Coronavirus

Jesse Pantuosco
July 21, 2020 - 5:40 pm
World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg called his experience going through MLB’s new safety protocols as “intense,” detailing a thorough process involving temperature checks, socially-distanced buses and more.
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Dr. Fauci to throw out first pitch for Yankees-Nationals
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Chris Lingebach
July 20, 2020 - 6:40 pm
Noted Nationals fan Dr. Anthony Fauci will open the long-awaited 2020 MLB season, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of the season-opening game between the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals on Thursday.
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Jesse Pantuosco
July 17, 2020 - 2:30 pm
Jesse Pantuosco is keeping a running tab of MLB players who have tested for positive for COVID-19 including All-Stars Freddie Freeman and Salvador Perez.
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Dan Mennella
July 08, 2020 - 8:05 am
The NBA appears set on resuming the 2019-20 season next month at Disney World in Florida, but not all of its players will be present – for injury and other reasons.
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Leagues have to choose between safety and 2020 seasons
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Brian Tinsman
July 07, 2020 - 3:48 pm
Sports leagues across America are fast approaching the decision between competing in 2020 and ensuring the safety of players, coaches, staff and fans from the spread of COVID-19. There doesn't seem to be room to do both.
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Jesse Pantuosco
July 04, 2020 - 8:19 pm
Days after the league announced plans to reduce the number of preseason games from four to two, the NFLPA is now recommending the NFL scrap the preseason in its entirety amid growing concerns over COVID-19.
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Dan Mennella
June 08, 2020 - 8:25 pm
The MLB players’ union will reportedly turn down the latest pitch from the owners, a 76-game schedule that included prorating player salaries at 75 percent.
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Eliot Shorr-Parks
June 08, 2020 - 12:28 pm
In a memo sent around the league, the NFL announced new COVID rules for the proper and risk-conscious return to football with measures including strict social distancing guidelines within team facilities.
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Ryan Zimmerman's AP diary: 'Assure me we'll be safe'
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The Fan News Desk
May 28, 2020 - 1:30 pm
Ryan Zimmerman, in his own words, shares what worries him the most about rushing back to play baseball. Safety – for himself, his teammates and his family – is foremost in his mind as he wonders if it's worth it.
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Redskins' Antonio Gandy-Golden tested positive for COVID-19 (report)
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Chris Lingebach
May 20, 2020 - 3:19 pm
Redskins rookie receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden tested positive for COVID-19, JP Finlay reports for NBC Sports Washington.
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