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A baseball left inside a dugout at the baseball field at Maurer Geering Park on March 16, 2020. Empty Ball Fields
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WILK NEWSROOM
July 13, 2020 - 8:39 am
A recent spike in coronavirus cases in the area has led two Lackawanna County school districts to put a halt on sports and extracurricular activities for now.
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FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman winds up in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in New York. Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday, July 11, 2020, that Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
AP Newsroom
July 11, 2020 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. New York manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that Chapman “overall is doing well” but “will not be here for the foreseeable future.” The AL East champions are scheduled to start...
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In this May 4, 2018, photo, Washington Nationals Bryce Harper is hugged and lifted off the ground by his manager Dave Martinez in the dugout prior to the start of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park in Washington. High fives and fist bumps are out. Hugs are a no-go. And just like crying, there's no spitting in baseball, at least for now. Things sure will be different when it's time to play ball in two weeks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
AP Newsroom
July 10, 2020 - 3:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez wanted to hug, high-five and fist bump his players. After all, the defending World Series champions spent nearly four months apart before resuming workouts last week. Then, he remembered: Those are out. And just like crying, now there's no...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before the start of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday n Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR’s layered relationship with Trump took a sharp turn Monday, July 6, 2020, when Trump blasted the series for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly accused the sport’s only full-time Black driver of perpetrating “a hoax” when a crew member found a noose in the team garage stall.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
AP Newsroom
July 06, 2020 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — NASCAR’s layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump took a sideswipe at the racing organization for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly accused the sport’s only full-time Black driver of perpetrating “a hoax” when a crew member found...
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NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Chase Briscoe celebrates winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
AP Newsroom
July 04, 2020 - 7:02 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chase Briscoe parked the No. 98 car on the front straightaway at Indianapolis, climbed out and scaled the catch fence with some crew members. He even kissed the bricks. It was the kind of celebration that made team owner Tony Stewart proud. The 25-year-old who grew up dreaming...
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The Jason Barsky Show
Jason Barsky
July 02, 2020 - 5:18 pm
The 2020 Minor Leage Baseball season was officially cancelled this week. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Team President, John Adams, called into the Jason Barsky Show to discuss the season being scrapped and the rumors that NY Yankee Major League players would be spending time in NEPA during the...
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A cyclist rides past Principal Park, home to the Triple-A minor league baseball Iowa Cubs, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. Two high school baseball games scheduled for Thursday at the stadium were postponed after officials said a ballpark staff member tested positive for coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
AP Newsroom
June 30, 2020 - 8:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections. The National Association of...
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Jun 28, 2020; Long Pond, Pennsylvania, USA; Denny Hamlin celebrates in victory lane after winning the Pocono 350 Cup Series at Pocono Raceway.
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AP Newsroom
June 28, 2020 - 9:31 pm
Denny Hamlin held off Kevin Harvick on Sunday night to win the second Cup race of the weekend at Pocono Raceway and flip the result of the opener.
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Kevin Harvick celebrates in the winners circle after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
AP Newsroom
June 27, 2020 - 8:52 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kevin Harvick hit pause on that victory swirl of scorched rubber and billows of smoke at Pocono Raceway. Sure, Harvick needed to save the engine for a repeat run in the same Ford and a shot at a weekend sweep in a Cup Series twin bill. He stood on his car alone again in...
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