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Angels star Trout still uncomfortable with playing

Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout says he “still doesn’t feel comfortable” with MLB’s plan to play a 60-game season, citing concerns with safety for his family. “Honestly, I still don’t feel comfortable,” Trout told reporters Friday. “Obviously, with the baby coming, there’s a lot of stuff going through …

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MLB cancels '20 ASG; Dodgers to host in '22

Major League Baseball officially canceled the 2020 All-Star Game on Friday and announced that the 2022 game would be played at Dodger Stadium. The Los Angeles Dodgers had been set to host this year’s All-Star Game on July 14 before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the start of the 2020 MLB …

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C's Hayward will leave bubble for birth of child

11:27 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward says that he will leave the NBA’s Disney World bubble for the birth of his fourth child if the Celtics are still playing. “There’ll be a time if and when we’re down there and she’s going to have the baby, …

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Gundy agrees to take $1M pay cut after review

A “humble, remorseful” Mike Gundy has agreed to take a $1 million pay cut and amend his contract after a two-week review of the football program, Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder said Friday. “The changes were offered up by Mike Gundy and I commend them for that. It was …

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Redskins to undergo 'thorough' review of name

The Washington Redskins on Friday issued a statement that they will “undergo a thorough review of the team’s name” amid renewed pressure. “In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s …

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Source: NFL may fine players for virus violations

If the NFL is able to conduct a 2020 season, players will participate under a number of coronavirus-related restrictions on the field and off. That could mean playing in specially designed face masks and potential fines for off-field activities that lead to the spread of the virus. The National Football …

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Review: Gundy's player rapport lacking, not racist

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy needs to “invest more time in building stronger relationships with his student-athletes,” according to an internal review of the program, which “uncovered no signs or indication of racism,” athletic director Mike Holder said in a statement Thursday night. Last month, Gundy apologized for the “pain …

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SonicFox not competing at Evo amid allegations against tournament co-founder

Dominique “SonicFox” McLean, one of the most successful competitive gamers of all time and a five-time Evolution Championship Series champion, said Thursday that they would not participate in Evo this year amid sexual misconduct allegations against Evo’s co-founder and president, Joey “MrWizard” Cuellar, who has been placed on administrative leave. …

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Sources: Clippers shut facilities after positive test

As a precaution, the LA Clippers shut down the team’s practice facility on Thursday after a positive coronavirus test within the traveling party headed to Orlando, Florida, for the league restart, sources told ESPN. The Clippers could reopen the facility for workouts prior to the team’s planned Wednesday departure for …

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Longhorns LB to sit out until 'real action is taken'

Texas linebacker DeMarvion Overshown says that until “real action” is taken regarding Longhorns players’ demands that the university be more inclusive for Black athletes and the Black community, he will be “sitting out of all team activities.” “We have been told that things are being done behind close doors but …

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Davis: Lakers' title chances higher after long rest

LOS ANGELES — When the NBA season came to a screeching halt on March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic, a bucket of cold water was doused on both the Los Angeles Lakers‘ hot streak (they were 8-2 since the All-Star break) and Anthony Davis’ birthday candles (he turned 27 …

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Sources: NFL camps likely to have fewer players

In an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus, NFL teams are likely to bring fewer than the regular 90 players they ordinarily bring to training camp whenever it begins, per league sources. One source said he believed it’s likely that teams will go to camp with 80-man rosters, and …

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Sources: NBA closing in on non-playoff 'bubble'

The NBA is closing in on signing off on a second “bubble” in Chicago for the eight teams that were not invited to play in Florida, enabling them to participate in a mini-training camp and subsequent games against other clubs with a target date of September, sources told ESPN on …

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Jazz's Mitchell says rapport with Gobert improved

4:58 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell can now smile and admit, “It’s been a long few months for me.” Mitchell tested positive for the coronavirus, drew negative social media comments while addressing racial issues in America and has dealt with friction with his teammate Rudy Gobert,. …

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Source: NFL plans to play Black anthem Week 1

“Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” traditionally known as the Black national anthem, is expected to be performed live or played before every Week 1 NFL game, and the league is considering a variety of other measures during the upcoming season to recognize victims of police brutality, a source familiar with …

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Zion worked to stay in shape during quarantine

2:20 PM ET Andrew LopezESPN For New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson, quarantine presented a new set of challenges. How does a 285-pound athlete who was two months removed from returning from knee surgery stay in shape? The NBA provided one lifeline when it cleared Williamson to continue his rehab …

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