Christian Yelich at the dunk contest
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Video: Christian Yelich assists Pat Connaughton in NBA Dunk Contest

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Former Orioles minor league pitcher and current Milwaukee Buck Pat Connaughton participated in tonight’s NBA Dunk Contest, and his first submission for the judges came with with help from Brewers star Christian Yelich. Check this out:

Yes, that’s the Woody Harrelson costume from White Men Can’t Jump.

Connaughton is one hell of an athlete. In addition to the whole being in the NBA and being selected for the dunk contest things, he pitched for Notre Dame and was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft by Baltimore. He’s hit 96 MPH with his fastball. Something tells me he chose the right line of work, though.

Yelich is a common sight at Bucks games, so it’s no surprise to see him help Connaughton out here. Cool stuff.

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Doubleheader between Cardinals and Tigers postponed

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A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing.

MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals’ resumption of play will be announced later this week.

The Cardinals had a series against Pittsburgh set to start on Monday postponed after a weekend series against the Cubs was scrapped due to three positive coronavirus tests.

St. Louis had two more players and a staff member test positive for the virus on Friday and have had eight positive players overall, including star catcher Yadier Molina.

There have now been 29 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus concerns. The Cardinals have not played since July 30 and have had 15 games scrapped.

Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games postponed earlier and have returned to the field since the disruptions.

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