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Cubs pitching coach says COVID-19 quarantined him for month

CHICAGO (AP) — An emotional Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy is recovering from a severe case of COVID-19 that quarantined him for 30 days. The 38-year-old Hottovy broke down as he detailed a harrowing ordeal during a conference call on Wednesday. The Cubs resume workouts Friday for the first time since Major League Baseball shut down camps on March ...

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Packers sign 1st-round pick Love, 2nd-round choice Dillon

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers said Wednesday they have signed Utah State quarterback Jordan Love and Boston College running back A.J. Dillon, their top two draft picks. Green Bay gave the Miami Dolphins a fourth-round draft choice to move up four spots in the first round and take Love 26th overall in the April draft. The ...

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AP Source: NFL cutting preseason in half, pushing back start

The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following a virtual offseason made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the league hasn’t announced that the preseason ...

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MVP plaque presenters to discuss Landis’ name on MLB trophy

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball organization that presents the annual MVP awards will consider whether the name of former commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis should be pulled from future plaques. “The issue is being addressed,” Jack O’Connell, longtime secretary-treasurer of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, said Wednesday. “It will definitely be put up for discussion.” Former NL Most Valuable ...

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Healthy Kessel expected to give Coyotes a boost in return

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The start of Phil Kessel’s desert tenure did not go according to plan, for him or the Arizona Coyotes. Expected to give the Coyotes a scoring jolt, Kessel instead labored, in large part due to a string of injuries. The NHL’s pandemic-caused pause has give the 32-year-old right wing a chance to heal, putting him in ...

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Latest update with NBA’s return a month away

The NBA’s restart in Orlando at the end of this month could be unlike anything in sports history. At stake: a championship, of course, but also the order for the 2020 NBA Draft, which will be held October 16.  The teams that weren’t invited to Florida are already locked into the eight best odds to win the lottery. Meanwhile, squads like the Suns and ...

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Mets optimistic about Céspedes when baseball returns

NEW YORK (AP) — When baseball comes back next month, Yoenis Céspedes might finally be ready to return, too. Sidelined for nearly two years by injuries and then the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Mets slugger could be healthy enough at last to play on opening day in late July — especially with the designated hitter available in the National ...

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