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Sports: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

29 April 2020 Sports

NASCAR Gets Green Flag, MLB Plan, Mancini Undergoes Chemo

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has given the go-ahead for NASCAR to hold the Coca Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24th without fans in attendance, unless health conditions in the state get worse. Cooper said he and state health officials have had discussions with NASCAR about safety protocols for the event. NASCAR gave race teams a revised schedule Monday that shows racing resuming on May 17th at Darlington.

Major League Baseball is discussing a plan that would start the season in late June, play at least 100 regular-season games, and have a re-aligned league, according to the USA Today. Games would be played without fans in teams’ own ballparks. The re-alignment would include 3 divisions of 10 teams, based on geography, and teams would only play within their own division.

Orioles outfielder and first baseman Trey Mancini is undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer, and expects that he’ll miss the season
if there is one. Mancini was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer and had the tumor removed on March 18th.

And, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback and former Redskin Bashaud Breeland was arrested yesterday on several charges in South Carolina, including having an open container of beer or wine in a motor vehicle, drug possession, and driving without a license.

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