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Sports briefs: Nationals change course, pay minor leaguers full stipend

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Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew

A protester carries a U.S. flag upside down, a sign of distress, next to a burning building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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MLB players will take time to respond to money-slashing plan

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles. Rays All-Star pitcher Blake Snell says he will not take the mound this year if his pay is cut further, proclaiming: “I’m not playing unless I get mine.” the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner said on a Twitch stream Wednesday, May 14 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

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MLB players will take time to respond to money-slashing plan

A view of the Globe Life Field, the newly-built home of the Texas Rangers, with the roof open from a perspective along the third base line is shown in Arlington, Texas, on May 20.

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Players call MLB economic proposal 'extremely disappointing'

Globe Life Field, the newly-built home of the Texas Rangers, sits empty in Arlington, Texas, last week.

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College baseball into July? Coaches say it would save money

A group of college baseball coaches has proposed a later start to the spring season in effort to trim expenses, make the game more fan friendly and reduce injury risk to players.

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CupCheck: 10 major leaguers market game, help fight cancer

The Cincinnati Reds’ Curt Casali is among 10 current or retired Major League Baseball players who have helped developed an outdoor, interactive game called CupCheck.

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Iowa Cubs starting pitcher Colin Rea prepares to deliver a pitch in front of the Iowa Capitol Building during a Triple-A Pacific Coast League game last season in Des Moines. He has been training in Arizona in anticipation of the 2020 baseball season.

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Jerry Sloan, coaching great of Jazz glory days, dies at 78

FILE - In this May 12, 2005, file photo, Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan smiles during a news conference in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz have announced that Jerry Sloan, the coach who took them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, has died. Sloan died Friday morning, May 22, 2020, the Jazz said, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He was 78. (AP Photo/Fred Hayes, File)

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Jerry Sloan, coaching great of Jazz glory days, dies at 78

The Utah Jazz announced Friday that Jerry Sloan, the coach who took them to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 on his way to a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame, has died. He was 78.

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Game on? Little League offers 'best practices' for return

This April 22, 2020 photo, Memphis Little League President Kerry Cobb rides a lawn mover after cutting outfield grass at Will Carruthers Park in Memphis, Tenn. The city had shuttered its baseball program due to coronavirus concerns. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian via AP)

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AP source: Players ask MLB for slew of financial documents

FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell, right, is taken out by manager Kevin Cash, left, during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Rays All-Star pitcher Blake Snell says he will not take the mound this year if his pay is cut further, proclaiming: “I’m not playing unless I get mine.” the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner said on a Twitch stream Wednesday, May 14 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

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MLB draft picks feel fortunate to avoid this year's process

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during the MLB draft in 2016. MLB will cuts its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save teams about $30 million.

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Source: No MLB economic plan in 1st session with players

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Pandemic could change landscape of minor league sports

The Tacoma Defiance, a United Soccer League team based in Tacoma, Wash., play the San Diego Royal in a USL match inside an empty Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash., in March.

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Sports briefs: NBA players union polls members about returning

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Fauci warns of 'suffering and death' if US reopens too soon

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., greet each other with an elbow bump before the Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is to testify before the committee. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)

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AP source: MLB owners OK plan that could lead to July start

The Atlanta Braves’ Ozzie Albies rounds first base after hitting a home run during a game last season. Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead on Monday to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans.

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AP source: MLB owners OK plan that could lead to July start

FILE - In this Thursday, March 26, 2020, file photo, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is closed on what would've been Opening Day in Baltimore, Md. Whenever baseball returns because of the coronavirus pandemic, there's an element that might come into play like never before: the sound of silence. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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Army outfielder at a crossroads — baseball or artillery

Drafted late in last year’s draft by the Seattle Mariners, Army’s Jacob Hurtubise is hopeful of taking advantage of a new regulation that allows cadet-athletes at Army, Navy and Air Force to delay their military obligation upon graduation.

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Army outfielder at a crossroads — baseball or artillery

Army outfielder Jacob Hurtubise prepares to swing at a pitch during a 2019 game in West Point, N.Y. Hurtubise chose West Point for its academics, but baseball has opened an unexpected door.

