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1:13 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Last month, when former Major League Baseball All-star Torii Hunter said he’d been called the N-word “a hundred times” at Boston’s storied Fenway Park, the Red Sox were quick to back him up with a promise to fight racism. “Torii Hunter’s experience is real,” the team said
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6:13 PM ET The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the first game of the 2020 MLB season on July 23, followed by the San Francisco Giants traveling to play the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. Following opening night, 14 games will be played on July 24, including the
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10:14 AM ET The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros have canceled their team workouts scheduled for Monday, citing the safety of their players as both clubs await results of COVID-19 testing from last Friday. Nationals president and general manager Mike Rizzo announced the reigning World Series champions’ decision and called on Major League Baseball to
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3:43 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Japan’s professional baseball and soccer leagues will begin allowing fans this week, the heads of both leagues said on Monday. Soccer and baseball officials said the first day with fans will be Friday. The maximum number will be 5,000 or 50% of the stadium capacity — whichever is
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7:51 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. Manager Aaron Boone was not hyperbolizing by saying the New York Yankees “dodged a bullet” with pitcher Masahiro Tanaka seemingly being symptom-free just a day after being hit on the right side of the head by a 112 mph
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2:45 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — With teams in two sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves on Saturday gave no indication they are willing to consider a similar change. The Cleveland Indians on Friday said they’re reconsidering their nickname. And a source told ESPN that
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11:32 PM ET Felix Hernandez is opting out of the 2020 season, his agent announced on Saturday. The longtime Seattle Mariner signed a minor-league deal with the Braves in January and was competing for a spot in the rotation. Hernandez, 34, is coming off his worst season in the majors. King Felix went 1-8 with
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2:07 PM ET ESPN News Services Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu and Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez are among a host of MLB players who have tested positive for the coronavirus, it was revealed Saturday. Four Atlanta Braves players — All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman, reliever Will
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11:38 AM ET Four members of the Atlanta Braves — Freddie Freeman, Will Smith, Touki Toussaint and Pete Kozma — have all tested positive for COVID-19, manager Brian Snitker said Saturday. Snitker said Freeman, a four-time All-Star first baseman, is still battling a fever, and it could be “a while” until he returns. Snitker that
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8:44 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — They’ve been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over. Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial wrongdoings, the Indians said Friday night they will review their long-debated nickname which has been in place for 105 years. “We are committed
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7:00 AM ET The past three months, baseball has given us 1,000 reasons to hate it. In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the players and owners have acted like petulant children bickering over money, settling scores and improving bargaining position for future negotiations instead of understanding that all that mattered this year was agreeing
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10:13 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies have placed infielder Scott Kingery and pitchers Hector Neris, Ranger Suarez and Tommy Hunter on the 10-day injured list with no specified injuries. The team opens camp on Friday, but the four players won’t be eligible to return until late next week at the earliest.
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4:52 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — All 30 Major League Baseball teams will train at their regular-season ballparks for the pandemic-shortened season after the Toronto Blue Jays received a Canadian federal government exemption on Thursday to work out at Rogers Centre. Toronto will move camp from its spring training complex in Dunedin, Florida., where
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9:30 AM ET The Detroit Tigers on Thursday announced a multiyear deal with sportsbook PointsBet, the first such partnership between a Major League Baseball franchise and a bookmaker. Beginning this season, PointsBet signage will be displayed at Comerica Park. The sportsbook will be featured on the Detroit Tigers Radio Network and on the team’s twice-weekly
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5:22 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 at Dyersville, Iowa, a source confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The schedule change caused by the new coronavirus
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