Tom Schad, USA TODAY

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Recent articles by Tom:

Colin Kaepernick returns to Madden NFL video game for first time since 2016

Colin Kaepernick is still unsigned, but he will be available as a free-agent quarterback on Madden NFL this year for the first time since 2016. → Read More

How college football schools are handling attendance and tailgating during COVID-19

Schools are adjusting plans for game day activities this college football season due COVID-19. A look at where fan attendance will be allowed. → Read More

'A very risky proposition': As some schools punt on football, others prepare for return of fans — and tailgating

When the Football Bowl Subdivision kicks off its season one week from now, some schools will be welcoming fans and tailgating at stadiums. → Read More

Helicopter company in crash that killed Kobe Bryant sues air traffic controllers

Island Express Helicopters alleges the January crash was result of "a series of erroneous acts and/or omissions" by two air traffic controllers. → Read More

Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID-19

Usain Bolt won gold medals in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash at three consecutive Olympic Games from 2008-2016. → Read More

Why college football players whose teams canceled fall season won't be sent home

Though seasons have been scrapped due to COVID-19 concerns, football players are still living on campus and attending practices and workouts. → Read More

Former Angels employee Eric Kay charged with distributing fentanyl in connection with Tyler Skaggs' death

Eric Kay, the Angels' former director of communications, was charged with providing fentanyl in connection to the 2019 death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. → Read More

What's next for college sports after a particularly ominous day?

Programs eliminated, fall sports canceled and workouts halted leave many wondering what new challenges are still on the horizon for college sports. → Read More

Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif becomes first NFL player to opt out of 2020 season

Citing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Chiefs OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif became the first known NFL player to opt out of the 2020 season. → Read More

Washington's NFL team to be called 'Washington Football Team' in 2020

Club to be called "Washington Football Team" for upcoming season as process for rebranding with new nickname and logo carries on. → Read More

Fall without football would cost billions to colleges, NFL, TV networks, local economies

For the NFL and college athletics departments, the implications of a disrupted season would be staggering, far-reaching and compounded by unknowns. → Read More

Fifteen former female employees of Washington NFL team allege sexual harassment in workplace, per report

Women who formerly worked for Washington's NFL team, speaking with The Washington Post, allege sexual harassment, describe toxic culture. → Read More

Washington's NFL franchise to drop nickname, logo after 87 years

In a monumental and long-awaited move, Washington's NFL franchise announced Monday it will drop its polarizing team name and logo at the conclusion of an → Read More

Washington's NFL franchise to drop nickname, logo after 87 years

In a monumental and long-awaited move, Washington's NFL franchise announced Monday it will drop its polarizing team name and logo at the conclusion of an → Read More

Washington's NFL franchise to drop team name and logo after 87 years

Washington's NFL franchise announced in a statement Monday that it will retire its polarizing name and logo after 87 years. → Read More

As sports return, experts fear leagues will use up scarce COVID-19 testing resources

Experts wonder if the return of sports could burden an increasingly-fragile testing infrastructure. → Read More

As sports return, experts fear leagues will use up scarce COVID-19 testing resources

NBA, MLB and MLS are using an estimated 19,000 COVID-19 tests per week, but say they are taking steps to avoid burdening a fragile infrastructure. → Read More

Hogs? Lincolns? Best and worst potential new names for Washington's NFL franchise

If Washington's NFL team decides to change its longtime nickname, what are the best (and worst) options it might go with? → Read More

In COVID-19 hot spots like Florida and Texas, youth sports have patchwork response to rising cases

In hot spots like Florida and Texas, parents must navigate a smorgasbord of restrictions that vary depending on which entity is organizing an event. → Read More

Nearly four years after Colin Kaepernick first took a knee, NFL tides are turning on protests during the national anthem

In 2016, few NFL personalities wanted to address protesting during the national anthem. But after George Floyd's death, the conversation has changed. → Read More