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MLB Postpones Games After 14 Players and Coaches Contract Coronavirus; NFL Cancels Preseason

HeadlineJul 28, 2020

In sports news, Major League Baseball has postponed three Miami Marlins games after at least 12 players and two coaches with the team tested positive for the coronavirus. The news came just four days into the new season, which was shortened, with games played in empty ballparks due to the pandemic. The team is now quarantining in Philadelphia, where they had just played. The development also forced the Philadelphia Phillies to postpone their home game last night with the New York Yankees.

In other baseball news, the Tampa Bay Rays tweeted Friday, “Today is Opening Day, which means it’s a great day to arrest the killers of Breonna Taylor.” The MLB team also committed to donating $100,000 annually to local racial justice groups.

Meanwhile, the NFL announced Monday it is canceling its preseason.

And The New York Times has revealed President Trump lied last week when he announced he was scheduled to throw out the first pitch on August 15 at Yankee Stadium. In fact, he was never invited. Trump made the announcement shortly before Dr. Anthony Fauci threw out the first pitch at the Yankees-Nationals game in Washington. Over the weekend, Trump announced he didn’t have time to go to Yankee Stadium.

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