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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – Justin Verlander can’t explain it, he just always has to be first

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DAY IN 2007, Justin Verlander threw his first no-hitter.Verlander would throw two more, one in 2011, one in 2019, to become one of six pitchers ever to throw three. Verlander and Sandy Koufax are the only pitchers in
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College football coronavirus confidential player survey

[ad_1] College football teams are returning to campus for voluntary workouts with the goal of an on-time start to the 2020 season. But with their return has come a handful of positive coronavirus tests, and a new series of questions about managing the virus with a large group of athletes used to being in close proximity to one another.1 RelatedSo, how do the players feel about returning without a vaccine
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The enormous risks and stakes driving the NBA’s safety discussions

[ad_1] In theory, you could pull it off without a hitch: about 1,500 people test negative for the coronavirus -- several times -- before entering the NBA's proposed "bubble" at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, they interact with almost no one else, and the league emerges three months later with 1,500 healthy people and one champion."If you have [1,500] people quarantined without contact with others, assuming
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Sources — Kyrie Irving to play key role in Friday call with players

[ad_1] When the National Basketball Players Association conducted a conference call and vote on restarting the season a week ago, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving was an active participant -- although his questions were of a mundane nature.Sources say Irving asked, as an injured player, if he would count among the Nets' allotted 35 people should he want to join the Orlando bubble. Could he sit in the stands to
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Texas athletes push for changes to campus, school song to be more racially inclusive

[ad_1] Texas Longhorns athletes are requesting the removal of "The Eyes of Texas" as the school song and changes to names of campus buildings in an effort to make the Austin campus more inclusive to the black community.Without these changes, athletes said they would practice and participate in team activities but "will not be participating in the recruitment of incoming players or other alumni events.""The recent events across the country
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Bulked-up Bryson DeChambeau 2 sizes bigger after quarantine regimen

[ad_1] FORT WORTH, Texas -- He wanted to get bigger and stronger, and Bryson DeChambeau delivered on his pledge.DeChambeau had plenty of time to work on his physique during the COVID-19 pandemic, a project that began late last year during his first break. Now he's so big that DeChambeau figures he's nearly 40 pounds heavier than when he left college and has gone up two sizes in his apparel.His approach
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UFC Fight Night viewers guide

[ad_1] On Dec. 6, 2019, UFC strawweight Cynthia Calvillo barricaded herself in her Washington, D.C., hotel room and wept, alone, for hours -- one day before she was to face an undefeated, surging prospect in Marina Rodriguez.Calvillo, who faces Jessica Eye (15-7) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas, was devastated before her most recent fight, after she missed the 116-pound strawweight limit by 4 pounds. Missing weight
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University of Houston suspends workouts after six student-athletes test positive

[ad_1] The University of Houston has suspended voluntary workouts for all student-athletes after six symptomatic student-athletes in various sports tested positive for the coronavirus as the Houston area has seen a recent surge of positive tests.In a statement Friday, the UH athletic department said it was suspending the activities "out of an abundance of caution." The school said the symptomatic student-athletes had been placed in isolation and contact tracing procedures
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Bryson DeChambeau now 2 shirt sizes and 40 pounds bigger

[ad_1] FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — He wanted to get bigger and stronger, and Bryson DeChambeau delivered on his pledge. DeChambeau had plenty of time to work on his physique during the COVID-19 pandemic, a project that began late last year during his first break. Now he’s so big that DeChambeau figures he’s nearly 40 pounds heavier than when he left college and has gone up two sizes in his
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Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz admits ‘blind spot’ on black players’ issues, vows to improve environment

[ad_1] Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz admits he had a "blind spot" in not spotting problems that made black players feel mistreated or uncomfortable in his program, but he expects things to change moving forward.Ferentz on Friday said Iowa's program is on a better path following several emotion-charged team meetings, the formation of an advocacy group including 11 former Iowa players and more openness regarding communication within the program and