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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty pursues a play in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Foxborough, Mass. McCourty has accused the league of playing games with the opt-out deadline, targeting it for Wednesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
August 03, 2020 - 5:07 pm
What seemed like a simple enough process of players deciding whether to skip the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic has turned into a major story. It's a story that will affect team makeups and, perhaps, the relative peace the clubs and players' union had reached. The latest...
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, left, speaks with fans as he arrives at Nationals Park for the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals opening day baseball game, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 02, 2020 - 1:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams. During an...
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Danielle Kang hits her tee-shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the LPGA Drive On Championship golf tournament at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio, Friday, July 31, 2020. Kang finished in the early lead at six-under par. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 31, 2020 - 7:04 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang went more than six months without competing and looked as though she had never been away, playing bogey-free at Inverness Club for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the LPGA Drive On Championship. The LPGA Tour’s much-awaited return from the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneel together around the Black Lives Matter logo on the court during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
July 31, 2020 - 1:01 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Black players were next to white players. Coaches from one team were next to their compatriots from the opposing side. Many locked arms with the man next to them, some shut their eyes tightly, a few including LeBron James briefly raising a fist into the air or pointing...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor gets Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert at second base in the seventh inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 30, 2020 - 2:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ernie Banks famously said: “Let’s play two.” Baseball players just might not want to play nine innings twice in one day during this pandemic-delayed season. While Cleveland swept the Chicago White Sox in the first doubleheader of the season on Tuesday, union head Tony Clark called...
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Photo credit Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor gets Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert at second base in the seventh inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 30, 2020 - 2:23 am
MLB doubleheaders could get shortened to 7-inning games…
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2020, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey carries his bats during baseball practice in San Francisco. Posey is the latest big-name player to skip this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 29, 2020 - 7:43 pm
Now we know why a key topic in talks between the NFL and the players' union focused on opt outs. Already, some three dozen players have decided not to play the 2020 season. It's certainly not about the money, because those opting out voluntarily are getting a $150,000 stipend, and those walking...
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Photo credit FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tenn. Payton prefers not to use term “training camp” to describe how he’s trying to prepare his club for this pandemic-altered NFL season. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
July 29, 2020 - 4:25 pm
Saints’ Payton: More ‘live’ football planned this preseason…
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A basketball court is shown at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Kissimmee, Fla., Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The NBA's marketing motto for the restart of the season at Walt Disney World is “Whole New Game,” and in many respects, that’s very true. (AP Photo/Tim Reynolds)
July 29, 2020 - 2:14 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami center Bam Adebayo did not know Breonna Taylor. He never heard of the woman who worked as an emergency room technician and had designs on becoming a nurse, a homeowner, a wife, a mother. Never knew anything about her. That is, until she died. Not a day goes by...
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Photo credit A basketball court is shown at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Kissimmee, Fla., Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The NBA's marketing motto for the restart of the season at Walt Disney World is “Whole New Game,” and in many respects, that’s very true. (AP Photo/Tim Reynolds)
July 29, 2020 - 1:22 pm
For the NBA, it’s time to play, kneel and demand change…
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