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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during a baseball training camp workout at Nationals Park, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Giants return, so do some players, but Padres INF Mateo out

Jul. 8, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back players who might have been exposed to the coronavirus, and the San Francisco Giants resumed workouts Wednesday after finally receiving the results of COVID-19 tests administered over the...

FILE: In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Jake Diekman works against the Los Angeles Angels during a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. Diekman has serious questions about Major League Baseball's ability to pull off a season given the issues everywhere getting timely test results, forcing delays and cancellations of workouts. For now, Diekman still plans to play. He must be extra careful given he has the autoimmune condition ulcerative colitis. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

A's lefty Diekman questions whether there will be a season

Jul. 7, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jake Diekman has serious questions about Major League Baseball's ability to pull off a season given the issues everywhere getting timely test results, forcing delays and cancellations of workouts. For now, Diekman still plans to play. He must be extra careful given he has the...

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts fields a fly ball during the restart of baseball spring training Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

MLB '20 schedule: Yanks-Nats, Giants-Dodgers open on July 23

Jul. 6, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts, Gerrit Cole and a pair of high-profile matchups are set for opening day as Major League Baseball begins its shortened 60-game season on July 23 in ballparks without fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. MLB released the schedule Monday, and it starts with two games. Cole and the...

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, left, stands next to manager David Ross, right, during baseball practice at Wrigley Field, Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

King Félix opts out of MLB season, Doolittle on fence

Jul. 5, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily ending the 34-year-old’s bid to revive his career. Stars Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Jose Altuve of the Houston...

FILE - This Tuesday, May 12, 2020, file photo shows the Tesla plant, in Fremont, Calif. Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Workers: Tesla threatens firing if they don't return to jobs

Jul. 1, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus. The group wants the practice to stop, and it also wants state...

Oakland A's looking to fill seats with cardboard cutouts

Jun. 30, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics might have some fans at home games after all. Well, sort of. The A's are selling cardboard cutouts with fans' photos that they will put in the seats at the Coliseum this season. The team also plans to mix in images of former players and celebrities alongside the...

FILE - In this May 2, 2020, file photo, people, including those with the boogaloo movement, demonstrate against business closures due to concern about COVID-19, at the State House in Concord, N.H. Facebook says it is banning a “U.S.-based anti-government network

Facebook bans violent 'boogaloo' groups, not the term itself

Jun. 30, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has banned an extremist anti-government network loosely associated with the broader “boogaloo” movement, a slang term supporters use to refer to a second Civil War or a collapse of civilization. But the platform didn't try to name the group, underscoring the...

FILE - In this June 7, 2020, file booking photo from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, is Steven Carrillo. A federal grand jury indicted Carrillo, an Air Force sergeant, for murder and attempted murder after he allegedly killed a federal security guard in Oakland, Calif., and wounded his partner, a federal judge said Monday, June 29, 2020. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler told Carrillo that the grand jury charged him in the indictment with first-degree murder of a person assisting an officer or employee of the United States and attempted murder of a person assisting an officer or employee of the U.S. (Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Air Force sergeant indicted in federal guard killing

Jun. 29, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted an Air Force sergeant for murder and attempted murder after he allegedly killed a federal security guard in Northern California and wounded his partner amid protests against police brutality, a judge said Monday. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler told...

A's top draft pick Tyler Soderstrom gets $3.3M signing bonus

Jun. 29, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-handed hitting catcher Tyler Soderstrom, selected 26th by the Oakland Athletics in the amateur draft, has agreed to a minor league contract with a $3.3 million signing bonus. Sodorstrom's deal was above the slot value of $2,653,400. Oakland also announced Monday that it...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2007, file photo, Washington Redskins assistant head coach-offensive Joe Bugel looks on during an NFL football game in Landover, Md. Former Redskins assistant coach Bugel has died. He was 80. The team announced that Bugel died on Sunday, June 28, 2020. It did not disclose a cause of death. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Former Redskins assistant, "Hogs" creator Bugel dies at 80

Jun. 28, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

Former Washington Redskins assistant coach Joe Bugel, regarded as one of the top offensive line coaches in NFL history, has died. He was 80. Bugel died on Sunday, according to a statement from the team, which did not disclose a cause of death. Bugel was the architect of “The Hogs,” the dominant...