Charles Barkley says sports world is turning social justice statements into a ‘circus’

Charles Barkley says sports world is turning social justice statements into a ‘circus’

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CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideHall of Fame basketball player Charles Barkley said the sports world's focus on social justice statements is becoming a distracting "circus" that doesn't fully address core issues the country is facing or produce real change. In a guest appearance Friday on CNBC, Barkley said he's felt the national spotlight — on athletes and the…
Live reports from opening day at Disney World: Park still ‘magical’ but modified for COVID-19

Live reports from opening day at Disney World: Park still ‘magical’ but modified for...

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CLOSE Walt Disney World has reopened to the public but with many new precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. WochitWalt Disney World reopened to the public Saturday morning nearly four months after closing due to the widening coronavirus pandemic.And what a different world it is for park visitors, who arerequired to have their temperature taken when…
Search for Naya Rivera continues: Authorities use sonar to navigate murky waters

Search for Naya Rivera continues: Authorities use sonar to navigate murky waters

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CLOSE Diver Max O'Brien is part of a team searching for "Glee" star Naya Rivera who went missing Wednesday afternoon at Lake Piru. Ventura County StarAuthorities have shared the methods by which they are searching for actress Naya Rivera, best known for her role as Santana Lopez on "Glee," who is presumed dead after disappearing from a…
‘Pushing the boundaries’: Long lines for COVID tests, stressed labs delay results as demand spikes

‘Pushing the boundaries’: Long lines for COVID tests, stressed labs delay results as demand...

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CLOSE COVID survivors' main symptoms can linger for weeks or even months, causing pain, trouble breathing, nightmares and even organ failure. USA TODAYAmerica’s testing system is once again strained and labs are struggling to keep pace as coronavirus rages faster than ever in the South and West.From Florida to California, large and small labs running 24/7 can’t…
Coronavirus updates: More than 66K new cases; Walt Disney World reopens amid surge in Florida; 7-Eleven Free Slurpee Day canceled

Coronavirus updates: More than 66K new cases; Walt Disney World reopens amid surge in...

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CLOSE Annual passholders were treated to a special preview of the Magic Kingdom's reopening. Walt Disney World has been closed for nearly four months. WochitWalt Disney World was expected to begin a phased reopening this weekend, nearly four months after the theme park shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.As with other theme parks that…
‘Republicans are really fed up’: GOP increasingly splits with Trump as his polls drag

‘Republicans are really fed up’: GOP increasingly splits with Trump as his polls drag

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CLOSE Donald Trump's push to reopen schools comes amid a nationwide debate over whether it's safe for children to return to the classroom amid coronavirus. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Weeks before President Donald Trump accepts his party's nomination, cracks are deepening within the party as a host of GOP lawmakers distance themselves from the Republican standard bearer as they weigh their election chances…
Trump’s troop visit, states’ plans, Disney’s reopening: 5 things to know this weekend

Trump’s troop visit, states’ plans, Disney’s reopening: 5 things to know this weekend

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Editors, USA TODAY Published 5:28 a.m. ET July 11, 2020 | Updated 5:31 a.m. ET July 11, 2020CLOSETrump to visit troops at Walter Reed hospital, says he will wear a maskPresident Donald Trump will visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Saturday, according to his public schedule. Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity in a…
Atlanta Dream’s Renee Montgomery pens letter to Sen. Kelly Loeffler: ‘Don’t end up on the wrong side of history’

Atlanta Dream’s Renee Montgomery pens letter to Sen. Kelly Loeffler: ‘Don’t end up on...

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CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Nancy Armour discusses Maya Moore's campaign to help free a wrongfully convicted man from prison. USA TODAYAtlanta Dream guard Renee Montgomery has conquered the basketball court both in the WNBA and before that at the University of Connecticut. But last month, Montgomery decided there was a bigger battle to be…
Trump grants clemency to ally Roger Stone after railing against ‘unfair’ conviction, sentencing

Trump grants clemency to ally Roger Stone after railing against ‘unfair’ conviction, sentencing

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CLOSE President Donald Trump defended the Justice Department's decision to overrule the prosecutors on the Roger Stone case and seek a lighter prison sentence for Trump's longtime confidant. He also refused to say whether he has plans to pardon Stone. (Feb. 12) AP DomesticWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime confidant Roger…
Pac-12 joins Big Ten with conference-only football, other sports for the fall

Pac-12 joins Big Ten with conference-only football, other sports for the fall

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CLOSE SportsPulse: Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg discuss if there will be college football this fall. As Wolken put its, all it takes is one bad outcome due to the pandemic to send the sport into chaos. USA TODAYThe Pac-12 will use a conference-only playing schedule for football and several other fall sports should teams…