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The Nationals held a full-team workout just one day shutting down their facility due to testing concerns.
“They need American Indian people in that discussion,” one leader said of the team's ongoing review of its controversial nickname.
Some aspects of the testing program are not completed, but the league is planning rigorous testing and social distancing measures.
From 2006, the first year MLB adopted leaguewide drug testing, to 2019 NL pitchers batted .134 with a .338 OPS. The league’s position players hit .264 with a .757 OPS over that same span.
Rasir Bolton, now at Iowa State, accused Nittany Lions Coach Pat Chambers of other acts of racial insensitivity, as well, and said he his concerns were inadequately addressed by Penn State’s athletic department.
Washington is hoping to change its nickname before the start of the NFL season, but legal and branding experts say it could be very difficult to execute a complete overhaul in roughly three months.
“The health of everyone involved in our return to play has always been our top priority," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber, “and we will continue to make decisions consistent with that priority.”
Major League Baseball unveils schedule on same day three teams cancel workouts because of coronavirus testing lags.
The moves come amid national street protests over racism and equality that have extended to calls on corporate America to change.