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Detroit Tigers' Daniel Norris wants players to hear his message after contracting COVID-19
On Wednesday, as teammates connected the dots of Daniel Norris' absence at summer camp, the Detroit Tigers' left-hander sent a group text to the team.       
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Opinion: Four months since sports world changed: In some ways, things could hardly be worse
Few could have imagined this summer of sports: MLB stars opting out, fall college sports on verge of collapse and NBA, WNBA playing in bubbles.       
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MLB players have been wearing masks on the field – and that could extend into actual games
The second full week of "summer camp" workouts brought even more mask-wearing during workouts.       
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No fans in fall or stall college football until spring? Clemson polls supporters about season
Clemson Athletics solicits input from fans with survey focusing on COVID-19 implications. Responses are confidential.       
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Is Buster Posey a Hall of Famer? Giants catcher still has time to bolster résumé
At 33 years old, San Francisco Giants six-time All-Star Buster Posey is undoubtedly one of the best all-around catchers in the history of the game.       
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Citing family reasons, Calgary Flames' Travis Hamonic becomes first NHL player to opt out of season's restart
Travis Hamonic of the Flames is opting out of the NHL restart, his young daughter's battle last year with a respiratory illness being a key factor.       
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Atlanta Dream's Renee Montgomery pens letter to Sen. Kelly Loeffler: 'Don't end up on the wrong side of history'
In an open letter Friday, Renee Montgomery implored Atlanta Dream co-owner, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, to reassess her stance on Black Lives Matter.       
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Formula One United States Grand Prix 'in serious jeopardy,' says track chairman
The 2020 U.S. Grand Prix, scheduled for Oct. 22-25 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, is in jeopardy of being canceled.       
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Notre Dame football schedule takes more hits with Pac-12 joining Big Ten ditching non-league games
Notre Dame's Oct. 10 home game with Stanford and its Nov. 28 regular-season finale at USC will be deleted.       
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Pac-12 decision to play conference-only schedule comes at a heavy price for USC-Alabama game
A football game between Alabama and Southern California that had been set for AT&T Stadium was to provide Alabama with a $6 million participation fee.       
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New Mexico sports pushed back to spring, alters Texas athletic school schedules
The fall sports schedule is going to look a little different for some Lone Star Varsity coverage area schools. That...       
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Opinion: Skipping MLB season for safety of his newborns, Buster Posey makes the ultimate sacrifice
After adopting newborn twin girls, the Giants' six-time All-Star catcher announced Friday that he will be sitting out the 2020 MLB season.       
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Power Five conferences had over $2.9 billion in revenue in fiscal 2019, new tax records show
The Big Ten reported more than $780 million in revenue, most of any conference, as Power Five had more than $2.9 billion in revenue in fiscal 2019.       
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13 MLB players have tested positive for coronavirus since workouts began
The positive tests and results don't paint a full picture of the coronavirus within the sport.       
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Giants catcher Buster Posey opts out of 2020 MLB season
Posey, who helped the Giants win three World Series titles, announced Friday that he will not be playing in the 2020 season.       
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Oakland Athletics star Matt Chapman on empty stadiums: 'We're used to not having too many fans'
Despite winning 97 games in 2020, the Athletics averaged just 20,521 fans.       
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New Jersey suspends betting on Ukrainian table tennis due to match-fixing concerns
Concerns of potential match-fixing on Ukrainian table tennis events prompted New Jersey to suspend betting on the sport.      
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Why do I love sports? Because Paul Molitor hit for the cycle — and I had to know what that meant
"Molitor has hit for the CYCLE!" I had two thoughts as I sat up with a jolt that evening in 1991 amid Brewers announcer Bob Uecker's elation.       
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Opinion: The SEC needs to follow the Big Ten's lead and play a conference-only schedule
The Big Ten is making the best of a bad situation by altering schedule to play only in conference. The SEC should do the same as COVID-19 cases rise.       
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New Mexico governor postpones contact sports at high schools in fall
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's postponement includes football and soccer for now, with non-contact sports under review and likely delayed.       
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Top college football matchups we won't see in 2020 after Big Ten's decision to go conference only
Notre Dame-Wisconsin and Ohio State-Oregon among games canceled after Big Ten announces football teams will play only conference opponents this fall.       
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One (weird) week down, two to go: MLB's 'mad dash' to opening day
It was one of the more unique weeks in Major League Baseball history, with scrimmages replacing normally scheduled regular-season games.       
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Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin seek first win at Kentucky in duel for NASCAR season supremacy
Since the NASCAR Cup Series restarted at Darlington in May, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin have combined to win seven of the last 12 races.       
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NFL, NFLPA outline game-day protocols: No jersey swaps; masks not required for coaches, players on sideline
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, NFL players will no longer be allowed to swap jerseys with one another following games in the 2020 season.       
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ACC announces delay to start of 2020 athletic season
All Atlantic Coast Conference teams will not participate in any games or exhibitions before Sept. 1, the conference announced today.       
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