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BC-FBC--AP All-America Teams,ADVISORY, FBC

BC-FBC--AP All-America Teams,ADVISORY, FBC

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Release schedule for The Associated Press All-America teams and coach and player of the year.

Little All-American team - Thursday, Dec. 13.

Player of the year - Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Coach of the year - Wednesday, Dec. 19.

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‘Stephen Strasburg’ the dog catches first pitch for Stephen Strasburg’s first start

‘Stephen Strasburg’ the dog catches first pitch for Stephen Strasburg’s first start

Stephen Strasburg made his 2020 debut Sunday after missing the first two and a half weeks of the season with a nerve issue in his throwing hand. But before he could take the mound, the Nationals put up a video on the jumbotron of another Stephen Strasburg catching the first pitch.

“Stephen Strasburg” was adopted from the Humane Rescue Center by Nationals fan Mary Elizabeth Pratt just before last fall’s World Series. Her pitch was a little bit outside but Stephen had no problem scooping it up and running it back over to her.

The baseball-playing Stephen Strasburg is coming off a year in which he won World Series MVP honors and signed a seven-year extension to remain with the Nationals.

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Warriors' Draymond Green receives $50,000 tampering fine for comments about Suns' Devin Booker

Warriors' Draymond Green receives $50,000 tampering fine for comments about Suns' Devin Booker

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green's suggestion for Devin Booker's future did not amuse the NBA.

The league fined Green $50,000 on Sunday for violating the league's anti-tampering rule with his comments about Booker, the Phoenix Suns' star guard.

"Get my man out of Phoenix," Green said Saturday during an appearance as an analyst for TNT. "It's not good for him. It's not good for his career."

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Asked on-air if he was tampering, Green replied, "maybe."

The league tightened its rules before this season when it comes to matters such as tampering, salary cap circumvention and free agency timing rules -- with one emphasis being the rule prohibiting player-to-player tampering.

Booker has not been to the playoffs with the Suns, who have not made the postseason in 10 years. The Suns are 5-0 so far inside the so-called bubble at Walt Disney World, which is playing host to the NBA's restart, and that streak has moved Phoenix into playoff contention.

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