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Coronavirus-proofing sports facilities presents major challenge

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MINNEAPOLIS — The jersey-wearing camaraderie. The scent of sizzling sausages. The buzz before a big game. The distinctive atmosphere of live sports, that feeling in the air, will return in time as pandemic restrictions are eased. But will that very air be safe in a closed arena with other ...

Keselowski in right place at right time at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski has a new crew and is fighting for a new contract at Team Penske. His confidence is still intact and he’s convinced he can compete for a championship this year. Being in the right place at the right time is helping. Keselowski inherited his second win ...

Future of stadiums promises high tech, low capacity

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The coronavirus pandemic that brought sports to a standstill for months has everyone wondering what games will be like when spectators are finally allowed back in. It will almost surely be different in ways big and small. Fans could have their every move scrutinized by ...

NHL plans to test players daily for coronavirus

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By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Nick Foligno watches Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus briefings and appreciates the value of the information. It is part of the reason the Columbus captain supports NHL players undergoing daily testing if the season resumes. “Testing is a must ...

USTA doesn’t believe holding U.S. Open on time out of reach

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Charter flights to ferry U.S. Open tennis players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. Negative COVID-19 tests before traveling. Centralized housing. Daily temperature checks. No spectators. Fewer on-court officials. No locker-room access on ...

1990: A season of fulfilled dreams at West Liberty University

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WHEELING — West Liberty University has a rich baseball tradition. One of the brightest moments in the sparkling Hilltopper diamond history played out 30 years ago. It was in 1990 that West Liberty captured the WVIAC/NAIA District 28 Tournament crown en route to gaining a NAIA World ...

MLB teams cut hundreds with minor league season in doubt

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NEW YORK — Major league teams have released hundreds of young players with the minor league season in doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic. Over 200 players were cut Friday and more than 400 have been released over the past month according to transactions posted at MiLB.com. The start ...

Browns stay interested in Clowney while building solid line

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CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett on one end. Jadeveon Clowney on the other. Just the thought of it elicited a quick smile from new Browns coordinator Joe Woods, who oversaw a star-studded defensive front in San Francisco and could have a similar one in Cleveland. The Browns remain interested in ...