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Penguins’ Simon out 6-7 months following shoulder surgery

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Dominik Simon is out six to seven months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Simon initially hurt the shoulder in a loss to the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 29 and underwent surgery on April 29. The team announced the ...

Players ask MLB for slew of documents

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NEW YORK — Lawyers for the baseball players’ union asked Major League Baseball to submit a slew of financial documents that detail the industry’s finances, a person familiar with the request told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because neither ...

Newman eager to race again after violent Daytona accident

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ryan Newman says he has no memories of his harrowing accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500. He doesn’t remember being in the hospital, who came to visit or anything else about his two-night stay for treatment of a head injury. The first thing Newman can recall ...

NASCAR safety protocols include calling race from studio

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeff Gordon thought his wife, a former model, was kidding when she asked the NASCAR Hall of Famer to color her graying roots. He realized she was serious after the third request, FaceTimed her regular stylist and took a crash course in mixing color. “Those are the types ...

Florida willing to host restart of sports

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida is willing to be a restart site for professional sports leagues, just like Arizona, when play resumes following shutdowns caused by the new coronavirus. “One thing I am going to do, probably this week, is all professional sports are welcome here for practicing ...

NFL teams eye W.Va. resort as training facility

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CHARLESTON — Several NFL teams are eyeing a resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as a potential training facility during the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesman for the retreat said Wednesday. The Greenbrier, a lavish resort in southern West Virginia, has previously hosted ...

Tour plans constant testing, limited access for golf return

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Players, caddies and key staff around them will be tested once a week for the new coronavirus, and everyone at the golf course will have their temperatures taken every day when the PGA Tour returns next month and tries to show it can resume its season with minimal risks. Testing was a big ...

A feeling like no other

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STEUBENVILLE — Although the Steubenville Big Red softball team does not play under any lights at its home field, it still gathered one final time on the night of April 20. The lights shined bright at Vaccaro Field just down the hill and at other locations, while the softball club saw its ...

Pandemic could change landscape of minor league sports

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As North America’s pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey leagues try to play again in a pandemic, minor league sports face a more treacherous climb to return. While the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball can run on television revenue, it’s virtually impossible for many minor ...

MAC eliminating and scaling back tourneys

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The Mid-American Conference is eliminating postseason tournaments in eight sports, including baseball and softball, and men’s and women’s basketball are among nine sports that will have postseasons scaled back. The MAC’s announced the cost-cutting move Tuesday in response to the ...