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Nationals restart workouts as testing concerns ripple through baseball

The Nationals held a full-team workout just one day shutting down their facility due to testing concerns.

As Redskins conduct name review, Native American groups say they haven’t heard from team

“They need American Indian people in that discussion,” one leader said of the team's ongoing review of its controversial nickname.

NFL details coronavirus treatment procedures in protocols for training camp, preseason

Some aspects of the testing program are not completed, but the league is planning rigorous testing and social distancing measures.

Braves and Nationals benefit the most from having a DH in 2020

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.

Penn State basketball coach apologizes for ‘noose’ comment that caused player’s transfer

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.

A Redskins name change could happen soon. But the process might drag on for a while.

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.

FC Dallas removed from MLS tournament after 10 positive coronavirus tests

“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.”

Nationals scheduled to open 60-game season at home against the Yankees

Major League Baseball unveils schedule on same day three teams cancel workouts because of coronavirus testing lags.

Walmart, Target dropping Washington NFL merchandise as the team reviews its name

The moves come amid national street protests over racism and equality that have extended to calls on corporate America to change.
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