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Yankees closer Chapman has COVID-19

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, leaves the field after a bullpen session with catcher Gary Sanchez after a bullpen session during a baseball summer training camp workout Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms

Eagles penalize DeSean Jackson for anti-Semitic posts

The Philadelphia Eagles have penalized wide receiver DeSean Jackson "for conduct detrimental to the team" days after he posted images of quotations falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler and praising Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

NHL, players take collaborative approach in bid to resume

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, NHL Player's Association executive director Donald Fehr, left, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman attend a news conference at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Given the gravity of the pandemic and the abrupt decision to place the NHL season on pause in March, it did not take Bettman and Fehr long to realize they were going to have to work together if play was to resume any time soon. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

The NHL and the players union are credited for putting aside past differences in taking a collaborative approach in ratifying a return-to-play plan that also includes the assurance of labor peace through September 2026

With fans back, Dixon wins at Road America for 3rd straight

Scott Dixon earned his third straight victory Saturday with an improbable triumph in the opening race of a weekend doubleheader at Road America, as IndyCar welcomed fans to its races for the first time this season

Céspedes says he'll be ready to start season with Mets

New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes stretches out to throw the ball as he waits for his turn in the batting cage during the afternoon session of a summer baseball training camp workout at Citi Field, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yoenis Céspedes is sure he’ll be ready to start the pandemic-delayed season with the New York Mets

COLUMNS

Should we have a fall high school sports season?

No high school sports till 2021 seems prudent

Next week, southeastern Connecticut will be tournament-tested

In our local golf world, next week is tournament week.

PRO FOOTBALL

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson apologizes for anti-Semitic post

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend

Chiefs agree to 10-year extension for Patrick Mahomes

In this Feb. 2 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of Super Bowl 54 in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs have agreed to a 10-year contract extension with Super Bowl MVP Mahomes, keeping him around through 2031. (Patrick Semansky/AP File Photo)

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a 10-year contract extension with Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes keeping him around through 2031

Redskins to have 'thorough review' of name amid race debate

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2009 file photo, the Washington Redskins logo is shown on the field before the start of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The Washington Redskins are undergoing what the team calls a “thorough review” of the nickname. In a statement released Friday, July 3, 2020, the team says it has been talking to the NFL for weeks about the subject. Owner Dan Snyder says the process will include input from alumni, sponsors, the league, community and members of the organization. FedEx on Thursday called for the team to change its name, and Nike appeared to remove all Redskins gear from its online store. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

The Washington Redskins are having a “thorough review” of their name

Report: NFL plans to shorten preseason to two games

The NFL plans to shorten its preseason from four to two games per team, according to multiple people familiar with the league's deliberations.

PRO HOCKEY

NHL, players take collaborative approach in bid to resume

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, NHL Player's Association executive director Donald Fehr, left, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman attend a news conference at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Given the gravity of the pandemic and the abrupt decision to place the NHL season on pause in March, it did not take Bettman and Fehr long to realize they were going to have to work together if play was to resume any time soon. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

The NHL and the players union are credited for putting aside past differences in taking a collaborative approach in ratifying a return-to-play plan that also includes the assurance of labor peace through September 2026

NHL, players approve plan to resume season

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, crews cover the ice at American Airlines Center in Dallas, home of the Dallas Stars hockey team, after the NHL season was put on hold due to the coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press on Sunday, July 5, that the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season. Daly said the sides are still negotiating a collective bargaining agreement extension. A CBA extension is still crucial to the process. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Pro hockey’s return is potentially three weeks away, and with it an assurance of labor peace through September 2026

Ruff hired as Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays on as GM

Then-Stars head coach Lindy Ruff watches during the first period of a Jan. 14, 2017 game against Minnesota in Dallas. (LM Otero/AP Photo)

The New Jersey Devils have hired veteran coach Lindy Ruff to take over one of the NHL’s youngest teams and removed the interim tag from Tom Fitzgerald’s title as general manager

