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Will the NFL season start on time? Here's what we know -- and what's up in the air

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 7:21pm
The clock is ticking for the NFL to pull off an on-time start to training camp, much less a season. There are big questions left to be answered.
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Senator says NBA shouldn't limit its social messages on jerseys

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 7:21pm
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri wants Adam Silver to not limit players' choices when it comes to social messages.
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Biggest takeaways of the NHL's new CBA: Olympics, flat salary cap, changes to FA

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 7:21pm
The NHL has achieved extended labor peace! Here are the key points from the new pact.
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ACC, Big 12 eyeing late July for fall sports ruling

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 4:21pm
The ACC and Big 12 expect to make a decision on fall sports, including how its college football schedule will look, in late July.
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Senator: NBA limiting social injustice messages

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 4:21pm
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri wants NBA commissioner Adam Silver to not limit players' choices when it comes to social messages on their jerseys and to allow phrases such as "Free Hong Kong," "Back the Blue" or "Support Our Troops."
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Ex-MVP Cunningham joins Raiders as chaplain

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 4:21pm
Former NFL MVP Randall Cunningham has joined the rebranded Las Vegas Raiders as the team's new chaplain.
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Players' first impressions of baseball during the pandemic

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 4:21pm
Baseball doesn't seem right without high-fives, hugs from teammates and spitting, players said, but it sure beats the alternative.
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Giants' Posey opts out, citing newborns' health

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 1:21pm
Buster Posey said his family recently adopted twins who were born prematurely, and he decided playing this season wasn't worth the risk.
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Bucs' D. Smith: Not worth playing midst virus

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 1:21pm
Buccaneers starting left tackle Donovan Smith says, "Risking my health, as well as my family's health, does not seem like a risk worth taking" by playing during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Duke's Cutcliffe favors only conference games

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 1:21pm
Duke football coach David Cutcliffe said he remains "very optimistic" there will be college football this season, but he doubts it will look much like a normal season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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Jimmie Johnson confused following virus scare

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 1:21pm
Jimmie Johnson is just as confused as everyone else about his plight with the coronavirus. A positive test caused the seven-time NASCAR champion to miss the first race of his career, and it was followed three days later by a negative test.
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Sources: Broncos' Simmons OKs franchise tender

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 1:21pm
Broncos safety Justin Simmons, who was tied for second on the team with 93 tackles and had a team-leading four interceptions last season, has accepted his franchise tender, sources told ESPN.
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NBA Jam esports? Arcade1Up hopes to make it happen

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 1:21pm
Thanks to an arcade cabinet with Wi-Fi capabilities, players can compete in NBA Jam like never before -- and maybe at a higher level than ever, too.
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Champions League: Ronaldo, Juve unlikely to win; how far can Man City go?

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 10:21am
If Ronaldo can help Juve past Lyon, he faces a quarterfinal vs. Man City or former club Real Madrid. That might be the end of the line.
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Usman, Masvidal make weight for UFC 251 bout

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 10:21am
UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal both made weight at 170 pounds for Saturday's headline title fight at UFC 251 on "Fight Island."
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Canceled Wimbledon paying qualified players

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 10:21am
The All England Lawn and Tennis Club, which hosts Wimbledon, announced Friday that it will pay prize money to all players who would have qualified for the canceled tournament.
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Pac-12 North season preview: Oregon is the Pac-12's best hope at the College Football Playoff

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 10:21am
Oregon is the conference's best chance at the CFP, but will the Ducks have enough to make a push? Will Stanford and/or Washington bounce back? How will Washington State fare without Mike Leach?
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Sofia Kenin ready to compete again in World TeamTennis

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 10:21am
Sofia Kenin was on a winning run before the coronavirus put tennis on hold. She's more than ready to return, starting with this weekend's World TeamTennis kickoff.
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The Premier League Golden Boot race is very much still alive

National Sports - ESPN - July 10, 2020 - 7:58am
The title may have been decided weeks/months ago, but the race for the Premier League golden boot is very much still alive.
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