Baseball

An End Racism sign is displayed before Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 1:26 am
NHL players are discussing options to protest racial injustice after the NBA and other professional sports leagues postponed games, according to a person with knowledge of those talks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity early Thursday because those discussions were...
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Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic for Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
August 26, 2020 - 11:08 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Making their strongest statement yet in the fight against racial injustice, players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games on Wednesday in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional leagues. Also called off: Some games in Major...
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Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell watches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 24, 2020 - 8:35 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin’s three major professional sports teams wasted no time speaking out after the police shooting of a Black man sparked violent protests in the Milwaukee suburb of Kenosha. A video that went viral on Sunday showed 29-year-old Jacob Blake getting shot, apparently in the back...
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August 23, 2020 - 7:01 pm
Gregory Polanco’s two-run home run in the eighth inning lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory on Sunday over the Milwaukee Brewers and a three-game series sweep.
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Shawn Digity
August 23, 2020 - 12:30 pm
The Pittsburgh Pirates made a couple of roster moves on Sunday, August 23. The team recalled right-handed pitcher Nick Tropeano and optioned right-handed pitcher Nick Mears.
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Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu watches his two-run home run next to Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and umpire Tim Timmons during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
August 23, 2020 - 1:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu hit three home runs a day after going deep twice, and the Chicago White Sox again powered past the Cubs in a 7-4 victory Saturday night for their seventh straight win. Abreu connected in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings at Wrigley Field for the first three-homer game of...
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Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio watches as players take part in drills during NFL football training camp at the team's headquarters Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 21, 2020 - 6:37 pm
Danny Smith will turn 67 in the middle of this pandemic-altered NFL season, an age that has put Pittsburgh's special teams coordinator at higher risk for harm from the coronavirus. Taking a precautionary sabbatical this year, however, would not have suited Smith well. “It never entered my mind. Man...
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Players take a knee during the national anthem before Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)
August 21, 2020 - 5:46 pm
More than any other sport, the cream of the NBA assuredly rises to the top in the playoffs. This, of course, is a postseason unlike any other. No fans. No home-court advantage. Everyone hunkered down in the same place. Will a Cinderella team emerge from the pack at Disney World? Maybe even claim an...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman sits in a special outside booth before the Reds' baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Cincinnati. Brennaman used a gay slur during the broadcast of Cincinnati's game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Brennaman used the slur moments after the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast returned from a commercial break before the seventh inning in the first game of a doubleheader. Brennaman did not seem to realize he was already on air. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 20, 2020 - 10:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thom Brennaman will not be calling NFL games on Fox after using an anti-gay slur on air during a Cincinnati Reds broadcast. Fox Sports issued a statement Thursday that said "we are moving forward with our NFL schedule which will not include him.” Fox also said Brennaman’s remarks...
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Kraig Riley
August 20, 2020 - 1:58 pm
The overall record speaks for itself, the Pirates are 4-16 and the worst team in baseball. One of the main reasons for that stem from underperforming bats in the middle of the lineup (Bell, Reynolds, Polanco)
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