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Ujiri: Altercation happened ‘because I am Black’

Raptors president Masai Ujiri thanked people for their support Thursday regarding the video footage released showing Ujiri’s altercation with a sheriff’s deputy in 2019. In his statement, Ujiri said the incident happened “because I am Black.”

Virus postpones Mets’ games vs. Marlins, Yanks

Two members of the New York Mets organization have tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the postponement of their next two games — Thursday at Miami and Friday against the Yankees.

Chiefs ban headdresses, face paint, look at chop

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Thursday that fans will no longer be allowed to wear Native American-themed headdresses or face paint and that the franchise will review whether the Arrowhead Chop will continue.

Sources: NBPA preparing for free-agency delay

Due to uncertainty about next season’s projected league revenues, a delay to the Oct. 18 start of free agency would give the NBA and NBPA a chance to better formulate the parameters of the 2020-21 salary-cap and luxury-tax thresholds, sources told ESPN.

Tiger rides putter swap, birdie run for opening 68

Tiger Woods says his last-minute decision to go back to the shorter Scotty Cameron putter came from “stubbornness,” but it worked out, as Woods shot a 3-under 68 in the first round of The Northern Trust.