Why Nico Hoerner Cubs dont need extra incentive to follow COVID-19 protocols

When Cleveland optioned two of its best pitchers to its alternate site Friday, it sent a message about COVID-19 safety protocols to the rest of baseball -- a message the Cubs alteady had received.

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OVC decision means FCS without fall conference games

The conference's board of presidents also voted to give the nine member institutions the discretion to play up to four games out of conference this fall. "After careful deliberation, weighing all the factors as presented, and given the current uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the OVC Board of Presidents voted to postpone the conference's fall sports to the spring," OVC commissioner Beth DeBauche said. "With the focus on student-athletes, the conference leaders made this value-based decision with a commitment to continue to monitor the evolving situation and to strive to establish meaningful competitive opportunities in the spring for our fall sport student-athletes."

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Johnson scores 23 points to help Raptors top Nuggets 117-109

Stanley Johnson scored 19 of his season-high 23 points in the second half, and the Toronto Raptors closed out their regular season with a 117-109 victory over the slipping Denver Nuggets on Friday. The seldom used Johnson, who came in averaging 1.5 points per game, hit three 3-pointers and a floating bank shot during a span of less than four minutes in the fourth quarter, helping the Raptors push their lead to 103-92 with six minutes to go. Denver never pulled closer than seven points after that and lost its third straight to fall to 3-5 in its final eight regular-season games that were played in the NBA's ''bubble'' in the Orlando area.

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