Pac-12 responds to football players threatening opt-outs

The Pac-12 responded Monday to football players who have threaten to opt-out of the season because of concerns related to health and safety, racial injustice and economic rights with a letter touting the conference's work in those areas and an invitation to meet later this week. A letter from Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, dated Aug. 3, was sent to 12 football players leading the (hash)WeAreUnited movement. In the letter, Scott said he was eager to discuss their concerns.

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Will Dissly avoids PUP list for Seahawks, passes physical in recovery from Achilles tear

Seahawks tight end Will Dissly saw a significant injury end each of his first two seasons in the NFL. While it was a torn ACL as a rookie in 2018, it was a torn Achilles sustained last October that brought his second season to an abrupt conclusion. However, Dissly has managed to recover from the [more]

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TCU chancellor: Patterson apologizes for use of racial slur

TCU's chancellor said football coach Gary Patterson apologized Monday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team meetings. Linebacker Dylan Jordan accused Patterson on Twitter of using the slur during a confrontation at practice. Center Kellton Hollins said on Twitter the team's leadership council discussed the issue with Patterson and told him use of the word wasn't acceptable in any context.

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Brutal night: Soroka out for season, Mets beat Braves 7-2

Jacob deGrom struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the New York Mets snapped a five-game skid Monday night with a 7-2 victory over the Braves that was overshadowed by a season-ending injury to Atlanta ace Mike Soroka. ''There's no sugarcoating this night,'' Atlanta slugger Freddie Freeman said. It was also a tough night physically for the Mets.

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Milton's go-ahead 3-pointer helps 76ers edge Spurs 132-130

Shake Milton made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 7.2 seconds remaining and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the San Antonio Spurs 132-130 on Monday night. Joel Embiid had 27 points and nine rebounds for the 76ers, finishing the scoring with a free throw with 0.4 seconds to play. The 76ers opened a 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter, then recovered after falling behind by four in the final minute.

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