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FILE - In this April 2, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian wears a hat and a face mask on Sunset Blvd., in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. With no games being played, recent sports headlines have centered around hopes and dreams — namely, the uncharted path leagues and teams must navigate to return to competition in the wake of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
April 19, 2020 - 1:50 pm
With no games being played, recent sports headlines have centered around hopes and dreams — namely, the uncharted path leagues and teams must navigate to return to competition in the wake of the pandemic. Virtually all leagues talk publicly about their desire to return before summer. But behind...
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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 - 4:13 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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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 16, 2020 - 7:09 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Current Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Andre Dillard is helping the athletes at his alma mater. Dillard helped cover the costs of care packages that were sent to every athlete at Washington State. The...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona walks back to the dugout after a mound visit during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston. The farthest Indians manager Terry Francona used to walk was from the dugout to the mound. With plenty of down time, he's added some distance. Francona said Thursday, April 16, 2020, that he's begun taking long long walks during the COVID-19 outbreak, which has affected daily life for everyone and threatened to cancel a baseball season before it ever got started.(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)
April 16, 2020 - 4:32 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona is intrigued by some of the options being thrown by Major League Baseball to start the season at some point. He's also accepting it won't look like anything anyone has seen. Speaking from his home in Arizona on Thursday, Francona said he's confident...
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April 16, 2020 - 3:28 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison has resumed breathing completely on his own for the first time in more than three weeks and no longer requires a ventilator as he fights the coronavirus, his fiancee said Thursday. Garrison, hospitalized in his home...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a police officer walks up the entry bridge at closed Santa Monica Pier as part of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus in Santa Monica, Calif . If California Gov. Gavin Newsom's so-called roadmap to ease coronavirus restrictions hinted at a return to a normal Californians could appreciate - a summer trip in the car - it quickly became apparent they wouldn't be leaving home soon. The governor's sobering message foreshadows a summer without baseball games under the lights, large outdoor concerts, rides at amusement parks or trips to the beach. In short: a summer bummer. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 16, 2020 - 1:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In these dark times, clouded by fears of an enemy we can’t see and sheltered in homes we're itching to leave, it's reassuring to know that California's sunsets over the Pacific are just as vivid. You just can't enjoy them with sand between your toes. Most beaches and virtually...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2010, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay throws a pitch in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Florida Marlins in Miami. The Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher's No. 34 this season. The Phillies will pay tribute to Halladay on May 29, 2020, the 10th anniversary of his perfect game against the Marlins. Halladay was 40 when he was killed in a plane crash in November 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
April 15, 2020 - 10:49 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Roy Halladay had high levels of amphetamines in his system and was doing extreme acrobatics when he lost control of his small plane and nosedived into the Gulf of Mexico in 2017, killing him, a National Transportation Safety Board report issued...
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FILE - In this 1952 file photo, Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player Jackie Robinson poses. Forced from the field by the new coronavirus, Major League Baseball is moving its annual celebration of Jackie Robinson online. The Jackie Robinson Foundation is launching a virtual learning hub to coincide with the 73rd anniversary Wednesday, April 15, 2020, of Robinson breaking the major league color barrier. (AP Photo/File)
April 15, 2020 - 7:26 pm
Houston manager Dusty Baker celebrated Jackie Robinson’s legacy on the 73rd anniversary of the fall of the major league color barrier and lamented the lack of African Americans in today’s game. “It’s frustrating because we’ve talked about it forever ... but it seems like the numbers are dwindling...
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April 15, 2020 - 7:21 pm
Former Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Dámaso García, a two-time All-Star in the mid-1980s, died Wednesday in his native Dominican Republic. He was 63. His son Dámaso Jr. confirmed García's death to The Associated Press. The son said he passed away at 7.15 a.m. in Santo Domingo. He was at home...
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In this April 14, 2020, photo, baseball and softball bags for Colin and Catherine Graves lie untouched in Monroeville, Pa. The spring seasons for both children's youth leagues are on hold and in danger of being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Will Graves)
April 15, 2020 - 8:57 am
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The question comes frequently. Usually in the morning, when the day is still brimming with confidence. “Are we going to have a season this year?” my 10-year-old asks, sometimes with a glove on his left hand and a baseball in his right. My answer for the last month has always...
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