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Damian Lillard emerges from shutdown ready for playoff push

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 12:30am

Grieving the death of a cousin and missing his mother, Damian Lillard struggled emotionally after the NBA shut down because of the coronavirus.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 6:44am

-The Cleveland Indians have announced that they too are reviewing their contentious nickname. The team released a statement on Friday night saying it is committed to making a positive impact in their community and that they embrace their responsibility to advance social justice and equality.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 4:30am

-The Cleveland Indians have announced that they too are reviewing their contentious nickname. The team released a statement on Friday night saying it is committed to making a positive impact in their community and that they embrace their responsibility to advance social justice and equality.

Gobert back, Oladipo out, Johnson positive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 3:30am

Utah center Rudy Gobert is standing tall, even after having coronavirus and dealing with an enormous amount of scorn after being diagnosed. Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for the virus and that prompted many to blame him for the league’s shutdown in response to the pandemic. Plenty of eyes will be on Gobert when the NBA season takes a giant step toward returning by having teams gather at the Disney complex in Central Florida over the next few days.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 1:30am

-The Cleveland Indians have announced that they too are reviewing their contentious nickname. The team released a statement on Friday night saying it is committed to making a positive impact in their community and that they embrace their responsibility to advance social justice and equality.

Coronavirus behind him, Utah's Rudy Gobert looking forward

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 12:21am

a fellow All-Star who was diagnosed with the virus shortly after the shutdown began and did not hide his anger with Gobert about it all — can coexist peacefully again.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 10:30pm

-The Cleveland Indians have announced that they too are reviewing their contentious nickname. The team released a statement on Friday night saying it is committed to making a positive impact in their community and that they embrace their responsibility to advance social justice and equality.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 8:22pm

-The Cleveland Indians have announced that they too are reviewing their contentious nickname. The team released a statement on Friday night saying it is committed to making a positive impact in their community and that they embrace their responsibility to advance social justice and equality.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 6:38pm

The Washington Redskins are undergoing what they say is a “thorough review” of their nickname.

Hamels feeling good, Carrasco comeback, Reds return

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 5:18pm

Atlanta Braves left-hander Cole Hamels is feeling good while recovering from a sore left shoulder. Hamels hopes he’ll be ready for the start of the 60-game season in less than three weeks and says he’s interested in quality innings even if he’s not able to pitch deep into the game. The Braves opened their summer training at newly renamed Truist Park. A sore left shoulder could have forced Hamels to miss two months if the season started on time. Instead, the coronavirus pandemic ended spring training in mid-March and allowed Hamels to have a more relaxed approach to his rehabilitation.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 4:42pm

The Washington Redskins are undergoing what they say is a “thorough review” of their nickname.

31 MLB players positive, Heat close facility, Snell reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 3:23pm

Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%. MLB and the players’ association announced the results Friday as teams resumed workouts for the first time since the coronavirus interrupted spring training on March 12, two weeks before the season was to start. Opening day has been reset for July 23. The positive tests occurred among 19 of the 30 teams, according to results of the 3,185 samples sent to the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in South Jordan, Utah

Top prospect Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 3:17pm

Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis.

NBA shutdown allowed many in league unexpected time to heal

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 3:04pm

but, at least at the start of camps for the resumed season, rosters will be deeper than they were when the league shut down on March 11.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 2:47pm

The Washington Redskins are undergoing what they say is a “thorough review” of their nickname.

Bucks, Lakers look to shed rust, be healthy for playoffs

Steve Megargee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 11:27am

The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers have all but guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a balancing act when the NBA returns to action.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 6:21am

The Detroit Tigers have become the first Major League Baseball team to reach a deal with a sports gambling company, announcing a multiyear partnership with PointsBet.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 4:51am

The Detroit Tigers have become the first Major League Baseball team to reach a deal with a sports gambling company, announcing a multiyear partnership with PointsBet.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 1:45am

The Detroit Tigers have become the first Major League Baseball team to reach a deal with a sports gambling company, announcing a multiyear partnership with PointsBet.