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FILE - The new logo for the 2019 All-Star Game is displayed, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Indians are reviewing their contentious nickname. The team released a statement on Friday, July 3, 2020 saying it is committed to “making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality.” The club said it plans to review a nickname it has had since 1905.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, file)

Cleveland Indians look into changing name amid pressure

Jul. 3, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — They've been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over. Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial wrongdoings, the Indians said Friday night they will review their long-debated nickname which has been in place for 105 years. “We are...

FILER - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) goes to the basket against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Pacers will finish this season without Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The Latest: Pacers' Oladipo to sit out restart of season

Jul. 3, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. Earlier this week, Oladipo told reporters he was still debating...

A heart is visible in center field with the letters

31 MLB players, 7 staff test positive for COVID-19, or 1.2%

Jul. 3, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%. MLB and the players' association announced the results Friday as teams resumed workouts for the first time since the coronavirus...

FILE - In this Sept 6, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Indians’ right-hander, who made a dramatic comeback last season after being diagnosed with leukemia, has been cleared to pitch and is thrilled to be back on the field after baseball was shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. Carrasco said his health is good and his doctors have approved him playing despite the inherent risks. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Indians' Carrasco on another journey, this time in pandemic

Jul. 3, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Not even a mask can hide Carlos Carrasco's smile or muffle his joy. For now, baseball's back. And he is as well. A year after a leukemia diagnosis threatened his life and nearly ended his playing career, Carrasco is staging another comeback. In remission and medically cleared to pitch, the...

Bud Cauley tees off on the third hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Latest: Morehouse cancels football, cross country

Jun. 26, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Morehouse College canceled its football and cross country seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. President David A. Thomas said scholarships would be honored. The Historically Black College in Atlanta competes at the NCAA...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, fans cheer as Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich walks off the field after driving in the winning run with a double during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Milwaukee. Major League Baseball players and owners are currently caught in a bitter dispute over how to start amid the coronavirus pandemic. Both sides occasionally mention fans, talking about doing right by them. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

Would MLB fans view champ, stats as legit in 50-game season?

Jun. 17, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a robust round of batting practice in Central Park, softball slugger Todd Montgomery squared up his Mets cap and took a swing at hardball questions involving his favorite team. Would Jacob deGrom be worthy of a third straight Cy Young Award if he goes 4-2 with a 1.45 ERA? Does...

Safe: Bowling Green baseball saved by donors after being cut

Jun. 2, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Thrown out, Bowling Green baseball is now safe. The school said Tuesday it is immediately reinstating its baseball program, which had been dropped last month due to financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bowling Green was facing a $2 million athletic budget shortfall due to...