. The IOC said it surveyed more than 3,500 athletes over the past year and that 70% said it was “not appropriate to demonstrate or express their views” on the field of play or at the opening or closing ceremony.  

Former Kentucky guard Terrence Clarke dies in LA car crash

Kentucky says freshman guard Terrence Clarke died following a car accident in Los Angeles. He was 19. The school announced Clarke’s death in a release, but did not include any more details. The 6-foot-7 Clarke entered the NBA draft last month after playing in just eight games last season because of a right leg injury. He averaged 9.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. On Wednesday, he signed with Klutch Sports Group.

Former Kentucky guard Terrence Clarke dies in LA car crash

Kentucky says freshman guard Terrence Clarke died following a car accident in Los Angeles. He was 19. The school announced Clarke’s death in a release, but did not include any more details. The 6-foot-7 Clarke entered the NBA draft last month after playing in just eight games last season because of a right leg injury. He averaged 9.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. On Wednesday, he signed with Klutch Sports Group.

Arrest warrant issued in Louisiana for Seahawks' Aldon Smith

A sheriff’s office in Louisiana has issued an arrest warrant for newly signed Seattle Seahawks defensive end Aldon Smith. Sheriff James Pohlmann said in a post on his agency’s Facebook page that deputies responding to a call for medical assistance in Meraux on Saturday found a man who said he had been assaulted by an acquaintance outside a business in Chalmette. Detectives identified the suspect as the 31-year-old Smith and took out a warrant for second degree battery. The Seahawks say they are aware of the situation. The team had no further comment.

Gonzaga lands top basketball recruit Chet Holmgren

SPOKANE, Wash. — Fresh off of an NCAA Championship appearance, the Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball program now has its highest-ranked recruit in program history. On Monday morning, the nation's top-ranked basketball recruit, Chet Holmgren, made his long-awaited decision. During a…

Nike suspends sponsorship of Deshaun Watson amid allegations

Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Deshaun Watson amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment against the Houston Texans quarterback. Watson has been accused of sexual assault or harassment in lawsuits filed by 22 women. Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, has called the allegations “meritless” and questioned the claims against Watson, alleging they were made following a failed attempt to blackmail his client.