NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players are moving closer to a deal or to Commissioner Rob Manfred ordering a shortened season without an agreement. According to details of the proposal obtained by The Associated Press, MLB offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game schedule beginning July 14 in an effort to start the pandemic-delayed season. Players would get 70% of their prorated salaries during the regular season and the rest for completion of the postseason under MLB’s plan. The offer is good through Sunday. The union is not likely to accept.

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — Tiger Woods won't be the in field for the RBC Heritage Classic next week at Hilton Head. The field includes 112 players who have won the PGA Tour. That's the most for any tournament since the tour began keeping such data on fields in 2000. Meanwhile, no fans are present at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial. Harold Varner III has a one-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeau. Rory McIlroy is two behind.

UNDATED (AP) — The NBA has given teams a more definitive timetable for the restart to the pandemic-interrupted season. That includes required coronavirus testing that is set to begin this month and mandatory individual workouts in early July before training camps. The league is still working on completing the health and safety protocols that will essentially become the rulebook for the restart at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida. Talks with the players' union on those matters are continuing.

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike, the NFL and other businesses are giving their employees a paid day off on Juneteenth for the first time, the latest example of how American employers are responding to protests that have placed additional attention on racial injustice in the U.S. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas, to announce the end of the Civil War and slavery. Although slavery was already abolished more than two years earlier by the Emancipation Proclamation, it continued in some areas.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of Texas Longhorns football players and other athletes are urging the school to rename several campus buildings, change the traditional school song and donate money to support the Black Lives Matter movement. A two-page unsigned note posted on social media said the football team will participate in team activities but won't help recruiting or participate in alumni events. The letter said the players want the school to address their issues before the fall semester starts in August.