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FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Goodyear, Ariz. Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year. The five-time All-Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday, July 4, 2020, on Twitter that he would not participate in the 60-game season that is scheduled to begin July 23. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Dodgers pitcher Price won't play this year because of virus

Jul. 5, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

Dodgers pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year. The five-time All-Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn’t participate in the 60-game season that’s...

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka lies on the field after being hit by a ball off the bat of Yankees Giancarlo Stanton during a baseball a workout at Yankee Stadium in New York, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Yanks' Tanaka hit in head; LeMahieu, Cessa test positive

Jul. 4, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With Masahiro Tanaka crumpled motionless on the mound, Aaron Judge repeatedly waved behind home plate and scolded a video journalist for taking images. This wasn't a scene anyone at Yankee Stadium wanted to see. Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the second inning of spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Scottsdale Ariz. Arizona's new pitching addition Bumgarner threw two innings of live batting practice on Saturday, July 4, 2020. It was his first outing during the team's summer camp at Chase Field as the D-backs prepare for a 60-game season. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

D-backs' MadBum back on mound, tries to stay healthy in camp

Jul. 4, 2020 9:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's new pitching addition Madison Bumgarner was having a little fun on the mound during his first summer workout on Saturday, dropping down sidearm and firing a fastball that buzzed catcher Stephen Vogt, who quickly spun out of harm's way. Both players were laughing. For a few moments,...

Bellagio error may be biggest sportsbook loss for Vegas

Jul. 4, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nearly quarter-million dollars in winning wagers reportedly placed at MGM Resorts last Sunday might be the largest sportsbook loss in Las Vegas history on bets made after an event has started. Seven longtime Las Vegas bookmakers can’t recall a larger loss, the Las Vegas...

This is a 2020 photo of Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves baseball team. Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus. Manager Brian Snitker says the four players, including right-hander Touki Toussaint and infielder Pete Kozma, agreed to have the team disclose their positive tests. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves star Freeman, 3 others test positive for virus

Jul. 4, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus, a jarring hit to the NL East champions less than three weeks before the start of the pandemic-delayed season. “It will be a while before we can...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Goodyear, Ariz. Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year. The five-time All-Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday, July 4, 2020, on Twitter that he would not participate in the 60-game season that is scheduled to begin July 23. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Tough day for MLB: Price out, Freeman positive, Tanaka hurt

Jul. 4, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

Freddie Freeman tests positive for COVID-19. Masahiro Tanaka gets hit in the head by a line drive. David Price announces he won’t play this season. On this Fourth of July, even the return of baseball didn’t offer much cause for celebration. As teams prepared to start their pandemic-shortened season,...

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun runs during a practice session Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Brewers' Braun says he's now more likely to play beyond 2020

Jul. 4, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers veteran Ryan Braun said he's more likely to continue playing beyond 2020 because of the unusual circumstances of this pandemic-shortened season. Braun said in January that he was considering retiring after the season. He was more bullish on his baseball future Saturday as...

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone during a baseball workout at Yankee Stadium in New York, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

The Latest: Yankees' LeMahieu, Cessa test positive for virus

Jul. 4, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: ___ Yankees All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu and right-hander Luis Cessa tested positive for the coronavirus before traveling to New York for preseason camp and are self-isolating at home. Manager Aaron Boone said LeMahieu was...

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) catches a ball during a baseball practice at Angels Stadium on Friday, July 3, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Determined Ohtani charging back into 2-way role for Angels

Jul. 4, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is doing twice as much work as his Los Angeles Angels teammates again, and he's thrilled about it. The majors' first serious two-way player in decades is alternating between batting practice and bullpen sessions this week at the Big A. Ohtani is determined to contribute...

FILE - In this  Saturday, June 22, 2019 file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell waits to take the field for the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Pittsburgh. Pirates first baseman Josh Bell watched George Floyd's death in horror. Rarely one to talk, Bell prefers to have his actions speak for him. Bell, who is Black, has started a book club and a weekly

Eyeing social change, Pirates star Josh Bell finds his voice

Jul. 4, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell wanted to make a statement with his actions, a way to channel the disgust the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman felt in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May. Yet as the crowds surged in downtown Pittsburgh last month during a planned...