Jun 29, 2020 10:31 AM

Monday Sports Headlines

Posted Jun 29, 2020 10:31 AM

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a policy that would allow a student to be expelled for “openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions.” The move that most players announced Saturday on social media follows a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd that prompted outrage on campus. The tweet from Jaden McNeil mocked Floyd's death. McNeil is the founder of a conservative group called America First Students and has been criticized for his past comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. University officials have said they are exploring their options for action.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New England Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season. The league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. ESPN first reported the penalties. The filming occurred at the Bengals game at Cleveland on Dec. 8 of last season. The Bengals hosted the Patriots the following week and lost 34-13. At the time, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said neither he nor his coaching staff had watched any of the video footage.

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots are making moves as the team moves on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, who signed with Tampa Bay in the offseason. A source tells the AP that free-agent quarterback Cam Newton has signed a one-year deal worth up to $7.5 million with incentives. The signing was first reported by ESPN. The Panthers released Newton on March 24 following nine seasons, a move that saved the team $19.1 million under the NFL salary cap.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have signed free agent Joakim Noah to a new contract for the rest of the season, three months after he first signed a 10-day deal with the team. The two-time All-Star averaged 7.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 42 games for Memphis last season. The 35-year-old center was the 2014 defensive player of the year. Noah’s 12 years in the NBA also includes stints with Chicago and the New York Knicks.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson has extended his career-long season victory streak to 13 with a win at the Travelers Championship. Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman. Except for staffers and residents who live near TPC River Highlands, there were no fans. Mackenzie Hughes, who shot a first-round 60, had a 67 to tie for third with 23-year-old Will Gordon at 17 under. Gordon’s finish earned him a special temporary card and unlimited exemptions for the rest of the season.

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA. That’s according to multiple people who spoke with The Associated Press. Three people with direct knowledge of the change say it came together in the last two weeks. An announcement is expected today. The U.S. Open, originally scheduled to be played last week, was postponed to Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York when the COVID-19 pandemic let no golf tournaments for three months.