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Olympic flame passed to Fukushima during low-key ceremony

1 hour 49 min ago
Tokyo 2020 organizers left the Olympic flame in the hands of Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday where it will be on display in a lantern for the next month after the Games were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Toronto's event ban doesn't apply to sports teams

3 hours 44 min ago
Toronto mayor John Tory announced Tuesday a ban on public events until June 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the edict doesn't apply to the city's sports teams.

Tennis: Top players donate, lower tier counts cost of coronavirus shutdown

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:37pm
While top players donate to coronavirus relief efforts and post cooking and workout videos online, lower level professionals are counting the cost of the tennis shutdown with some fearing they will be unable to put food on the table if it lasts much longer.

China bans big crowd events to curb second wave of infections

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:08pm
HONG KONG (Reuters - Sports bodies in China have been banned from organizing events that will draw large crowds until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak, the country's National Sports Bureau said in a directive issued on Tuesday.

NBA, union negotiating player-pay plan

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 9:58pm
The NBA and the players association are in discussions regarding withholding player pay in the event regular-season games are canceled, ESPN reported Tuesday night.

NBA players to take part in NBA 2K tournament

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 9:50pm
The NBA is the latest professional sports league to turn to esports in the absence of real events, as the league, the players association and 2K Sports announced Tuesday the formation of a players-only NBA 2K20 tournament to benefit charity.

Logano finds new purpose during break in racing

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 7:49pm
Like so many in the world right now, NASCAR champion Joey Logano is spending his downtime figuring out ways to make a positive difference in his community.

Durant headlines players in NBA 2K video game tourney

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 6:58pm
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant will headline the list of 16 National Basketball Association players who will compete in a NBA 2K video game tournament to help support coronavirus relief efforts, the NBA and its esports arm said on Tuesday.

Patrick McEnroe feeling fine after mild case of coronavirus

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 6:06pm
Retired tennis player Patrick McEnroe has recovered from a mild case of coronavirus, he announced on social media on Tuesday.

Sports streaming service DAZN to stop paying rights fees to leagues: source

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 4:44pm
Streaming service DAZN Group has told sports leagues it will not pay rights fees for any suspended or cancelled games amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a source familiar with the matter.

NFL expects to play full season as scheduled despite coronavirus

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 3:56pm
While the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global sporting calendar, the NFL said on Tuesday it planned to have a full season, including games in London and Mexico City, and to kick off on time in September.

NFL plans full season, starting on time

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 3:11pm
A full regular season without any coronavirus-related delay is the current expectation of the NFL for the 2020 season.

NHL extends self-quarantine to April 15

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 3:07pm
The NHL self-quarantine period is being extended through April 15.

Brady to wear No. 12 with Bucs; Godwin switches to 14

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 2:32pm
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday that quarterback Tom Brady will wear No. 12 with his new team, just as he did for 20 seasons with the New England Patriots.

NFL owners vote to add two playoff teams in 2020

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 2:03pm
NFL owners voted on Tuesday to expand the postseason to 14 teams for the 2020 season.

Maracana stadium transformed as work begins on Rio field hospital

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 1:39pm
Lorries and labourers moved into the famous Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday to start building a field hospital that will host patients carrying the coronavirus.

Olympic champion Puig finding new 'normal' with Games delay

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 1:06pm
With the tennis calendar paused and the Tokyo Games postponed to 2021, Olympic champion Monica Puig finds herself having to navigate a longer runway to her title defense and the long hours of quarantine felt by many communities across the globe.

Doping: WADA reinstates International Taekwondo Federation

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:20am
The International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s non-compliant list, WADA said on Tuesday following a vote by its executive committee.

World Games reviewing 2021 dates to avoid Olympic clash

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 9:53am
Organizers of next year's World Games said on Tuesday they were urgently reviewing their options after the rescheduling of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.

FIFA working on "Football Marshall plan" for virus impact

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 9:41am
FIFA are working on the details of a "Football Marshall plan" to deal with the financial fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic, which will almost certainly result in them dipping into their $2.7 billion reserves.

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