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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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Dan Hooker never lost focus on UFC Fight Night despite visa challenge

[ad_1] The reason the UFC secured a venue it calls Fight Island was to make it easier for international fighters to compete without coronavirus-related travel restrictions in the U.S. But New Zealand's Dan Hooker didn't get a ticket to Fight Island, he was booked for Saturday's main event against Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas. So he needed a visa to the U.S., and time was running short."Wednesday last week I
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – Harvey Haddix pitched 12 perfect innings and lost

[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 DATE IN 1959, the Pirates' Harvey Haddix pitched 12 perfect innings.Thirty-six batters up, 36 batters down. It is one of the most incredible pitching performances in baseball history; there has been never been anything like it. It also
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MLB fans can now get refunds for lost games

[ad_1] Major League Baseball is allowing fans to seek refunds for games currently not being played due to the coronavirus pandemic. Previously, games were considered postponed, instead of canceled, allowing teams to hold on to revenue generated from ticket sales.But with little chance of MLB playing 162 games this season, the league has decided to allow for refunds. Each team will set its own policy, with many likely offering a
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How a lost spring football season will be felt across the country

[ad_1] Dabo Swinney stood at the center of a collection of cameras and voice recorders, reporters huddled in a close circle that seems absurd now, and offered what he could on the future of his football team -- essentially a shrug that amounted to "Your guess is as good as mine."This was March 11. Clemson had just wrapped its first scrimmage and ninth of 15 scheduled practice sessions, and players
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NFL players for all 32 teams who would be hurt most by lost offseason

[ad_1] 7:30 AM ETNFL NationESPN As the 2020 NFL draft approaches and free agency slows to a trickle, the league's offseason programs are right around the corner. If team activities are reduced or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, it will have a far-reaching impact on rosters.With five new head coaches on the sidelines and quarterbacks Tom Brady and Philip Rivers leading a parade of big-name players who have changed
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Darius Slay says he ‘lost all respect’ for Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia in 2018

[ad_1] Two incidents between Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia and cornerback Darius Slay early in Patricia's tenure began a rift between the two that may have contributed to Slay being traded, the player told ESPN on Thursday.Slay, who on Thursday was dealt to the Philadelphia Eagles for two draft picks, talked about his respect for Lions owner Martha Ford, his teammates and the city of Detroit. But he told ESPN
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Cornell hockey coaches lament lost shot at double national championship

[ad_1] Last Thursday, Cornell women's hockey coach Doug Derraugh was preparing for Big Red's NCAA quarterfinal game against Mercyhurst. The plan was to use the team meeting to discuss the penalty kill, and then get on the ice. But 15 minutes before the team meeting, Cornell's associate athletic director Anita Brenner came to Derraugh's office to deliver the news: the season was canceled.Of course, in the back of Derraugh's head,
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Remembering John Altobelli, a ‘collector of lost baseball souls’

[ad_1] 7:30 AM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"IN LATE MARCH 2019, the Orange Coast College baseball team lost two games in a row. For the powerhouse junior college program, this constituted a mini-crisis. As OCC's coach, John Altobelli, searched for ways to prevent the skid from worsening, he happened upon the perfect solution. He would ask