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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell, center, gestures during infield practice during the start of baseball spring training in Port Charlotte, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
May 14, 2020 - 1:12 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays All-Star pitcher Blake Snell says he will not take the mound this year if his pay is cut further, proclaiming: “I’m not playing unless I get mine.” “I’m not splitting no revenue. I want all mine,” the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner said on a Twitch stream...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 filer, World Baseball Softball Confederation President Riccardo Fraccari, right, accompanied by Japanese baseball legend Sadaharu Oh, left, and Nippon Professional Baseball Commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki, speaks to the media at a press conference in Tokyo. For World Baseball Softball Confederation president Riccardo Fraccari, it seems like such a sure home run that he can’t even imagine why anyone wouldn’t want to be involved. No wonder the refusal of Major League Baseball and its players' association to send top stars to the Tokyo Games has frustrated Fraccari for years. Now, with the Olympics postponed for a full year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the current MLB season on hold, Fraccari has the unexpected opportunity to make one final pitch to the sport’s biggest league. (AP Photo/Ken Aragaki, File)
May 14, 2020 - 7:45 am
ROME (AP) — Baseball. In Japan. At the Olympics. For World Baseball Softball Confederation president Riccardo Fraccari, it seems like such a sure home run that he can’t even imagine why anyone wouldn’t want to be involved. No wonder the refusal of Major League Baseball and its players' association...
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May 13, 2020 - 3:32 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins will temporarily furlough 90 to 100 baseball operations employees beginning June 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the decision said Wednesday. The person confirmed the furloughs to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...
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Grounds crew members mow as work continues to keep the Seattle Mariners' field in playing shape as the ballpark goes into its seventh week without baseball played because of the coronavirus outbreak, Monday, May 11, 2020, in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 12, 2020 - 10:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball did not include an economic proposal during its opening presentation to the players' union on terms to start the coronavirus-delayed season. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker criticized big leaguers for not being willing to cut pay further at a news conference on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020 file photo NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Miami. The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. In a memo sent by Goodell and obtained Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Associated Press, several phases of the protocols were laid out. The first phase would involve a limited number of non-player personnel, initially 50 percent of the non-player employees (up to a total of 75) on any single day, being approved to be at the facility. But state or local regulations could require a lower number. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)
May 12, 2020 - 1:53 pm
The NFL has awarded two new grants and renewed seven others through its social justice platform Inspire Change. The new honorees are Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO, Inc.) and Success For All. Both organizations will use the funding for educational advancement. CLEO, Inc., focuses on...
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WAITING FOR VERIFICATION- DO NOT MOVE - FILE In this Aug. 29, 2009, file photo, Indianapolis Colts defensive line coach John Teerlinck, front right, looks on during the first quarter of a exhibition NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Longtime NFL assistant coach Teerlinck has died. He was 69. Colts owner Jim Irsay made the announcement in a Twitter post Sunday, May 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 11, 2020 - 9:00 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Teerlinck loved teaching the art of pass rushing. His top students considered him the best instructor in league history. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Sunday on Twitter that Teerlinck, who spent nearly a quarter-century creating mayhem for NFL quarterbacks,...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies rounds first base after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Atlanta. Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday, May 11, 2020, to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a plan that envisioned expanding the designated hitter to the National League for 2020. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
May 11, 2020 - 7:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a plan that envisioned expanding the designated hitter to the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017 file photo Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa throws the ball during an NCAA college football practice at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tagovailoa signed a $30.275 million, four-year guaranteed contract with the Miami Dolphins, a person familiar with the negotiations confirmed Monday, May 11, 2020 to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)
May 11, 2020 - 6:02 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Now Tua Tagovailoa can pay for that Cadillac Escalade he gave his mom. The new Miami Dolphins quarterback signed a $30.275 million, four-year guaranteed contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday. The contract includes a $19.6 million signing...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, Lehigh Valley Phantoms' Steven Swavely (11) moves the puck past the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins' Jarrett Burton after a faceoff during an AHL hockey game at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The American Hockey League has canceled the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. President and CEO David Andrews announced the league ‘has determined that the resumption and completion of the 2019-20 season is not feasible in light of current conditions.’ The AHL's Board of Governors made that determination in a conference call Friday, May 8, 2020. (Christopher Dolan/The Citizens' Voice via AP, File)
May 11, 2020 - 3:00 pm
The American Hockey League canceled the rest of its season Monday because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting its focus toward an uncertain future. While the Calder Cup will not be handed out for the first time since 1936, the 31-team AHL hopes to return next season. That remains uncertain; one...
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National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Chair Kendall Spencer, right, and National College Players Association Executive Director Ramogi Huma, center, listen as National Collegiate Athletic Association President Mark Emmert, left, testifies during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, on intercollegiate athlete compensation. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 08, 2020 - 9:51 pm
NCAA President Mark Emmert says the coronavirus is making it unlikely all schools will be ready to begin competing in college sports at the same time. The goal, he said Friday night, is for every team to have an equal amount of preparation time before its season starts, and there could be some...
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