Dodgers place their Betts: Outfielder signs massive contract

LOS ANGELES — Even before Mookie Betts played his first game in Dodger Blue, the superstar outfielder decided his future is in Los Angeles. Betts and the Dodgers have struck baseball’s first...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

MLB returns ball kids to foul lines

CHICAGO — It looks as if Christian Yelich is going to get some help. Same for Aaron Judge and the rest of baseball’s corner outfielders. Major League Baseball has adjusted its policy for...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pennsylvania won’t allow Blue Jays to play at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park

TORONTO — The state of Pennsylvania won’t allow the Toronto Blue Jays to play at PNC Park in Pittsburgh amid the coronavirus pandemic, health officials announced Wednesday, becoming the second...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Indy 500 to reduce capacity to 25%, lift blackout

The Indianapolis 500 will limit fan attendance, implement strict testing, social distancing and mask requirements, and lift the local broadcast blackout for just the second time in nearly seven...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tokyo head: Olympics not possible under current conditions

TOKYO — The delayed Tokyo Olympics could not be held next year if conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continue as they are, the president of the organizing committee said Wednesday. In...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Whole new look, a whole new NBA experience

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – There’s no bench. The courtside broadcasters will not be courtside. And the stat crew will be doing their work inside what loosely can be described as an oversized hockey...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NFL facing unending series of questions, uncertain answers

In seven weeks, the NFL expects to kick off its 101st season with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting Houston. Emphasis on expects. Still set on conducting a somewhat normal training camp,...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon an NHL MVP finalist

The NHL Hart Trophy voters agreed with NHL players in selecting Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl, Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon and Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers as MVP award finalists. The...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

California high school sports seasons delayed until December or January

The sports seasons for more than 800,000 California high school athletes are on pause until December or January because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The decision by the California...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Texas to delay high school football amid coronavirus

The University Interscholastic League, which administers high school sports in the state of Texas, announced Tuesday that the high school football seasons for schools with large enrollments will be...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Whiteskunk continues basketball career at Midland University

Teagan Whiteskunk knew in middle school he could score at a high volume. Long before then, he knew he wanted to play college basketball. The 6-foot-1 guard from Montezuma-Cortez High School...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Father watches son play for Rockies at home in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas – Colorado Rockies rookie outfielder Sam Hilliard grew up going to Texas Rangers games as a kid with his dad, who two years ago was diagnosed with ALS. His dad, Jim, is now getting...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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