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Jimmie Johnson drives during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

NASCAR looks to steer clear of protests over George Floyd

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR has a checkered racial history.

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske listens during a news conference at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Penske will watch his first race as owner of the IndyCar Series from a suite for the first time since 1995 when his teams failed to make the Indianapolis 500. He bought the series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway in January but his debut was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The IndyCar season opens Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Texas Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Penske wants full fans at Indy 500, ready for IndyCar opener

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

FILE - At left, in a Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton attends a press conference in Paris. At center, in a June 24, 2019, file photo, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar arrives at NBA Awards ceremonies in Santa Monica, Calif. At right, in an Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, Phoenix Mercury WNBA basketball player Brianna Turner is shown during a game in Phoenix. A column is normally a spot for pontificating, to speak bluntly on the issues of the day and receive a gamut of feedback, from effusive praise to slanderous insults.  Not this time.  Now's the time for those of us in the privileged class to listen, really listen to what African-Americans and people of color around the world are expressing in the wake of George Floyd's brutal, senseless death. (AP Photo/File)

Column: Shut up and dribble? No way. It's time to listen

A column is normally a spot for pontificating, to speak bluntly on the issues of the day and receive a gamut of feedback, from effusive praise to slanderous insults.

List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

AQUATICS

Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled.