Sports

MAC cancels fall football season due to virus

The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press the university president’s voted to…

Another postponement rattles MLB

The coronavirus forced baseball’s 17th postponement in 10 days on Saturday, prompting at least two more players to opt out and casting doubt the league can complete a truncated 2020 season. A Cardinals-Brewers game in Milwaukee was postponed for the…

Yankees, Nationals kneel to back Black Lives Matter

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a joint demonstration of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, players, managers and coaches of the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals knelt in unison before the opening game of the 2020 baseball season, then…

NHL announces name of new Seattle franchise

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The NHL has revealed the name, logo and colors for Seattle's new franchise. After much speculation surrounding possible names, the NHL announced Thursday morning that the team will be named the Seattle Kraken. The kraken is…

WIAA releases tentative calendar for upcoming sports seasons

RENTON, Wash. -- The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Tuesday a modified calendar for upcoming sports seasons in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new calendar is separated into four seasons, each consisting of sports based on risk level for…

MLB holds first COVID-era exhibitions

NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius watched over the top of his face mask as his drive off Washington ace Max Scherzer sailed into empty outfield seats. Fake cheers — meant to encourage the hometown Nationals — accidentally piped through…

NFL tells teams training camps will open on time

The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time. League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by…