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Brian Snitker: Freddie Freeman is COVID-19 Positive

Brian Snitker: Freddie Freeman is COVID-19 Positive

KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – When it comes to news Braves fans didn’t want to hear at the start of camp, “Freddie Freeman has COVID-19” was at the top of the list. On Saturday morning, as the Braves took the field for their first workout of the summer session, manager Brian Snitker announced…read more

NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

By ROB MAADDI “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. The…

Sponsor FedEx asks Redskins to change their name

Sponsor FedEx asks Redskins to change their name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins’ stadium wants the NFL team to change its name. “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,“ FedEx said in a statement Thursday. The company paid the team $205 million in 1999 for the naming rights to…

Zooming in to start unprecedented MLB summer camp amid virus

Zooming in to start unprecedented MLB summer camp amid virus

By STEPHEN HAWKINS Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward was going to address his entire team before the start of MLB’s unprecedented summer training camp, just like he did when spring training opened about 4 1/2 months ago. It was on a Zoom call instead of in person this time. When the New York Mets resume…

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