NBA teams on the cusp of real practices

Practice facilities in the NBA have been open for a couple of months, with one major element missing from them. No team has had an actual practice yet. Most of the work that has gone on in those...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Denver Nuggets promote Calvin Booth to general manager

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets have promoted Calvin Booth to general manager. Booth, 44, is in his third season with the Nuggets after being hired as assistant GM in 2017. He succeeds Arturas...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Mike Shanahan elected to Broncos Ring of Honor

ENGLEWOOD – Former head coach Mike Shanahan has been elected to the Denver Broncos Ring of Honor and will be inducted in 2021 because of COVID-19 precautions. Shanahan, a two-time Super Bowl winner...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Safe at home? Off-field behavior decisive for MLB

MIAMI — Reliever Nick Vincent signed last week with the Miami Marlins and settled in for two days of quarantine in his hotel room while awaiting clearance to join workouts. “That was a little bit...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

WADA, Dick Pound push back on ‘inexplicable’ critique from U.S. government

The World Anti-Doping Agency is refuting a recent critical report from the U.S. government, calling it flawed, misleading and questioning the motives behind the United States’ threat to withdraw...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Red Sox hammered by claims of racism, sexual abuse

NEW YORK — Last month, when former Major League 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...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Native American groups ask NFL to force Redskins name change

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force Washington Redskins owner Dan...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nationals, Astros, Cardinals cancel workouts over coronavirus testing delay

WASHINGTON — Baseball’s two World Series teams canceled workouts Monday because of coronavirus testing delays that one executive worried could endanger the season. The defending champion Washington...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

MLB releases pandemic-shortened schedule amid testing delays

Major League Baseball released its pandemic-shortened schedule Monday, featuring a tantalizing season opener between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Washington Nationals, even as...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHL, players announce labor deal, plan to resume games Aug. 1

The NHL is in position to resume playing in less than a month — with 24 teams in action, all in Canada — and could be on the verge of enjoying labor peace through 2026. The National Hockey League...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Trump sideswipes NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag and noose

WASHINGTON — NASCAR’s layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump took a sideswipe at the racing organization for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tokyo Olympics seek COVID-19 defenses, but what exactly?

TOKYO — As the president of the Tokyo Olympics, Yoshiro Mori knows experts will have to come up with defenses against COVID-19 for the postponed games to open a year from now. These include...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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