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NBA Bubble Still Hasn’t Popped

The NBA’s bubble is still working. The league released its latest results Wednesday for coronavirus tests performed on players participating in the restarted season at Walt Disney World and the numbers are still perfect. Of the 343 players tested since results were last announced July 29, none has been confirmed positive. That means no player has tested positive since entering…

Brewbaker Tech Junior Named Gatorade Alabama Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Courtesy of MPS website In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company on Thursday announced Chanice Spicer of Brewbaker Tech as its 2019-20 Gatorade Alabama Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Spicer is the first Gatorade Alabama Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Brewbaker Tech….

Several Troy University Football Players, Coaches and Staff Test Positive for COVID-19

Troy University Athletic Officials have confirmed to Alabama News Network that a group of football players and coaches have tested positive for COVID-19. All players and coaches were asymptomatic and placed in immediate isolation and quarantine. Officials say they expected to have positive tests as this shows the detailed and robust plan they have in place staff, coaches and student…

Top-Rated American Sprinter Christian Coleman Suspended for Missing Doping Tests

FILE – In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Christian Coleman, of the United States, poses after winning the men’s 100 meter race during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Reigning world champion Coleman insists a simple phone call from drug testers while he was out Christmas shopping could’ve prevented the latest misunderstanding about his whereabouts, one he fears…

Saints Safety Malcom Jenkins Joining CNN as a Social Justice Contributor

New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins is joining CNN as a contributor focusing on racial and social justice. Jenkins says he believes he can “be a voice for other athlete activists and those who have dedicated their lives” to promoting equality through legislation and other reforms. Jenkins is an 11-year NFL veteran out of Ohio State who has won Super…

Advocacy Group Asking NCAA to Move 2021 Basketball Tournament Out of Idaho After Law Bans Transgender Women from Competing in Women’s Sports

Groups that advocate for civil rights and women’s rights have joined notable athletes in asking the NCAA to move the first and second rounds of the 2021 men’s basketball tournament out of Idaho after the state passed a law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports. A letter sent and signed by a list of professional athletes including Megan…

MLB Makes Another Attempt to Start Baseball Season with 76-Game Regular Season Proposal

Major League Baseball made another try to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July, proposing a 76-game regular season, expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to as many as 16 and allowing players to earn about 75% of their prorated salaries. Players have refused cuts beyond what they agreed to in March shortly after the pandemic began, part of baseball’s…

NCAA Releases Plan to Help Schools Bring Athletes Back to Campus

The NCAA has released a long and detailed plan to help schools bring athletes back to campus during the pandemic. The move comes as schools across the country prepare for the return of athletes as early as June 8. The NCAA last week lifted a moratorium on athletic activities starting Monday. That cleared the way for voluntary workouts and training…

Many Mourn the Death of Lee Dual-sport Star, UAB Football Signee Jamari “Chop” Smith

Many people around the area are saddened by the drowning death of Lee basketball and football star Jamari Smith. Smith drowned Wednesday afternoon at Chewacla State Park in Auburn. There have been an abundance of post on social media mourning Smith’s death. UAB Head Football Coach Bill Clark (Smith was signed to play football at UAB), MPS, Former Lee Generals,…