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March 13, 2020 - 12:20 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings, strapped for salary-cap space, have terminated the contracts of two long-time starters: nose tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Friday's moves clear more than $18.5 million off the team's salary cap, with the free-agent market for now...
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A woman walks past a large display promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Friday, March 13, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year because of the spreading coronavirus was immediately shot down by Japan's Olympic minister. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 13, 2020 - 12:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — Amid the spreading coronavirus and uncertainty over the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, many Japanese may be more concerned about the virus, what happens to their schools, and the state of the economy. Canceling the Olympics might be a secondary worry. The fate of the Olympics is a daily...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro presides over a meeting of the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors in Chicago. Cordeiro resigned Thursday night, March 12, 2020, three days after the organization filed legal papers in a gender discrimination claiming women players had less physical ability and responsibility than men. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
March 12, 2020 - 9:57 pm
Carlos Cordeiro resigned as U.S. Soccer Federation president on Thursday night, three days after the organization sparked a backlash when its legal papers in a gender discrimination lawsuit claimed the women's national team players had less physical ability and responsibility than their male...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver unveils the NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award during a news conference Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
March 12, 2020 - 8:06 pm
MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday night that the league’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic will likely last at least a month, or roughly what would have been the remainder of an uninterrupted regular season. “What we determined today is that this hiatus will be, most...
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Lexi Thompson drives from the first tee during the final round of the Gainbridge LPGA golf tournament at Boca Rio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Boca Raton, Fla. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
March 12, 2020 - 7:06 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said...
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This March 12, 2020 shows a sports betting ticket at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. where all five games that were bet on were canceled due to coronavirus precautions. Most professional and college sports events in the U.S. have been suspended or delayed, leaving little to bet on. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 12, 2020 - 3:36 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There's still darts. Or New Zealand cricket. The fast-spreading coronavirus has led to an unprecedented slew of cancellations or suspensions of most major professional and college sports events in the U.S., particularly within the last 48 hours. Baseball, basketball,...
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Clemson football player Tee Higgins runs the 40-yard dash during NFL Pro Day Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 12, 2020 - 2:53 pm
NFL teams are curtailing or completely stopping scouting operations as a safeguard against the spread of the new coronavirus. The Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets are among those that have ordered...
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The Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey club, sits empty Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Washington. The NHL is following the NBA’s lead and suspending its season amid the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 12, 2020 - 2:48 pm
The NHL has placed its season on ice — for now. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday the league will “pause” its season, effective immediately, because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move came one day after the NBA suspended its season after a player tested positive for COVID-19. Bettman...
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March 12, 2020 - 8:50 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Major League Soccer is shutting down for 30 days because of the coronavirus, delaying the home opener for the expansion team co-owned by former England captain David Beckham. “Our clubs were united today in the decision to temporarily suspend our season — based on the...
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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe greet with fist-bump prior to their meeting at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Tokyo Governor Koike acknowledges that the World Health Organization's declaration that the coronavirus is a pandemic could impact the Tokyo Olympics. But she says “I believe cancellation is impossible.” (Toshiyuki Matsumoto/Kyodo News via AP)
March 12, 2020 - 12:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike spoke Thursday after the World Health Organization labeled the spreading virus a “pandemic," a decision almost certain to affect the Tokyo Olympics. “I can't say there won't be an impact,” she said. “But I believe cancellation is impossible.” The reality for...
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