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A P-38 Lightning, the type of aircraft flown by Bert Shepard during World War II.<br>Lockheed Martin

A WWII hero with one leg wanted to pitch in the MLB; in 1945, he got his chance

Bert Shepard’s major league debut in 1945 — 75 years ago this month — capped a remarkable tale of perseverance that began when his P-38 Lightning fighter was shot down in Germany on May 21, 1944.



In private letter to Redskins, FedEx said it will remove signage if name isn't changed

FedEx, the shipping giant that signed a $205-million stadium naming rights deal with the Washington Redskins in 1999, notified the team in a July 2 letter that, unless the team changes its name, it will remove its signage from the stadium after the NFL's 2020 season, six years before the deal's expiration.


Unable to afford coronavirus testing, some colleges are canceling football season

The decision at Morehouse to cancel fall sports could be a sign of things to come across Division II and III, as well as the less wealthy ranks of Division I, according to interviews with several athletic directors and conference commissioners this week, reflecting financial realities at these schools far different from those at the wealthier programs in the major football conferences.


NBA says 16 players have tested positive for coronavirus

“My ultimate conclusion is that we can’t outrun the virus and that this is what we’re going to be living with for the foreseeable future," said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.