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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper rounds first base after his two-run home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 03, 2020 - 9:44 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in infractions cases have been suspended through May 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced the move in a statement on its website Friday. It applies to cases...
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a press conference during MLB baseball owners meetings, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 03, 2020 - 8:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball. Five men had sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox in federal court in Manhattan, claiming fraud,...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Felix Hernandez warms up for a spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Venice, Fla. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 03, 2020 - 4:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — About 370 players who were at big league spring training with minor league contracts will get advance payments of up to $50,000 each from the Major League Baseball Players Association. The money approved Friday by the union’s executive board will be in addition to $400 weekly...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, a shot by Norfolk Admirals' Alex Pompeo (25), right, deflects up into the air off Adirondack Thunder's goalie J.P. Anderson (1) during the first period of an ECHL hockey game in Norfolk, Va. The ECHL season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. (L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)
April 02, 2020 - 3:50 pm
Tim Harrison made the long drive from South Carolina to his home just south of Boston with a lot on his mind. The ECHL season had just been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the 26-year-old wondered if he’d need to dig for oysters on the beach or do odd jobs around the neighborhood...
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A view of the empty Mapei stadium as the Serie A soccer match between Sassuolo and Brescia is being played behind closed doors, in Reggio Emilia, Monday, March 9, 2020. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says he is restricting travel  nationwide to try to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Conte said Monday night a new government decree will require all people in Italy to demonstrate they need to work, have health conditions or other limited legitimate reasons to travel outside their home areas. (Massimo Paolone/LaPresse via AP)
April 02, 2020 - 8:11 am
BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — The president of Italian soccer club Brescia said Thursday he will forfeit his team's remaining Serie A matches if the league resumes. Brescia is the third-worst hit province in Italy with more than 8,500 coronavirus cases and more than 1,300 deaths. “This season doesn’t make...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2015, file photo, Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith (99) sits on the bench during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Oakland, Calif. The Dallas Cowboys are taking a chance on another suspended defensive end, signing Aldon Smith to a contract while his playing status in the NFL is up in the air. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Smith signed Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the signing hadn't been announced. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 02, 2020 - 1:27 am
The Dallas Cowboys are taking a chance on another suspended defensive end, signing Aldon Smith to a contract while his playing status in the NFL is uncertain. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Smith signed Wednesday with Dallas. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 01, 2020 - 8:57 pm
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: A player for the Philadelphia Union has tested positive for coronavirus. It is Major League Soccer’s first player case of the virus that has caused the suspension of the season. The Union did not identify the...
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Texas Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo catches a ball during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 01, 2020 - 8:05 pm
Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is helping out financially strapped minor league players with the season on hold, giving $1,000 each to 191 of them who are in the Texas organization. Choo said Wednesday that he remembers the financial struggles when he was in the minors. The 37-year-old outfielder-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady calls signals at the line of scrimmage against the Miami Dolphins in the first half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. The Dolphins signed seven potential starters, but none will help their chances of overtaking the New England Patriots in the AFC East as much as Tom Brady did by bolting from Boston for Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 01, 2020 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome to the club, Patriots. You know, that unsettling feeling over not being sure who your starting quarterback will be this season, next year — or beyond. Just ask New England's AFC East rivals about it. Miami, Buffalo and the New York Jets have lived through that frustrating...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) smiles with head coach Sean Payton after being taken out in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in New Orleans. Saints coach Sean Payton said he didn't mean to insinuate on a television appearance this week that record-setting quarterback Drew Brees had informed him of plans to retire after the upcoming season. “I'm a big dummy,” Payton said Wednesday, April 1, 2020, during a conference call with media in New Orleans. “I honestly don't know if it’s his last year. I think the thing he's done, and we've all done, is taking it year by year.” (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)
April 01, 2020 - 4:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said he didn't mean to insinuate on a television appearance that record-setting quarterback Drew Brees informed him of plans to retire after the upcoming season. “I'm a big dummy,” Payton said Wednesday during a conference call with media in New Orleans...
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