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NFL players raise concerns on playing, others ignore advice

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Some NFL players are raising concerns about playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic while others are ignoring advice of medical experts by working out with teammates.
JC Tretter, a center on the Cleveland Browns and president of the NFL Players Association, wrote an open letter to players on Tuesday, June 30, saying they ... (full story)


'A dark past': MVPs say time to pull Landis name off plaques

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NEW YORK (AP) — Something still bothers Barry Larkin about his Most Valuable Player award.
The other name engraved on the trophy: Kenesaw Mountain Landis.
"Why is it on there?" said Larkin, the Black shortstop voted National League MVP in 1995 with the Cincinnati Reds.
"I was always aware of his name ... (full story)


Kankakee river paddling

Now I’ve done adventures in and around the Midwest for many, many years, but it wasn’t until 2014, when I was doing recon for my American Dirt sabbatical, that I became familiar with the Kankakee River. That was the year I discovered one of the most beautiful and diverse rivers east of the Mississippi.
Knick-named t ... (full story)


COVID-19 and rock climbing

My three month sabbatical from rock climbing hasn’t been something I’d planned on, nor was it something I’d lost interest in. No, like many recreational climbers I’ve been sidelined from the sport because of all the mitigation guidelines regarding COVID-19.
Now I have to say that I’ve been developi ... (full story)


GM Berry, Browns launch racial justice initiative for change

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry was moved emotionally, and eventually into action.
Dismayed by George Floyd's tragic death in Minneapolis, yet strengthened by the nationwide wave of protests that followed, Berry, Browns vice president of football operations and one of only two Black general managers in the NFL, felt compelle ... (full story)