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NBA tips off in Florida

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/31/20, 06:05 am

The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers won games on Thursday night as the NBA returned to the court. Players wore social justice slogans on their jerseys, and the court was emblazoned with the words “Black Lives Matter.” The season restart continues this weekend as 22 teams play to secure one of eight playoff spots. The league is holding the games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla.

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Stealing home teams

Sports | A Major League Baseball plan to eliminate 42 minor league clubs threatens to rob fans across America of their connection to the game
by Ray Hacke
Posted 7/29/20, 02:20 pm

Nestled between farmland, a thriving shopping and restaurant complex that sprang up adjacently, and a busy interstate, a minor league ballpark sits empty and forlorn.

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Baseball swings and misses in first week

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/28/20, 06:14 pm

The Miami Marlins won’t play again until at least Monday after as many as 17 employees, including 15 players, tested positive for COVID-19. The Philadelphia Phillies, whom Miami played over the weekend, are sidelined until at least Friday. Major League Baseball on Tuesday rescheduled upcoming games to work around the outbreak.

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