Blackhawks announce roster for playoffs as training camp begins

Corey Crawford was absent from the Blackhawks’ Phase 2 workouts but was among the players announced Monday on the Hawks’ official playoff roster. | AP Photo/David Banks The roster includes Corey Crawford, Brent Seabrook and Calvin de Haan but does not include Andrew Shaw, Zack Smith or Ian Mitchell. The Blackhawks announced their 35-man official […]

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Jay Williams sounds off on NBA players complaining about the bubble environment | Get Up

Jay Williams joins Mike Greenberg on Get Up to discuss NBA players’ comments about the accommodations inside of the bubble. #GetUp #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 ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN […]

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For minor leaguers worried about their careers, summer camp provides some relief

For 60 players in each major league organization, “summer camp” means showing up to the ballpark for an organized workout in preparation for a season set to start next week. For the scores of remaining players in each organization, the minor leaguers in a season without the minor leagues, summer camp can mean working out […]

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Two Ex-Players Sue N.F.L. and Union Over Cuts in Disability Payments

Two former N.F.L. players have sued the league, the players’ union and the medical board those institutions jointly control for agreeing to reduce the disability payments they received for life by tens of thousands of dollars a year. The complaint, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Friday, stems from a provision in the […]

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Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has COVID-19

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said no other players or personnel would be forced to isolate because of Aroldis Chapman’s positive test. | Bob Levey/Getty Images Chapman, a six-time All-Star who had 37 saves last season, tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. NEW YORK — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive […]

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N.H.L. Owners and Players Approve New C.B.A. and Return-to-Play Plan

The N.H.L.’s owners and players union announced on Friday that they had officially approved a new labor agreement that will last through 2026 and, more immediately, will allow them to proceed with plans to complete the 2019-20 season. The deal was formally approved after separate votes by the owners and the league’s players. The season […]

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NHL and NHLPA vote to accept CBA and return to play protocols

The NHL and the NHL Players’ Assn. on Friday ratified the terms of their Return to Play plan and also approved a Memorandum of Understanding to extend their collective bargaining agreement though the 2025-26 season, decisions that pave the way for training camps to open next week and for the season to resume on Aug. […]

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Another player tests positive for coronavirus in MLS Orlando bubble

Sporting Kansas City confirmed Friday that one of its players has tested positive for COVID-19. At least 22 players from four teams have tested positive since entering Major League Soccer’s quarantine bubble on June 27. SKC was among the last teams to arrive in Orlando, checking into the league hotel on July 5. In accordance […]

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Kendrick Perkins doesn’t think life inside the ‘bubble’ looks too bad | The Jump

Richard Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins join Rachel Nichols on The Jump and react to NBA players using social media to share what life is like inside the "bubble" in Orlando, Florida, and weigh in on if the "bubble" looks better or worse than they expected. #TheJump #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN […]

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Buster Posey opts out of season as MLB releases optimistic coronavirus test results

Baseball lost one of its marquee players Friday when San Francisco catcher Buster Posey opted out of the 2020 season because of family health concerns, but results of the initial screening for the coronavirus fueled optimism that the sport will be able to launch a pandemic-shortened 60-game season on July 23. Major League Baseball and […]

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NBA players are finally back on the court in the Orlando bubble | SportsCenter

Malika Andrews joins SportsCenter to break down what NBA players are experiencing inside the league’s bubble in Orlando, including the first team practices since the league resumed. Andrews describes the safety protocols players had to go through both during and after practice and explains what comes next now that all 22 teams have arrived in […]

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Reacting to NBA players sharing what the food is like inside the ‘bubble’ in Orlando | The Jump

Kendrick Perkins and Dave McMenamin join Amin Elhassan on The Jump and react to NBA players posting the food and living conditions inside the "bubble" in Orlando, Florida. The crew also weighs in on LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard delaying his travel to Orlando due to a family matter and Denver Nuggets GM Calvin Booth […]

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Nashville withdraws from MLS tournament after 9 players test positive for COVID-19

