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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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Wild fire coach Bruce Boudreau despite playoff surge

[ad_1] As the Minnesota Wild look to make a postseason push, the team has fired coach Bruce Boudreau, general manager Bill Guerin announced Friday.Boudreau departs after three-plus seasons and a 158-110-35 record. Minnesota made the playoffs in 2017 and 2018 but was knocked out in the first round each time.Boudreau's dismissal comes amid a stretch in which the team has gone 7-3-1 to climb within three points of the second
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Home runs at Triple-A level surge 58%

[ad_1] Home runs surged 58% at Triple-A this season following the switch to major league baseballs.According to the organization that governs the minors, 5,752 homers were hit in the International and Pacific Coast Leagues. That's up from 3,652 in 2018.Rawlings provides baseballs for the majors and minors. The big league balls are manufactured in Costa Rica, the minor league balls in China.Big league batters are on pace to break the
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Home runs at Triple-A level surge 58 percent

[ad_1] Home runs surged 58% at Triple-A this season following the switch to major league baseballs.According to the organization that governs the minors, 5,752 homers were hit in the International and Pacific Coast Leagues. That's up from 3,652 in 2018.Rawlings provides baseballs for the majors and minors. The big league balls are manufactured in Costa Rica, the minor league balls in China.Big league batters are on pace to break the
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Maiden GP win sees Leclerc surge

[ad_1] Ahead of each race in 2019, ESPN is ranking every driver on the grid in our Formula One Power Rankings.In compiling these standings, we have taken out the car factor and focused solely on the drivers and how each has been performing. This is not a prediction for how the race will go this weekend. Nor is it a prediction for how things will look at the end of
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Second-half surge pushes Notre Dame past Stanford and into Women’s Final Four

[ad_1] CHICAGO -- Notre Dame had no first-team All-Americans when the list was announced Monday, hours before the Irish took the court for an Elite Eight contest against Stanford in the women's NCAA tournament. It wasn't exactly a snub. How do you pick one when the defending national champions have so many weapons?When shot after shot clanked off the rim on Monday night and Arike Ogunbowale was in foul trouble,
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James Harden hits scoring milestone as Houston Rockets extend surge

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- James Harden strolled into the Toyota Center sporting a fluorescent green Grinch-colored suit and gifted MacBooks and Beats by Dre headphones to teammates before stealing away Oklahoma City's holiday joy Tuesday by leading the Houston Rockets to a 113-109 victory.On the way, Harden dropped 41 points, and in scoring 30 points or more in a career-high seventh straight game he became the first player to do that