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Olave eager to team with Thomas in Saints’ rebuilt pass game

The two former Ohio State stars are central figures in a rebuilt

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Chris Olave just arrived in New Orleans. Michael Thomas will be returning soon. The two former Ohio State stars are central figures in a rebuilt Saints receiving corps designed to improve the NFL’s least productive passing…

MLB, union meet ahead of deadline to salvage 162-game season

On the 97th day of baseball’s second-longest work stoppage, the sides met in person for the third straight day.

NEW YORK (AP) — Negotiators for locked out players and Major League Baseball held bargaining sessions ahead of Commissioner Rob Manfred’s Tuesday deadline for a deal that would preserve a 162-game season. Union chief negotiator Bruce Meyer and general counsel…

MLB and players to meet again

MLB players withdraw free agency shift as labor talks resume

NEW YORK (AP) — Locked-out Major League Baseball players removed the first of three major obstacles to a labor contract, withdrawing their proposal for more liberalized free agency when the sides met face-to-face Monday for the first time since the…

Suns and Clippers missing their stars

Suns, Clips deal with uncertain status of stars

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers are still playing basketball deep into these NBA playoffs partly because they’ve learned to persevere in clutch moments without their biggest stars. That ability could be put to the test…

Astros players out due to COVID-19

Five Astros land on injured list because of COVID-19 protocols

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have placed second baseman Jose Altuve, third baseman Alex Bregman, designated hitter Yordan Álvarez, catcher Martín Maldonado and infielder Robel Garcia on the injured list because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols. General manager…