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Oakland A's Coach Ryan Christenson Apologizes for…

Oakland A's Coach Ryan Christenson Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Gesture. Christenson, the team's bench coach, made an apparent "Nazi salute" after Oakland's 6-4 win over the Texas Rangers. In released footage, the 46-year-old laughs after closer Liam Hendriks put his arm down. Christenson then put his arm up again in a similar manner while laughing. The former MLB player soon issued an apology, saying what he did was "unacceptable.". In the world today of COVID, I adapted our elbow bump, which we do after wins, to create some distance with the players. My gesture unintentionally resulted in a racist and horrible salute that I do not believe in, Ryan Christenson, via statement. Toronto Blue Jays radio play-by-play announcer Mike Wilner has called for baseball to ban Christenson. Ryan Christenson should be thrown out of baseball for good, immediately. Good for Liam Hendriks for taking down his Nazi salute. Kidding or not, there is ZERO place for that, Mike Wilner, via Twitter

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Angels SS Andrelton Simmons opts out of final 5…

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons has opted out of the remainder of the Los Angeles Angels’ season

LEADING OFF: Rays, Indians try to clinch; Cole…

Tampa Bay can clinch its first AL East crown since 2010 on Tuesday night with a win at the New York Mets or a Yankees loss to Toronto

DeSean Jackson Apologizes After Posting…

DeSean Jackson Apologizes After Posting Anti-Semitic Message The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver experienced overwhelming backlash after he posted a quote from Hilter to his Instagram story feed on Monday. He also shared two other now-deleted posts expressing admiration for Louis Farrakhan, a known anti-Semitic. Following his posts, the Eagles denounced his message, saying it was “offensive,” “absolutely appalling” and that “appropriate action” would be taken. Jackson took to social media to issue a public apology to the Jewish community. He said his posts were taken the “wrong way,” and he “didn’t realize what [the quote] was saying.” DeSean Jackson, via Fox News Jackson also clarified that he does “not have hatred towards anyone” and only intended to “uplift African Americans.” DeSean Jackson, via Fox News

Oakland Athletics clinch first AL West title…

The Oakland Athletics clinched their first AL West title since 2013 on Monday night with an assist from the rival Astros

Santana's homer lifts Indians to win, brink of…

Carlos Santana’s two-run homer snapped a tie in the fifth and José Ramírez homered again as the Cleveland Indians moved closer to clinching a playoff berth with a 7-4 win over the AL Central-leading White Sox

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Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal With Disney

Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal With Disney The former NFL player signed an overall first-look deal with the company to produce projects on “race, social injustice and the quest for equity.” Colin Kaepernick, via statement Kaepernick has already started working on his first project with the company, a docuseries with Jemele Hill. According to Disney, the docuseries will feature "a vast never-before-seen archive that documents his last five years." Disney added that Kaepernick’s projects will stream on Walt Disney Television, ESPN, Hulu, Pixar and The Undefeated.

LEADING OFF: Yankees' Cole, Reds' Gray take the…

Gerrit Cole makes his final regular-season start in his first season for the New York Yankees, taking the mound against Toronto

LHP Cole Hamels done for year after just 1 start…

After making just one start for the Atlanta Braves, Cole Hamels is done for the season after going back on the 10-day injured list

'NBA 2K21' Honors Kobe Bryant With 'Mamba…

'NBA 2K21' Honors Kobe Bryant With 'Mamba Forever' Edition The late basketball superstar appears on two cover options of 'NBA 2K21,' which drops in September. This past January, Bryant lost his life in a helicopter crash in California. 'NBA 2K21' Officials, via statement The video game series revealed two art pieces of Bryant. The five-time NBA champion sports his #8 and #24 jerseys in the pictures. 'NBA 2K21' says #8 is for the current generation version of the game. #24 represents the next-generation cover art. 'Mamba Forever' will also have special features centering around Bryant. 'NBA 2K21' Officials, via statement

Seeding, not record determines who bats last in…

The higher seeded team reaching the World Series will have last at-bats in Games 1 and 2 and if needed Games 6 and 7, not necessarily the team with the best record

‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach…

Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders has been hired as Jackson State’s football coach

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Happy Birthday, Mike Tyson!

Happy Birthday, Mike Tyson! Michael Gerard Tyson turns 54 years old today. Here are five fun facts about the former heavyweight boxing champion. 1. His nickname is “Iron Mike.” 2. Tyson knocked out his opponent in one round during his professional debut. 3. He loves pigeons. 4. Tyson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. 5. He was the highest paid athlete in 1990. Happy Birthday, Mike Tyson!