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FILE - In this March 17, 2015, file photo, Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark talks to the media before a spring training exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla. Major League Baseball players are upset over the prospect teams may seek additional pay cuts if games are played in empty ballparks due to the coronavirus outbreak. “Players recently reached an agreement with Major League Baseball that outlines economic terms for resumption of play, which included significant salary adjustments and a number of other compromises. That negotiation is over,” union head Tony Clark said in a statement Monday, April 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
April 20, 2020 - 7:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players are upset over the prospect teams may seek additional pay cuts if games are played in empty ballparks due to the coronavirus outbreak. Their anger was stoked last week when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was told by Mets chief operating officer Jeff...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, William Byron celebrates after winning the second of the two NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying auto races at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Byron won his second consecutive NASCAR virtual race Sunday, April 19, 2020, by holding off Timmy Hill — the driver who moved him out of the way to win an earlier iRacing event — in a race finally low on dramatics. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
April 19, 2020 - 4:46 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nobody did anything to get fired or lose a sponsor in this week's edition of NASCAR virtual racing. William Byron won his second consecutive NASCAR virtual race on Sunday by holding off Timmy Hill — the driver who moved him out of the way to win an earlier iRacing event — in...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2017 file photo, Chicago Sky's Stefanie Dolson raises her hands in the second half of the WNBA All-Star basketball game in Seattle. Dolson says she tested positive for the cororavirus. She is the first known Chicago professional athlete and the second WNBA player known to have contracted COVID-19. Dolson announced that she caught the virus in a video that aired Friday, April 17, 2020 during ESPN's broadcast of the WNBA draft.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 18, 2020 - 3:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson announced that she tested positive for the coronavirus, making her the first known Chicago professional athlete to contract COVID-19. Dolson said in a video that aired Friday night during ESPN’s broadcast of the WNBA draft that she and her “whole...
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In this image provided by Gulfstream Park, Tiz the Law, riddren by Manuel Franco, wins the Florida Derby horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (Lauren King/Coglianese Photos, Gulfstream Park via AP)
April 18, 2020 - 2:10 pm
Socially distanced crews in New York and California are keeping horse racing on television in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Horse racing is one of the few sports ongoing, albeit in a limited capacity at a handful of empty tracks, but its TV presence has expanded because of the dearth of...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday, April 6, 2020, and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, FIle)
April 18, 2020 - 11:43 am
The NFL draft is annually one of the most ambitious productions that ESPN does. Next week’s coverage might go down as THE most ambitious in the network’s 40-year history. With the NFL closing team complexes and canceling plans to hold the draft in Las Vegas, this year’s event is shaping up as a...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday, April 6, 2020, and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, FIle)
April 18, 2020 - 2:03 am
The NFL draft is annually one of the most ambitious productions that ESPN does. Next week's coverage might go down as THE most ambitious in the network's 40-year history. With the NFL closing team complexes and canceling plans to hold the draft in Las Vegas, this year's event is shaping up as a...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2002, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers television play-by-play announcer Vin Scully rehearses before a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. To baseball fans, opening day is an annual rite of spring that evokes great anticipation and warm memories. This year's season was scheduled to begin Thursday, March 26, 2020, but there will be no games for a while because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Paul Connors, File)
April 17, 2020 - 8:11 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Dodgers showed off some of their stadium renovations in a video narrated by retired broadcaster Vin Scully and posted on social media. Construction work has continued during the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2010, file photo, a network television camera is seen during a practice session for the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Indianapolis. Some technicians who work on sports broadcast crews believed their jobs could survive most economic downturns because people still watch sports while the networks that air the games still receive advertising revenues. But they're facing almost unprecedented hardships during the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has shut down all sports and put technicians out of work and on unemployment.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 13, 2020 - 3:05 pm
Greg Calvin believed his job as an audio technician could survive most economic downturns because people will keep watching sports while the networks that air the games still receive advertising revenue. But that was before the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down all sports and put Calvin and...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday, April 6, 2020, and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, FIle)
April 13, 2020 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN and NFL Network will join forces for this year's NFL draft. They will produce a broadcast that will air on both networks over all three days. The April 23-25 draft was originally scheduled to be in Las Vegas but has been moved due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now...
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In this March 27, 2020, photo, Rich Tokheim, owner of the Dugout, gestures in front of College World Series articles, in Omaha, Neb. Tokheim's sports apparel shop is directly across the street from the main entrance to TD Ameritrade Park, and more than half his annual revenue comes over the 10 days of the College World Series each June. The Division I baseball championship, decided in Omaha for the past 70 years, is among the many sporting events canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
April 11, 2020 - 11:46 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Rich Tokheim's sports apparel shop is right across the street from TD Ameritrade Park. More than half his annual revenue comes in the 11 or 12 days of the College World Series each June. “We're here," he said, "because of the College World Series. It's just so many people.” Those...
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