Sports

Athletes already qualified for Tokyo Games get to keep spots

  • Apr 08, 2020

About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots for the Tokyo Games are in for 2021 under redrawn qualifying regulations published Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC released its rewritten roadmap for qualifying for the games, which were rescheduled due to the coronavirus. They&

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Silver says he does not expect any NBA decisions before May

  • Apr 07, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is bracing for several more weeks of uncertainty about the remainder of this halted season, revealing Monday night that he does not expect the league will be able to decide anything until at least May. Silver spoke on the NBA’s Twitter account as part of the league’s

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Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

  • Apr 06, 2020

NEW ORLEANS  — Tom Dempsey, the kicker born without toes on his kicking foot who made a then-record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus. He was 73. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate 

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell dies at 84

  • Apr 06, 2020

WASHINGTON  — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins’ first black pl

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Law firm criticized by USSF asks to withdraw from lawsuit

  • Apr 02, 2020

LOS ANGELES  — Seyfarth Shaw, the law firm whose arguments critical of American women’s players led to the resignation of U.S. Soccer Federation president Ca

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Rangers vet Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas minor leaguers

  • Apr 02, 2020

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is helping out financially strapped minor league players with the season on hold, giving $1,000 each to 191 of them who are in the Texas organization. Choo said Wednesday that he remembers the financial struggles when he was in the minors. The 37-year-old outfielder-designated h

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Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

  • Apr 02, 2020

For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was canceled for a reason other than war, scrapped in 2020 on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic. With Britain under a nationwide lockdown, the 

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NFLPA describes change in CBA language as not “substantive”

  • Apr 02, 2020

The NFL players’ union says changes made to the labor agreement players narrowly approved last month “reflects no substantive difference whatsoever,” a claim the lawyers for free-agent safety Eric Reid dispute. The NFLPA added that Reid’s claim that the CBA isn’t valid is &ldquo

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The Latest: Becher defends Sharks’ games amid county caution

  • Apr 01, 2020

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ San Jose Sharks President Jonathan Becher says the team made the best decision with the information at the time when it played three home games following a recommendation by the county against large gatherings in ea

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