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Teams not able to disclose those on IL due to virus

NEW YORK (AP) - Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury definitely will be easier than learning whether someone tested positive for the coronavirus. Major League Baseball said Tuesday that a team will not specifically announce a COVID-19 injured ...

Column: Johnson back to winning after knee concern

It only looks as though Dustin Johnson barely has a pulse on the golf course. One moment made him a little nervous. It wasn’t the tee shot that rolled toward the railroad tracks and barely crossed the out-of-bounds line, right after he had taken a two-shot lead in the final round of the ...

Rebuilding MLB clubs hope to keep developing their top prospects

SEATTLE — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto had at one point expected former first-round pick Logan Gilbert to be pitching at T-Mobile Park by the time June rolled around. He also believed Jarred Kelenic, one of the top prospects in all of baseball, would likely soon follow him ...

Pats sign former MVP Cam Newton

One is a man of a million fedoras. The other is all about the hoodie. But whether Cam Newton and Bill Belichick can take the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl is going to be more about football than fashion. The Patriots have turned to the former Panthers quarterback to replace ...

NBC will air U.S. Open as Fox gets out of contract

The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to NBC this year and for the final seven years of the Fox contract. The transfer is largely attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months and ...

11 o’clock and all’s silent on Wimbledon’s would-be Day 1

WIMBLEDON, England — When the clock struck 11 a.m. at the All England Club, there was silence. Not because a player dressed all in white was about to whack a serve on one of Wimbledon’s many perfectly kept grass courts, but because there is no tennis this year at the oldest Grand Slam ...

Buckeye Local track standout signs with Wheeling University

CONNORVILLE — Like all other spring sport athletes, Buckeye Local senior Jacob Pielech saw his prep sports career come to an end quite prematurely. The Panthers track and field standout, though, was one of the fortunate ones to have been able to make a big enough mark in just three seasons ...

Jefferson County Elite fall in tournament championship

CHILLICOTHE — Jefferson County Elite 19A advanced to the championship game of the Jim Jadwin Memorial Tournament Sunday afternoon before falling to Ashland, 12-9, at VA Memorial Stadium. The Steubenville-based squad trailed 12-6 entering the top of the sixth before scoring three times to ...

Pirates manager Derek Shelton thrown a curveball in his first year

PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton ended nearly each press availability during spring training by jokingly telling reporters they picked the wrong day to ask the Pittsburgh Pirates first-year manager about his opening day starter. His answer was always some variation of “sorry, that’s ...

Pirates reliever Edgar Santana banned 80 games for positive PED test

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Edgar Santana will miss all of the abbreviated 2020 season after being suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. MLB announced Sunday that Santana tested positive for Boldenone, a ...