UNDATED (AP) — FIFA is calling for flexibility in allowing players to make gestures of support of American protesters during soccer matches. Organizers have been told to apply “common sense” and consider not sanctioning players over in-game expressions of solidarity. Players have used games in Germany and Britain to reveal messages demanding justice for George Floyd, the Minnesota man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck.
UNDATED (AP) — Tiger Woods is speaking out for the first time since George Floyd’s death, saying his heart goes out to Floyd, his family and everyone who is hurting right now. The 44-year-old golfer broke his silence with a statement on his Twitter account. Woods says police crossed the line. His comment came a day after former NBA star and current Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan made his first public remarks on Floyd and the killings of black people at the hands of police.
UNDATED (AP) — Baseball owners and players appear too far apart on compensation on a proposal to resume the sport in the coronavirus pandemic. Players favor a 114-game regular season and full prorated salaries, leaving each player with approximately 70% of what he had been slated to earn. That proposal was made Sunday, five days after Major League Baseball’s plan for an 82-game season with additional pay cuts that would leave each player taking in 23-47% of his original pay.
UNDATED (AP) — Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80. Dye took over a troubled program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power. The Lee County coroner says Dye died Monday at a hospice care facility in Auburn from complications of kidney and liver failure. His son, Pat Dye Jr., had told ESPN.com recently that the former coach had been hospitalized in Atlanta for kidney-related issues. He also said his father had tested positive for the coronavirus but had been asymptomatic. In 12 years at Auburn, Dye posted a 99-39-4 record. He also coached at Wyoming and East Carolina.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) —The Arizona Cardinals have signed tight end Dylan Cantrell to a one-year deal. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Cantrell is switching positions to tight end after being selected as a receiver by the Los Angeles Chargers in the sixth round of the 2018 draft. He played in college at Texas Tech under current Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, who is now in his second season in Arizona.