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Shohei Ohtani Won't Throw for 4-6 Weeks After Forearm Injury; Day-to-Day as DH

Shohei Ohtani Won't Throw for 4-6 Weeks After Forearm Injury; Day-to-Day as DH

pitcher and designated hitter has been diagnosed with a Grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass, an injury that could prevent him from returning to the mound in 2020:Los Angeles Angels Update on Shohei Ohtani: https://t.co/hZ8RJJzEdNJeff Passan There is a big difference between a Grade 1 and 2 strain. Strain = tear. Grade 1 is a slight tear with minimal issues. Grade 2 is much more significant -- the sort of thing that is concerning and problematic. Grade 3 is a complete tear of the muscle that always requires surgery.As the Angels noted, Ohtani is day-to-day in regards to his role as...

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David Price Rips MLB's Rob Manfred: 'Players Health Wasn't Being Put First'

David Price Rips MLB's Rob Manfred: 'Players Health Wasn't Being Put First'

starting pitcher —who of the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic—criticized MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Monday, tweeting that the safety of the league's players wasn't put first in the plan to start the season.David Price Now we REALLY get to see if MLB is going to put players health first. Remember when Manfred said players health was PARAMOUNT?! Part of the reason I’m at home right now is because players health wasn’t being put first. I can see that hasn’t changed.His tweet comes in the wake of 11 players and two coaches on the testing positive for the coronavirus in the past four...

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Jul 27
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Report: MLB's Intake Testing for Coronavirus Produced 66 Positive Results

Report: MLB's Intake Testing for Coronavirus Produced 66 Positive Results

The MLBPA reportedly informed players Tuesday that the  returned However, the testing protocols haven't gone completely smoothly since being implemented. The Washington Nationals, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants were all forced to cancel workouts after they didn't receive test results back in time to safely proceed. Rivera reported that three other teams also altered their workout schedules for similar reasons. "Seventy-two hours later, we have yet to receive the results of those tests. We cannot have our players and staff work at risk. Therefore, we have...

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Report: Braves Don't Plan to Change Name, Discussing Future of 'Tomahawk Chop'

Report: Braves Don't Plan to Change Name, Discussing Future of 'Tomahawk Chop'

While 's NFL team and Cleveland's team are considering changing their offensive nicknames, the are not entertaining the possibility of a new moniker.According to of The Athletic, "The Braves do not intend to change their name, though discussions about the team's use of the 'Tomahawk Chop' are ongoing, sources said.""The Atlanta Braves honor, support and value the Native American community. That will never change," the team said in a statement Saturday. "... We have much work to do on and off the field, but the Atlanta Braves are ready to meet the challenge of these times."Cherokee...

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Dodgers' Juan Idrogo, Reza Aleaziz Among 4 Suspended for Drug Policy Violations

Dodgers' Juan Idrogo, Reza Aleaziz Among 4 Suspended for Drug Policy Violations

Four minor league players have been suspended by Major League Baseball for violating the New Britain Bees of the Independent League in the 2019 season. He is not considered a top-30 prospect in Minnesota's farm system.  Pressure is on LAD. Their stars and coach tell @ScottMillerBbl why the short season could make a WS harder to win 📲'To be clear, I am not retiring at this time'B/R predicts the budding star for every team's 60-game seasonCubs slugger and cancer survivor expected to play in 2020 despite being in ‘high risk’ category

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Family of Pilot in Kobe Bryant Crash Wants Wrongful Death Case Moved from LA

Family of Pilot in Kobe Bryant Crash Wants Wrongful Death Case Moved from LA

The family of Ara Zobayan—the pilot who died in January's helicopter crash along with Kobe and Gianna Bryant; John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli; Christina Mauser and Sarah and Payton Chester—wants to move the wrongful death lawsuit against him out of Los Angeles, per .According to court documents obtained by the website, his family has argued that "the trial would begin with 'two strikes' already against him 'due to the extreme level of popularity of plaintiff with the jury pool.'"The lawsuit, filed by Vanessa Bryant, alleges that "The notoriety and popularity of the late in Los Angeles...

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Report: MLB Makes New Proposal in 'Significant Move' Toward Players' Demands

Report: MLB Makes New Proposal in 'Significant Move' Toward Players' Demands

Major League Baseball has reportedly made a new proposal to the Players Association. According to ESPN's Karl Ravech, the league is offering to pay the players 75 percent of their prorated salaries over the course of a 76-game season: Karl Ravech MLB has made proposal to Players. 75 percent Prorated salary. 76 game season. Playoff pool money. No draft pick compensation for signing player. Season finishes September 27th. Post season ends at end of October. Significant move towards players demands and effort to play more.Karl Ravech According to sources this equates to roughly 200 million...

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Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal Address Drew Brees' Comments on Kneeling

Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal Address Drew Brees' Comments on Kneeling

The Inside the  crew got together on Thursday night to hold a discussion about the current protests happening around the country and the experiences Charles Barkley, and Kenny Smith have had as black men in America.  One of the topics that came up was New Orleans Saints quarterback , who after saying he would "NBA on TNT .@SHAQ joined the @Saints team meeting today and described Drew Brees' apology to his teammates. https://t.co/U9nKtOiydd Who should your team chase on the open market?Pels HC on older coaches possibly being away from their team: 'I think it's unfair ... I want to be with my...

