Puerto Rico joins 22 states on Chicago’s 14-day travel quarantine list

Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago Department of Public Health commissioner | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times file Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady on Tuesday urged Chicagoans to tighten their social circles. She said concerns about coronavirus have shifted to households and social gatherings, where people “trust each other and let their guard down.” Puerto Rico on Tuesday joined […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: N.Y.C. Health Commissioner Resigns After Clashes with Mayor Over Response

Here’s what you need to know: N.Y.C.’s health commissioner resigns after clashing with the mayor over the virus. ‘Long days, long nights’: Washington prepares for a prolonged fight over virus relief. Israel’s rocky reopening of its schools may be a lesson for the U.S. As Isaias makes landfall, the virus makes it trickier to shelter […]

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NYC health commissioner resigns, citing de Blasio’s handling of coronavirus pandemic

New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned from her post Tuesday, citing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a critical letter. De Blasio confirmed that he received Barbot’s resignation letter before noon Tuesday, and appointed Dr. Dave A. Choksi as her replacement. The New York Times first reported that […]

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Rob Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he’s confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every team might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams. During an interview Saturday with the Associated Press, Manfred said Major League Baseball […]

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Rob Manfred, union talk as Major League Baseball grapples with coronavirus

With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport’s coronavirus protocols. Manfred and Clark talked about what needs to be done to finish the season, a person familiar with the conversation said. The person who […]

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County Board passes resolution to ‘redirect funds from policing and incarceration to public services’

Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson speaks during a news conference last week. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times file Commissioner Brandon Johnson, D-Chicago, who sponsored the measure, said, “We’re spending almost $5 million a day policing alone, and that hasn’t solved any of our systemic problems.” The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to redirect money from […]

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First Take reacts to Adam Silver’s comments about coronavirus and social justice plans

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby react to NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s comments about the NBA’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and its handling of social justice issues. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Rob Manfred speaks about Miami Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak | MLB on ESPN

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks with Tom Verducci about the Miami Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak and what it means for the 2020 MLB season moving forward. #MLB #Marlins ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Adam Silver on how the NBA is balancing the restart & social justice issues | NBA Countdown

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver joins Maria Taylor on NBA Countdown to discuss how he will feel traveling to the Orlando bubble and seeing the resumption of the season come to life and shares his reaction to 346 players being tested for the coronavirus and having zero positive results. Silver also discusses how he is balancing […]

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How Rob Manfred Navigated a Summer of Peril for Baseball

As Major League Baseball’s commissioner, Rob Manfred, boarded a private jet in Phoenix in June, he was convinced he had finally put his sport’s season on track. He had just met with the head of the players’ union, Tony Clark, and had hashed out what he thought was a framework to play an abbreviated season, […]

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NFL, union closer to agreement on coronavirus changes

NFLPA director DeMaurice Smith and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appear at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. | Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Bud Lite Veterans are set to report to training camp Tuesday. The NFL and its players union moved closer to an agreement that will set the protocols — and […]

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EU economics commissioner sees recovery fund payment in second half of 2021: paper

© Reuters. EU Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni gives a news conference on the 2020 Eurostat report on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the EU, in Brussels ROME (Reuters) – Payments of the massive coronavirus stimulus approved by leaders of the European Union will start in the second half of next year, the bloc’s […]

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Border chief ‘not worried’ amid federal probes into agents’ conduct in Portland

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan told Fox News that he wasn’t worried about the federal government investigating actions taken by his agents, whom he said acted appropriately while dealing with crowds in Portland, Oregon. His comments came just after the Justice Department announced an investigation in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to […]

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Portland city commissioner walks back claim that cops, not protesters, are setting fires

The Portland city commissioner has walked back a claim that it was police, not protesters, who were responsible for fires during riots in the city — apologizing after the Portland police challenged the claim. “I want people to know that I do not believe there’s any protesters in Portland that are setting fires, that are […]

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Portland official slams mayor, claims police and Trump ‘goon squad’ target protesters

The city commissioner in Portland, Ore., has called on Mayor Ted Wheeler to surrender authority over the police department, accusing him “putting our community in danger.” In a series of statements and Twitter messages, City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty accused the Portland Police Bureau – which Wheeler oversees — of collaborating with the federal Department […]

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WNBA won’t force U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler to sell stake in Atlanta Dream

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said the league will not force U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler to sell her stake in the Atlanta Dream. | Patrick Semansky/AP Loeffler, a Republican running for re-election, objected to the league’s initiatives to honor the Black Lives Matter movement, drawing rebuke from players. ATLANTA — The WNBA commissioner says the league […]

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Hawley says Senate subpoena of NBA commissioner Adam Silver is a ‘great idea’

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., suggested Monday he would support a subpoena of NBA commissioner Adam Silver to investigate the league’s relationship with China. Hawley expressed concern that the NBA is allowing players to wear preapproved social justice cause messages on their jerseys for causes such as Black Lives Matter but does not allow for messages […]

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ACC to decide about fall sports later this month

Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says the league expects to make its decision on whether to play fall sports in “late July.” The league put out Swofford’s statement Friday afternoon, saying the league has prepared “numerous scenarios” for fall competition over the last few months. The decision would come from the league’s board of […]

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Big Ten might eliminate non-conference football games this year: report

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren talks to reporters earlier this year. | Michael Conroy/AP The league is considering a 10-game, league-only schedule. The Big Ten is considering playing a conference-only schedule for football and all fall sports this year, ESPN reported. A conference-only schedule would reduce long-distance travel and help the league control proper cononavirus […]

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As N.B.A. Teams Arrive at Disney, Focus Turns to Keeping the Virus Out

As the first N.B.A. teams arrived at Walt Disney World for the resumption of their season, Commissioner Adam Silver reiterated his conviction that the restricted environment in Florida will be safer for the league’s personnel during the coronavirus pandemic than being anywhere “off this campus.” The ultimate test of that belief had begun just a […]

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MLS postpones Fire’s tournament opener

MLS commissioner Don Garber speaks during a news conference last year in Chicago. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Five players with Nashville SC, the Fire’s scheduled opponent, tested positive for COVID-19. The MLS is Back Tournament is off to a rocky start. And now it’s affecting the Fire. One day after the league withdrew FC Dallas […]

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Native American groups call on NFL to force Redskins name change

Several Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately. The letter obtained by the Associated Press is signed by 15 Native American advocates. It demands the team and the NFL cease the […]

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