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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The low point in New York Giants co-owner John Mara’s more than 30-year association with the franchise was seeing the team's struggles in a four-win season that led to the retirement of general manager Dave Gettleman and the firing of coach Joe Judge.

NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Balkovec is aware of the negativity in her social media feeds and tries to leave it there. Her sisters see it, too, and can't help but pass along certain disparaging reactions to her barrier-breaking journey.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are promoting Rachel Balkovec to manager of the Low A Tampa Tarpons, making her the first woman to skipper a team affiliated with Major League Baseball, according to two people familiar with the move.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a final month marred by COVID-19 issues, a fight on the field, a tragic automobile accident involving a passenger in a car driven by a fellow player and a losing streak, the Washington Football Team had something to feel good about after its last game.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets acting general manager Zack Scott was acquitted Thursday of drunken-driving charges stemming from his arrest last August after he attended a fundraiser at team owner Steve Cohen’s house, his attorney announced.

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DENVER (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks ripped out the grass at Chase Field ahead of the 2019 season, replacing it with synthetic grass. It was a business decision, but it also ended up being a water-conservation measure.

"Going There" by Katie Couric; Little, Brown and Company (514 pages, $30) ——— Katie Couric has finally shed that perky persona. It'll cost her. Her gossip-filled autobiography "Going There" reads more like a never-ending vendetta than a memoir. Almost every short chapter comes across like a rabbit punch aimed at the kidneys of one former acquaintance after another. Tom Werner may have helped ...

Major League Baseball's fumbling attempt to salvage its season amid a pandemic - the difficulty of which settled in almost as soon as the season got underway - is something other sports leagues and businesses around the country are almost certainly keeping a close and wary eye on. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world in March, the NBA and NHL had already completed most of ...

PHILADELPHIA - Rob Manfred sat in an MLB Network studio Monday night - with 13 members of the Miami Marlins' traveling party infected by COVID-19 and holed up in a Rittenhouse Square hotel, but no recent positive tests involving any of the other 29 teams - and stated with confidence that the situation didn't represent a "nightmare" scenario for Major League Baseball. The commissioner was ...

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