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Washington has long road toward new name

By STEPHEN WHYNO The Associated Press When the University of North Dakota moved on from being the Fighting Sioux like Washington’s NFL team is doing from Redskins, the new name could’ve been anything. More than 1,600 suggestions were submitted, ranging from the realistic to the ...

Glasnow makes strong return to Rays

By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press Opening day rosters gained clarity on Tuesday when the Atlanta Braves reached an agreement with Yasiel Puig, and Tampa Bay pitcher Tyler Glasnow provided hopes for teams awaiting players to be cleared following positive tests for the coronavirus. Puig ...

Yankees’ Tanaka still recovering

By RONALD BLUM The Associated Press NEW YORK — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is unsure whether he will be able to take his first turn in the rotation as he recovers from a line drive off his head. Tanaka was hit on the right side near the temple by Giancarlo Stanton’s shot during ...

Several MLB umpires opt out over concerns

By BEN WALKER The Associated Press About 10 Major League Baseball umpires have opted out this season, choosing not to work games in the shortened schedule because of concerns over the coronavirus. Two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press about the decisions on ...

MLB players may have Kessler lead grievance

By RONALD BLUM The Associated Press NEW YORK — The baseball players’ association has discussed hiring noted sports lawyer Jeffrey Kessler to litigate a contemplated grievance against clubs accusing Commissioner Rob Manfred and management of failing to act in good faith to complete the ...

Kings’ Barnes isn’t at NBA restart, says he has virus

By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings became the latest NBA player to reveal that he has the coronavirus, making the announcement Tuesday and saying he has hopes to join his team for the league’s restart later this ...

A long summer of basketball isn’t new for everyone in NBA

By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Formulating a plan to get a team ready for the restart of the NBA season wasn’t as difficult as one might expect for Indiana coach Nate McMillan. Turns out, he’s been through something similar to this before. Spending ...

Chiefs, Jones agree to 4-year extension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones agreed to a four-year contract that could be worth up to $85 million on Tuesday, the latest in a lavish spending spree by the Super Bowl champions as they continue to lock up their core pieces as training ...

Islanders sign Sorokin to contract

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders signed goaltender Ilya Sorokin to a $2 million contract for next season. The deal includes $1 million in salary and a $1 million bonus. A day earlier, the Islanders signed Sorokin to an entry-level deal for the remainder of this season even though ...

Body camera footage of Floyd arrest could show more of story

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Video from the body cameras of two officers charged in George Floyd’s death is being made available for public viewing by appointment on Wednesday, but a judge has so far declined to allow news organizations to publish ...

Maxwell denied bail on Epstein-related sex abuse charges

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS The Associated Press NEW YORK — Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, will remain behind bars until trial after she was denied bail Tuesday as a risk to flee rather than face charges she recruited girls for the financier to sexually ...

Trump signs bill, order rebuking China, and slams Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation and an executive order on Tuesday that he said will hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong, then quickly shifted his policy speech into a political one, hurling broadsides against Democratic ...

Trump looks to scale back federal environmental project reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new federal rule to speed up the environmental review process for proposed highways, gas pipelines and other major infrastructure, a move that critics are describing as the dismantling of a 50-year-old environmental protection ...

Rockets’ Westbrook tests positive for virus

By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Houston’s Russell Westbrook hasn’t made it to the NBA restart yet. The coronavirus did — but health protocols seemed to work as the league and its players hoped they would. On a day of troubling news for the league ...

Different tournament, different look for Muirfield

By DOUG FERGUSON The ASsociated Press DUBLIN, Ohio — The final group at the Workday Charity Open was making its way down the 13th fairway when the radio of a tournament official at Muirfield Village crackled to life with what was described as “breaking news.” Everyone within earshot ...

Pucks and masks prevalent as 24 NHL teams open training camp

By JOHN WAWROW and TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington is so accustomed to wearing a mask, he didn’t mind doing so for the past four months during the coronavirus pandemic. “Sometimes, I forgot I’m wearing it while driving,” Binnington ...

Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name

By STEPHEN WHYNO The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins“ name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must ...

Indians, other teams pressured after Redskins drop nickname

By TOM WITHERS The Associated Press CLEVELAND — The spotlight for change is shining on the Cleveland Indians. Now that the NFL’s Washington Redskins have retired their contentious nickname and logo after decades of objection and amid a nationwide movement calling for racial justice, ...

Stewart, Evernham team to create SRX All-Stars

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Remember the old IROC Series, where the best drivers from various disciplines raced each other in equally prepared cars? It ran for 30 seasons before Tony Stewart won its final championship in 2006 and the series quietly went ...

No football for Patriot League

NEW YORK (AP) — The Patriot League joined the Ivy League, punting on football and other fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic while holding out hope the games can be made up. The Patriot League said its 10 Division I schools will also not compete in men’s and women’s soccer, ...