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IOC looking at postponing Tokyo Olympics; Canada pulls out

  • Mar 24, 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland  — The IOC will take up to four weeks to consider postponing the Tokyo Olympics amid mounting criticism of its handling of the coronavirus crisis that now includes Canada saying it won’t send a team to the games this year and the leader of track and field, the biggest sport at

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Worldwide athletes group calls for postponement of Olympics

  • Mar 24, 2020

A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control — a decision the IOC says could be as much as four weeks away. “As the world unites to limit the spread of COVID-19 virus, the IOC ... must do the s

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Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen -- but in 2021, not 2020

  • Mar 24, 2020

TOKYO  — The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. This became clear after the IOC on Sunday announced it was considering a postponement. Major Olympic nations like Canada and Australia have added pressure by saying they will no

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Global athletes group calls for postponement of Olympics

  • Mar 23, 2020

A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control. “As the world unites to limit the spread of Covid-19 virus, the IOC ... must do the same,” 

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The Latest: Australian rules football suspends league

  • Mar 23, 2020

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Only hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League (AFL) announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31.

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Former Real Madrid president dies from coronavirus

  • Mar 23, 2020

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died Saturday from the new coronavirus, his family said. He was 76. Sanz had been in intensive care since the beginning of the week while being treated for the virus. Sanz

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Wells Bayou wins eerie Louisiana Derby at empty track

  • Mar 23, 2020

NEW ORLEANS  — As Wells Bayou completed a wire-to-wire victory in the $1 million Louisiana Derby, there was hardly a cheer to be heard — other than the isolated triumphant shouts of trainer Brad Cox and his stable crew. In the 107th running of the qualifying points race for the Kentucky Derb

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The games go on: Australia’s football leagues in action

  • Mar 21, 2020

An advertisement painted on the field near the center square would usually have summed up the hype of the Aussie rules season-opening game between Richmond and Carlton: Footy, Oh What a Feeling. Last September, a crowd of 100,014 packed into the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch Richmond trounce Greater West

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Bogut: players “used like pawns” amid Aussie finals dramas

  • Mar 21, 2020

SYDNEY — NBA veteran Andrew Bogut says players were “used like pawns” in the process that led to his Sydney Kings refusing to fly across the country for Game 4 of the Australian league’s finals series because of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision that ultimately handed the championship to P

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