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MLB players reaffirm pay stance, no deal with teams in sight

By: Ronald Blum

NEW YORK — Baseball players reaffirmed their stance for full prorated pay, leaving a huge gap with teams that could scuttle plans to start the coronavirus-delayed season around the Fourth of July and may leave owners focusing on a schedule as short as 50 games. More than 100 players, including...

Gyms can officially reopen in Colorado under new coronavirus guidelines

By: John Meyer, The Know

State health officials finalized long-awaited guidelines for reopening gyms, fitness classes, rec centers and other indoor sports facilities on Thursday, allowing them to operate at up to 25% capacity or 50 people per room — whichever number is fewer — as long as members can stay 6 feet apart. That’s a...

NHL announces playoff series lengths, re-seeding and more

By: Mike Chambers

The NHL’s proposed 24-team summer playoffs at two yet-to-be-determined “hub” cities will be re-seeded after every round. The qualifying-round series will be a best-of-five format, with all ensuing rounds the traditional seven-game series, the league announced Thursday. Related Articles Skill to overshadow will when NHL resumes with 24-team playoffs Keeler:...

Indianapolis Motor Speedway slams door on fans at Brickyard

By: The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host the IndyCar-NASCAR doubleheader on the July 4 weekend without fans. Track officials had been optimistic IMS could be the first major sporting venue to have fans back in the stands this summer. Instead, the stands will be empty much like the rest of...

NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan, AP source says

By: Tim Reynolds

A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida. The format calls for each team playing eight games to determine playoff seeding plus the possible utilization...

Christian McCaffrey is one of NFL’s best, according to Pro Football Focus

By: Joe Nguyen

Brian Blanco, The Associated PressCarolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) takes the field against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Christian McCaffrey had one heckuva 2019 season and it didn’t go unnoticed. The former Valor...