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The New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers would each save more than $100 million on player salaries as part of management’s proposal to start the coronavirus-delayed season than they would under the union's plan.

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer June 5, 2020
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encourages them to peacefully protest.

By Associated Press June 5, 2020
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More than half of the 32 NFL teams did not have coaching staffs at their facilities Friday even though the league has approved such returns where local governments allow them.

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer June 5, 2020
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The NBA G League has officially cancelled the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, the league announced Thursday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 4, 2020
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If it weren’t for a pandemic-caused postponement, the French Open would have been in Week 2 now, and Rafael Nadal might still have been in contention for a 20th Grand Slam title.

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer June 4, 2020
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Coaches will be allowed to return beginning Friday to NFL team facilities closed because of the coronavirus pandemic as the league continues preparation for training camps and its season.

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer June 4, 2020
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The NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida, another major step toward getting teams back onto the court and playing games again.

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer June 4, 2020
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Two people familiar with the situation say the WNBA plans to hold games at just one location if there is a season this year and that the MGM Resorts in Las Vegas and the IMG Academy in Florida are the top candidates.

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer June 3, 2020
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The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the league’s board of governors on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer June 3, 2020
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If Major League Baseball and its players take the field for a coronanvirus-delayed 2020 season, it will be after acrimonious negotiations that resemble their labor war of a generation ago.

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer June 3, 2020
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Sean Miller has reeled in some of nation's best recruiting classes during his 11-year stint at Arizona, players who starred in college, won multiple NCAA Tournament games, went on to the NBA.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer June 3, 2020

We are in a time of our lives where we are witnessing riots, violence and total disrespect for others, authority and property. Let’s not have any of this, with tempers flaring out of control, anywhere on or around the golf course. Golf should be a fun and safe haven for us all.

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Empty seats have been the norm the past few years at the University of Kansas, where a succession of football coaches has failed to turn around the flailing fortunes of the Jayhawks.

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer June 2, 2020
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Call it support. Call it pressure. However you describe it, the NFL is going to get it regarding playing games on schedule.

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer June 2, 2020
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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was gearing up for a great year: not just the all-but-certain election of NBA superstars like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, but also a chance to unveil a completely renovated museum.

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer June 2, 2020

MLB teams are in cost-cutting mode, which is understandable given the economic conditions surrounding the game during the strangest summer in the sport’s history.

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The Major League Soccer Players Association voted to approve economic concessions for this season, including across-the-board salary cuts, while also agreeing to play in a proposed summer tournament in Orlando, Florida.

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer June 1, 2020
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College coaches in non-revenue sports are worried about the impact legislation allowing compensation for athletes could have on their programs.

By AARON BEARD, AP Sports Writer June 1, 2020
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Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts, instead proposing they receive a far higher percentage of salaries and commit to a longer schedule as part of a counteroffer to start the coronavirus-delayed season.

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer June 1, 2020

Tennis isn’t what it was 3 or 4 months ago, with a barrage of events, league play, full tennis groups, and all facilities open for play without restrictions and now some trepidation in our mindset.

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The final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown would have been set and the French Open finals would have been contested this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic.

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer May 31, 2020
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Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts, instead proposing they receive a far higher percentage of salaries and a commit to a longer schedule as part of a counteroffer to start the coronavirus-delayed season.

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer May 31, 2020
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The jersey-wearing camaraderie. The scent of sizzling sausages. The buzz before a big game.

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer May 31, 2020
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. could not have had a bumpier return to racing after NASCAR’s 10-week shutdown.

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer May 30, 2020
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While the Yavapai College sports teams have been dormant since March, the improvements to the facilities are moving forward as Roughrider Park installed new stadium seats in its stands.

By Aaron Valdez May 29, 2020

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