White Sox teammates support for Michael Kopech remains strong

Short ramp up to abbreviated season, uncertainty of role among reasons Kopech opted out, sources confirm; White Sox ready to move on without right-hander Without having heard White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech’s reasons for opting out of the 2020 season from Kopech himself, one thing has become very clear since the announcement Friday. Kopech’s teammates […]

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Sparks to open 22-game season against the star-packed Phoenix Mercury on July 25

When the WNBA released the schedule for its pandemic-shortened season Monday, the list dutifully designated home teams for each matchup. But home may not mean much more than a jersey color this season because everyone is calling the WNBA bubble at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., home, where players “eat, breathe, sleep basketball,” Sparks guard […]

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PepsiCo sees surge in snacks as soft drink sales fizzle

PepsiCo provided an upbeat start to the second-quarter earnings season on Monday. While revenue at the food and drink giant’s North American beverage division dropped 6.6 percent, to $4.97 billion, thanks in part to restaurant shutdowns, the company saw a positive 6.6 percent surge in its snack division as consumers sheltering in place devoured more […]

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Drue Tranquill recommended Chargers draft Notre Dame teammate Alohi Gilman

He was the Chargers’ most outstanding rookie last season, Drue Tranquill’s contributions extending off the field and beyond the final game. It was during the 2020 draft that the young linebacker’s work again had a noticeable impact on the defense. “One of the first questions scouts and coaches ask you is, ‘If you could take […]

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Cubs’ Jon Lester will get to the starting line when he’s good and ready

Jon Lester is slowly warming up for the 2020 season. | Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images While other pitchers maintained ambitious throwing programs during baseball’s months-long shutdown, Lester kept things quiet and simple. Why? He doesn’t have any bullets to waste. Yu Darvish, Kyle Hendricks, Tyler Chatwood, Alec Mills — they’re stretched out and almost […]

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‘Survivor’ Winner Mike Holloway & ‘Big Brother’ Alum Meg Maley Get Engaged: ‘Could Not Be Any Happier’

Two CBS starlets will be walking down the aisle! Mike Holloway, the Season 30 champ of ‘Survivor,’ popped the question to fellow reality television star Meg Maley. The sweet moment was even caught on film. Mike Holloway, 43, is celebrating a victory even greater than winning Survivor. Meg Maley, 30, a fellow CBS reality television […]

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School masks are becoming fashion statement for players, coaches and fans

There’s uncertainty when the 2020-21 high school sports season will begin, but there’s no uncertainty about the must-have accessory players, coaches and fans will be wanting this fall — a custom-made anti-coronavirus face mask with their school’s logo. There are already USC, UCLA and Dodger masks available for fans to show off, and high schools […]

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Del Mar has first horse death of summer season

Del Mar had the first horse fatality of its summer season when an unraced 3-year-old filly suffered a catastrophic injury after completing a four-furlong work on Saturday morning. Lovely Lilia was pulled up at the completion of the workout on the main track and vanned off. Veterinarians determined that she could not recover from the […]

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Necessary Realness: Beyoncé & More Summer Playlist Essentials | E! News

From DaBaby to Queen Bey, Morgan Stewart lists new and old tracks to get us through the quarantine season. Watch! #Beyoncé #LadyGaga #DaBaby #RoddyRicch #KanyeWest #MegTheeStallion #SavageRemix #FutureMaskOff #MorganStewart #NecessaryRealness #Enews #celebritygossip Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About Necessary Realness: Join Morgan Stewart as she says everything we’re actually thinking about celebrity gossip, fashion trends, and everything in […]

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UCLA women’s soccer team is not caught off-guard by Pac-12’s conference-only slate

From a simple one-month delay to a full spring season, coach Amanda Cromwell has tried to keep the UCLA women’s soccer team prepared for anything amid a pandemic. So the Bruins weren’t caught off-guard when the Pac-12 announced Friday it will move to a conference-only schedule for all 2020 fall sports because of the coronavirus […]

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Letters: To play or not to play, this is the MLB question

Dylan Hernández is concerned that Mookie Betts might opt not to play this season, as he might delay “an opportunity to secure his family’s financial well-being for generations.” Mookie earned $10.5 million in 2018. He earned $20 million in 2019. If the 2020 season can be played and Mookie participates, he earns another $10 million […]

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[FULL GAME] Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers | 2017 NBA Finals Game 5 | NBA on ESPN

In his first season with the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant scores 39 points in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals to clinch his first NBA championship as the Warriors get revenge on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. ✔️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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Can Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger repeat last year’s scorching 60-game start in 2020?

Cody Bellinger’s first 60 games last season were near-historic: a .370 batting average, 20 home runs, 54 RBIs and a 1.177 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. All of which made his final 60 games somewhat head-scratching: a .257 batting average, 13 home runs, 38 RBIs and an .890 OPS. The 24-year-old outfielder still won the National League’s MVP […]

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Dodgers unveil their schedule for the 2021 regular season

Though two weeks remain before MLB’s delayed start to the 2020 season, the league on Thursday released its schedule for a 2021 campaign it hopes will begin on time. The preliminary slate is supposed to start April 1, 2021, with the Dodgers traveling to Denver to face the Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers’ home opener will […]

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Angels unveil their schedule for 2021 MLB regular season

Major League Baseball hasn’t staged its 2020 season but already is preparing for next year’s slate of games. Along with the league’s 29 other teams, the Angels on Thursday revealed its schedule for 2021. The 162-game campaign is expected to begin April 1 with the Angels hosting the Chicago White Sox. It will be the […]

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Saquon Barkley ranks No. 1 on ESPN’s Top 10 NFL RBs list | Get Up

The Get Up crew discusses ESPN’s list of the top 10 running backs heading into the upcoming NFL season, where New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley ranks first, along with how the value of running backs in today’s NFL is trending. #GetUp #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe […]

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‘RHOBH’ star Garcelle Beauvais says her white peers get paid ‘1,000 percent more’

Much of Season 10 of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has centered on tension between Denise Richards and the other cast members, regarding Richards not being authentic about her private life on the show and a rumored relationship between her and former cast member Brandi Glanville. Garcelle Beauvais says it was especially explosive when […]

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White Sox’ Lucas Giolito embraces leadership roles on and off the field

Lucas Giolito of the White Sox throws in the bullpen during the first season workout at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 03, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) | Getty In a 24 hour span, Lucas Giolito expressed a strong desire to lead the White Sox pitching staff, calmed concerns about 2 […]

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Lakers say they’re ready for rest of NBA journey this season

There were multiple points in this elongated season when the Lakers thought that they had been through something no team ever experienced and that surely nothing could test them any further. At each of those points, they were wrong. It has been a season filled with unexpected, sometimes devastating interruptions. They began the season in […]

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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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Joel Embiid is skeptical about the NBA’s bubble in Orlando | NBA on ESPN

Just weeks before the NBA is scheduled to restart the season at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid explains why he’s skeptical of the "bubble" the league has formed around its players and staff. Embiid says he doesn’t trust that the bubble will work, but has […]

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Is this the safest schedule MLB could put together? Experts are split

In a pandemic-shortened regular season dedicated to risk management, with bans on everything from fans to spitting, the Major League Baseball schedule unveiled Monday arguably forces each team to take five more trips than necessary. “You want to minimize travel, absolutely,” said Dr. Dena Grayson, a Florida-based pandemic expert. “That would help to decrease the […]

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