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Colorado St investigates athlete claims on COVID reporting

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 5th - 3:33am

Colorado State president Joyce McConnell says she will launch an investigation into how the athletic department handled COVID-19 safety protocols amid a report that players were told not to reveal symptoms.

In the NBA bubble, the race for No. 8 out West is quite wild

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 5th - 12:16am

Devin Booker does not like the notion that the Phoenix Suns, whose playoff chances were beyond slim when the season was suspended, should simply be happy to be in the NBA’s bubble.

Piscotty hits A's 2nd walkoff slam this year, beats Rangers

Josh Dubow, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 10:45pm

Walkoff grand slams are becoming such old hat for the Oakland Athletics this season that they have learned to celebrate in a more socially distant manner.

Triumphant return for retooled Marlins, who beat Orioles 4-0

David Ginsburg, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 9:48pm

Finally back on the baseball diamond after enduring eight days of virus testing, hotel room service and lengthy bus rides, the Miami Marlins scratched out a victory worth savoring.

Angels' Trout calls for daily virus tests, homers in return

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 8:57pm

Mike Trout remains skeptical about the wisdom of completing the full baseball season amid the coronavirus outbreak, and the Los Angeles Angels' three-time AL MVP would like to see the addition of daily testing to the sport's safety measures.

Wednesday's Time Schedule

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 8:31pm

Philadelphia at N.Y. Yankees, 4:05 p.m.

#WeAreUnited players reach out to California Gov. for help

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 8:28pm

A group of Pac-12 football players with the #WeAreUnited movement met with officials from the California governor’s office Tuesday to discuss concerns about their schools’ COVID-19 protocols and protecting their college eligibility.

The Latest: AP Source: divisions to decide NCAA fall champs

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 8:22pm

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

AP sources: MLB plans 28-man rosters through postseason

Jake Seiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 7:44pm

Major League Baseball and the players' union plan to maintain 28-man rosters through the end of the postseason amid continued challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, two people familiar with the matter said.

Congressional group wants Landis name pulled from MVP plaque

Ben Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 7:27pm

A group of House Democrats called Tuesday for the name of former baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis to be pulled off future Most Valuable Player plaques, an idea endorsed by several players who have won the award.

LEADING OFF: COVID-stricken Cards shuffle roster, Soto a go

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 6:51pm

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday:

Maddon: Shohei Ohtani won't pitch again for Angels this year

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 6:15pm

Shohei Ohtani won't pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says.

Virus-stricken Marlins resume season with 18 new players

Steven Wine, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 6:15pm

Scrambling for replacements following a coronavirus outbreak, the Miami Marlins added a Moran, a Morin, two pitchers named Josh Smith and a former Olympic medalist in speedskating.

Maple Leafs shut out Blue Jackets 3-0 to even playoff series

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 6:05pm

Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying series at one game.

Column: 'Big Game Brooks' faces major test to his reputation

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 5:48pm

Brooks Koepka now has gone more than a full year without winning, a drought he hasn't experienced since he was still new enough on the PGA Tour that his name was mistakenly pronounced “cupcake.”

Booker's shot at buzzer leads Suns over Clippers 117-115

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 5:22pm

Devin Booker made a turnaround jumper over Paul George as time expired, capping a 35-point performance and giving the Phoenix Suns a 117-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

Lions say Stafford's test was a false positive

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 4:18pm

The Detroit Lions removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result — and drawing the ire of the quarterback's wife toward the NFL.

Von Miller's transformation driven by Kobe, MJ, COVID-19

Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 4:10pm

Von Miller’s body is buffer, his hair tinted orange on top. The real changes go a whole lot deeper.

Giannis watches in 2nd half as Nets beat Bucks 119-116

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 3:10pm

Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put Brooklyn ahead to stay, and the Nets beat Milwaukee 119-116 on Tuesday to keep the Bucks from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference.