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Snitker: The first time things have felt like Spring Training

Snitker:  The first time things have felt like Spring Training

KEVIN MCLPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – For the first time since Friday, Braves manager Brian Snitker didn’t have to being his daily media zoom session with bad news. As a matter of fact, it was quite the opposite on Tuesday morning as the skipper didn’t have any COVID-19 positive test results, or players opting…More

PGA Tour & The Memorial scrap limited spectator plan

PGA Tour & The Memorial scrap limited spectator plan

By DOUG FERGUSON The PGA Tour and the Memorial scrapped state-approved plans to have limited spectators next week because of what it described as rapidly changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Memorial, hosted by Jack Nicklaus at his Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, was in line to be the first tournament with…More

Chiefs, Mahomes agree to 10-year, $503 million extension

Chiefs, Mahomes agree to 10-year, $503 million extension

By ROB MAADDI The Kansas City Chiefs made sure they’ll have Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes around as long as possible. Mahomes agreed to a 10-year extension worth up to $503 million, according to his agency, Steinberg Sports. The deal is worth $477 million in guarantee mechanisms and includes a no-trade clause and opt-out clauses…More

Nick Markakis – Second Braves player to opt out of season

Nick Markakis – Second Braves player to opt out of season

BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Monday represented the fourth day of Braves camp at Truist Park, and the second consecutive where a veteran player has decided to sit out the 2020 season due to health concerns. Nick Markakis, the 36 year old outfielder has spent the last five seasons in an Atlanta…More

Harvick takes advantage of Hamlin’s crash to win Brickyard

Harvick takes advantage of Hamlin’s crash to win Brickyard

By MICHAEL MAROT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Harvick turned up the pressure on Denny Hamlin late in the Brickyard 400. And on a cooling track, Hamlin’s worn tires simply gave out. As the sun set Sunday over Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hamlin seven laps from one of the few victories that has eluded him, he…More

A Busy Braves Holiday Weekend & Hernandez Opts Out

A Busy Braves Holiday Weekend & Hernandez Opts Out

KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN ATLANTA – Fourth of July Saturday was a busy one when it came to Braves news. First and foremost, the club announced that four players had tested positive for COVID-19 (Freddie Freeman, Will Smith, Touki Toussaint and Pete Kozma). Shortly thereafter, Brian Snitker announced that first base coach Eric Young,…More

Braves’ Felix Hernandez opts out of season due to pandemic

Braves’ Felix Hernandez opts out of season due to pandemic

By CHARLES ODUM ATLANTA (AP) — Former Cy Young winner Félix Hernández has opted out of the 2020 season, at least temporarily ending his bid to revive his career with the Atlanta Braves. Braves manager Brian Snitker said Sunday that Hernández, 34, opted out due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made after Hernández…More

Bryson DeChambeau wins Rocket Mortgage Classic by 3 shots

Bryson DeChambeau wins Rocket Mortgage Classic by 3 shots

By LARRY LAGE DETROIT (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau pounded protein shakes and lifted iron to transform his body, adding 40 pounds of mass, and changed his game to put a premium on power. The plan is working. With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three strokes Sunday for…More

Yanks pitcher Tanaka alert after hit in head by Stanton blow

Yanks pitcher Tanaka alert after hit in head by Stanton blow

By JAKE SEINER NEW YORK (AP) — With Masahiro Tanaka crumpled motionless on the mound, Aaron Judge repeatedly waved behind home plate and scolded a video journalist for taking images. This wasn’t a scene anyone wanted to see at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head…More

Tough day for MLB: Price out, Freeman positive, Tanaka hurt

Tough day for MLB: Price out, Freeman positive, Tanaka hurt

By STEVE MEGARGEE Freddie Freeman tests positive for COVID-19. Masahiro Tanaka gets hit in the head by a line drive. David Price announces he won’t play this season. On this Fourth of July, even the return of baseball didn’t offer much cause for celebration. As teams prepared to start their pandemic-shortened season, sobering examples of…More

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