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June 22, 2020 - 6:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — AP Source: Players' association executive board votes 33-5 to reject deal with MLB for 60-game regular season.
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Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans (42) reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 22, 2020 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will skip the Disney-based resumption of the NBA season, making him the first known example of a healthy, eligible player sitting out. Bertans can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is expected to command a big contract as...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cleveland. Scared he jeopardized his NFL career when police found a small amount of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop, Hunt, who served an eight-game league suspension last season for physical altercations while with Kansas City, said Monday, June 22, 2020, that he's grateful the Browns have stood by him.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
June 22, 2020 - 2:27 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt knows he's run out of second chances. “I've got to do better,” he said. Scared he jeopardized his NFL career when police found a small amount of marijuana in the Browns running back's car during a traffic stop, Hunt, who served an eight-game league suspension last...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo, New York Liberty's Tina Charles smiles on the bench during the second half of a preseason WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Several WNBA colleagues continue to be active in the fight against social injustice and police brutality, participating in protests and continuing work that they began four years ago. Charles, Natasha Cloud and others have been working toward solutions since 2016 after police shootings in Minnesota and another in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, made national headlines that year.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
June 20, 2020 - 1:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Natasha Cloud and her WNBA colleagues are staying active in the fight against social injustice and police brutality, participating in protests and sticking with the work they began four years ago. Renee Montgomery, the former UConn guard now with the Dream, was passing out bottled...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media at the owners meeting in Arlington, Texas. The chance that there will be no Major League Baseball season increased substantially Monday, June 15, 2020, when the commissioner's office told the players' association it will not proceed with a schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic unless the union waives its right to claim management violated a March agreement between the feuding sides. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 20, 2020 - 1:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Extra innings that start with runners on second base, games ending in ties and re-entry are among the possibilities for a radically altered 2020 Major League Baseball season, one limited to a maximum 60 games by teams that claim they can't afford more due to the coronavirus pandemic...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, members of the Philadelphia Phillies stretch before the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Philadelphia. Five players for the Philadelphia Phillies have tested positive for COVID-19 at the team's spring camp in Florida, prompting the club to indefinitely close the complex. The team also said Friday, June 19, 2020, that three staff members at the camp have tested positive. The club didn't identify any of those affected. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 19, 2020 - 11:59 pm
Every team in Major League Baseball will shut its spring training camp over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, a move that came in the wake of the Philadelphia Phillies announcing Friday five players had tested positive for COVID-19. The closures come while MLB owners and players try to...
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Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, center, joins other demonstrators in Portland, Ore., during a protest against police brutality and racism, sparked by the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after being restrained by police in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
June 19, 2020 - 5:34 pm
Bradley Beal grabbed a microphone and asked the crowd that joined the Washington Wizards and WNBA's Washington Mystics on a march to collectively raise a fist into the air and join together in saying “Together we stand." And they did. “We will stand for something bigger than ourselves," Beal said...
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June 19, 2020 - 4:40 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are offering season ticket holders at an elevated risk of COVID-19 infection the chance to skip the 2020 season entirely and still hold onto their seats for the next year. The policy appears to be the most generous -- or perhaps cautious -- yet...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Toronto FC soccer player Justin Morrow speaks to the media during an end of season availability in Toronto. A group of African American Major League Soccer players have formed a coalition to address systematic racism in their communities and bring about change within the league. The coalition is the result of an Instagram group formed after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, which spawned a wave of nationwide protests against racism and policy brutality. Started by Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow, the group grew to some 70 MLS players, who decided to act and the Black Players Coalition of MLS was born. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 19, 2020 - 2:08 pm
A group of black Major League Soccer players has formed a coalition that seeks to address racial inequities in the league and across soccer, and to positively impact local communities. The coalition is the result of an Instagram group that began after the death of George Floyd, which sparked a wave...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout smiles in the dugout after he scored on a home run by Brian Goodwin against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. If Major League Baseball and the players' union can partially save its 2020 season, the potential 60-to 70-game season would be much shorter than the usual 162-game grind. It would look much more like a college baseball season. “If there's 60 games on the schedule, someone like Mike Trout is going to play 60 games,” former major league baseball player and college coach Tracy Woodson said. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
June 19, 2020 - 1:21 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — John Stuper remembers some of the first advice he got from veterans when he joined the St. Louis Cardinals as a rookie pitcher in 1982: Don't get too high or too low during Major League Baseball's grueling 162-game schedule or you'll go insane. Now as a veteran college coach with the...
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