Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to…

Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, met to discuss how to handle the uncertainty surrounding the games. Both officials reportedly agreed that canceling the games was not an option, but that the event must be postponed. Both the Olympics and Paralympic Games will be held in the summer of 2021, but will retain the 2020 branding. The IOC, along with the Tokyo organizing committee and the Japanese government, had initially resisted postponing the games. Calls from athletes, nations and olympic committees around the world grew to a roar, leading to the ultimate decision. The postponement will prove a financial blow to Japan, who are estimated to lose out on billions in domestic and inbound consumption. Despite the postponement, the leaders said the games could still stand “as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times.”

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NCAA throws baseball coaches a curve with added…

The NCAA's popular decision to extend spring sports athletes' eligibility a year because of the coronavirus pandemic is causing consternation for baseball coaches

Noted doctor Andrews temporarily halts Tommy John…

Prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has temporarily halted Tommy John operations at his Florida medical center in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Canada and Australia Won't Send Athletes to 2020…

Canada and Australia Won't Send Athletes to 2020 Olympics Olympic committees from both countries released statements regarding the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. Canadian Olympic Committee, via statement Australian Olympic Committee, via statement Australian Olympic Committee CEO Matt Carroll said that athletes should prepare for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. The International Olympic Committee's executive board said it is considering postponing but not canceling the 2020 Olympics. The 2020 Olympics are still scheduled to start on July 24 at this time. Executives for USA Swimming and USA Track and Field both called for the Olympics to be postponed over the weekend.

Masks on the field? Ahmed ready if games can be…

Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed has seen some pictures of recent baseball games in Asia where players have worn protective masks to shield themselves from the spread of coronavirus

AP exclusive: MLB vets get $4,775 daily during…

Gerrit Cole, Mike Trout and other veteran major leaguers will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the first 60 days of the season during the stoppage caused by the coronavirus, a total of $286,500

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Russell Wilson and Ciara Pledge to Donate 1…

Russell Wilson and Ciara Pledge to Donate 1 Million Meals Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks and his wife, celebrity singer Ciara, want to help families who are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Russell Wilson, via Twitter The pair have partnered with Food Lifeline, a Feeding America partner, to donate one million meals to those in Seattle. Russell Wilson, via Twitter Feeding America leads the nation in the fight against hunger, distributing over 4.3 billion meals each year throughout the United States. Wilson and Ciara ended their announcement by encouraging others to get involved and work together to “conquer this tough time." Ciara, via Twitter

MLB extends support to minor leaguers through May

Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending their contracts because of the new coronavirus pandemic

The Latest: NJ Devils make donation for medical…

The owners of the NHL's New Jersey Devils are making a six-figure donation to the state’s largest health care system for medical equipment to ensure the safety and proper protection of all healthcare workers and first responders during the coronavirus pandemic

Rob Gronkowski Will Host Two-Night WrestleMania…

Rob Gronkowski Will Host Two-Night WrestleMania Event Gronkowski will play a major role in his new company's main event on April 4-5. The former NFL star broke the news on Twitter before WWE made the announcement on Wednesday. Rob Gronkowski, via Twitter Rob Gronkowski, via Twitter WrestleMania will be moving from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Wrestlemania will take place at the training facility as well as multiple other locations, according to a WWE spokesperson. The event will take place with "only essential personnel," and no fans will be in attendance at any location. WrestleMania will air on the WWE Network on Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5.

As MLB ponders post-virus season, players worry…

Some baseball players are concerned about the increased potential for injuries under whatever parameters the sport and its union come up with for scheduling games once the coronavirus pandemic subsides

The Latest: US Open tennis site to house…

The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic

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Kevin Durant Reveals He Has Tested Positive for…

Kevin Durant Reveals He Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus Durant revealed his diagnosis on Tuesday. The Brooklyn Nets superstar stated he's "feeling fine." Kevin Durant, via Bleacher Report The Nets also revealed that three other players on the team have also been diagnosed with coronavirus. The other three players are experiencing symptoms of the virus. Nets Statement, via Bleacher Report More than 184,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the World Health Organization. On Tuesday, the death toll in the U.S. reached 100.