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Uncertainty shrouds Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid coronavirus pandemic

Uncertainty shrouds Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid coronavirus pandemic

Carl Court/Getty Images(LONDON) — As the novel coronovirus pandemic solidifies its grip around the globe, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged on Monday that delaying the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo was “unavoidable.”“If it is difficult to hold [the Games] in a complete way, a decision of postponement would be unavoidable,” Abe told lawmakers during…

Report: Patriots agree to one-year deal with quarterback Brian Hoyer

Report: Patriots agree to one-year deal with quarterback Brian Hoyer

33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) — In the wake of Tom Brady’s departure from the team, the New England Patriots have reportedly added veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer to its roster.A source tells ESPN the Patriots and Hoyer have agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.05 million.Hoyer, 34, played for the Indianapolis Colts last season, appearing in four games…

Tom Brady confirms he’s headed to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady confirms he’s headed to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Tom Brady confirmed he’s headed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a statement posted to Instagram Friday. “Excited, humble and hungry …if there is one thing I have learned about football, it’s that nobody cares what you did last year or the year before that…you earn the trust…

Lions trade cornerback Slay to Eagles

Lions trade cornerback Slay to Eagles

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(DETROIT) — The Lions have traded pro bowl cornerback Darius Slay to the Eagles for a third round and fifth round pick in this years draft, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.  Slay’s agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN the two sides have agreed to a three year, 50 million dollar deal. The…

Chicago Trade’s For Jacksonville Quarterback Nick Foles

Chicago Trade’s For Jacksonville Quarterback Nick Foles

Carmen Mandato/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Bears have traded a compensatory fourth round pick to the Jacksonvile Jaguars for quarterback Nick Foles.  Foles signed a four year, 91 million dollar contract, including just over 50 million guaranteed, with the Jaguars as a free agent last offseason.  The money was the most guaranteed money in franchise history. …

Kansas claims the final number one ranking of the college basketball season

Kansas claims the final number one ranking of the college basketball season

(Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images)(NEW YORK) — With the NCAA Tournament cancelled, the final AP Top 25 rankings for the college basketball season were released on Tuesday.The Big Twelve champion Kansas Jayhawks finished the year atop the poll, getting 63 out of the 65 first-place votes. The Jayhawks went 28-3 before the season…

Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner wins Iditarod

Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner wins Iditarod

Jeff Manes/iStock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — Thomas Waerner of Norway won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Wednesday morning, crossing the finish line in Nome, Alaska after 9 days, 10 hours, 37 minutes, and 47 seconds.The Iditarod is one of the few U.S. sporting events not cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.After finishing the nearly 1,000 mile trek…

Ottawa Senators player is first known coronavirus case in the NHL

Ottawa Senators player is first known coronavirus case in the NHL

Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(OTTAWA) — The Ottawa Senators announced on Tuesday that one of their players has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, marking the first known case in the NHL.The team did not identify the player, but said he is showing symptoms and is in isolation. “The Ottawa Senators are in…

Kevin Durant tests positive for coronavirus, urges others to quarantine

Kevin Durant tests positive for coronavirus, urges others to quarantine

Matteo Marchi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Basketball star Kevin Durant was among four Brooklyn Nets players who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Tuesday.”All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff,” the Nets said in a…

NFL agent Buddy Baker says his parents died from COVID-19 six minutes apart

NFL agent Buddy Baker says his parents died from COVID-19 six minutes apart

Courtesy of Alyssa Baker(NEW YORK) — On March 31, Baker announced that both of his parents, Stuart Baker, 74, and Adrian Baker, 72, died due to complications from the coronavirus. The couple had been married for 51 years, he said, and died just six minutes apart.“My parents were two amazing individuals who impacted mine and…

NFL agent’s parents die 6 minutes apart

NFL agent’s parents die 6 minutes apart

da-kuk/iStock(NEW YORK) — NFL agent Buddy Baker said his parents died six minutes apart from COVID-19.The couple, married for 51 years, were in “perfect health” before contracting the virus, Baker said in a video posted to Twitter.”Hopefully this can be a catalyst for a change. Practice social distancing, wash your hands as regularly as you…

Wimbledon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Wimbledon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

kireewongfoto/iStock(LONDON) — The 2020 Wimbledon championships has been canceled due to the escalating worldwide coronavirus pandemic and will next be held from June 28 to July 11, 2021.Ian Hewitt, chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, said Wednesday in a statement, “This is a decision that we have not taken lightly, and…

NBA players who’ve beaten COVID-19 to donate blood for new treatment

NBA players who’ve beaten COVID-19 to donate blood for new treatment

cmannphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — At least four NBA players who have recovered from COVID-19 plan to donate blood for an experimental treatment that could help high-risk patients overcome the virus, according to Dr. Michael Joyner, a member of the leadership team of the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project.The experimental therapy, called convalescent plasma, utilizes the antibodies…

Tokyo Olympics will open in July 2021

Tokyo Olympics will open in July 2021

CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The 2020 Summer Olympics officially have a new start date after being postponed a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Games in Tokyo will kick off on July 23, 2021, Japanese organizers announced Monday. That’s almost exactly a year to the day of when the opening…