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FILE -NHL Players' Association Executive Director Donald Fehr listens during a press conference in Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2015. Given the uncertainty professional hockey faced in placing its season on pause in mid-March, Fehr couldn’t have envisioned a better resumption of play five months later with the first round of the playoffs getting underway. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Associated Press
August 12, 2020 - 12:30 am
TORONTO (AP) — Zero players testing positive for COVID-19 in the two weeks since NHL teams arrived at their two respective playoff hub cities. And a powerful opening night statement on social and racial justice issues made by the league and its players. Given the uncertainty professional hockey...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs with the ball against Wisconsin during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
Associated Press
August 12, 2020 - 12:26 am
Back in April, not long after the pandemic canceled the NCAA basketball tournament, the idea of moving the 2020 college football to the spring of 2021 was already being tossed around. A last resort is what it was called by conference commissioners and athletic directors. When it looked as if the U...
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Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon, front, follows the flight of his single as he breaks from the batter's box as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly, back right, and home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez look on in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Associated Press
August 11, 2020 - 11:04 pm
DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon raised his batting average to an amazing .500 with three more hits, including a key double during a six-run burst in the eighth inning that led the Colorado Rockies over the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-7 Tuesday night. After starting out the year 0 for 9, Blackmon has hit...
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Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) makes a save as Zach Whitecloud (2) defends during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 11, 2020 - 11:02 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Robin Lehner had more trouble with one of his skates than he did with his former team. Reilly Smith, Shea Theodore and the Vegas Golden Knights took good care of their goaltender Tuesday night. Theodore and William Carrier scored 2:17 apart midway through the second period...
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San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits a three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Associated Press
August 11, 2020 - 11:02 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The San Francisco Giants were confident that Hunter Pence would break out of his slump and get going this season. The 37-year-old finally did that in grand fashion on Tuesday night, and it helped the Giants rally for 7-6 a win over the Houston Astros in 10 innings. Brandon Crawford...
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San Diego Padres' Manny Machado, second from right, celebrates with Fernando Tatis Jr., center, after hitting a grand slam as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, right, kneels at the plate during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Associated Press
August 11, 2020 - 9:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Machado slugged a grand slam after two consecutive errors by the Dodgers in the third inning, Garrett Richards won for the first time in two years, and the San Diego Padres defeated Los Angeles 6-2 on Tuesday night. The Padres have taken the first two games of the series...
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Portland Timbers players celebrate after defeating Orlando City 2-1, during an MLS soccer tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Associated Press
August 11, 2020 - 9:02 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Soaked in sweat and doused in water, the Portland Timbers hoisted the MLS is Back trophy at midfield and then headed toward a giant TV screen filled with fans cheering from afar. It was a huge Zoom party. It might just be the way to celebrate championships in 2020...
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Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano (22) charges the Houston Astros dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Humberto Castellanos in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Associated Press
August 11, 2020 - 6:57 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón received a 20-game suspension and a fine Tuesday for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland, while Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano was given a six-game suspension and a fine. Cintrón’s suspension is the longest for an on-...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) clears the puck under pressure from Columbus Blue Jackets center Nathan Gerbe (24) during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 11, 2020 - 6:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Brayden Point scored 10:27 into the fifth overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday in the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history. Point scored from just above the left circle, beating Joonas Korpisalo after the goaltender made an...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Ohio State players celebrate the team's 34-21 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions.(AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
Associated Press
August 11, 2020 - 5:19 pm
A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons. Five months almost to the day after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the...
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