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Atlanta Braves not changing team name, reviewing ‘Tomahawk Chop’

Atlanta Braves not changing team name, reviewing ‘Tomahawk Chop’

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July 12 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves announced they won't change their team name but will review the club's famous "Tomahawk Chop" celebration. In an email to season-ticket holders Sunday, the Braves said the organization "respects the Native American community" and "will always be the Atlanta Braves." Advertisement "The Atlanta Braves honors, respects and values the Native American community," the letter said. "As an organization, we have always drawn strength from our diversity and respect for everyone. That will never change. We have had an active and supportive relationship with the Native American community for many years. "Last fall, we furthered this relationship and pledged to meet and listen to Native American and tribal leaders from many areas, including the Eastern Band of the C...
Women’s soccer, return of U.S. team sports highlight weekend schedule

Women’s soccer, return of U.S. team sports highlight weekend schedule

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June 26 (UPI) -- Team sports in the United States return Saturday with the National Women's Soccer League Challenge Cup in Utah. Other leagues, like the PGA Tour, UFC, NASCAR and European soccer also pack the weekend sports slate. Several notable United States Women's National Team players have opted to sit out of the June 27 to July 26 tournament, due to positive COVID-19 tests or as a precaution from the pandemic, but many U.S. and international stars will take the field. Advertisement NWSL Challenge Cup soccer Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press and Carli Lloyd are the most-notable names omitted from rosters for the NWSL Challenge Cup, which marks the return of the league from a COVID-19 suspension. U.S. women's stars Crystal Dunn, Samantha Mewis, Abby Dahlkemper, ...
Tottenham vs Man United LIVE tonight: How to watch Premier League clash – live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team news

Tottenham vs Man United LIVE tonight: How to watch Premier League clash – live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team news

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Tottenham and Manchester United will get their seasons up and running again in a Friday night blockbuster.Three months on from the Premier League being forced to stop due to COVID-19, the top-flight is back and ready for a hectic end to the 2019/20 season. Games will come thick and fast over the coming weeks and Friday night will see a huge clash between Jose Mourinho’s Spurs and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United. Four points separate these two teams in the table and both are still striving to claim a European place. Marcus Rashford scored twice as Man United beat Spurs in December gossip Chelsea news: Havertz tweet excites fans, key midfielder could be sold to fund move
MLB team owners propose 76-game season; July 4 start unlikely

MLB team owners propose 76-game season; July 4 start unlikely

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June 8 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball team owners made a new proposal to players for a resumed season on Monday with a tentative schedule of 76 games and a July 10 start to the suspended 2020 campaign. Sources told ESPN, The Athletic and MLB Network about the proposal. Advertisement Players would receive 75 percent of their salaries under the terms of the new plan. The offer likely nixes a previous tentative start date of July 4. Owners had considered a 50-game schedule last week. The parties also have considered 82 games. Under the latest proposal, the season would end Sept. 27 and the post-season would end no later than Oct. 31. Players would have 85 days to complete an 82-game schedule if they started the season July 4. They would have 79 days to complete a 76-game schedule if they sta...
NFL clubs to hold training camp at team facilities due to coronavirus

NFL clubs to hold training camp at team facilities due to coronavirus

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June 2 (UPI) -- In a memo from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the league informed teams Tuesday that they must conduct training camps at their main practice facilities due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, teams won't be allowed to hold joint training camp practices with other teams this summer. The NFL and the NFL Players Association opted to keep teams close to home to limit travel and the risks associated with running two facilities. Advertisement "The NFLPA was strongly in favor of these two decisions, which were made to limit exposure risks by avoiding the need for clubs to clean and maintain two facilities, by limiting the need for players and club staffs to travel to another location (sometimes located at a considerable distance from the home facility) and by limiting trav...