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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 02, 2020 - 4:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Wright and the Atlanta bullpen combined on a 10-hit shutout and the Braves won their fifth in a row, beating the Mets 4-0 Sunday and blanking a New York lineup that found out late that slugger Yoenis Céspedes had opted out of playing any more this season. The Mets released a...
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FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, shows the Pac-12 logo during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Arizona State and Kent State, in Tempe, Ariz. The Pac-12 has set Sept. 26 as the start of its 10-game conference-only football schedule. The Pac-12 announced three weeks ago it would eliminate nonconference games for its 12 member schools. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)
August 02, 2020 - 4:03 pm
A group of Pac-12 football players on Sunday threatened to opt out of the coming season unless its concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic and other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed. The players posted a statement and list of demands on The Players' Tribune...
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, left, speaks with fans as he arrives at Nationals Park for the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals opening day baseball game, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 02, 2020 - 1:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams. During an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, New York Jets inside linebacker C.J. Mosley warms up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in East Rutherford, N.J. Mosley has chosen to opt out for the NFL season because of family health concerns, two people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
August 01, 2020 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley has chosen to opt out of the NFL season because of family health concerns, two people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press. The 28-year-old Mosley was entering his second season with New York after signing as a free agent in 2019...
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Miami Heat's Meyers Leonard stands during the national anthem before an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 1:36 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends. He also makes this clear: “I absolutely believe Black Lives...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) watches on the sidelines during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. The NFL has suspended Brown for the first eight regular-season games of the 2020 season Friday, July 31, 2020, under the league’s personal conduct policy. Brown does not have a contract with any team. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 31, 2020 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL suspended wide receiver Antonio Brown for the first eight regular-season games of the 2020 season. Brown, who does not have a contract with any team, was suspended Friday under the league's personal conduct policy. Brown, who played one game last season for the Patriots...
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Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic (9) heads to the basket as Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
July 31, 2020 - 6:01 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Nikola Vucevic had 22 and the Orlando Magic picked up where they left off before the NBA season was suspended, routing the Brooklyn Nets 128-118 on Friday in their first game of the restart. Playing as the designated road team not far...
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Members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneel together around the Black Lives Matter logo on the court during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
July 31, 2020 - 1:01 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Black players were next to white players. Coaches from one team were next to their compatriots from the opposing side. Many locked arms with the man next to them, some shut their eyes tightly, a few including LeBron James briefly raising a fist into the air or pointing...
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Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 30, 2020 - 7:26 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions put defensive back Justin Coleman and tight end Isaac Nauta on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau smiles in the waning moments as his team defeats the Orlando Magic in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Thibodeau is back in New York as the Knicks’ new coach. The former NBA Coach of the Year was hired Thursday, July 30,2020, returning to the team he helped lead to the NBA Finals as an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
July 30, 2020 - 11:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau is back in New York as the Knicks' new coach. The former NBA Coach of the Year was hired Thursday, returning to the team he helped lead to the NBA Finals as an assistant. “I know what New York is like when the Knicks are successful and there is nothing comparable,"...
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