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The Latest: Cowboys reunite Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with McCarthy

  • Mar 21, 2020

The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL’s spending in free agency continues Thursday. All times EDT: ___ 2:05 a.m. The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a deal with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, adding a familiar name for new coach Mike McCarthy. Clinton-Dix’s representatives, Spor

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Saints coach Payton says he tested positive for coronavirus

  • Mar 21, 2020

NEW ORLEANS  — New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton says he has tested positive for the coronavirus, is resting comfortably at home and is making his test result public in hopes he can motivate people to do more to fight the pandemic. Payton learned Thursday that he has tested positive for th

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MLB to pay minor leaguers through April 8; salaries TBD

  • Mar 21, 2020

NEW YORK  — Philadelphia Phillies minor leaguer Logan O’Hoppe got the news from his agent and relayed it immediately to teammate Vito Friscia. Friscia, a 40th-round draft pick, would be getting his spring training pay, after all. “He thought I was kidding,” O’Hoppe

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Red Sox ace Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery

  • Mar 21, 2020

BOSTON  — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, an operation that would keep him out the entire 2020 baseball season if and when it resumes after the coronavirus pandemic. “There’s no real way to sugarcoat this. It’s not what anyone wants,&

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Twin bill? Doubleheaders may be possibility to make up games

  • Mar 21, 2020

Let’s play two? Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black would be down for doubleheaders. Maybe even a couple a week. That might be a necessity to make up games once a baseball season delayed by the new coronavirus gets under way. “In theory, yeah, I think all of us would be up for some

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NBA shuttering facilities, as more teams face positive tests

  • Mar 21, 2020

The number of known coronavirus cases within the NBA doubled to 14 on Thursday, when Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics pleaded with people to take social distancing more seriously and the league ordered all teams to shutter their training facilities indefinitely. Smart revealed that he tested positive and t

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Olympic flame lands in Japan as doubts grow over Tokyo Games

  • Mar 21, 2020

MATSUSHIMA AIR BASE, Japan — The Olympic flame on Friday completed its difficult journey from Greece to Japan. That signified a small, symbolic victory for the IOC and local organizers, who maintain the Tokyo Olympics will open on July 24 amid a chorus of doubters who believe they should be postpo

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Earnhardt, Busch sign on for NASCAR esports series

  • Mar 19, 2020

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and other NASCAR drivers have signed on to race in an exhibition esports series while their cars are kept off the tracks amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR and iRacing announced the formation of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Ser

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Kerr says USA Basketball still planning for Tokyo 2020

  • Mar 19, 2020

The USA Basketball coaching staff for the Tokyo Olympics is still preparing as if there will be a gold medal to try and defend this summer, even in highly uncertain times caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. U.S. men’s assistant coach Steve Kerr, the coach of the Golden State Warriors, said on a

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