Georgia voting law leads to calls for some sports events to be moved or canceled

A leading Black civil rights group is calling on the PGA Tour to pull out of the upcoming Masters Tournament in Augusta after Republican Gov. Brian Kemp last week signed into law one of the nation’s most restrictive voting rights.

“The PGA Tour and Masters Tournament have both made commitments to help diversify golf and address racial inequities in this country — and we expect them to not only speak out against Georgia’s new racist voter suppression law — but to also take action,” the National Black Justice Coalition said in a statement.

The new law imposes new voter identification
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What we’ve learned through 2 weeks of Auburn’s spring football practice

Auburn is two weeks into its first spring under new head coach Bryan Harsin, with this week serving as an unofficial midway point of the spring season.

The Tigers have had six practices to date, including one scrimmage inside Jordan-Hare Stadium last Thursday, and now enter an off-week of sorts. Normally, this would be the week off players get for spring break, but with Auburn not having a traditional spring break this year due to the pandemic—instead giving students wellness days throughout the semester—this year’s built-in break will be somewhat different.

Players will remain on campus and still have a

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Eugene Omoruyi among Oregon Ducks men’s basketball seniors moving on to pro careers

INDIANAPOLIS — Eugene Omoruyi’s college career ended with a double-double in the Sweet 16.

The senior forward led No. 7 seed Oregon with 28 points and 10 rebounds in an 82-68 loss to No. 6 seed USC Sunday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It was the fourth double-double of the season and 11th in 121 career games for Omoruyi, who confirmed after the game that he was moving on to begin a professional career.

“The goal is to just go home,” Omoruyi said. “My family is here. Go home with them and just take a week off and just get

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Mobile’s Paige Madden eyeing 2021 Olympics after NCAA swimming title

It’s already been an excellent 2021 in the pool for Paige Madden, with a chance to get exponentially better.

Madden led Virginia to the NCAA women’s swimming & diving championship earlier this month, the first won by the Cavaliers — or by any ACC program. UVA scored 491 points, easily outdistancing North Carolina State (354) and Texas (344.5).

Madden, a Mobile native and UMS-Wright graduate, won individual championships in the 500-yard freestyle, 200 free and 1,650 free, and also shared in a relay title. She was selected as MVP of the meet.

“It was pretty perfect, about as perfect as

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Latest Arizona Sports Betting Proposal Derailed By A Typo

Arizona lawmakers filed a “strike everything” amendment Friday that would have revived the issue of legal sports betting and allowed WestWorld, a massive Scottsdale convention space that hosts the annual Barrett-Jackson collector car auction, to apply for an operator license. But a typo in the new language appears to have killed the latest attempt at moving a legal sports betting bill.

On March 25, the “strike everything” amendment — which means a bill is stripped of its content and replaced with something else — was filed for SB 1293, which began its life as a refrigerated products bill. The

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Did Baylor-UConn refs miss foul on final possession?

The most dramatic game of the 2021 NCAA tournament — or tournaments, really, women’s or men’s — came down to a controversial final possession Monday night in San Antonio.

No. 1 seed UConn, with its remarkable Final Four streak on the line, led No. 2 seed Baylor by a solitary point in the Elite Eight. After two missed UConn free throws, Baylor had the ball, and 18 seconds to find a game-winning bucket.

Dijonai Carrington, the Lady Bears’ leading scorer on the night, drove to her left. Two UConn defenders met her – and sure seemed to foul her as

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