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Rivera, Redskins owner work on new nicknames

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 10:01pm
Washington coach Ron Rivera told The Washington Post "it would be awesome" if the team could change its nickname by the time the season starts.
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Tanaka out of hospital after taking liner off head

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 10:01pm
Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was released from a hospital Saturday after taking a line drive off his head during a simulated game at Yankee Stadium. Manager Aaron Boone said Tanaka will be placed in the concussion protocol.
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Sources: UFC in negotiations for Usman-Masvidal

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 10:01pm
There are active negotiations to book Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal as the new main event of UFC 251, sources told ESPN.
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Virus hit Braves' Freeman 'like a ton of bricks'

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 10:01pm
Freddie Freeman, a four-time All-Star who batted .295 last season and set career highs with 38 homers and 121 RBIs, is one of four Braves players to test positive for the coronavirus. The others are Will Smith, Touki Toussaint and Pete Kozma.
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Top dual-threat QB Williams commits to Sooners

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 10:01pm
Caleb Williams, the No. 1-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2021 class and No. 15 overall in the ESPN 300, committed to Oklahoma on Saturday. Williams picked the Sooners over LSU and Maryland.
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Aces' Cambage expected to miss WNBA season

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 10:01pm
Las Vegas Aces All-Star center Liz Cambage is expected to miss the upcoming WNBA season for health reasons, according to her agent.
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With Hazard gone, Pulisic continues solid appearances for Chelsea

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 7:46pm
Eden Hazard's departure left big boots to fill, and Christian Pulisic proved he's capable of filling them.
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Dodgers' Price says he won't play this season

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 7:00pm
David Price said in a statement Sunday that it was in the best interest of his and his family's health not to play this season.
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The leaderboard at the Rocket Mortgage Classic is far from boring

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 7:00pm
There's the ongoing Bryson DeChambeau experiment. Webb Simpson and Matt Wallace are coming off complicated weeks. And there are the young guys, Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff again making noise.
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Tanaka hit in head by line drive, taken to hospital

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was struck in the head by a line drive during the team's training camp Saturday at Yankee Stadium. He was taken to the hospital for further testing.
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Ibaka: 'Locked in' Raptors ready for NBA restart

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
Serge Ibaka said the Raptors, who arrived in Florida last week, are mentally ready to defend their title when the NBA season resumes later this month.
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Twins' Sano, Royals' Perez among positive cases

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
Four Twins players, including third baseman Miguel Sano, and two Red Sox pitchers were announced as having tested positive for COVID-19 as a number of teams addressed coronavirus cases among their players.
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Inside MLS is Back: How teams are adjusting to 95-degree heat

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 3:54pm
It's been an eventful first week inside the bubble as teams arrive and positive tests are confirmed.
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Chestnut (75), Sudo (48.5) set hot dog records

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 1:00pm
Joey Chestnut wolfed down a record 75 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest for the 13th time, while Miki Sudo set a record of 48.5 hot dogs to win the women's title for a seventh straight time.
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Freeman among four Braves to test positive

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 1:00pm
Freddie Freeman, a four-time All-Star who batted .295 last season and set career highs with 38 homers and 121 RBIs, is one of four Braves players to test positive for the coronavirus. The others are Will Smith, Touki Toussaint and Pete Kozma.
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Royals' Perez positive, 'can't wait to be back'

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 1:00pm
Royals catcher Salvador Perez has tested positive for the coronavirus but told reporters he is asymptomatic and could play baseball today if needed.
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NBA releases week of scrimmages before restart

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 1:00pm
The NBA announced the schedule Saturday for scrimmages at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, with 33 games set for between July 22 and July 28.
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UFC 251: Experts debate adding Masvidal, biggest challenges on Fight Island

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 1:00pm
With Gilbert Burns off the card, a spot is open, and Jorge Masvidal wants the title shot.
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Source: Burns out of main event for UFC 251

National Sports - ESPN - July 4, 2020 - 10:00am
Gilbert Burns will not compete in the main event of UFC 251, a source confirmed to ESPN. He had been set to face Kamaru Usman in a welterweight title fight.
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