‘The line should go away’: As restrictions ease, pro athletes are on deck for COVID-19 vaccination

After a year of external criticism and internal debate over draining resources from at-risk and essential members of society amid a global pandemic, North America’s sports industry may soon arrive at a point where the notion of “skipping the line” for COVID-19 vaccines is no longer a concern. It’s even possible, public-health experts say, that they should assemble at the […]

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Commissioners from major U.S. sports leagues to participate in ESPN panel Monday night

The commissioners from the major U.S. sports leagues will participate in a moderated ESPN panel on Monday night to discuss the resumption of live sports amid the coronavirus pandemic, the network announced. The panel, "SportsCenter Special: The Return of Sports," will feature the NFL's Roger Goodell, the NBA's Adam Silver, Rob Manfred of Major League Baseball, the NHL's Gary Bettman, the WNBA's […]

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Opinion: MLB needs to address Houston Astros’ troubling history of toxic behavior

The Houston Astros are Major League Baseball’s worst nightmare. Already reprimanded once this season by the league for fundamental immaturity, the Astros created another headache on the eve of the World Series by lying about the Neanderthal-like behavior of one of their assistant general managers. Instead of promoting the Jose Altuve fan club or musing about the impact such a […]

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Orioles break an MLB record for home runs surrendered – and the season isn’t even halfway over

BALTIMORE — Home runs are flying out of ballparks this season, and Baltimore Orioles pitchers are high on the list of reasons why. The San Diego Padres hit five homers Wednesday in a 10-5 victory over the Orioles – marking the 10th time this year O's pitchers have yielded five or more home runs in a game.  That breaks the single-season record […]

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