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Source: MLB to cut amateur draft from 40 rounds to 5

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Cardinals exploring plans to hold second spring training at Busch Stadium

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Play ball: Korean baseball league begins in empty stadiums

The Hanwha Eagles and SK Wyverns play their Korea Baseball Organization season opener in an empty stadium Tuesday in Incheon, South Korea.

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In shortened season, stars still had chance to shine in 1981

The early days of the strike-shortened 1981 season were dominated by Fernando Valenzuela. The Mexican rookie took Los Angeles by storm, winning his first eight starts for the Dodgers and throwing shutouts in five.

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AP Exclusive: Trout, Cole top 65 to earn $100,000 per game

The Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout is one of 65 players who would earn at least $100,000 each time his team wins or loses if the pandemic-delayed major league season gets under way.

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'Field of Dreams': Fathers & sons, phantoms and phenoms

“Field of Dreams” actors Kevin Costner (right) and Timothy Busfield joke around at first base during a 2014 celebrity softball game at the movie site in Dyersville, Iowa.

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'Field of Dreams': Fathers & sons, phantoms and phenoms

Ghost players emerge from a cornfield at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa, as they reenact a scene from the movie. The 1989 film was voted No. 6 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 favorite sports movies poll.

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Hall of Famer Dawson deals with coronavirus as a mortician

Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson puts an arrangement of flowers on a casket at Paradise Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday in Miami. Owning a funeral home took some getting used to, Dawson said Thursday, and now he’s adjusting to life as a mortician during a global pandemic.

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'Field of Dreams': Fathers & sons, phantoms and phenoms

This April 13 photo provided shows an 8,000-seat ballpark under construction at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa.

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Little League World Series canceled for first time

The 2020 Little League World Series and the championship tournaments in six other Little League divisions were canceled on Thursday because of the global coronavirus pandemic.


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NFL coaches allowed to return to team facilities on Friday
Sports briefs: Brees apologizes following backlash over comments
NASCAR announces another wave of races through August
NHL finalizes playoff format as Pens player tests positive
NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan
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MLB: A new twist to Colin Rea’s mechanics
Sports in brief: Cowboys star Prescott pledges $1M in Floyd wake
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Source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart
Sports briefs: Source says MLB rejects 114-game schedule
Fighting Saints land pair on USHL all-academic team
TH Athlete of Week: Wahlert's Wedewer wanted team crown
Farley raceway welcomes back fans
Johnny Majors, Iowa State coaching legend, dies at 85
MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50
NFL tells teams they must hold training camps at home
Elliott aiming to be among drivers always with shot to win
Sports briefs: Court rules Chiefs don’t owe $1M in back taxes
College notebook: Dubuque native among nation’s top assistant coaches
Illinois prep sports 'return to play' still in holding pattern
More than the Score: TH seeking Scholar-Athlete nominations
O'Neill: We all need to be part of solution
Sports briefs: Nationals change course, pay minor leaguers full stipend
MLB owners, players revert to salary squabbles of old
Prep baseball: Very different 1st day of baseball practice for Dubuque teams
Prep softball: 'Chaos,' excitement as local practices begin
Auto racing: Rust a factor on racing scene as teams get late start
USHL: Saints defenseman wins prestigious award
Dubuque’s Fulp wins prestigious USHL award
Another big break for Keselowski
Sports digest: NHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily
College Football Hall of Fame damaged in Atlanta protests
AP Interview: Floyd's death opens old wounds for Sefolosha
DASH swimmers eager for return to the water
Speedway goes green: Fairgrounds opens racing season without fans in grandstands
Postseason Playback: Steffen's buzzer-beater lifts Bobcats to title in 1st state trip
Former Fighting Saints competing in minor pro leagues
Stenhouse heads to Bristol buoyed by good run at Charlotte
Muzzle Mr. Met? Mascots wonder why they're banned from MLB
Sports briefs: Roosevelt Taylor, 82, safety on Bears' 1963 title team, dies
Commentary: A college hockey program worth saving in Alabama
Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100
College notebook: Hempstead grad nominated for Ashe award
Commentary: Bellevue deserves tip of cap (but not a handshake)
Sports in brief: Patrick McCaffery granted hardship waiver
Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory
Auto racing: Dubuque County Fairgrounds opens season Sunday