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Month: March 2020

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As MLB ponders post-virus season, players worry about health

As Major League Baseball and the players’ union contemplate various ways to create a schedule for whenever the coronavirus pandemic subsides, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart raised a concern that is surely shared by others around the sport: Could trying to cram in games, and maybe extend the season into late November or December, lead […]

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Red Sox’s Chris Sale has Tommy John surgery

Red Sox starter Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Monday, his 31st birthday, waiting 11 days after doctors said he needed the operation because of difficulty in scheduling during the coronavirus pandemic. Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said the team worked with doctors to make sure the procedure […]

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Fauci to Warriors’ Steph Curry: Trajectory of curve must come down before games can resume

Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about the coronavirus pandemic and the possibility of being able to hold large gatherings, including sporting events, in the future. The question-and-answer session lasted almost 30 minutes and averaged close to 50,000 viewers, including […]

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Japanese B League, VTB decide to cancel seasons

Attempts to resume professional basketball games have fallen flat in Asian countries where the coronavirus first appeared, creating pessimism for a return to normalcy in the United States and Europe, where the race to contain the pandemic is in much earlier stages. The Japanese B League is the latest to suffer a setback, after a […]

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Source: Cowboys, kicker Greg Zuerlein reach 3-year deal

Veteran kicker Greg Zuerlein, who had nine missed field goals in 2019 for the Los Angeles Rams, agreed to a three-year, $7.5 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys, with $2.25 million guaranteed, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Todd Archer on Friday. Also Friday, the Cowboys and defensive tackle Dontari Poe agreed to a two-year deal worth […]

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Source: Browns’ Chris Hubbard agrees to big pay cut

Cleveland Browns right tackle Chris Hubbard has agreed to rework his contract and take a substantial pay cut after the team signed free agent Jack Conklin, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates.cheap new nike nfl jerseys Hubbard, who lost his starting job when Cleveland signed Conklin to a three-year, $42 million deal last week, will […]

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Manchester United lead Liverpool, Chelsea in Sancho battle – sources

United are at the head of the queue after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made the England international one of his primary targets as he looks to revamp his forward line. Sources have told ESPN that United have become notorious for dragging their feet in negotiations and risk losing out to a rival unless they, according […]

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Transfer window must change as coronavirus crisis engulfs football

Football’s transfer market faces an uncertain future as the coronavirus crisis continues. Clubs’ plans are in limbo, while the future of players possibly on the move, like Paul Pogba, Jadon Sancho and Neymar, is uncertain. Key figures from European football’s elite will hold a video conference on Friday to devise a strategy that saves the […]

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Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo on missing Opening Day, coping with ‘strange time’

Today, we were supposed to be flying out from spring training, all excited for the start of a new season and on the plane to Milwaukee for Opening Day. As the weeks go on, all of us are going to be missing baseball more and more. I miss playing already. I miss being around the […]

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Noah Syndergaard joins growing list of injured hard throwers in MLB

The first pitch that Noah Syndergaard threw in Major League Baseball was 97 mph. His second pitch was 98 mph. His fifth pitch was 99 mph. From that first start in 2015, it was perhaps inevitable that this day would arrive. The human elbow isn’t built to regularly throw baseballs at such velocity. ESPN’s Jeff […]

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