Nashville SC withdrew from the MLS is Back tournament after nine players tested positive for COVID-19. | Mark Zaleski/The Tennessean via AP The move means the Fire will shift from Group A to Group B. Nashville SC has withdrawn from Major League Soccer’s MLS is Back tournament in Florida after nine players tested positive for […]

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First Take on what MLS players uniting for a Black Lives Matter tribute means for the NFL

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss what MLS players uniting for a Black Lives Matter tribute means for the NFL next season. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️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 ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube […]

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Black Players for Change lead protest at MLS is Back tourney

Orlando City players raise their fists before the start of Wednesday’s soccer match. | John Raoux/AP “Really this protest is about fighting for racial equality and human rights,” organizer Justin Morrow of Toronto FC said. “We’re standing with all of our brothers and sisters across the world.” Now that Major League Soccer has re-started, a […]

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Game Time Beer? For M.L.S., Make That a Kickoff Cappuccino

ImageCredit…Michelle Kondrich There are things professional soccer players want to eat before games. And there are things they want to eat at 6 a.m. for breakfast. That these things tend not to overlap represents but one of the many headaches created when Major League Soccer — in yet another of the sports world’s unwieldy concessions […]

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‘The Challenge’ Recap: [SPOILER] Puts His Own Game At Risk To Save A Friend During Double Elimination

Two players with red skulls were sent home on the July 8 episode of ‘The Challenge’ — and one elimination came after a game-changing move to help someone else. The July 8 episode of The Challenge: Total Madness begins with six guys and five girls left. Every player has earned a red skull at this point, […]

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NHLPA executive board approves proposed new labor deal with NHL

The executive board of the NHL Players’ Assn. on Wednesday approved a proposed new collective bargaining agreement with the NHL and referred the tentative agreement to its full membership for a vote, with approval expected to be announced Friday. The deal, which would extend labor peace through the 2025-26 season and allow players to represent […]

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Explaining the process of NBA players entering the Orlando bubble | SportsCenter

Malika Andrews breaks down the process for how NBA players are able to enter the bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. #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 ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: […]

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WNBA Players Demand Sen. Kelly Loeffler Be Ousted As Atlanta Dream Co-Owner Disses BLM

GA Sen. and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler is under fire by WNBA players for calling ‘Black Lives Matter ‘divisive.’ She asked that ‘BLM’ not appear on jerseys as proposed for the 2020 season WNBA players are furious with Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler, after the U.S. senator from Georgia wrote a letter to the […]

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Dodgers’ absences from training camp without explanation grows to seven players

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Tuesday that three additional players haven’t reported to training camp at Dodger Stadium since the operation opened last Wednesday: top catcher prospect Keibert Ruiz, right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin and left-handed pitcher Scott Alexander. In a conference call with reporters, Roberts explained he couldn’t disclose the reason for the players’ absences. […]

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WNBA players want U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler out as Atlanta Dream co-owner

Several current and former WNBA players want Kelly Loeffler removed from the Atlanta Dream ownership team. | Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via AP Loeffler appeared on Fox News calling armed Black protesters in Atlanta “mob rule.” She also posted a message on Twitter in support of the anti-LGBT group Family Project Alliance of Georgia. Several current and former WNBA players […]

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Five Nashville players test positive for coronavirus, forcing MLS to postpone match

Five Nashville players received confirmations of positive coronavirus tests Tuesday, forcing MLS to postpone the second opening-day match of its MLS Is Back tournament. The MLS made-for-TV tournament, to be played behind closed doors at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., is scheduled to open Wednesday with Orlando […]

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

Major League Soccer pulled F.C. Dallas out of its tournament near Orlando, Fla., 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 on July 1 in Florida, where the tournament starts Wednesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports […]

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N.H.L. and Players Agree to Start Postseason Tournament on Aug. 1

The National Hockey League and its players union announced on Monday that the two groups agreed on a four-year extension to the current collective bargaining agreement, a pivotal decision that paves the way for hockey to resume play amid the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the deal, the sides set dates for the so-called Phase […]

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