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MLB relocating All-Star game will cost Georgia $100M, tourism official says

Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, where the Major League Baseball 2021 All-Star Game was originally scheduled to be played. Photo: David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The "estimated lost economic impact" of Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star Game out of Georgia over the state's voting restrictions is more than $100 million, a tourism industry official told CNN Saturday.

What they're saying: Cobb Travel and Tourism chief Holly Quinlan told a news conference Friday that the game "would have been a big boost to Cobb businesses and help with recovery efforts after the COVID-19 pandemic."

Obama applauds MLB for "taking a stand" against Georgia's voting restrictions

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Former President Obama on Saturday praised Major League Baseball for moving its All-Star Game out of Atlanta due to Georgia's new law curbing voting access.

What he's saying: "Congratulations to @MLB for taking a stand on behalf of voting rights for all citizens," Obama tweeted. "There’s no better way for America’s pastime to honor the great Hank Aaron, who always led by example."

Apr 3, 2021 - World

Over 400 French sports figures suspected of sexual abuse

French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu. Photo: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images

More than 400 French coaches, teachers and other figures are suspected of sexual abuse or helping to cover it up, a new report by the French sports ministry released Friday revealed, AP reports.

Why it matters: Majority of the victims were under 15 years old, and the abuse included sexual assault, harassment or other violence, AP notes.

Trump calls for MLB boycott after All-Star Game moves out of Georgia

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Former President Trump late Friday night called for a boycott of Major League Baseball after the league's commissioner announced plans to move its All-Star Game out of Georgia due to the state's new law curbing voting access.

What he's saying: "Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections," Trump said in a statement.

Apr 3, 2021 - Sports

Police launch investigation into Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Photo: Christian Petersen / Getty Images

Houston police on Friday announced an investigation into Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson after a report was filed with the department.

The big picture: The football player currently faces 21 civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault and harassment. Watson has denied any wrongdoing. It's unclear whether the report filed with police is connected to the any of the specific allegations made in the lawsuits.