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St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington is so accustomed to wearing a mask, he didn’t mind doing so for the past four months during the coronavirus pandemic. “Sometimes, I forgot I’m wearing it while driving,” Binnington said Monday, when the Blues were among the NHL’s 24 teams to open training camp for the upcoming playoffs. …

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The St. Louis Blues opened training camp for the playoffs Monday with an expected but very welcome roster move — the activation of Vladimir Tarasenko from injured reserve. Tarasenko was just about ready to return from October shoulder surgery when the NHL shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. He had 10 points …

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ST. LOUIS — Strong pitching and shaky defense were the themes of the day as the Cardinals held their third intrasquad game of the summer at Busch Stadium on Sunday. Miles Mikolas started for the road team and John Gant led a parade of relievers for the home squad as the two teams played to …

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Collaboration or bust. Given the gravity of the new coronavirus pandemic and the abrupt decision to place the NHL season on pause in March, it didn’t take commissioner Gary Bettman and union chief Don Fehr long to realize they were going to have to work together if play was to resume any time soon. Nearly …

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Hockey became the latest sport to finalize a return during a global pandemic after NHL owners and players approved an agreement Friday to resume the season — and with it an assurance of labor peace through September 2026. Games are scheduled to begin Aug. 1 in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, with coronavirus cases in the …

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<!– –> Video Details Jul 10, 2020 at 7:39p ET | FOX Sports Midwest | Duration: 7:22 Matt Carpenter on extended break and mindset heading into 2020 season: “It really ignited and reignited the love of the game…There’s no fans out there, there’s no media. It’s you and your teammates out on a baseball field …

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ST. LOUIS — Paul DeJong stole the show as the Cardinals held their first intrasquad game since returning from the COVID-19 shutdown on Thursday evening. While some major league clubs have utilized a mix of veterans and top prospects during their early intrasquad games, the Cards went heavy on established major leaguers during Thursday night’s …

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Baseball players got a sense of what the game will be like without fans in the stands upon returning for workouts last week. They’re getting a more realistic glimpse this week as teams begin holding scrimmages. Yes, it’s very strange. “It was surreal. … just sitting behind the dish at a major league stadium with …

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The Cardinals‘ 2020 season hasn’t begun, but their 2021 schedule — minus game times — was released Thursday. St. Louis opens the season April 1 at Cincinnati. After playing three games against the Reds and then three at Miami, the Cardinals will host the Brewers in their home opener April 8, starting a six-game homestand …

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The St. Louis Cardinals’ top two picks in the 2020 draft are among 12 players the club has invited to its alternate training site. Third baseman Jordan Walker — taken in the first round in June — and shortstop/right-handed pitcher Masyn Winn — a second-round pick — will train at Hammons Field, home of the club’s Double-A …

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