CT SUN

Sun's Brionna Jones gets her chance to shine this WNBA season

In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones, left, shoots over Chicago Sky forward Cheyenne Parker in a WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun reserve post Brionna Jones has wanted to play more minutes during her young WNBA career. She'll get her opportunity this season with starting center Jonquel Jones sitting out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sun ready, and nervous, for WNBA season

Sun point guard and team leader Jasmine Thomas is excited ... and anxious ... to join her teammates in Florida to begin an abbreviated season slowed by the COVID-10 pandemic. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Connecticut Sun players have had a hard decision to make about whether-or-not to go to Florida next month for an abbreviated WNBA season during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

MORE PRO SPORTS

England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85

FILE - Feb. 15, 1995 file photo of Ireland soccer team manager Jack Charlton. Jack Charlton, who won the World Cup with England in 1966, has died it was announced on Saturday July 11, 2020. He was 85. (PA via AP)

Jack Charlton, an uncompromising central defender who played alongside his brother, Bobby, in England’s World Cup-winning side in 1966 before enjoying coaching success with Ireland, has died

Familiarity key for drivers at Kentucky oval

Brad Keselowski puts on a helmet before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Kentucky Speedway winners’ club has been exclusive — just five drivers have combined to win the first nine NASCAR Cup races

Ryan, catcher on Boston's 'Impossible Dream' team, dies

Former Red Sox catcher Mike Ryan had died

Popovich had reservations, but Spurs coach ready for restart

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talks with the media during NBA basketball media day in San Antonio. Freshmen at the United States Air Force Academy are called doolies, and the experience for those first-year cadets can be extremely difficult. Popovich, class of 1970, hasn’t forgotten those days. And for the San Antonio coach, a couple days of lockdown at Walt Disney World brought back the memories of doolie life. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says he had some reservations about being at the NBA restart at the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

4 a.m., FS1 — AFL: Western Bulldogs at Carlton Blues. 

Auto Racing

9:05 a.m., ESPN — Formula One Styrian Grand Prix from Spielberg, Austria.

Noon, Ch. 61 — NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Nationals from Indianapolis.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 30 — IndyCar REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Race 2 from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

1:45 p.m., CBSSN — GT World Challenge America from Alton, Va.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 30 — NASCAR Monster Cup Quaker State 400 from Sparta, Ky.

Baseball

3:55 a.m., ESPN — Korean: NC Dinos at LG Twins.

Basketball

4 p.m., ESPN — The Basketball Tournament semifinals from Columbus, Ohio.

Golf

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Workday Charity Open from Dublin, Ohio.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Workday Charity Open from Dublin, Ohio.

3 p.m., Ch. 30 — Exhibition: American Century Championship from Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., FS1 — Live racing from various sites.

2 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from various sites.

5 p.m., NBCSN — Live racing from various sites.

Rodeo

1:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — PBR: Monster Energy Team Challenge from Sioux Falls, S.D. 

Soccer

7 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Everton at Wolverhampton.

9 a.m., ESPN — MLS: Toronto FC vs. D.C. United from Orlando, Fla.

9:10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Aston Villa.

11 a.m., ESPN — Serie A: SPAL at Genoa.

11:25 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Arsenal at Tottenham.

1:25 p.m., ESPN — Serie A: Bologna at Parma.

1:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Leicester City at Bournemouth.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — USL: Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at Louisville City FC.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NWSL: Washington Spirit vs. Houston Dash in Challenge Cup from Herriman, Utah. (taped today)

8 p.m., ESPN — MLS: Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United from Orlando, Fla.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — MLS: Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids from Orlando, Fla.

1 a.m. (Monday), CBSSN — NWSL: Chicago Red Stars vs. Utah Royals in Challenge Cup from Herriman, Utah. (taped today)

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Exhibition: Pro Tennis Series from Spain.

Noon, ESPN2 — WTT: Orlando Storm vs. Springfield Lasers from White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

4 p.m., CBSSN — WTT: Chicago Smash vs. Vegas Rollers from White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — WTT: Orange County Breakers vs. San Diego Aviators from White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.