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Yanks closer Chapman tests positive for virus

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New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus, manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Saturday. Chapman has mild symptoms, according to Boone. “[Zack Britton] naturally could fill the [closer] role,” Boone said. “Britt would be a natural guy [to close games] if Chappy is not able......
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Houston Astros cancel workout after staff member was

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Houston Astros canceled their team’s workout on Saturday after learning that a staff member had come into contact with an individual who had tested positive for COVID-19. The individual who tested positive does not work for the Astros......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Royals’ Cam Gallagher Tests Positive for COVID-19

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTczODkzMzcxNTQ5NDU5NTIw/cam-gallagher-royals.jpg Jenna West Royals catcher Cam Gallagher announced he tested positive for COVID-19. Gallagher released a statement Saturday saying he is asymptomatic and will go into quarantine. “To say this caught me by surprise would be an understatement,” said Gallagher. “I played in last night’s intrasquad game and felt great,......
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Astros Cancel Workout After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jenna West The Astros canceled Saturday’s workout at Minute Maid Park after a staff member was potentially exposed to COVID-19. General manager James Click released a statement Saturday morning and called the club’s decision a “precautionary measure.” “As part of......
New York Times - Sports

Even as Covid-19 Looms, an M.L.B. Rookie Is Ready to Play

New York Times
Kurt Streeter Along with the rest of the world, athletes have had their careers upended by the coronavirus pandemic. They are giving The New York Times an intimate look at their journeys in periodic installments through the rest of the year. Read Lewis’s first installment here. Kyle Lewis never thought......
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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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Giants’ Posey opts out citing newborns’ health

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San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has opted to not play this season, telling reporters on Friday that his family recently adopted identical twin girls who were born prematurely. “After weighing it for a long time, talking to doctors, I just feel like in the current state that we are......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

MLB COVID-19 Screening Results in 66 Positive Tests

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Major League Baseball released the results of its latest round of COVID-19 tests on Friday. 58 players and six staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Of the 3,748 samples tested, 1.8% came back positive, per MLB.  A player or staff member has tested positive on 27 of 30 teams.  MLB......
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Buster Posey Opts Out of 2020 Season

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The Giants will play this summer without star catcher Buster Posey, who opted out of the 2020 season Friday. Posey said he and his wife Kristen are adopting identical twin girls. The twins were born prematurely and stable but will be in the neonatal intensive care unit for some time.......
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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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Will MLB’s Testing Plan Sink Its Season?

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Umpires Association Refutes West, Supports MLB Safety Protocol

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The MLB’s Umpires Association issued a statement on Thursday supporting MLB’s health and safety protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The MLBUA also refuted comments from umpire Joe West, who said on Tuesday, “I don’t believe in my heart that all these deaths have been from the coronavirus.” “Recent public comments......
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Umps union distances from West’s virus opinion

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In the aftermath of comments made by veteran umpire Joe West, the Major League Baseball Umpires Association on Thursday issued a statement saying that “recent public comments” do not reflect its stance regarding the coronavirus pandemic. “Our nation, and the world, has suffered greatly from this deadly virus,” said the......
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MLB Releases 2021 Regular Season Schedule

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman MLB announced its 2021 regular season schedule on Thursday, marking the fourth consecutive season in which all 30 teams are scheduled to play on traditional Opening Day. The 2021 season will start on Thursday, April 1.  The season......
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ESPN announces multi-part 30 for 30 on 1986 Mets

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman ESPN Films announced an upcoming multi-part 30 for 30 documentary on the legendary 1986 Mets team.  Highlighting their iconic season, which featured a franchise record 108-54 record and one of the greatest World Series comebacks, the series will......
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Why Dodgers Are MLB’s Best Team in 2020

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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......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

MLB Betting: AL East Win Total Breakdown

Sports Illustrated
It may be the middle of July, but Opening Day is rapidly approaching for the 2020 season! With the start of the Major League campaign now just two weeks away, we at SI Gambling are going through some of the most popular odds available at several different sportsbooks across the......
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‘We find our own ways to help, always’: How three Puerto Rican athletes are facing coronavirus

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It’s like Puerto Rico can’t catch a break. First, in September 2017, came a borderline Category 5 hurricane, one of the most powerful ever to hit Puerto Rico and the mainland United States. Hurricane Maria caused an estimated $90 billion in damages and killed more than 2,900 people in Puerto......

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