Cleveland's baseball team takes the field as "Guardians"

Apr 7, 2022
Economic pressures have played a role in the campaigns to change mascot names that many people consider racist.
The team changed its name after being pressured to drop branding that many people considered racist.
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After a delayed start due to pay disputes, baseball is back.
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Pro athletes have a platform, and they're using it

Aug 27, 2020
By refusing to take to the court or field, players are trying to effect change. But how effective are they likely to be?
The court is empty after players strike game five between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic during the playoffs on Aug. 26.
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NBA approves plan to return; no deal in sight for MLB

Pro basketball is set to return on July 31. Pro baseball is still at an impasse.
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How much will sports leagues make from legal betting?

Oct 18, 2018
The Supreme Court cleared the way for bookmakers to take in more than $70 billion.
Guests attend a viewing party for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament inside the Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort Casino in March.
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How much will sports leagues make from legal betting?

Oct 18, 2018
The Supreme Court cleared the way for bookmakers to take in more than $70 billion.
Guests attend a viewing party for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament inside the Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort Casino in March.
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When did middle relievers in baseball get so expensive?

Oct 1, 2018
And does the strategy of investing in a strong bullpen pay off?
Jason Hammel #49 of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees on September 13, 2006 at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
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Fewer people are taking their families out to the ballgame this year

Jul 16, 2018
Watching the game on TV has made it a lot easier to stay home.
A pair of fans sit in a large section of empty seats during a rain delay before the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 15, 2018, in Cincinnati.
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How to be an umpire

Apr 13, 2018
No, yelling "safe" at the TV doesn't count.
Carlos Guillen of the Seattle Mariners gets called out by umpire Rich Rieker during a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.
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How are sports fines set?

Mar 29, 2018
And does fining players actually work?
Fans cheer during the sixth inning between the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 30, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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