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‘If not now, when?’: Black MLB players past and present on what needs to change

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7:00 AM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. Freddie Freeman approached his minor league teammate Jason Heyward as they ran off the field after a game in 2008. Freeman had tears in his eyes. “Jay, did you hear the stuff people were......
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2020 NHL playoffs guide: Stanley Cup chances, biggest roster questions, bold predictions for all 24 teams

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The NHL is set to return from the monthslong pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. The postseason will be played out with a 24-team format, with 12 teams from the Eastern Conference skating in Toronto and their Western Conference counterparts heading to Edmonton, Alberta. Some have said this format could......
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Ranking offensive weapons for every NFL team: Barnwell goes 32-1

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The most important thing for an NFL team is to find a franchise quarterback. The second-most important thing might be surrounding that quarterback with weapons. The Ravens went shopping for the likes of Mark Ingram and Marquise Brown last offseason and helped Lamar Jackson emerge as MVP. The Chiefs have......
BBC USA

Florida breaks record for daily coronavirus infections

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Florida has seen protests over shutdown measures Florida has registered a state record of 15,299 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours – around a quarter of all of the United States’ daily infections. The state, with just 7% of the US population, surpassed the......
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Florida Sets Daily U.S. Record With Over 15,000 New Cases

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here More than 15,000 new cases of the coronavirus were announced on Sunday in Florida, marking the highest single-day total of known cases in any state since the start of the pandemic. Florida’s surge soared past the previous record,......
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Biggest takeaways of the NHL’s new CBA: Olympics, flat salary cap, changes to free agency

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The National Hockey League Players’ Association and the NHL’s board of governors have approved a package that will not only allow the league to restart this summer, but also includes a four-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement. You read that correctly, the two sides have reached an extension without......
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Will the NFL season start on time? Here’s what we know — and what’s up in the air

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It has been 102 days since Jeff Pash, the NFL’s executive vice president and general counsel, announced an unexpectedly bold plan for the 2020 season amid a coronavirus pandemic that was only starting. “All of our discussions,” Pash said, “all of our focus, has been on a normal, traditional season,......
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DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic posts are a critical teaching moment — for everyone

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The Philadelphia Eagles got it mostly right this week when they called DeSean Jackson‘s anti-Semitic social media posts “offensive, harmful and absolutely appalling.” The Eagles, however, left out an important thought, one that provides an educational moment at a time when athletes at all levels are speaking up about social......
Politico.com

Senate Dems demand Trump’s daily intelligence briefings on Russian bounties

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The letter, which is also signed by Sens. Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and others, asks for the documents by July 17. The request for access to Trump’s PDB is the latest salvo in Congress’ effort to......
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‘Spitting is like blinking’: Ballplayers talk about their first week in 2020 summer camp

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The day-to-day changes Major League Baseball players are dealing with might become routine in time, many players said after the first full week of workouts at summer camp. But the new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic has already had an effect on one aspect of the game that is part......
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‘I’ll miss the National League game’: NL managers weigh in on the Universal DH

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7:00 AM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. One thing that will be unmistakable for fans in the National League when games in the 2020 season get played: Pitchers won’t be hitting, thanks to the adoption of the universal DH for this......
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Pac-12 North season preview: Oregon is the Pac-12’s best hope at the College Football Playoff

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As the fall inches closer, it is becoming increasingly difficult to see the college football season going off as planned. Maybe more nonconference games get canceled, maybe the entire season moves to the spring. The country’s coronavirus response, and the fact that a lot of colleges appear to be moving......
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Renaming the Redskins: Inside the process, hurdles and possible fallout

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The process of changing a team name isn’t a simple one, as the Washington Redskins are about to discover. That is, if they indeed change their name as is widely expected. Two things are known: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that there will be no Native American imagery; as one team......
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California, Florida and Texas report highest daily coronavirus death tolls

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The coronavirus crisis nationwide is not only deepening, it is growing more deadly. The country’s three biggest states — California, Florida and Texas — are reporting their largest single-day death tolls since the pandemic began. There are now 41......
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Supreme Court rules on Trump financial records

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Two Supreme Court rulings Thursday will permit Manhattan prosecutors to access troves of President Trump’s business records and tax returns, but the court has pressed pause on Congress’ pursuit, CBS News digital reporter Melissa Quinn and campaign reporter Nicole Sganga report. In a momentous......
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Emily Cave: My husband died at 25. Here’s how I’ll remember him.

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Editor’s note: Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave died on April 11, after suffering a brain bleed earlier in the week. He was 25. His wife, Emily, shares her story here, as told to ESPN’s Emily Kaplan. When the hockey season paused for coronavirus, Colby and I returned to Canada. He......
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California and Florida hit new record for average daily coronavirus cases as U.S. hospitalizations surge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A worker dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) passes a biohazard bag containing a self-administered COVID-19 test to a man at a testing center at Lincoln Park amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario......
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Discipline in a pandemic might be the ultimate competitive advantage in MLB

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Major League Baseball’s plan to play through a public health crisis is outlined in a handbook that encompasses more than 100 pages, every single one of which emphasizes the notion that professional baseball in 2020 will be unlike anything anybody has ever experienced. Players are advised to wear sandals in......

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