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Baseball Hall drops July 26 inductions…MLB ticket refunds begin…Chiefs’ Breeland arrested

UNDATED (AP) — The Baseball Hall of Fame has canceled the July 26 induction ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic. That means this year’s class with Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, Ted Simmons and the late Marvin Miller will be part of the next year’s scheduled ceremony and will be inducted with the Class of 2021. A record crowd had been expected this summer at the small town in upstate New York to honor Jeter, the former New York Yankees captain who was elected in January by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

UNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox have announced ticket refund policies for games not played through May because of the virus outbreak. Some Major League Baseball teams are offering plans for cash returns and bonus credit, a day after MLB told clubs they could decide their own ticket refund policies. The Cleveland Indians said fans who had tickets for home games this March and April could receive a 10% bonus credit for a game later in 2020 or 2021. The Red Sox extended a similar bonus credit to season ticket holders.

YORK, S.C. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland faces a total of five charges, including resisting arrest and drug possession, after he was seen smoking marijuana in South Carolina. A York County sheriff’s deputy drew his gun on Breeland, who is also charged with resisting arrest. He was released on $2,362.50 bond after spending more than nine hours in jail. Breeland had an interception and a team-high seven tackles in the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win over San Francisco in February.

UNDATED (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre says Aaron Rodgers was surprised by the team’s decision to draft a quarterback in the first round. Favre said Wednesday on “The Rich Eisen Show” that he had spoken with Rodgers since the Packers traded up four spots in the first round to take Utah State’s Jordan Love with the 26th overall pick in the draft Thursday. Rodgers has four years remaining on his contract, but Favre also told Eisen that “my gut tells me” the two-time MVP won’t finish his career in Green Bay.

UNDATED (AP) — The LPGA Tour has released a revised schedule that could end with two of its biggest events, finishing five days before Christmas. The LPGA hopes to restart in mid-July at a team event in Michigan and play every week except for the week of the Masters in November and Thanksgiving. The U.S. Women’s Open would be followed by the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, with a combined $10.5 million in prize money.

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