Angels open regular season on road against Athletics, play the Dodgers six times

If Major League Baseball stages a 2020 season, the Angels will start their schedule July 24 with a four-game series in Oakland. It will be their fourth consecutive year opening at the Coliseum against the Athletics. The announcement of the 60-game schedule was made Monday, hours after MLB released a statement expressing league officials’ faith […]

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FC Dallas Withdraws from M.L.S. Tournament Because of Virus Cases

FC Dallas pulled out of Major League Soccer’s tournament in Florida after 10 players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, M.L.S. officials announced on Monday. The positive tests appeared after the team arrived in Orlando, Fla., on July 1, where the tournament starts July 8 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports […]

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As M.L.B. Stumbles Out of the Gate, Player Pushback Gets Louder

Major League Baseball triumphantly declared on Monday morning that it would announce a 60-game schedule on its cable network that evening. Around the same time, the two teams from last year’s World Series, the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros, were canceling their Monday workouts for safety reasons — and blaming M.L.B. The reason for […]

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Investors bid up all three major US indexes on services sector growth

Wall Street’s major indexes climbed on Monday as data showing unexpected growth in the US services sector last month and optimism over China’s economic revival helped investors look past a surge in new cases of COVID-19 at home. The ISM’s non-manufacturing activity index jumped to 57.1 in June, almost returning to pre-pandemic levels, but a […]

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How will MLB rule changes impact the 2020 season? | First Take

Jessica Mendoza joins First Take to discuss the probability of Major League Baseball crowning a World Series champion this season, star players opting out and the notable rules changes that will be implemented when the season is played. #FirstTake #MLB ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: […]

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Baseball Is Showing Some Early Optimism. How Long Can It Last?

As Major League Baseball teams began their summer workouts, players over the weekend started giving their first impressions of the procedures put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including testing, social distancing and spreading activities throughout the stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals’ standout first baseman Paul Goldschmidt told reporters he felt “pretty […]

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Dodgers aren’t devaluing World Series title in coronavirus-shortened season

For three months, as Major League Baseball’s owners and the players’ union snapped public jabs at each other, an uncomfortable reality was again exposed. MLB, above all, is a business, the same as other major professional sports leagues. And before a 2020 season was staged, figuring out how to divide billions of dollars was a […]

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Angels pitcher Julio Teheran missing from camp for second day in row

Before reconvening their squads for training camp this week, Major League Baseball teams would have had reason to be concerned about the shape in which pitchers would report after a months-long hiatus. Some had struggled to find catchers capable of working with them during bullpen sessions. Maintaining a solid pitching routine had proven difficult for […]

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred denies that a 60-game season was his plan all along

Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB), attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 12, 2019 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world’s most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, and technology spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. | Drew […]

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‘The First Time’ With Politician Jamaal Bowman

Jamaal Bowman may pull off a major progressive upset in his Democratic Congressional primary against Rep. Elliot Engel, who has been in Congress sine 1989. While the absentee ballots are still being counted in New York’s 16th district, Bowman sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss how much he loves teaching, first getting into hip-hop, […]

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European police crack encrypted phones network, arrest hundreds in major cyber sting

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – European police delivered a major blow to organized crime after cracking an encrypted communications network that allowed them to covertly watch “over the shoulder” of criminals in real time as they planned drug trafficking, arms sales, assassinations and torture, officers announced Thursday. The massive cross-border probe started in 2017 when French police […]

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Khloé Kardashian Has a Ring on THAT Finger | Daily Pop | E! News

The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star sparks major engagement rumors with Tristan Thompson. Is KoKo walking down the aisle soon? Watch now! Watch “Daily Pop” weekdays at 9:30am ET | 12:30pm PT. #KhloéKardashian #ENews #DailyPop #TristanThompson Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub Subscribe to Daily Pop The PODCAST: http://linktr.ee/dailypop About Daily Pop: Come for the Hollywood headlines, stay […]

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MLS Is Back tournament could be in jeopardy

Major League Soccer has confirmed six FC Dallas players have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the team arrived in Orlando, Fla., but the number may actually be much higher, leaving the team’s participation in the MLS Is Back tournament in doubt and raising questions over whether the competition should go forward at all. […]

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China takes aim at 4 US media companies, demanding staff, business info

China has demanded information regarding staff and business operations from four major U.S. media outlets in retaliation to the U.S. government previously requesting similar information from China state owned media agencies. The Associated Press, United Press International (UPI), CBS and National Public Radio (NPR) have seven days to file declarations regarding their staff, financial operations, […]

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Andrew Toles’ sister on his mental health issues: ‘We want to help him so badly’

Four years ago, Andrew Toles’ extended family was reveling in his newfound success in Major League Baseball, sending out group texts to one another celebrating each of the Dodgers outfielder’s on-field triumphs. “It’s really cool to see the whole family come together and celebrate him,” his sister Morgan Toles told The Times in 2016. Sadly, […]

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Do Empty Stadiums Affect Outcomes? The Data Says Yes

Germany’s privilege was also its risk. On May 16, the Bundesliga became the first major league in any sport in the world to tread gingerly into the light of the post-coronavirus world and attempt to play on. To some, it was a purely financial decision, evidence of soccer’s lost soul. To others, it was existential […]

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Column: Dodgers, Angels ought to cultivate young fans by starting games earlier this season

If Major League Baseball can launch a 60-game season in late July — and that’s still far from certain because of recent COVID-19 surges in several states and players’ fears for their health — its return must be creative, fan-friendly and innovative. Remind us why we fell in love with baseball. Show those who abandoned […]

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Spring failed to impress. Now, no minors. What’s left for Angels prospect Jo Adell?

A shortened season shouldn’t keep top Angels prospect Jo Adell from making his major league debut this year. General manager Billy Eppler said in a conference call Tuesday that the format of the upcoming training camp should allow prospects to progress in their development. The Angels will stage intrasquad games between minor and major leaguers, […]

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Pence Discloses Donors to Legal Defense Fund

WASHINGTON — A handful of major donors footed the bill for nearly $500,000 worth of Vice President Mike Pence’s legal fees related to the special counsel’s investigation, according to a financial filing released Tuesday. Mr. Pence listed the donations as gifts on a mandatory annual financial disclosure statement covering last year. It showed that $495,000 […]

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Baseball’s minor leagues officially cancel 2020 seasons

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons on Tuesday after Major League Baseball decided not to provide any players to its affiliated teams amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the minor league governing body, made the long-expected announcement. The Professional Baseball Agreement between the majors and […]

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As Major League Soccer Expands, Teams Are Getting New Homes

CINCINNATI — In March, the steel bones of a $250 million Major League Soccer stadium were starting to soar over Cincinnati’s West End, an unmistakable emblem of the growth of the professional sport across the country. The stadium, home to the F.C. Cincinnati soccer club, is one of seven under construction in the league’s building […]

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Central banks’ heavy hand to keep sovereign bond yields low: Reuters poll

By Hari Kishan BENGALURU (Reuters) – Major sovereign bond yields, which have been low for years, are expected to be close to current levels for the next 12 months, as the global economy struggles to recover from the impact of COVID-19, a Reuters poll found. With expectations for weak economic growth intensifying, major central banks […]

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Iranian Missile Facility Blows Up, and Conspiracy Theories Abound in Tehran

When a major explosion lit the skies on the edge of Tehran last week, the Iranian government was quick to dismiss the episode as a gas explosion at the Parchin military base, which was once the focus of international nuclear inspectors. It turned out that was false: Satellite photographs show the explosion happened at a […]

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