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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 20, 2020 - 11:40 pm
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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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 - 6:56 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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FILE - In this May 2, 2014, file photo, Atlanta Braves fans do the tomahawk chop during the ninth inning of a baseball game with the San Francisco Giants, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves say they have no plans to follow the lead of the NFL's Washington Redskins and change their team name. The team said in a letter to season ticket holders they are examining the fan experience, including the tomahawk chop chant, and have formed a "cultural working relationship" with the Eastern Band of the Cherokees in North Carolina. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)
July 20, 2020 - 12:40 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have removed a “Chop On” sign that sat near an entrance to Truist Park and are still considering their stance on the fans' tomahawk chop chant. The removal of the wooden sign came as the team changed its slogan from “Chop On” to “For The A” for the 2020 season. A...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, NFL vice president Troy Vincent speaks to the media during an owners meetings in Key Biscayne, Fla. The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time. League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday, July 18, 2020 informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by Thursday and all other players should arrive by July 28. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
July 19, 2020 - 12:21 pm
NFL players are publicly pleading with the league to address several health and safety concerns on the eve of training camp. The league informed teams on Saturday that training camps will open on time even though discussions with the players’ union regarding testing for the coronavirus and other...
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Kayleigh Bergh, of Haverhill, Mass., poses at city hall, Thursday, July 16, 2020, across the street from the polling station where she will be working on Election Day, in Haverhill. State and local election officials across the country are trying to recruit younger workers to staff polling places on Election Day in November. The effort is driven by concern that many traditional poll workers will be too worried about catching the coronavirus to show up. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 19, 2020 - 9:53 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Wanted: Poll workers willing to brave a global pandemic in November. Governments across the country are scrambling to find people to staff polling places for the presidential election this fall as the coronavirus sows doubt about how safe it will be to cast a ballot in...
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July 18, 2020 - 1:44 pm
The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time. League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by Thursday and all other players should arrive by July 28...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2020, file photo, Boston Red Sox players sit apart for social distancing during baseball practice at Fenway Park in Boston. Public health experts have mixed feelings about baseball’s hopes to open its season July 23. There is optimism because of the nature of the sport itself, which produces less on-field risk than basketball, football or hockey. Then again, players and their families face a daunting task staying safe away from the ballpark, especially with teams traveling to and from hard-hit regions including Florida and Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 18, 2020 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty baseball teams from 28 cities, trying to play 60 games each amid a coronavirus pandemic that seemingly hasn’t peaked in the United States. Plausible? Worthwhile? Unconscionable? Even among experts, it depends on who's talking: “Baseball games can work,” said Dr. David Hamer,...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during an intrasquad game in baseball summer training camp Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 17, 2020 - 9:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The crowd noise was phony. Gerrit Cole’s scowl was real. The new ace gave up consecutive home runs to Mike Ford and Miguel Andújar in an intrasquad game as the pitcher and the public-address system's recorded crowd sounds tuned up for New York Yankees debuts. Those runs in the...
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Miami Marlins' Adam Conley pitches during a baseball workout at Marlins Park, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 17, 2020 - 9:16 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball's COVID-19 testing sweep appears to be having some success even as large swaths of the United States continue to struggle with containing the fast-spreading virus. MLB and the players' union released statistics Friday saying six of 10,548 samples were new...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) looks to throw in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington, Texas. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott and NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry of Tennessee will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after failing to reach long-term deals with their teams. Prescott is set to make $31.4 million after earning slightly more than $4 million under his four-year rookie contract. The 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year negotiated for more than a year without coming to terms on a deal. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
July 17, 2020 - 5:15 pm
The NFL Players Association wants players tested daily for coronavirus, one of the outstanding points in discussions with the NFL over health and safety protocols as the start of training camp draws near. “We believe daily testing is important, especially given some of these hot spots,” NFLPA...
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