Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cleveland Browns guard Colby Gossett has opted out of the 2020 season, becoming the fourth player on the team — and third offensive lineman — to decide not play because of the coronavirus pandemic. August 5, 2020 The Latest: Gossett becomes 4th Browns player to opt out Associated Press Gossett qualifies for the high-risk opt-out agreed to by the NFLPA and will receive a $350,000 stipend for not playing. He was due to make $675,00 this season.He is the second Browns guard to opt out, following Drew Forbes. The team also will be without offensive tackle Drake Dorbeck and defensive tackle Andrew Billings.The Browns promoted Gossett from the practice squad late last season. His loss will hurt Cleveland’s depth and likely force general manager Andrew Berry to look for free agents.The deadline for players opting out is Thursday at 4 p.m.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
No. 44#WeTheNorth | @BarackObama pic.twitter.com/7p1TZKyob6— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 2, 2019The Warriors topped the Raptors 109-104 to tie the series at 1-1.Golden State fell behind early, but came on strong as usual in the third quarter. The two-time defending champions kicked off the second half on an 18-0 run, and Toronto couldn’t recover quickly enough.Game 3 of the NBA Finals will take place Wednesday at Oracle Arena. There was a special guest in attendance at Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday and Toronto made sure to give him a warm welcome.When the camera panned to former President Barack Obama late in the second quarter, fans in Scotiabank Arena erupted into an “MVP” chant while giving him a standing ovation. NBA Finals 2019: Warriors top Raptors in Game 2 thanks to second-half surge The matchup will tip off at 9 p.m. ET. Kevon Looney injury update: Warriors center out of NBA Finals ‘indefinitely’ Klay Thompson injury update: Warriors star (hamstring) ‘questionable’ for Game 3 Presidential welcome.#WeTheNorth | @BarackObama pic.twitter.com/2F3iHQ9oHx— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 3, 2019Obama’s plans to attend the game were not announced until just a few hours before tipoff. He was reportedly going to accompany Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, however Trudeau stayed home.Instead, Obama entered beside Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri. Related News
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano throws against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game at Citi Field on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)by Rick Freeman, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Liriano struck out nine and pitched into the sixth inning to win his debut with Pittsburgh and help the Pirates beat the New York Mets 11-1 on Saturday.Jordy Mercer homered twice and Jose Tabata had four hits, including a two-run shot the Pirates, who teed off on left-hander Jonathon Niese, finally chasing him during a big fifth inning.The Mets have struggled to score at home, but Niese (2-4) would have put any team in a hole. He tied a career high by allowing eight runs, and walked more batters than he struck out for the fourth time in eight starts this season.Liriano (1-0), returning from a broken non-throwing arm, allowed one run in 5 1-3 innings and 90 pitches. He gave up six hits and two walks.The Pirates jumped on Niese early, and finally drove him out of the game in the fifth.Mercer hit a solo shot after third baseman David Wright made a nifty barehanded play to throw out Starling Marte, and Tabata hit an RBI double off the base of the wall in center field.Michael McKenry followed with a two-run single off reliever Scott Atchison and Clint Barmes followed with an RBI single before Liriano popped foul to end the inning.In the bottom of the seventh, reliever Bryan Morris hit pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin with his first pitch. The night before, Valdespin hit a long home run and took a long time admiring its trajectory. As Valdespin prepared to take his base Saturday, Pirates catcher McKenry appeared to turn and say something to him, but Valdespin just walked to first.When he returned to the dugout after the inning, he threw his helmet in the corner and angrily stripped off his batting gloves while no one acknowledged him. Over on the Pittsburgh side, Morris received fist bumps from manager Clint Hurdle and plenty of his teammates.Niese, who had never lost to the Pirates before, He gave up eight hits and three walks with a strikeout before leaving with one out in the fifth. He also allowed eight runs July 27 at Arizona last season.Liriano agreed to a contract with Pittsburgh in the offseason, but broke his right arm on Dec. 25, the day before he was supposed to fly to Pittsburgh and sign a $12.75 million, two-year contract. Liriano, who said he was injured when he slapped a door in his house, signed a revised offer and prepared for a delayed start to the season.After a late-spring injury to Jeff Karstens and the release of Jonathan Sanchez, the Pirates needed the help in their rotation.And Liriano delivered. He set the first seven batters down in order, and the Mets didn’t get anyone to third base until the sixth inning, when Justin Turner singled with Wright on first and one out. Marlon Byrd hit a tough dribbler down the third base line that Brandon Inge charged, but he mishandled the transfer to his throwing hand on a play that was ruled a single.The Mets put two runners on in the fourth inning after Byrd’s two-out single. But Liriano struck out Andrew Brown. He fanned Daniel Murphy to end the fifth after Tejada’s double.Barmes hit an RBI single in the second inning and Tabata hit a two-run homer in the third, after McCutchen’s RBI single.The game was delayed 47 minutes by rain in the middle of the ninth. When play resumed, Andrew Brown led off with a solo home run off left-hander Tony Watson.NOTES: Saturday was Banner Day at Citi Field. Fans trooped Mets-themed banners around the warning track before the game, in the second year of revived tradition that had gone from 1963-1996 before it stopped. … The Pirates have homered in 12 of their last 13 games and 19 of 22. … New York has scored 31 runs in its last 12 home games. The 11 runs they allowed were a season-worst at home. … Pittsburgh right-hander Jeanmar Gomez (2-0) is expected to make his third start of the season in the finale of the four-game series on Sunday. He’ll face Mets rookie RHP Matt Harvey (4-0). … Tabata singled in the seventh for the third four-hit game of his career.
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