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Nine Penguins sidelined due to possible coronavirus exposure

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St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington is so accustomed to wearing a mask, he didn’t mind doing so for the past four months during the coronavirus pandemic. “Sometimes, I forgot I’m wearing it while driving,” Binnington said Monday, when the Blues were among the NHL’s 24 teams to ...

Chemistry 101: New managers test for right mix amid coronavirus

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PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton needs his freedom. Maybe now more than ever. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide it. Each day Kelly puts together a meticulous schedule designed to find a way for separate groups of players ...

Reports: Washington to shed ‘Redskins’ name today

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington's NFL team will get rid of the name 'Redskins' today, according to multiple reports. It's unclear when a new name will be revealed for one of the league's oldest franchises. USA Today, ESPN, The Washington Post, Washington Times and Sports Business Journal ...

Barton Braves stave off elimination against Maynard

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MAYNARD — With its season on the line, Barton needed just one big inning to extend its summer for at least one more day. The top-seeded Braves (14-6) tallied five runs on three hits in the top of the third to defeat No. 4 Maynard (6-14) by an 8-1 count Sunday afternoon in an Ohio Valley ...

NHL teams get back to work today

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Andrew Copp got a chance to skate in Michigan but isn’t sure how many of his Winnipeg teammates have been on the ice. Voluntary player workouts have been going on for more than a month, but full NHL teams will be together Monday for the first time since March. Mixed with the excitement of ...

Jefferson County Elite squad splits lopsided affairs

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MINGO JUNCTION — Jefferson County Elite A improved its summer baseball record to an impressive 23-8-1 by splitting a pair of games Sunday on the Indian Creek High School diamond. In the opener, the Elite scored seven times in the bottom of the sixth inning to institute the 10-run mercy rule ...

Morikowa wins Workday Open on third playoff hole

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DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa figured his tournament was over if he didn’t make a 5-foot par putt on the 15th hole at Muirfield Village. He couldn’t have imagined all the fun was just starting. Still three shots behind Justin Thomas with three holes to play, Morikawa made only ...

Pirates’ Gregory Polanco hoping injury bug will buzz off

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PITTSBURGH — The tools are there. They always have been from the moment Gregory Polanco crashed into the big leagues six years ago as a raw jangly mix of power and potential. The looping swing that can occasionally send baseballs to the banks of the Allegheny River that flows beyond the ...