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FILE - In this Thursday, June 20, 2019 file photo, Umpires use headsets during a video review of a call during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins in St. Louis. Taking a chance to review instant replay, Major League Baseball doubled the isolated cameras available for video reviews to 24 this year. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)
July 22, 2020 - 10:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Umpire Angel Hernández, who has sued Major League Baseball over a lack of top assignments, will serve as an interim crew chief this season after a dozen umps decided to sit out amid the coronavirus pandemic. Eight crew chiefs and four other umpires have opted out. The virus-delayed...
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New York Yankees' Clint Frazier, left, watches his two-run home run against the New York Mets during the fourth inning of a baseball spring training game Saturday, July 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
July 22, 2020 - 9:22 pm
Opening day, at last. A baseball season that was on the brink before it ever began because of the virus outbreak is set to start Thursday night when excitable Max Scherzer and the World Series champion Washington Nationals host prized ace Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees. When it does get...
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Cincinnati Reds' Phillip Ervin, left, Joey Votto, left middle, Amir Garrett, middle, and Alex Blandino, right, kneel during the national anthem prior to an exhibition baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
July 22, 2020 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players have the option of having a patch with “Black Lives Matter” or “United For Change” on a jersey sleeve on opening day of the pandemic-delayed season, and Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle says his team may is considering whether to take a knee...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 file photo CFR's manager Dan Petrescu gives directions to his players during the Europa League soccer match between Lazio and CFR Cluj at Rome's Olympic stadium. In the Europe-wide race to finish this soccer season before the next one starts, Romania’s league aims to beat a UEFA target for completion by resuming in two weeks' time. On Thursday, May 28, 2020, public authorities were agreeing protocols to keep players and officials safe for a June 13 restart in Liga 1. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
July 22, 2020 - 1:31 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former Chelsea player Dan Petrescu has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been taken to the hospital. He will remain hospitalized for at least 48 hours. Petrescu currently coaches Romanian club CFR Cluj...
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San Francisco Giants' Antoan Richardson (00) and Jaylin Davis kneel during the national anthem prior to an exhibition baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 21, 2020 - 8:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jaylin Davis called home and spoke with his family then his decision immediately became clear: he would kneel for the national anthem. If there even was an anthem. The Giants were playing an exhibition game at Oakland on Monday night with no fans after a months-long delay...
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New York Mets relief pitcher Drew Smith (62) slips on the grass trying to reach an infield grounder hit by Thairo Estrada during the sixth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 21, 2020 - 3:05 pm
MIAMI (AP) — As an official scorer for Major League Baseball, Ron Jernick has worked at the World Series, the All-Star Game and the World Baseball Classic. This season he'll work at home. Baseball is back, but because of the coronavirus, official scorers this season will rule remotely on hits and...
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San Francisco Giants' manager Gabe Kapler kneels during the national anthem prior to an exhibition baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 21, 2020 - 3:09 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler plans to use his position to speak out against racial injustice and provide a voice for those who aren't heard. Kapler and several of his players knelt during the national anthem before their 6-2 exhibition victory against the Oakland...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas fields a ball during a baseball workout at Marlins Park in Miami. Rojas talked Monday, July 20, 2020, about the ways this season will be different, with bench players sitting in the stands during games and no clubhouse meals afterward. Another change: Rojas believes the Marlins will be good. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 21, 2020 - 12:56 am
With all the protocols in place, Stephen Strasburg got a good feel Monday night for what pitching on the road will entail this season during the coronavirus pandemic. Last year's World Series MVP threw five strong innings for Washington in a 4-2 exhibition win over the Baltimore Orioles. Nationals...
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Empty seats are viewed inside Rogers Centre during batting practice at baseball summer training in Toronto, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 20, 2020 - 11:10 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are talking to the Pittsburgh Pirates about sharing their major league ballpark this season after Canada’s government barred them from playing in their home stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pirates President Travis Williams confirmed the talks and sounded...
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In this photo provided by MLB, Major League Baseball's new replay operations center and ballpark video rooms are viewed in New York in Jan. 2020. Major League Baseball has doubled the isolated camera angles available for video review from 12 to 24 and arranged for high-frame rate cameras to stream directly to the new replay operations center and ballpark video rooms. The shift to a new replay operations center twice the size of the old one is part of the move of Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media to a combined office space in Manhattan, across the street from Radio City Music Hall. (MLB via AP)
July 20, 2020 - 7:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taking a chance to review instant replay, Major League Baseball doubled the isolated cameras available for video reviews to 24 this year. MLB also arranged for high-frame rate cameras to stream directly to the new replay operations center and ballpark video rooms, and for MLB-...
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