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MLB targets 60-game season starting around July 24, assuming conditions met

[ad_1] 6:03 PM ETJeff PassanCloseESPNESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Jesse RogersCloseESPN Staff WriterJesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com.Major League Baseball plans to hold a 60-game season that begins around July 24 but first needs players to sign off on a health-and-safety protocol and pledge to arrive at home stadiums by July 1 to
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You scared no one, least of all Bubba Wallace

[ad_1] To the person or persons who tried to ruin everyone's weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, I have something I need to tell you.To the one(s) who thought they could dip into the tired old 1934 or '64 racist playbook and elicit fear by placing a symbol of hate -- a noose, for heaven's sakes -- in the garage stall of a Black race car driver, I really need to make
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MLB plans to implement up to 60-game season

[ad_1] 9:57 PM ETMLB InsidersESPN Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to proceed with the 2020 MLB season under the terms of their March 26 agreement with the MLB Players Association, the league said in a statement Monday night, after the union's executive board voted down MLB's latest offer of a 60-game season with expanded playoffs.While the deal still has hurdles to clear before spring training 2.0 can begin, this
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Lewis Hamilton shares message of support for NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace ahead of Talladega

[ad_1] Lewis Hamilton has shared a message of support for NASCAR's Bubba Wallace after a noose was found in the stock car driver's garage stall Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.Wallace, who is NASCAR's only Black full-time driver, successfully pushed the racing series to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and facilities earlier this month. The noose was first seen by a member of Wallace's team, who immediately brought it to
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Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR unites behind Wallace

[ad_1] TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney held onto the lead after a restart with two laps to go Monday, earning his second straight win at Talladega Superspeedway on a day that began with NASCAR drivers throwing their support behind Bubba Wallace. Blaney nipped Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at the finish line for his fourth win and first since Talladega in October, albeit this time before a mostly empty venue. It
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MLB owners vote to proceed with 2020 season under March agreement

[ad_1] MLB owners voted unanimously to proceed with the 2020 season under the terms of their March 26 agreement with the MLB Players Association, the league said in a statement Monday night, after the union's executive board voted down MLB's latest offer of a 60-game season with expanded playoffs.The owners' vote now gives commissioner Rob Manfred the power to implement a schedule of his choosing -- likely between 50 and
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Connecticut Sun’s Jonquel Jones won’t play this season over coronavirus concerns

[ad_1] 1:08 PM ETMechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Jonquel Jones, who helped lead Connecticut to the WNBA Finals last season, won't play this season due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the Sun announced Monday. Jones said in a statement that she would "use this time
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Washington Mystics’ Natasha Cloud, LaToya Sanders to skip WNBA season

[ad_1] WASHINGTON -- Washington Mystics players Natasha Cloud and LaToya Sanders are opting out of participating in the 2020 WNBA season for the league's reigning champions.In a social media posting Monday, Cloud cited a desire to "fight on the front lines for social reform," while Sanders explained in a statement issued by the club that taking the season off "is what's best for my health and family."Their announcements follow those