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Cardinals v. Brewers game postponed due to coronavirus cases

Cardinals v. Brewers game postponed due to coronavirus cases

Pete Van Vleet/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(MILWAUKEE) — The St. Louis Cardinals have postponed their game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday after two positive coronavirus tests were reported within the Cardinals organization. The league said the game has been rescheduled as part of a traditional doubleheader on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 1:10…

Basketball returns with virtual fans, social justice

Basketball returns with virtual fans, social justice

cmannphoto/iStockBy GMA TEAM, ABC News(ORLANDO, Fla.) — The NBA returned Thursday night with its first two games since the coronavirus pandemic began. As virtual fans sat courtside, the Black Lives Matter movement took center court.Watch the full report from ABC’S Good Morning America: Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard roundup — 7/30/20

Scoreboard roundup — 7/30/20

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUE Atlanta 2, Tampa Bay 1 Washington 6, Toronto 4 Boston 4, NY Mets 2AMERICAN LEAGUE NY Yankees 8, Baltimore 6 Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 0 Kansas City 5, Detroit 3 Seattle 8, LA Angels 5NATIONAL LEAGUE San Diego 6,…

Outbreaks, tantrums and opt-outs: Major sports leagues attempt to restart amid pandemic

Outbreaks, tantrums and opt-outs: Major sports leagues attempt to restart amid pandemic

iStock/Vadim ZhakupovBY: KARMA ALLEN(NEW YORK) — As the National Basketball Association prepares to restart its season, commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged that the season likely would “cease completely” if a coronavirus outbreak occurred within the league’s carefully crafted pandemic bubble.Silver’s comments came as Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins announced that 18 combined players and coaches had…

NFL issues PSA on death of Stephon Clark as part of larger social justice initiative

NFL issues PSA on death of Stephon Clark as part of larger social justice initiative

EricVega/iStockBy ELLA TORRES and SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The National Football League has released a public service announcement around the death of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by Sacramento, California, police in his grandmother’s backyard, as part of the organization’s new social justice campaign to end systemic…

Marlins’ season on hold due to COVID-19

Marlins’ season on hold due to COVID-19

manusapon kasosod/iStockBy ABC News (NEW YORK) — Just days after kicking off their shortened regular season, the Miami Marlins have put gameplay on hold.Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that the team’s games will be postponed through Sunday after numerous Marlins players were diagnosed with COVID-19.”Given the current circumstances, MLB believes that it is most…

MLB postpones 2 baseball games as Marlins members test positive for COVID-19

MLB postpones 2 baseball games as Marlins members test positive for COVID-19

Pete Van Vleet/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two Major League Baseball games scheduled for Monday were postponed as coronavirus testing is underway, the league confirmed in a statement.The Miami Marlins canceled their home opener against the Baltimore Orioles scheduled for Monday night after multiple members of the team tested positive for the coronavirus,…

Miami Marlins cancel MLB game as players test positive for COVID-19: ESPN

Miami Marlins cancel MLB game as players test positive for COVID-19: ESPN

Pete Van Vleet/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(MIAMI) — The Miami Marlins canceled their home opener against the Baltimore Orioles Monday night after at least 14 members of the team tested positive for the coronavirus, according to sources who told ESPN.On Sunday, eight players and two coaches tested positive, sources told ESPN. Four other members of…

The return of baseball and potential for youth arm injuries

The return of baseball and potential for youth arm injuries

Matt_Brown/iStockBy: ERIC MOLLO, ABC News(NEW YORK) – Major league ballplayers have gotten into full swing with the 2020 season officially underway. Even though the pandemic shut down spring training, professional pitchers were still throwing a lot in preparation for a shortened season amid the pandemic.High school pitchers were also prepping for what was supposed to…

Toronto Blue Jays to play in Buffalo

Toronto Blue Jays to play in Buffalo

cmannphoto/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (TORONTO) — The Toronto Blue Jays, displaced from their home stadium due to the pandemic, will play the greater part of its home season at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, N.Y., the team announced Friday.The Canadian government denied the Blue Jay’s request to play its games in Toronto…

What Native American activists think about the Washington Football Team name change

What Native American activists think about the Washington Football Team name change

ABCNews.comBY: ABBY CRUZ, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Deep in the woods on the outskirts of Accokeek, Maryland, lives Billy “Redwing” Tayac, 80, the chief of the Piscataway Indian Tribe.His family, as he likes to say, is not from Maryland, Virginia or Washington D.C., they are from the Chesapeake Bay region.Issues like calling their home by…

Scoreboard roundup — 8/6/20

Scoreboard roundup — 8/6/20

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUESt. Louis, Detroit (Postponed)Pittsburgh 6, Minnesota 5Philadelphia 5, NY Yankees 4Cleveland 13, Cincinnati 0NY Yankees, Tampa Bay (Postponed)Arizona 5, Houston 4Kansas City 13, Chi Cubs 2Atlanta 4, Toronto 3Miami 8, Baltimore 7Milwaukee 8, Chi White Sox 3AMERICAN LEAGUEOakland 6, Texas 4LA…

Scoreboard roundup — 8/5/20

Scoreboard roundup — 8/5/20

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUESt. Louis, Detroit (Postponed)Philadelphia 11, NY Yanks 7NY Yankees 3, Philadelphia 1Miami 1, Baltimore 0Minnesota 5, Pittsburgh 2Cleveland 2, Cincinnati 0Toronto 2, Atlanta 1Milwaukee 1, Chi White Sox 0Arizona 14, Houston 7AMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 5, Tampa Bay 0Oakland 6, Texas 4Seattle 7,…

UConn cancels football season as NCAA announces scholarship protection amid COVID-19

UConn cancels football season as NCAA announces scholarship protection amid COVID-19

fstop123/iStockBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The NCAA has stepped up to protect student-athletes’ welfare amid the ongoing pandemic as it pertains to scholarships, eligibility and player health for the 2020 fall season.The NCAA Board of Governors announced on Wednesday that athletes who opt out of the 2020 season will retain full scholarships.”All student-athletes…

LeBron James says he misses his family while quarantined inside NBA bubble

LeBron James says he misses his family while quarantined inside NBA bubble

Ashley Landis – Pool/Getty ImagesBy ABC News (ORLANDO, Fla.) — It’s been a “challenge” for LeBron James, who is adjusting to his new life inside the NBA bubble.The NBA season, which is officially underway, has rolled out new plans to keep players safe from COVID-19 by sequestering them inside Walt Disney World Resort hotels until…