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Owners Offer 76-Game Schedule

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has made another try to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July, proposing a 76-game regular season, expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to as many as 16 and allowing players to earn about 75% of their prorated salaries. Players have refused cuts ...

Cautious First Steps Toward Season

College football is scheduled to kick off in less than three months and there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful that games will be played Labor Day weekend. Universities across the country are taking the first cautious, detailed steps toward playing football in a pandemic, attempting to ...

Players: Teams ‘Depriving America’

NEW YORK — Players accused teams of “depriving America of baseball games” as part of a money fight set off by the coronavirus pandemic and raised the possibility baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred might push ahead with a shortened season over the union’s objection. Bruce Meyer, the ...

MLB Plan Saves Big-Spending Teams $100M

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers would each save more than $100 million on player salaries as part of management’s proposal to start the coronavirus-delayed season than they would under the union’s plan, according to an analysis by The Associated ...

Kaepernick Has More Support Now, Still Long Way To Go

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone. Politicians, team owners and fellow players criticized him, fans burned his jersey, and he was booed even at home. Four years later, his ...

Jorge I. Ocasio

Jorge I. Ocasio, 46, of Jamestown, passed away May 28, 2020, at his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1974, in Puerto Rico, the son of Pablo Feliciano and Luz Ocasio. Jorge was a kind and loving man who enjoyed helping others. He enjoyegred cooking. Jorge’s atest love was his grandkids. He ...

Gertrude “Trudy” Emma (Vogt) Devore

Gertrude “Trudy” Emma (Vogt) Devore, 96, of Yolle, Pa., passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020, at Warren General Hospital. She was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Wattsburg, Pa., a daughter to the late George Adam Vogt and Emma Josephine (Thornton) Barry. Trudy was a member of the Youngsville ...

Hall Of Famer Unseld, Champion In DC, Dies At 74

WASHINGTON — Wes Unseld was an undersized NBA center known more for his bruising picks, tenacious rebounding and perfectly placed outlet passes than any points he produced. He thrived in his role as a workmanlike leader. “I never played pretty,” Unseld said when elected to the Hall of ...

Bills Not Going To Pittsford For Camp

(AP) — All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Buffalo, Indianapolis, ...

Stocks Shake Off Weak Start And Close Higher

Stocks shook off a wobbly start on Wall Street and closed broadly higher Monday, adding to the market’s recent run of solid gains. The S&P 500 climbed 0.4% after wavering between small gains and losses in the early going. Banks, companies that depend on consumer spending and ...

NASCAR Is Back And Fans May Be Right Behind

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There is finally a break in this weird, new world of NASCAR after nine races over 16 days in three different states. Brad Keselowski lucked into a pair of wins, new favorite son Chase Elliott lost three races (but won one), and Kyle Busch ticked off his haters simply by ...

MLB Owners, Players Revert To Salary Squabbles

NEW YORK — Baseball owners and players have reverted to form — the type displayed over the past half-century during eight work stoppages filled with salary squabbles. Players proposed to resume the sport in the coronavirus pandemic with a 114-game regular season and full prorated ...

Jamestown Metal Products To Close Local Plant

“It was a shock.” That’s how David Vaughn described feeling when notified Wednesday morning that Jamestown Metal Products, in operation for more than 75 years, would permanently close its doors by Sept. 4. Vaughn said employees were gathered in the shipping area of the 178 ...

Eichel ‘Fed Up’ With Losing

BUFFALO — Sabres captain Jack Eichel kept his frustrations in check for the first 14 minutes of an end-of-season interview session with Buffalo-area reporters Thursday. It wasn’t until he was asked to assess the future of a team that’s not made the playoffs during his five-year tenure, ...

Boston Marathon Canceled For First Time In 124-Year History

BOSTON — Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even another pandemic. The ...

Texas To Allow Some Fans At Pro Sports Events

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas will soon allow outdoor pro sports events to have spectators, but the numbers will be strictly limited, under a new order Thursday from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott revised a decision to let pro sports leagues host events without fans starting in June as part of ...

Boras To Clients In Memo: Don’t Bail Out Owners

NEW YORK — Agent Scott Boras recommends his clients refuse Major League Baseball’s attempt to cut salaries during negotiations with the players’ association, claiming team financial issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic have their origin in management debt financing. In an email ...

Nadal Off Triple Crown Trail After Injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nadal, one of trainer Bob Baffert’s early favorites for the rescheduled Triple Crown, injured his ankle after a workout at Santa Anita on Thursday and is out of contention for the series. The 3-year-old colt suffered a left front condylar fracture, Baffert said in a ...

Stocks Close Higher Extending Market Gains

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday, extending the market’s gains into a third day on hopes for a coming economic revival as larger swaths of the country relax stay-at-home mandates imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and clear the way for more businesses to reopen. Despite a ...

Twitter Fact-Checks Trump; He Threatens New Regs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, the historically prolific tweeter of political barbs and blasts, threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering on Wednesday after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. He turned to his Twitter account — where ...