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Washington Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Nike scrubs Redskins gear from website

- The Washington Times

Hours after FedEx said it had asked the Washington Redskins to change their name, Nike removed all references to the team — including the option to buy apparel — from its website.

Solar panels on top of a parking garage are visible as workers water the infield at Washington Nationals Stadium, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Nationals open camp as questions loom about health, roster

- The Washington Times

The Washington Nationals open their camp Friday at Nationals Park, a far different setting than their spring training digs in West Palm Beach, Florida — no fans, no daily games against other teams, but still plenty hot and humid. Here are the most important questions that linger as the Nationals get this thing off the ground.

No asterisk necessary for NBA champions

- Associated Press

It is a season like none other. So, an asterisk-bearing champion? Not a chance. To the teams in the NBA, this championship might be the toughest one ever claimed.

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- Associated Press

July 5

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car followed by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland during the qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Saturday, July 4, 2020. The Austrian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Hard work for F1 to figure out rest of 2020 calendar

- Associated Press

Figuring out the calendar for the rest of the year is a “day and night” operation for Formula One, the head of motorsport's governing body Jean Todt said on Saturday.

This photo provided by Russell Contreras shows U.S. Marine Pfc. Ciprian Contreras, of Houston, in a World War II-era photo before being injured three times in the Pacific theater. In an essay, Associated Press writer Russell Contreras says the July Fourth holiday as a Mexican American has always troubled him because of his family's history in the U.S. But remembering his Uncle Ciprian Contreras' heroics as a U.S. Marine at Iwo Jima in 1945, makes him look at America's Independence Day differently. (Courtesy of Russell Contreras via AP)

AMERICAN DIARY: July 4 hurts, until I remember my WWII uncle

- Associated Press

The July Fourth holiday hurts me every year. Waving flags seems out of place, and wearing anything stars and stripes makes me feel like Apollo Creed in "Rocky." Lee Greenwood’s song “God Bless The U.S.A." doesn’t invoke patriotism inside of me, and I never take advantage of those exclusive, one-day mattress sales.

FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, Martin Jarmond, newly hired Boston College athletic director, takes questions from members of the media during a news conference on the schools campus, in Boston. Most new athletic directors that take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That is not going to be the case for the start of Jarmond's tenure at UCLA. Jarmond began in Westwood on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after three years at Boston College. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Jarmond faces many challenges in taking over as UCLA's AD

- Associated Press

Most new athletic directors who take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That isn't going to be the case for the start of Martin Jarmond's tenure at UCLA.

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert shoots during practice before a NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Salt Lake City. Gobert is standing tall, even after having coronavirus and dealing with an enormous amount of scorn after being diagnosed. He was the first NBA player to test positive for the virus and that prompted many to blame him for the league's shutdown in response to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Coronavirus behind him, Utah's Rudy Gobert looking forward

- Associated Press

There were the tweets from strangers. “I hate you.” “You ruined the whole world.” “You deserve it.” And there was the scorn from inside his own locker room, the presumption that he infected a teammate with coronavirus, the suggestion that his recklessness somehow caused the entire sporting world to come to an absolute standstill.

The Latest: Virus doesn't stop annual hot dog eating contest

- Associated Press

NEW YORK - The coronavirus put a damper on this year’s Fourth of July celebrations in New York, but some things stayed the same. Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo repeated as men’s and women’s champions at Saturday’s Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest.

S. Carolina baseball team plays without fans as virus surges

- Associated Press

After months of planning, Lexington County Blowfish co-owner Bill Shanahan expected to welcome spectators to Wednesday night’s Coastal Plain League summer baseball season opener.