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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…More

Baseball’s minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons

Baseball’s minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections. The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the minor…More

Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th win

Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th win

By DAN GELSTON LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Round 2 at Pocono went to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin seized the spotlight, specifically in victory lane when Pocono had to set up lights after the race ended in the dark. Hamlin topped Kevin Harvick on Sunday night to win the second Cup race of the weekend at…More

No paychecks for 11 big leaguers: advance larger than salary

No paychecks for 11 big leaguers: advance larger than salary

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Grant Dayton will notice one glaring absence this season after he reports to the Atlanta Braves: his twice-a-month salary. He is among 11 major leaguers whose prorated pay for the abbreviated 60-game season amounts to less than the $286,500 advance already received by the 32-year-old left-hander. “It’s going…More

Manfred: `We owe it to our fans to be better’

Manfred: `We owe it to our fans to be better’

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the players’ association during a pandemic. “We need to get back on the field, and we need to in a less-charged environment start to have conversations about how we — and the…More

New York City Marathon canceled because of coronavirus

New York City Marathon canceled because of coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organizers and city officials deciding that holding the race on Nov. 1 would be too risky. Organizers announced the cancellation of the 50th anniversary edition of the world’s largest marathon after coordinating with the mayor’s office and…More

Short season, no summer ball make staying sharp a challenge

Short season, no summer ball make staying sharp a challenge

By ERIC OLSON If all had gone as he hoped, Elijah Cabell and his Florida State teammates would have been playing for the College World Series championship this week. Instead, Cabell treks to a ballfield in his neighborhood in Winter Park, Florida, most days to work on his game in solitude. He hits baseballs off…More

High schools push ahead for fall football amid pandemic

High schools push ahead for fall football amid pandemic

By JIM VERTUNO AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — High schools across the country are trying to figure out how and when students might return to classrooms this fall. Many are also making sure their star quarterbacks and other athletes will be in shape when they do. While states have been easing the economic and social lockdowns…More

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