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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…More

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…More

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…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…More

Judges question warrants in Kraft massage parlor sex case

Judges question warrants in Kraft massage parlor sex case

By TERRY SPENCER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida appellate judges on Tuesday questioned the legality of search warrants that let police secretly video record New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others paying for massage parlor sex, pressing a prosecutor on his contention that the warrants were legally valid. Deputy Solicitor General Jeffrey DeSousa…More

Oakland A’s looking to fill seats with cardboard cutouts

Oakland A’s looking to fill seats with cardboard cutouts

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics might have some fans at home games after all. Well, sort of. The A’s are selling cardboard cutouts with fans’ photos that they will put in the seats at the Coliseum this season. The team also plans to mix in images of former players and celebrities alongside 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

Teams not able to disclose who goes on IL due to virus

Teams not able to disclose who goes on IL due to virus

By JOE REEDY Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury definitely will be easier than learning whether someone tested positive for the coronavirus. Major League Baseball said Tuesday that a team will not specifically announce a COVID-19 injured list placement for a player who is removed…More

Patriots owner’s prostitution case heads to appellate court

Patriots owner’s prostitution case heads to appellate court

By TERRY SPENCER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with twice buying sex from massage parlor prostitutes will attempt to save their case this week by arguing to an appeals court that his rights weren’t violated when police secretly video-recorded him in the act. Prosecutors will tell the…More

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