Sports News: MLB Returns, Hamlin Wins At Kansas

UNDATED (07/24/20) — Major League Baseball finally began it’s COVID-19-shortened season on Thursday: the defending champion Nationals opened their season with a 4-1 loss to the Yankees. The other game saw the Dodgers rout the Giants, 8-1. Most teams open their season later today. 

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was the winner of a crash-filled race at Kansas Motor Speedway, giving him five NASCAR Cup victories already this season. Hamlin avoided two major wrecks and later passed Kevin Harvick in the closing laps before holding off Brad Keselowski. Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman were among the drivers to wreck.