MLB

Big stick: Lindor focused on season, not future in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is religiously following baseball's COVID-19 protocols — social distancing, masks, temperature checks, you name it. He's making sure others do …

With Fenway retrofit, players get taste of luxury (boxes)

BOSTON (AP) — A pitching mound in a picnic area. Exercise bicycles in the concourse. Lockers in the luxury suites. Banished from their spring training complex in COVID 19-ravaged Florida to …

Reds' Garrett drops fears, speaks out about racial injustice

CINCINNATI (AP) — With so few Black players in the major leagues, Cincinnati Reds reliever Amir Garrett was afraid to talk openly about racial discrimination. He kept his thoughts — and his …
NFL

Native American groups ask NFL to force Redskins name change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the …

Trump criticizes Redskins, Indians for weighing name changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday criticized a pair of sports teams that are considering name changes in the wake of a national reckoning over racial injustice and …

Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life

Colin Kaepernick will be featured in a documentary series produced by ESPN Films as part of a first-look deal with The Walt Disney Co. The deal between Kaepernick’s production arm, Ra Vision …
NBA

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Thibault knows he could be at higher risk for severe illness if he gets the coronavirus because of his age. The 69-year-old Washington Mystics coach didn't hesitate about …

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Grieving the death of a cousin and missing his mother, Damian Lillard struggled emotionally after the NBA shut down because of the coronavirus. But he also found …
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The UK government says selected sports stars are to be exempt from quarantine requirements when competing …
Golf

There would have been a lot of close MLB rivalry games this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic, with five interleague series matching teams from the same city or state. All of those rivals will …

DETROIT (AP) — got the result he was looking for from transforming his body. With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three strokes Sunday …
College sports

The promise of college tennis lured Abhimanyu Vannemreddy from his home in India to the United States, where he settled in at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Now he’s pondering his future …

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Latvian soccer federation says its national team will play a postponed friendly at Montenegro on Oct. …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. The …
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy took a $1 million pay cut and had his contract shortened by a year as part of an internal review prompted by sharp criticism from his star …
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M's football program was placed on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher given a six-month show cause order by the NCAA on Thursday after the Aggies were found to …
NHL

GLENDALE — The start of Phil Kessel's desert tenure did not go according to plan, for him or the Coyotes. Expected to give the Coyotes a scoring jolt, Kessel instead labored, in large part due to a string of injuries.

(AP) — A Coyotes staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home in the Phoenix area. The staffer is asymptomatic and feeling well, the team said. All other staff …
GLENDALE — Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen is no longer with the organization, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of …
Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — As the president of the Tokyo Olympics, Yoshiro Mori knows that experts will have to come up with defenses against COVID-19 for the the postponed games to open a year from …

DENVER (AP) — John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. The renowned Olympic protester has written a letter with an influential group of American athletes, …
Other sports
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs made sure they will have Super Bowl MVP Mahomes around as long as possible. Mahomes agreed to a 10-year extension worth $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 if guarantee mechanisms are not met. It is the richest contract in professional sports history, surpassing Mike Trout’s $426.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Chiefs agree to 10-year extension for Patrick Mahomes

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a 10-year contract extension with Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs had Mahomes …
FILE - In this June 3, 2012, file photo, Jack Nicklaus, left, talks with Tiger Woods after Woods won the Memorial golf tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The PGA Tour has a deal that would bring a one-time event to Muirfield Village a week before the Memorial, giving it tournaments in consecutive weeks.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

PGA Tour, Memorial scrap plans to have limited spectators

The PGA Tour and the Memorial scrapped state-approved plans to have limited spectators next week because of what it described as …
Washington Nationals' manager Dave Martinez, left, and bullpen coach Henry Blanco walk together during a baseball training camp workout at Nationals Stadium, Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Nationals cancel workout because of COVID-19 testing delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The defending World Series champion Nationals canceled their workout Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays …

WNBA players to spotlight female violence victims on jerseys

NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA players will wear uniforms for the opening weekend of the season featuring the names of women who have died …
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before the start of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday n Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR’s layered relationship with Trump took a sharp turn Monday, July 6, 2020, when Trump blasted the series for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly accused the sport’s only full-time Black driver of perpetrating “a hoax” when a crew member found a noose in the team garage stall.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a weekend spent , President Donald Trump on Monday went after NASCAR's only Black driver and criticized its …
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