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YouTube TV is losing Fox’s regional sports networks and YES Network on February 29th

  • Today, customers of the streaming TV service received an email alerting them that Fox’s regional sports networks (RSNs) and the YES Network will no longer be available as of February 29th.
  • (YouTube TV will continue to offer other sports programming including ESPN networks, MLB Network, NBA TV, sports networks belonging to NBC and CBS, and more.) But some subscribers are inevitably going to be very displeased about losing live access to the games of their favorite local teams.
  • The RSN portfolio, which excludes the YES Network, is the largest collection of RSNs in the marketplace today, with an extensive footprint that includes exclusive local rights to 42 professional teams consisting of 14 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, 16 National Basketball Association (NBA) teams, and 12 National Hockey League (NHL) teams.
  • YES Network is already pointing Yankees fans to competing services like Hulu with Live TV and AT&T TV Now, with which Sinclair has deals in place.

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MLB makes history by naming its first black and Latino-born umpire crew chiefs

  • The MLB announced on Thursday it appointed Kerwin Danley as its first black umpire crew chief and Alfonso Marquez as its first Latino-born crew chief.
  • His resume includes umpiring for the 2008 and 2018 World Series and two All-Star Games, according to MLB.
  • Marquez has three World Series under his belt and joins the late Jim McKean, who came from Canada, as the only crew chiefs to have been born outside the US, MLB said.
  • There have been about 10 black umpires to officiate major league games, according to the Associated Press, which first broke the news about Danley's appointment.
  • As the first African-American umpire, Ashford described his major league debut as the "thrill of his life" and an "exhilarating" experience, but of course there were obstacles.

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How to watch Major League Soccer when the new season begins on February 29

  • Additionally, even with two new teams debuting in 2020, MLS has hopes to attract more star players and fans by continuing league expansion to 30 teams, which would only be easier with a big-money broadcast deal in 2022.
  • Select MLS games will be aired on ESPN+, standard ESPN channels, the Fox Sports network, and Univision.
  • Beyond the MLS, an ESPN+ subscription also grants you exclusive access to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, as well as games from other soccer leagues like Serie A, the FA Cup, Copa America, the English Football League, the Carabao Cup, UEFA Nations League, Coppa Italia, Dutch Eredivisie, and more.
  • To get access to the games airing on other channels, you can sign up for live TV streaming services, like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, or FuboTV.

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Sterling Faces Do-or-Die Real Madrid Audition in Europe's Grandest Stage

  • Raheem Sterling has one chance to show Real Madrid that he must be the player they make their next galactico.
  • Raheem Sterling has recovered from his recent injury and, barring a major surprise, will line up for Man City against Real Madrid tonight.
  • A fit and firing Raheem Sterling can power City past a not-great Real Madrid side.
  • Sterling has the opportunity to lead his current club to victory whilst showing Madrid that they should be his next one.
  • Raheem Sterling is no doubt a player that interests Real Madrid, but there is a whole new generation of young players that they are also looking at and licking their lips.
  • With the exception of Mbappe again, these young guns are enjoying break out seasons and future success is not guaranteed.

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Say It Is So: Baseball’s Disgrace

  • Still, more than eighty players have suffered suspensions ranging from ten games to an entire season for violating the drug policy adopted by Major League Baseball in the wake of the revelations; one repeat offender, Jenrry Mejía, a New York Mets pitcher, was suspended permanently in 2016, though reinstated two years later by the current commissioner, Rob Manfred; and the shame attached to steroid use has excluded several retired all-star players, including the all-time home run leader, Barry Bonds, from entering the Hall of Fame.
  • The Black Sox infractions involved a few players’ fixing a few games in a single World Series; the Giants’ involved an entire team, or the better part of one, cheating for half a season and possibly in the 1951 World Series (to no avail if it happened, as the Giants lost badly to the far superior New York Yankees).

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Coronavirus: Juventus against Inter among Serie A games closed to fans - Business Insider

  • Five soccer matches in the Italian top flight will be played behind closed doors in empty stadiums this weekend in the country's latest attempt to contain its rampant coronavirus outbreak.
  • Amongst the games that will be played behind closed doors is the clash between league leaders Juventus and Inter Milan on Sunday.
  • Juventus is currently first and Inter are third, though Antonio Conte's side have a game in hand and a superior goal difference, meaning a win over Juventus would place it in poll position in the race for the league title.
  • Udinese against Fiorentina, AC Milan against Genoa, Parma against SPAL, and Sassuolo against Brescia are the four other games to be closed off to spectators, while Inter's Europa League match against Ludogrets on Wednesday is also to be played in an empty stadium, according to the Bulgarian club's official website.

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Coronavirus: Juventus against Inter among Serie A games closed to fans - Business Insider

  • Five soccer matches in the Italian top flight will be played behind closed doors in empty stadiums this weekend in the country's latest attempt to contain its rampant coronavirus outbreak.
  • Amongst the games that will be played behind closed doors is the clash between league leaders Juventus and Inter Milan on Sunday.
  • Juventus is currently first and Inter are third, though Antonio Conte's side have a game in hand and a superior goal difference, meaning a win over Juventus would place it in poll position in the race for the league title.
  • Udinese against Fiorentina, AC Milan against Genoa, Parma against SPAL, and Sassuolo against Brescia are the four other games to be closed off to spectators, while Inter's Europa League match against Ludogrets on Wednesday is also to be played in an empty stadium, according to the Bulgarian club's official website.

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Italy's rampant coronavirus outbreak is forcing its biggest football matches, including a potential title decider, to be played in empty stadiums

  • Five soccer matches in the Italian top flight will be played behind closed doors in empty stadiums this weekend in the country's latest attempt to contain its rampant coronavirus outbreak.
  • Amongst the games that will be played behind closed doors is the clash between league leaders Juventus and Inter Milan on Sunday.
  • Juventus is currently first and Inter are third, though Antonio Conte's side have a game in hand and a superior goal difference, meaning a win over Juventus would place it in poll position in the race for the league title.
  • Udinese against Fiorentina, AC Milan against Genoa, Parma against SPAL, and Sassuolo against Brescia are the four other games to be closed off to spectators, while Inter's Europa League match against Ludogrets on Wednesday is also to be played in an empty stadium, according to the Bulgarian club's official website.

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