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MLB season in doubt

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NEW YORK (AP) — After days of angry exchanges over money between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, Commissioner Rob Manfred started to doubt whether there would be a 2020 season and said as much on national television.
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Lady Cats Softball

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SLIDING INTO second base is Ponca City’s Madelyn Blackstar during action this week in the Perry Summer League.  The Lady Cats had two games played under guidelines set down by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association and Ponca City Public Schools. This photo was provided by Larry Williams.

 

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There was something about Sparky Anderson

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When I was a young reporter on the Decatur (Ill.) Herald and Review, my boss Dick Brautigam was a huge fan of baseball’s Cincinnati Reds. He was a native of Ohio and had been a Reds supporter all of his life. When I first signed on he knew I was from Kansas and he used to tease me unmercifully about how much better his team was compared to the Kansas City A’s, which he assumed was my favorite. He was correct on both counts — I had been an A’s fan since they moved to Kansas City in 1955 and the Reds certainly were by far the better team.
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What would have been on US Open final round

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The golf to watch on Father’s Day this year won’t be the U.S. Open as is usually the case. There also will be no live baseball to watch this week from either the major leagues or the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. While the PGA Tour is playing again without spectators, and NASCAR ran its first race in front of limited fans, almost entirely military members, The Associated Press looks at some of the other sporting events that had been scheduled the week of June 15-21: