According to North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (private schools) plans announced Monday, practice for fall sports, other than football, can start August 10. Scrimmages can begin August 24 and actual competition on August 31. The NCISAA includes Cape Fear Christian Academy. Those dates are subject to change if the state doesn’t go into Phase 3 of reopening. … The NFL may cancel all preseason games in 2020. … In major league baseball exhibition games on Monday, the Chicago White Sox downed the visiting Cubs, 5-3. Philadelphia and New York played to a 2-2 tie at Yankee Stadium. … Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will throw the first pitch when the Washington Nationals, the defending World Series champions, host the Yankees in the season opener on Thursday at 7:08 p.m. (ESPN).