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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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Giants to exclude Aubrey Huff from 2010 World Series reunion, citing ‘unacceptable’ tweets

[ad_1] The San Francisco Giants said on Monday that they won't invite Aubrey Huff to a reunion of the 2010 World Series-winning team later this summer because of "unacceptable" comments made by Huff on social media."Earlier this month, we reached out to Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming 2010 World Series Championship reunion. Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media
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Citing unfair practices, former Blue Jays reliever Mike Bolsinger elects to sue sign-stealing Astros

[ad_1] As spring training nears, the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal continues to be the centerpiece of the baseball world, with players, past and present, speaking out seemingly daily.On Monday, former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger entered the mix with a potential precedent-setting civil lawsuit.Bolsinger -- hardly the largest name associated with the scandal -- was pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 4, 2017 in Houston, when the Astros
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LPGA cancels China event, citing viral outbreak concerns

[ad_1] DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA says it has canceled the Blue Bay LPGA event scheduled for the first week of March on Hainan Island in China, citing health concerns and travel restrictions due to the viral outbreak. In a statement Thursday, the LPGA said because of the coronavirus in China, the event scheduled March 5-8 will not be held this year. China has reported more than 7,700
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Costa Rica coach resigns, citing boredom

[ad_1] Gustavo Matosas has stepped down as manager of the Costa Rica national team after less than a year in the job, blaming the frequent down time between games that made him feel unproductive."I realized that in the national side I feel unproductive even though I kill myself watching videos," Matosas said at a news conference Wednesday."It's not what I like to be doing."An Argentine national who played for Uruguay,
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Woods withdraws from Northern Trust, citing oblique strain

[ad_1] JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the opening FedEx Cup playoff event with what he calls a mild oblique strain. Woods opened with a 75 on Thursday in The Northern Trust. He says his oblique muscle caused him mild pain and he went for treatment Friday morning. He says it wasn’t enough for him to play the second round Friday afternoon. It’s the first time