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Reds' Trevor Bauer Rips MLB's 'Laughable' Return to Play Proposal

Reds' Trevor Bauer Rips MLB's 'Laughable' Return to Play Proposal

starting pitcher isn't interested in returning to play during the COVID-19 pandemic under Major League Baseball's current proposal. On Wednesday, he called the plan "laughable": Trevor Bauer My reaction to the @Mlb return to play proposal. It’s laughable. @AgentRachelLuba makes some very good points here regarding the proposed revenue split and the problems with it. https://t.co/2CBH1FlRyKBauer has been critical of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in the past, that many of the commissioner's decisions have contributed to baseball "losing popularity, especially amongst young people." "As the...

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Yankees News: Aaron Judge 'Champing at the Bit' to Return from Rib Injury

Yankees News: Aaron Judge 'Champing at the Bit' to Return from Rib Injury

slugger Aaron Judge is "champing at the bit" to get some swings in as he recovers from a fractured rib, according to Yankees hitting coach .Thames appeared on the Yes Network on Thursday and spoke about Judge, among other topics (3:45 mark):Bryan Hoch Aaron Judge hasn’t resumed swinging a bat, but Thames said, “When the doctors turn him loose, he’ll be ready. He’s champing at the bit to get out there.” https://t.co/ExaWf877HEJudge, 28, missed time in February and March during spring training with the injury, which isto have happened in September. But earlier in May, manager Aaron Boone...

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Michael Jordan Autographed Pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s Sell for $560K at Auction

Michael Jordan Autographed Pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s Sell for $560K at Auction

A game-worn Air Jordan 1s from 1985 sold at a for $560,000 on Sunday. As Sotheby's , the shoes were a Player Sample and were "custom-made for Jordan in sizes 13 and 13.5. Among the most valuable pairs of sneakers in history, these Air Jordan 1s are in remarkable condition, and were exclusively crafted for Jordan—featuring supple leather and a unique cut that was specific to MJ."Jordan's sneaker line with Nike changed the shoe game forever, becoming arguably the most iconic sneaker line in the world. Jordan 1s remain a staple of any shoe aficionado's collection to this day. The pair that...

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May 17
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Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez Reportedly out of Race to Buy Mets

Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez Reportedly out of Race to Buy Mets

and Jennifer Lopez are reportedly out of the running to purchase the .According to of the New York Post, "negotiations with potential partners failed to materialize and it became clear that the Wilpons' reluctance to part with SNY makes it almost impossible for anyone without many billions of dollars to afford [to own] the team." The question for Mets majority owner Fred Wilpon is whether he can feasibly sell the team without also giving up SNY given the potential financial losses the team is facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Major League Baseball is currently on hiatus and it...

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Lakers Return $4.6M Loan Intended for Small Businesses Amid COVID-19

Lakers Return $4.6M Loan Intended for Small Businesses Amid COVID-19

"The Lakers qualified for and received a loan under the Payroll Protection Program. Once we found out the funds from the program had been depleted, we repaid the loan so that financial support would be directed to those most in need. The Lakers remain completely committed to supporting both our employees and our community."The Lakers and the rest of the 's teams find themselves in an uncertain situation given the coronavirus pandemic. If the season is canceled altogether, for instance, the league and its teams would lose hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.Even if the season and...

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Clippers' Kawhi Leonard Loses Copyright Lawsuit to Nike over 'Klaw' Logo

Clippers' Kawhi Leonard Loses Copyright Lawsuit to Nike over 'Klaw' Logo

has lost his lawsuit against Nike regarding the "Klaw" logo.According to , the judge presiding over the lawsuit ruled that "Nike's design is an 'independent piece of intellectual property' put together by its team of designers and it is distinct from Leonard's early sketch of the idea ... meaning, Leonard doesn't own it. So, the judge dismissed his complaint."Leonard had said he came up with the idea of the Klaw design all the way back in college (2009-11) and should have rights to it. But Nike issued him a cease-and-desist in 2018, saying it owned the copyright. Nike also Leonard, saying...

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Tigers Legend, Hall of Famer Al Kaline Dies at 85

Tigers Legend, Hall of Famer Al Kaline Dies at 85

MLB Hall of Famer Al Kaline died Monday afternoon in MLBPA Communications Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark issued the following statement on the passing of Al Kaline:https://t.co/faL1TCIy6k https://t.co/VIPfkRGqmWA number of current and former players paid tribute to the legendary outfielder and first baseman after learning of his death:Justin Verlander Such a kind and generous man who meant so much to so many. I hope you knew how much I enjoyed our conversations about baseball, life, or just giving each other a hard time. I am honored to have been...

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NFL GM: Tua Tagovailoa to Go No. 3 in 2020 NFL Draft, Lions Will Trade Pick

NFL GM: Tua Tagovailoa to Go No. 3 in 2020 NFL Draft, Lions Will Trade Pick

The general presumption heading into the 2020 draft is that the will take LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the top overall pick and that will take Ohio State defensive end Chase Young at No. 2. That makes things interesting at No. 3, however, and one general manager told of The Athletic that he believes the will trade the selection to a team that wants Alabama quarterback Tua "I think Detroit is going to trade the pick," he said. "Put Tua in there, but they will trade the pick. Someone else will take Tua."Granted, it's possible that Washington could take the ultimate point guard," adding...

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Warriors Trade D'Angelo Russell to T-Wolves for Andrew Wiggins, Picks

Warriors Trade D'Angelo Russell to T-Wolves for Andrew Wiggins, Picks

D'Angelo Russell's time in Golden State was short-lived. The Warriors traded the star guard to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, a 2021 protected first-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick, Minnesota announced on Thursday. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the deal. Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman will also head to Minnesota as part of the blockbuster deal. Timberwolves 2021 pick protected to No. 3, and becomes unprotected in 2022, per sources. Minnesota kept pushing for Russell, who it has wanted since summer free agency and finally got...

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