MLB Is Latest US Pro Sports League to Upset Republicans After NFL, NBA

Following Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the All-Star Game out of Atlanta due to Georgia’s new voting law, Republicans are now out on MLB.

MLB’s net favorability rating among Republicans was 47% in the middle of March, the highest rating amongst the four major U.S. sports leagues. Since then, it has crashed to 12%, dropping the league below the NFL (15%) and NHL (26%), according to new data from Morning Consult. (The NBA has a favorability rating, which is calculated by taking the difference between the share of respondents with a positive opinion of the league and the

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The Latest: Virus slams 6 Challenger tennis events in Canada | Sports



Colorado Avalanche’s Mikko Rantanen (96) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in St. Louis.




The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

Six Challenger tennis tournaments scheduled for Canada this year have been canceled because of the pandemic.

Tennis Canada said Friday the events are: the men’s Winnipeg (Manitoba) National Bank Challenger; the women’s Challenger event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; the National Bank Challenger in Granby, Quebec; and

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Mark Cuban’s latest guess for when Mavs’ local broadcasts will return to streaming: ‘Hopefully by next season’

The many fans who remain upset about the limited streaming options for Mavericks games include the team’s most influential one — owner Mark Cuban.

But even Cuban, a billionaire investor and Shark Tank TV personality, doesn’t have enough sway to fix the issue.

During an interview Tuesday on The Hardline on Sportsradio 96.7-FM/1310-AM The Ticket, Cuban offered his latest prediction for how long Mavericks fans might have to wait until the regional Bally Sports broadcasts are again available on lower-cost streaming platforms.

In short: Hold tight until at least next season.

“Hopefully by next season,” Cuban said. “If not the

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COVID can impact everyone, just ask Jayson Tatum

Little more than a year ago — though it now seems like a decade — sports and much of the United States shut down due to the threat of COVID-19.

Despite knowing so little about the virus and its potential long-term effects, and influenced in part by elected officials who kept falsely repeating that COVID wasn’t much different than the flu, it wasn’t long before some sports fans began clamoring for games to return, for their entertainment while we were encouraged to stay home.

It’s easy to do that when it’s not your body you’re putting at risk, your own

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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots trade up to No. 4, creating an unprecedented run on quarterbacks

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

Without Lawrence, Urban Meyer is still doing TV this fall. He’s the most complete quarterback prospect of at least the past nine years.

BYU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 210 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Jets have been infatuated with Wilson for months and the whole league has known it. Trading away Sam Darnold last week solidified this pick, which will define Joe Douglas’ tenure as GM.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 214 lbs

No

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Sports Illustrated’s latest NFL draft mock keeps Kyle Pitts in state

The National Football League’s 2021 draft is just a tad over two weeks away and as April 29 rapidly approaches the mock draft hot stove is at full blast. For Gators football fans, at least one of their beloved alumni will be selected in the first round — possibly two — hopefully giving the program its first skill player drafted among the opening 32 since Tim Tebow in 2010.

Florida’s former star tight end Kyle Pitts is expected to be selected in the top 10 of the draft according to most media sources and the 2020 Mackey Award winner could

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