Four young soccer players in Germany's Bundesliga addressed the death of George Floyd with protests against police brutality and calls for justice over the weekend.
England's Jadon Sancho, Morocco's Achraf Hakimi and France's Marcus Thuram made statements on the field Sunday, following the example set by Schalke's Weston McKennie, a 21-year-old American, the day before.
Sancho, 20, scored his first hat trick in Borussia Dortmund's 6-1 victory at Paderborn with no fans present, but removed his jersey after his first goal to reveal a T-shirt with the handwritten message "Justice for George Floyd" on the front.
"First professional hat trick," Sancho said on Twitter. "A bittersweet moment personally as there are more important things going on in the world today that we must address and help make a change."
Sancho was given a yellow card for taking off his jersey, but it didn't stop 21-year-old teammate Hakimi from lifting his shirt to reveal the same message after scoring Dortmund's fourth goal, in the 85th minute.
Thuram, 22, took a knee after scoring in Borussia Monchengladbach's 4-1 victory over Union Berlin.
On Saturday, McKennie wore a band with "Justice for George" around his arm.
• People from throughout the sports world continued to speak out over the death of Floyd in Minneapolis. Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times. Celtics guard Jaylen Brown took part in a peaceful protest in Atlanta on Saturday after driving 15 hours from Boston, and on Sunday teammate Enes Kanter participated in protests in Boston wearing his own jersey. 76ers forward Tobias Harris marched in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Natasha Cloud of the WNBA champion Mystics posted an essay on the Players' Tribune titled "Your Silence is a Knee on my Neck," referencing to the circumstances of Floyd's death.
Tennis star Coco Gauff, 16, posted a video Friday of blacks killed in recent years, some at the hands of police, before her image reappeared along with the words asking, "Am I next?"
Canterbury sets post times
Canterbury Park announced post times for its upcoming 52-day season. Racing will begin at 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, beginning June 10.
The Shakopee track expects to receive final approval for the schedule June 8. No spectators will be allowed, and Minnesota residents will not be able to wager on races online or by phone.
• The Gophers football team added defensive end Austin Booker to its 2021 class. The 6-5, 235-pounder from Indiana is a three-star recruit, per 247Sports.com.
AROUND THE HORN
College football: The College Football Hall of Fame is boarded up and assessing damage from a destructive night of protests in Atlanta. The facility's most valuable artifacts were moved to a secure facility in case additional trouble broke out amid nationwide unrest over Floyd's death.
NHL: Penguins President/CEO David Morehouse dragged KDKA-TV cameraman Ian Smith to safety after protests outside the team's arena turned violent Saturday. KDKA anchor Paul Martino was with Smith and confirmed Morehouse's heroism.
Obituaries: Rob Andringa, who won an NCAA championship with the Wisconsin men's hockey team and later became a broadcaster, died Friday at 51. He was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in December 2017.
MMA: Gilbert Burns dominated ex-UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley to win a unanimous decision Saturday in UFC's return to Las Vegas.