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A view of the Globe Life Field, the newly-built home of the Texas Rangers, with the roof open from a perspective along the third base line is shown in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The large video screen at the top of the stadium shows upcoming high school graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 to be held at the park. The Rangers were supposed to have its home opener on March 31, against the Los Angeles Angels, but have yet to see one game played in it this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 28, 2020 - 1:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players appeared likely to propose more regular-season games this year while holding to their demand for full prorated salaries, people familiar with their deliberations told The Associated Press. Washington pitcher Max Scherzer, among eight players on the union's executive...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles. Rays All-Star pitcher Blake Snell says he will not take the mound this year if his pay is cut further, proclaiming: “I’m not playing unless I get mine.” the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner said on a Twitch stream Wednesday, May 14 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
May 14, 2020 - 6:13 pm
I’m not really sure what Twitch is, but I do know this — Blake Snell will wish he was never on it. He said on the social gaming site what a lot of Major League Baseball players are probably thinking. Like him, they’re anxious about risking their health by returning to play and not happy they have...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2015, file photo, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, winner of the Lapchick Character Award, gets together with former St. John's basketball coach Lou Carnesecca at the organization's annual luncheon, in New York. Krzyzewski and Carnesecca are among those who teamed up with Madison Square Garden for a video posted on social media Wednesday night, May 13, 2020, saluting essential workers leading the fight against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 13, 2020 - 11:42 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Many of college basketball’s top coaches and biggest rivals have teamed up with Madison Square Garden for a video on social media saluting essential workers leading the fight against the coronavirus. Duke coach...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks' D.K. Metcalf speaks during a news conference after an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Philadelphia. Metcalf says the best advice he received as a rookie was to sit and observe. Metcalf shared some of his experiences from last year with 547 rookies on the NFL's rookie webinar held virtually after the draft. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 09, 2020 - 11:23 am
D.K. Metcalf says the best advice he received as a rookie was to sit down last at team meetings. Metcalf shared his experience as a first-year wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks with 547 players in the NFL’s first rookie webinar after the draft last month. Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020, file photo, Washington Capitals' Brendan Leipsic (28) prepares for a face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. The Washington Capitals have placed Brendan Leipsic on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract after he made disparaging comments about women and teammates in a private social media chat. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
May 08, 2020 - 12:12 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals on Friday placed Brendan Leipsic on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract after he made disparaging comments about women and teammates in a private social media chat. In a conversation involving his brother and Florida Panthers minor leaguer...
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May 04, 2020 - 9:30 pm
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Blake Bivens says he learned through social media of the deaths of three family members last summer. Speaking publicly for what is believed to be the first time about the Aug. 28 deaths of wife Emily, 1-year-old son Culle and mother-in-law Joan...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018, file photo, France's Renaud Lavillenie clears the bar in the men's pole vault final at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Britain. The three biggest names in men’s pole vault will compete against each other from their own backyards, Sunday, May 3, 2020, in a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic. Video links will connect world record holder Mondo Duplantis, world champion Sam Kendricks and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie. World Athletics calls it “The Ultimate Garden Clash” and will stream it on social media.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 03, 2020 - 2:40 pm
French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie hardly treated this like a garden-variety competition. It was for backyard bragging rights. So he raised his intensity. Lavillenie and Mondo Duplantis of Sweden shared the gold medal Sunday during a men’s pole vault competition held in their own yards...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2009, file photo, Jesse Smith, of the United States, reacts during a waterpolo quarterfinal match against Germany at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Rome. One way Smith is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is through virtual speaking engagements with water polo clubs and teams all over the country, passing along what he has learned during a couple decades in the water. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
May 03, 2020 - 1:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — When Jesse Smith looks out at his Zoom audience, he knows exactly what the crowd is going through. The captain of the U.S. men’s water polo team is adjusting his training, too. He also misses playing alongside his friends. One way Smith is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6 2019 file photo, Christian Vieri, Italian former player of Inter Milan and Italy, reacts at the start of a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Roma, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Christian Vieri’s informal talk show on Instagram Live has quickly gained a devoted audience of followers during the coronavirus lockdown. On a nightly basis, Vieri calls up his old teammates scattered throughout Italy and around the world to reminisce about their time together in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Guests have included international stars like Ronaldo, Hernán Crespo and Juan Sebastián Verón; along with Italians Francesco Totti, Paolo Maldini, Filippo Inzaghi, Alessandro Nesta and Marco Materazzi.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 01, 2020 - 5:48 am
ROME (AP) — Robbie Keane’s home fridge contained 300 beers and nothing else. Luigi Di Biagio orchestrated an overnight escape from training camp in his pajamas. Álvaro Recoba used to hide in the woods to avoid long-distance runs during soccer practice. Those are just a sampling of the many...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 30, 2020 - 11:24 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has tested positive for COVID-19. The 43-year-old Laraque made the announcement on social media Thursday in a post showing him in a hospital gown. “I guess I’m not invincible,...
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