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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…read more »

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…read more »

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…read more »

NBA players call for justice for Breonna Taylor in wake of civil unrest

Breonna Taylor FamilyBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — NBA players are using their media time to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a young Black medical worker who was fatally shot by plainclothes officers in her Louisville, Kentucky home in March.Los Angeles Lakers star Kyle Kuzma spoke about the 26-year-old’s death for about six minutes…read more »

Dear Black girls: WNBA player’s essay hits home for young women

A’ja WilsonBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A WNBA player’s powerful message to young Black girls is resonating with readers as the nation continues to grapple with conversations on racism.”People see me as an athlete, a basketball player out there entertaining — at end of the day, I’m still a Black woman,” A’ja…read more »

Washington NFL Team to be called ‘The Washington Football Team’

artisteer/iStock By CARMEN J. COX, ABC News (ASHBURN, Va.) — The NFL’s Washington, D.C., franchise has decided on a new name — at least for now.The team announced Thursday that, effective immediately, the organization will call itself the “Washington Football Team,” sources told ESPN. The change comes after the team’s July 13 announcement that Washington…read more »

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