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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 1944, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Danny Litwhiler heads to first base as St. Louis Browns third baseman Mark Christman fields his ground ball before forcing out Browns' Ray Sanders, heading to third, for the third out during the third inning in the opening game of the 1944 World Series at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Mo. The Browns won 2-1. The last time the World Series was held in a single ballpark was 1944. (AP Photo/FIle)
September 18, 2020 - 5:24 pm
The last time the World Series was held in a single ballpark, there was a bit of a conundrum over where the two managers would stay. It was 1944. World War II was raging. The major leagues carried on with rag-tag rosters. And the lowly St. Louis Brown actually managed to win the AL pennant. That...
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FILE - The Seattle Mariners play the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944. As part of an agreement finalized Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series will be part of a bubble designed to minimize exposure to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
September 15, 2020 - 5:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, and Major League Baseball hopes fans can attend. The Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series all will be part of a bubble designed to minimize exposure to the...
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Members of the Washington Football Team and Philadelphia Eagles lineup on the field for the opening kickoff to start the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Al Drago)
September 14, 2020 - 9:31 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — In a year where good days seem in short supply, sports delivered one. The NFL roared back to life, even if the roar was from fans who weren’t in the stadiums. Baseball saw a no-hitter. The NBA and NHL playoffs continued. Men’s tennis and women’s golf got first-time...
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In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photo, a Kansas City Chiefs fan walks outside the stadium before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs fans who file into Arrowhead stadium Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 for a masked and socially distanced start to the current season won't be wearing headdresses or face paint amid a nationwide push for racial justice following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) File)
September 11, 2020 - 8:05 am
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The roughly 17,000 fans of the Kansas City Chiefs who filed into Arrowhead Stadium for a masked and socially distanced start to the NFL season Thursday found themselves thrust into the middle of the nationwide discussion about social injustice. The Super Bowl champions had...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1999, file photo, American League President Gene Budig waits for the start of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Former American League president Gene Budig has died at age 81. The Charleston RiverDogs, which Budig co-owned, announced Budig's death on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
September 09, 2020 - 1:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Budig, the self-effacing educator and baseball fan from small-town Nebraska who became the head of three major universities and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday. He was 81. His death was announced by the commissioner’s office and the Charleston RiverDogs...
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FILE - The Dallas Cowboys play the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The owner of the Cowboys hopes the 80,000-seat venue with standing room space that pushes capacity past 90,000 will be filled closer to capacity as the pandemic-altered NFL season goes on. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)
September 02, 2020 - 9:02 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones won't put a number on the attendance for the Dallas Cowboys' home opener until the crowd is announced later this month at AT&T Stadium. The owner of the Cowboys also hopes the 80,000-seat venue with standing room space that pushes capacity past 90,000 will be...
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Miami Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson (25) walks away from home plate after placing a Black Lives Matter shirt on home plate as teammates and the New York Mets walk off the field at the start of their baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in New York. The teams jointly walked off the field after a moment of silence, draping the shirt across the plate as they chose not to start their scheduled game Thursday night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 27, 2020 - 11:26 pm
The day was extraordinary, unleashing a movement that played out in real time, stretching across racial and gender lines, sweeping up one sport after another until it seemed as though every professional athlete was screaming in unison. ENOUGH! Enough with the killing. Enough with racial injustice...
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Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn, with players behind him, talks to the media about the cancelation of practice and a scrimmage at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The team canceled practice due to the recent shooting of Jacob Blake. Lynn canceled practice after his players held a wide-ranging conversation in the locker room spurred by the shooting of Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin last weekend. (Hans Gutknecht/The Orange County Register via AP)
August 27, 2020 - 9:18 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Empty practice fields made for loud and powerful statements at nine facilities across the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and Washington Football Team...
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In a screenshot from a Zoom call, Lamonte Winston talks Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Winston had difficult conversations with players who wanted to follow Colin Kaepernick’s lead and were afraid to lose their jobs if they protested against racial injustice. He’s committed to help athletes take steps to effectuate change. Wilson, who previously worked in player development and scouting with the Raiders and Chiefs, has joined the nonprofit organization, Dedication To Community, as national director of its sports division to lead efforts to grow relationships between teams, athletes and communities. (AP Photo)
August 27, 2020 - 4:37 pm
Lamonte Winston had difficult conversations with players who wanted to follow Colin Kaepernick’s lead — and were afraid to lose their jobs if they protested against racial injustice. He’s committed to helping athletes take the next steps to effectuate change. Winston, who previously worked in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona watches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Cleveland's three major professional sports franchises--the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians--are teaming up to fight social injustice. One day after the NBA postponed playoff games _ and other leagues followed suit--amid a player-led boycott to protest the shooting of a Black man by police in Wisconsin, the Cleveland teams announced their alliance to “develop a sustainable and direct strategy to address social injustice facing the city and all Northeast Ohio communities.” (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
August 27, 2020 - 9:11 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s three major professional sports franchises — the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians — are teaming up to fight social injustice. The move comes one day after the NBA postponed playoff games, and other leagues followed suit, amid a player-led boycott to protest the shooting of...
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