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Oakland A’s bench coach apologizes for ‘Nazi salute’ in dugout

Ryan Christenson says: ‘I made a mistake and will not deny it’Bench coach apologies for ‘racist and horrible salute’ after winOakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized after making a gesture which the Major League Baseball team said…

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Does MLB commissioner Rob Manfred really hate baseball?

Many fans believe the league’s most powerful executive cares about making teams money but not so much about the game itselfThere are plenty of duties a sports commissioner is responsible for. Perhaps most important is absorbing nonstop criticism while …

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Jim Morris: ‘Anything is possible in this life. I’m living proof of that’

Morris was 35 years old when he left his job as a science teacher to play Major League Baseball – all because his pupils won a betBy Jonathan Drennan for the Guardian Sport NetworkTwenty-one years ago, Jim Morris made a bet with his young baseball team…

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New York Mets say they can’t reach slugger Yoenis Céspedes in Atlanta

Mets star did not report to ballpark for Sunday’s game in AtlantaCéspedes, 34, has been New York’s designated hitter this seasonNew York Mets slugger Yoenis Céspedes was not with the team for Sunday’s game at Atlanta and the club said it hadn’t been ab…

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New York Mets say they can’t reach slugger Yoenis Céspedes in Atlanta

Mets star did not report to ballpark for Sunday’s game in AtlantaCéspedes, 34, has been New York’s designated hitter this seasonNew York Mets slugger Yoenis Céspedes was not with the team for Sunday’s game at Atlanta and the club said it hadn’t been ab…

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New York Mets say they can’t reach slugger Yoenis Céspedes in Atlanta

Mets star did not report to ballpark for Sunday’s game in AtlantaCéspedes, 34, has been New York’s designated hitter this seasonNew York Mets slugger Yoenis Céspedes was not with the team for Sunday’s game at Atlanta and the club said it hadn’t been ab…

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Red Sox ace Eduardo Rodríguez out for season with Covid-related heart ailment

Boston pitcher will not return this year due to issue, team saysPresumptive No 1 starter has been diagnosed with myocarditisMLB reeling as Covid-19 forces 18th postponement in 10 daysBoston Red Sox ace Eduardo Rodríguez will miss the rest of the 2020 s…

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Another day, another postponement as more St Louis Cardinals test positive

MLB nixes Saturday’s Cards-Brewers game amid more casesMarlins reported no new cases after 19 positive tests this weekInfected Marlins are taking bus from Philadelphia to MiamiMajor League Baseball has postponed Saturday’s game between the St Louis Car…

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Cardinals-Brewers game called off as MLB’s coronavirus outbreak expands

MLB postpones Cards-Brewers game amid more positive testsSix of 30 MLB teams will be sidelined on Friday due to Covid-19Major League Baseball has postponed Friday afternoon’s game between the St Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers after multiple memb…

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MLB eyes changes as 17th Marlins player reportedly tests positive for Covid-19

New positives bring Miami club’s outbreak total to 17 playersMLB considering shortening doubleheaders to combat spreadNL East team has quarantined in Philadelphia since MondayMajor League Baseball is looking at shortening doubleheaders while the Miami …

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Benches clear as Dodgers go after Astros following cheating scandal

Houston cheated on way to beating LA in 2017 World SeriesPlayers confront each other despite Covid-19 protocolsThe Houston Astros are trying to put their sign-stealing scandal behind them, but it seems as if the Los Angeles Dodgers have their own thoug…

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Anthony Fauci: MLB season could be in danger after Covid-19 outbreak

More than a dozen Marlins have tested positive for Covid-19Commissioner Manfred confident season is still on trackMajor League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has denied the season is in trouble even though more than a dozen Marlins players and staff…

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Alyssa Nakken, MLB’s first female coach: ‘It’s my responsibility to stay true’

The former college star made history when she coached first base earlier this month. But her main focus is on making the San Francisco Giants betterWhen new San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler told Alyssa Nakken he was adding her to the baseball o…

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Sliding home: Baseball in Colour – in pictures

As the 2020 season finally gets under way, we take a look back in time, courtesy of the work of artist Mark Truelove and his fantastic colorised vintage baseball photographs Continue reading…

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Fauci ‘flattens curve’ with ceremonial first pitch to open MLB season in DC

Disease expert bounces first pitch at Yankees-Nationals gameTrump says he will throw first pitch at August game in New YorkMLB predictions: Dodgers set to shine in weirdest season everThe Nationals and Yankees knelt in unison before the first game of t…

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MLB 2020 predictions: Dodgers poised to dominate in weirdest season ever

The coronavirus pandemic has shortened baseball’s familiar 162-game, six-month marathon to a 60-game, 67-day sprint, auguring the most unusual season in MLB historyWhat’s quite certain to be the weirdest year in Major League Baseball history shoves off…

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Mookie Betts signs 12-year, $365m contract with LA Dodgers through 2032

Outfielder inks splashy extension to remain in Dodgers uniformBetts won the 2018 AL MVP award en route to World Series titleMookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers struck baseball’s first big-money deal since the coronavirus pandemic decimated the spo…

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Giants manager Kapler kneels for anthem as team also make female coaching history

Manager, players and coach kneel before pre-season gameAlyssa Nakken makes history as she coaches at first baseSan Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler and several of his players knelt during the national anthem before their 6-2 pre-season victory agai…

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Sports are returning to America before we’ve earned them | Bryan Armen Graham

Everyone is hoping for the best as America’s major sports move forward with their restart plans, but there’s nothing in our disastrous response to the pandemic to say we deserve themSince the first cases of coronavirus were detected in China in Decembe…

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Sports are returning to America before we’ve earned them | Bryan Armen Graham

Everyone is hoping for the best as America’s major sports move forward with their restart plans, but there’s nothing in our disastrous response to the pandemic to say we deserve themSince the first cases of coronavirus were detected in China in Decembe…