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Rockies’ Ian Desmond opting out of playing in 2020, citing high risk amid pandemic

[ad_1] Ian Desmond will opt of playing this season, the Colorado Rockies outfielder announced Monday."The COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk I am not comfortable taking," he wrote at the end of a lengthy post on Instagram that touched on race and opportunities for youth baseball players.Desmond, who was born in Sarasota, Florida, wrote that he's not "leaving baseball behind for the year. I'll
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‘Summer is over before it even began’ — Stories of lost baseball seasons across the U.S.

[ad_1] Despite a global pandemic and contentious labor fight, Major League Baseball is, in fact, on track to return this year, in one form or another. But baseball's reach is far greater than its highest level.Countless other people -- in high schools and throughout college campuses, from youth teams and travel ball to the minor leagues, in a multitude of roles at every level -- have suddenly been left without
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Arizona pauses plan for athletes’ return to campus amid COVID-19 surge

[ad_1] Arizona paused its plan to bring athletes back to campus Monday, citing a surge in COVID-19 cases in Pima County and its impact on the local healthcare system.The school started bringing back athletes June 15 for voluntary workouts in groups of approximately 20, with new groups arriving each week. Arizona said Monday that it has received only one positive COVID-19 result after testing 83 athletes in the past few
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Nets’ DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie say they tested positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan has ruled himself out of the season's resumption in Orlando, Florida, after testing positive for the coronavirus, and teammate Spencer Dinwiddie is "strongly considering" doing the same, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski."Found out last night and confirmed again today that I've tested positive for Covid while being back in market," Jordan posted to Twitter on Monday evening. "As a result of this, I will
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Nike releases ‘groovy’ new Premier League ball; Everton, Inter Miami set for ‘e-friendly’

[ad_1] The Premier League is back, and the title has already been clinched by Liverpool, but that hasn't stopped Nike from launching their brand-new official match ball for next season. Plus, Everton and Inter Miami are set to meet in a friendly with a difference.Jump to: Everton, Miami's e-friendlyNike's 'groovy' new ballThe Nike Flight ball will be used in the top flight for the 2020-21 campaign, with Nike promising that
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World Series odds, pennant odds and win totals for all 30 MLB teams

[ad_1] Jun 25, 2020ESPN.com staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAfter a long delay and a lot of back-and-forth between the league and the players, there will indeed be a 2020 MLB season, albeit only 60 games. That also means adjusted odds for bettors.The Dodgers and Yankees are still the favorites to reach the Fall Classic. Here are the season win totals, pennant odds and World Series odds for all 30 teams.Odds courtesy of Caesars
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NBA, union plan to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts in Orlando

[ad_1] The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are planning to paint "Black Lives Matter" on the court inside both sidelines in all three arenas the league will use at the Walt Disney World Resort when it resumes the 2019-20 season late next month in Orlando, Florida, league sources told ESPN.The WNBA is also discussing painting "Black Lives Matter" on the court when it begins its abbreviated 2020 season at
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Hawks approved to turn State Farm Arena into huge voting station for upcoming elections

[ad_1] The Fulton County Registration and Elections Board approved a plan by the Atlanta Hawks to transform State Farm Arena into a massive polling station for Georgia's primary runoff election on Aug. 11, as well as early voting for the general election scheduled for Nov. 3.The idea was hatched during the weekend following the killing of George Floyd, when the focal point of protesters in Atlanta was just outside the
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Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie says he recently tested positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] Brooklyn Nets star Spencer Dinwiddie has been diagnosed with coronavirus and is not sure he will be able to participate when the season resumes, he told The Athletic on Monday."Over the past few months, I have been diligent about protecting myself and others from COVID-19 by following all designated protocol and quarantining," Dinwiddie said in a statement. "I was ready and prepared to rejoin my teammates. ... I flew
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U.S. and Reading defender Matt Miazga suspended three matches for fight

[ad_1] Matt Miazga has made 18 appearances for the United States. Quinn Harris-USA TODAY SportsUnited States defender Matt Miazga will be suspended for Reading's next three matches after getting into a fight with Derby's Tom Lawrence following a 2-1 loss on Saturday.What did you miss? The latest from Europe's top leaguesBoth players received red cards following the fight in the second tier League Championship on Saturday. Miazga threw a punch, received