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Tanaka out of hospital after taking liner off head

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was released from a hospital Saturday after taking a line drive off his head during a simulated game at Yankee Stadium. Manager Aaron Boone said Tanaka will be placed in the concussion protocol.

Chestnut (75), Sudo (48.5) set hot dog records

Joey Chestnut wolfed down a record 75 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest for the 13th time, while Miki Sudo set a record of 48.5 hot dogs to win the women’s title for a seventh straight time.

Freeman among four Braves to test positive

Freddie Freeman, a four-time All-Star who batted .295 last season and set career highs with 38 homers and 121 RBIs, is one of four Braves players to test positive for the coronavirus. The others are Will Smith, Touki Toussaint and Pete Kozma.

Source: Burns out of main event for UFC 251

Gilbert Burns will not compete in the main event of UFC 251, a source confirmed to ESPN. He had been set to face Kamaru Usman in a welterweight title fight.

Indians to examine ‘best path forward’ for name

The Cleveland Indians will “determine the best path forward” regarding their team name amid renewed calls for racial equality and social justice, the team announced in a statement Friday.

Johnson to miss Brickyard, Indy test with virus

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson won’t race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend after testing positive for COVID-19, Hendrick Motorsports announced Friday.