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Men’s hockey event cancelled

Health concerns and travel bans closing international borders stemming from the new coronavirus pandemic left the International Ice Hockey Federation with no choice but to cancel the men’s world hockey championships. The decision to cancel the 16-team tournament to be held in Switzerland in ...

Soccer president tests positive

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The president of Mexico's Liga MX soccer league announced Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus. League President Enrique Bonilla said in a statement that “I don't have serious symptoms." He says he'll remain in isolation and keep up with the situation of ...

Tre Jones will enter NBA draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke sophomore Tre Jones says he will enter the NBA draft. The point guard was named to the third team of The Associated Press All-America team on Friday after being named Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year by the league. Jones averaged 16.2 points and 6.4 ...

Virus warning from golf pro

LONDON (AP) — Leading golf instructor Pete Cowen tells The Daily Telegraph in Britain he has all the symptoms of the new coronavirus and says he has told all his players to follow health and government guidelines on COVID-19. “I'm feeling horrendous and wouldn't wish this on anyone, no ...

NFL: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix reunites with McCarthy

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, SportsTrust Advisors, announced the move early Friday on Twitter. The 27-year-old’s addition comes at a position the Cowboys have ...

Olympic flame lands in Japan as doubts grow

MATSUSHIMA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — 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 ...

LaPoint earns NSIC Pitcher of the Week recognition

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — St. Cloud State University softball pitcher Sydney LaPoint earned Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week for the week ending Mar. 14. LaPoint, a sophomore for the Huskies, is a 2018 Bay Port High School (Suamico, Wis.) graduate. LaPoint played a huge ...

Bears give Trubisky competition

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears added competition for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky by trading for 2018 Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. They also brought in former All-Pro to boost their pass rush by agreeing to a five-year, $70 million with Robert Quinn and have another former star ...

Lions sign Shelton, Slay tweets desire for trade

DETROIT (AP) — Add a couple more names to the parade of ex-Patriots joining the Detroit Lions. And one of the top players on Detroit's current roster is apparently ready to leave. The Lions agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with defensive tackle Danny Shelton. Shelton started 14 games ...

Brady headed to Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter free agency with expectations of signing Tom Brady and bolstering a defense that will be one of the keys to helping the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback be successful with his new team. There’s been no official announcement on ...

NBA considers unique games

The NBA is considering an idea where some players would be quarantined or isolated for purposes of being able to compete against one another and provide basketball fans with some sort of diversion from the coronavirus pandemic. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed that notion as one of ...

NFL considering delaying approval of free agent deals

The NFL is considering delaying the approval of free agent deals being made the last two days because of a lack of signed contracts. A person familiar with the discussions on Tuesday night tells The Associated Press that due to free agents not being able to travel and actually sign ...

New normal: Baseball adjusts to coronavirus

PHOENIX (AP) — Major league teams adjusted to their strange new normal, with more players returning to their hometowns as they realized baseball won't be played for months. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said he feels like he's “playing hooky” every day as the world fights the new ...

MLB delays opening day to mid-May

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the ...

Packers reach deal with Browns LB Christian Kirksey

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Linebacker Christian Kirksey has agreed to terms on a deal with the Green Bay Packers less than a week after the Cleveland Browns released him. Kirksey’s agent, Brian Mackler, confirmed that Kirksey would be signing with the Packers but didn’t disclose terms. NFL ...

Brady leaving Patriots

Tom Brady, the centerpiece of the New England Patriots’ championship dynasty over the past two decades, is poised to leave the only football home he has ever had. The 42-year-old six-time Super Bowl winner posted Tuesday on social media “my football journey will take place ...

Diggs traded, QB extended

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Stefon Diggs is headed to the Buffalo Bills in a splashy trade intended to boost quarterback Josh Allen's development. Buffalo is set to acquire the big-play receiver and a seventh-round draft pick from the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for four draft picks, The ...

Kentucky Derby moved to September

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Derby is being postponed from May to September because of growing concern about the coronavirus pandemic, according to a published report. The Derby will be moved from May 2 to Sept. 5, marking the first time in 75 years that the race won't be run on the ...

NFL players approve new labor deal

By a close vote, with some 500 union members not participating, NFL players approved a new labor agreement with the league. It features a 17-game regular season, higher salaries, increased roster sizes and larger pensions for current and former players. The deal, which runs through the 2030 ...

Longer sports hiatus expected

The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned after federal officials said Sunday that they recommend all in-person events involving 50 people or more be called off for the next eight weeks. That’s twice as ...