White Sox, Rodon blow three-run lead, get swept by Indians

Carlos Rodon pitches against the Indians Thursday. | NBC Sports Chicago White Sox designate Steve Cishek, Ross Detwiler for assignment to make room for Carlos Rodon, Aaron Bummer. Left-handers Aaron Bummer and Carlos Rodon rehabbed their biceps and shoulder, respectively, with this in mind: Passing tests these last few games of the season for the […]

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Pac-12 Will Play Football in 2020, Joining Other Top Leagues During the Pandemic

The Pac-12 Conference is joining the other four most powerful leagues in college sports in deciding to play football this fall, defying the risks of the coronavirus pandemic to salvage a season for fans and the financial health of its schools. The Pac-12, which said last month that its teams would not compete until at […]

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This is how Mark Cuban thinks DC can get the economy back on track

Billionaire sports owner Mark Cuban is advocating for a dramatic increase in the economic aid the federal government is providing to Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. The owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks told CNBC in an interview that every household in the country should receive a $1,000 stimulus check every two weeks until December, […]

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Stephen A. on how the sports world can continue to advocate for social justice | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Damien Woody discuss what more the sports world can do in the fight for social justice. #FirstTake ✔️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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Turner Sports expands rights deal with MLB through 2028

Turner Sports and Major League Baseball have extended their rights deal through 2028. | Peter Morgan/AP The seven-year agreement will take effect in 2022 and includes a Tuesday night game as well as additional postseason games. It also includes expanded digital rights for Bleacher Report and other WarnerMedia platforms. Turner Sports will continue broadcasting Major […]

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Covid-19 May Have a Hidden Impact on the Heart

Last month, several college conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac 12 among them, postponed their sports seasons, including football, citing the risks posed to athletes by the coronavirus. A major factor in those decisions, according to some physicians, was the uncertain implications of a July paper in JAMA Cardiology. In this study of 100 […]

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Tim Anderson exits White Sox’ 7-3 loss to Reds with cramp in hamstring

Tim Anderson leaves the game Sunday with cramping in his right hamstring. (NBC Sports Chicago) Shortstop Tim Anderson, who is chasing a second straight AL batting crown, exited the White Sox game against the Reds Sunday with cramping in his right hamstring. Shortstop Tim Anderson exited the White Sox’ 7-3 loss to the Reds Sunday […]

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Miami and Boston’s Young N.B.A. Players Are Bucking Tradition

The conventional wisdom in sports has been that championship teams need to be stacked with experienced veterans — those less likely to buckle under pressure or make uncharacteristic mistakes with the game on the line. Which is what makes this year’s Eastern Conference finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat — led by the […]

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College Football Weekend Preview: Maybe Watch Another Sport

As the college sports world is in chaos, with some teams playing, some dropping out and the Big Ten suddenly changing its mind about playing football this fall, it might get overlooked that there is another slate of games this weekend. And, partly because of the confusion and cancellations, that slate of games is absolutely […]

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NYSC sets aside $850,000 to pay back members it billed during shutdowns

The owner of New York Sports Clubs has set aside $850,000 to compensate angry gym rats who were charged monthly membership fees while its facilities were closed. Town Sports, which filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, had initially allocated just $225,000 to repay customers for such fees, a lawyer for the company said in court […]

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New York Sports Clubs’ bankrupt owner secures $20 million loan

Town Sports, the bankrupt owner of New York Sports Clubs, secured $20 million in financing from its lenders to keep it afloat while it searches for a buyer. The tentative deal comes just two days after Town Sports filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware and buys the company time to reopen and maintain […]

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Flywheel Sports files for bankruptcy, plans to shut down

Spinning gym chain Flywheel Sports has filed for bankruptcy with plans to shut down its business, making it the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Flywheel — known for its intense, bicycle-based classes — submitted a bankruptcy petition this week under Chapter 7 of the US bankruptcy code, which companies use to sell off their […]

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‘It’s just so heartbreaking’: Josh Kelley’s mom couldn’t watch his NFL debut in person

More than a decade of nurturing and supporting her son to his sport’s highest level culminated with Jacqueline Kelley watching from her living room couch instead of in the stands or on the sideline of an NFL stadium. She wasn’t able to watch her son, Josh, the Chargers’ rookie running back, score his first NFL […]

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LA Sheriff to politicians: emphasize trust in justice system

The Los Angeles County sheriff on Monday criticized elected officials, sports figures and civic leaders for “fanning the flames of hatred” as America grapples with racism and police brutality, saying they instead should emphasize trust in the criminal justice system. Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s comments to The Associated Press came after the weekend ambush of two […]

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New York Sports Clubs’ owner files for bankruptcy after forced gym closures

Town Sports International, the owner of New York Sports Clubs, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after the coronavirus pandemic forced its gyms to close and caused revenue to dry up. The company’s assets and liabilities were in the range of $500 million to $1 billion, according to a court filing in the US […]

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today, the Marathon Came to New York to Stay

Many sports fans assume the New York City Marathon has always occurred in October or early November, and always run through the five boroughs. That’s not the case. Indeed, the first New York City Marathon took place entirely within Central Park, and it happened 50 years ago, on Sunday, Sept. 13, 1970. You couldn’t say […]

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What to Know About N.F.L. Week 1

It’s going to be weird to watch football on Sunday, in a year where any flash of sports normalcy happens amid countless off-field calamities. The dissonance of playing football right now was on display on Thursday night, with excitement over the resumption of the N.F.L.’s rituals tempered in Kansas City, where Patrick Mahomes and the […]

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Granderson: Trump rewards NFL owners’ support with COVID-19 response that emptied stadiums

This week I moderated a panel comprised of representatives from the five professional sports teams in the Phoenix area. The topic was the role of sports in the social justice movement. Among the panelists was Michael Bidwill, owner of the Arizona Cardinals. Bidwill’s generosity and thoughtfulness has always made him a favorite of mine among […]

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Sports Authority founder sounds off on LeBron James, mixing sports with politics

The founder of Sports Authority says he’s dismayed by athletes who are mixing politics with sports — and said he would demote their products if he were still in charge. “If I had Sports Authority, I’d take the LeBron [Nike] shoes and put them on the back shelf,” said Jack Smith, who resigned from the […]

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Discussions ‘need to be had.’ How UCLA’s Black Student-Athlete Alliance seeks change

From needing to “stick to sports” to “it’s just too difficult,” Abbey Forbes has heard every reason why she shouldn’t talk about race. To the UCLA women’s tennis player, those pale in comparison to the reason why she should. “When you cannot take the color off of your skin, another person should not have the […]

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It’s Patrick Mahomes’s N.F.L., but Let’s Preview All 32 Teams Anyway

While just about every other American sports league had to radically change its season because of the coronavirus, the N.F.L. waited patiently, insisting it would stick with its normal timeline. That confidence appears to have paid off, with the league set to kick off on Thursday, just as it said it would all along. The […]

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