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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 30, 2020 - 10:24 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has tested positive for COVID-19. The 43-year-old Laraque made the announcement on social media Thursday in a post showing him in a hospital gown. “I guess I’m not invincible,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, file photo, River Ridge, Louisiana, takes a victory lap around the field at Lamade Stadium after winning the Little League World Series Championship game against Curacao, 8-0, in South Williamsport, Pa. The 2020 Little League World Series and the championship tournaments in six other Little League divisions have been canceled because of the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 30, 2020 - 3:44 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — This year's Little League World Series and the championship tournaments in six other Little League divisions have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Little League President Stephen Keener announced the cancellations in a Facebook Live broadcast Thursday...
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April 30, 2020 - 2:35 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The man consoling mourners and directing his staff at Paradise Memorial Funeral Home might look familiar if he wasn't wearing a mask. It's baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson. Owning a funeral home took some getting used to, Dawson said Thursday, and now he's adjusting to life as a...
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April 30, 2020 - 11:40 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who was struck in the face by a foul ball during a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field two years ago has filed a lawsuit against the team and Major League Baseball. In her lawsuit filed this week, Laiah Zuniga, 28, says the ball knocked her unconscious, caused fractures under...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, right, and former Colorado Rockies outfielder Larry Walker pose after receiving their Baseball Hall of Fame jerseys during a baseball news conference in New York. Jeter and Walker and the rest of this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class will have to wait for their big moment at Cooperstown. The Hall of Fame announced Wednesday, April 29, 2020, that it has canceled its July 26 induction ceremony because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
April 29, 2020 - 5:02 pm
Derek Jeter, Larry Walker and the rest of this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class will have to wait another year for their big moment at Cooperstown. The Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that it has canceled the July 26 induction ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the class will...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo, a statue of Nolan Ryan stands in the empty plaza outside Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The new Texas Rangers ballpark is among possible venues Major League Baseball could use if it decides to start the season with groups of teams in different areas. Among the different plans looked at by Major League Baseball is to use Texas as a mid-American hub. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
April 29, 2020 - 4:46 pm
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox announced ticket refund policies on Wednesday for games not played through May because of the virus outbreak, with some Major League Baseball teams offering plans for cash returns and bonus credit. A day after MLB told clubs they could decide their own...
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FILE - This is a 2020 file photo showing Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini is undergoing chemotherapy for Stage III colon cancer and expects to miss the 2020 season if major leaguers return this summer. Mancini had the malignant tumor removed shortly before turning 28 on March 18. He has been undergoing chemotherapy since April 13. Writing in the first person for The Players Tribune, Mancini saïd, “My treatment will take six months — every two weeks for six months. If baseball returns in 2020, it will probably be without me." (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
April 29, 2020 - 12:42 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini feels fortunate to have undergone colon cancer surgery before doctors became absorbed in treating COVID-19, and now he’s diligently and carefully working to avoid the virus while receiving chemotherapy. Mancini was diagnosed with colon cancer on...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo, a statue of Nolan Ryan stands in the empty plaza outside Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The new Texas Rangers ballpark is among possible venues Major League Baseball could use if it decides to start the season with groups of teams in different areas. Among the different plans looked at by Major League Baseball is to use Texas as a mid-American hub. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
April 28, 2020 - 7:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is exploring various options that could allow the season to start if the medical situation allows, including a plan in which the 30 teams could be split into three regional divisions. Among the formats is one is which teams could be restricted to playing within...
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April 28, 2020 - 3:56 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates are suspending retirement benefits for members of Pittsburgh's baseball operations staff in an effort to cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. General manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday the team has been searching for ways to find savings with the...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Daniel Clemens looks into the empty ballpark at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Clemens, a season ticket holder, had tickets for the opening day baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers. With no games being played, recent sports headlines have centered around hopes and dreams — namely, the uncharted path leagues and teams must navigate to return to competition in the wake of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 28, 2020 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball told teams on Tuesday they could decide their own ticket refund policies. Spring training was suspended on March 12 and the regular season was delayed from its scheduled March 26 start because of the new coronavirus pandemic. A revised schedule has not been...
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