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Wednesday 04/01/2020
Clash likely in Australia if football reaches cricket season
Posted: April 01, 2020 - 1:41 am

The biggest collisions of the Australian football season could come after the coronavirus pandemic has passed.

NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine
Updated: April 01, 2020 - 2:02 am

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Let's go to the tape.

Special teams maven Nate Ebner follows Joe Judge to Giants
Updated: April 01, 2020 - 1:45 am

Playing special teams is usually a stepping stone for young NFL players, a way to get on the field until they break into the offensive or defensive rotations.

Former Syracuse coach Frank Maloney dead at 79
Updated: April 01, 2020 - 1:45 am

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse University head football coach Frank Maloney, who succeeded the winningest coach in school history when the program was in decline, has died. He was 79.

A's minor league manager on ventilator due to coronavirus
Updated: April 01, 2020 - 12:31 am

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator with the coronavirus, according to his fiance.

Tuesday 03/31/2020
Gronkowski set to serve as grand marshal for virtual NASCAR
Posted: March 31, 2020 - 8:28 pm

Gronk is coming to iRacing.

The Latest: Becher defends Sharks' games amid county caution
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 8:15 pm

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

New Jersey Devils make a major donation to health system
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 7:02 pm

The owners of the New Jersey Devils of the NHL have made a six-figure donation to the state’s largest health care system for medical equipment for health care workers and first responders during the coronavirus pandemic.

AP source: Browns signing free agent Clayborn to 2-year deal
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 7:02 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns plan to sign veteran free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a two-year, $6 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Steelers not concerned about limited pre-draft preparation
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 7:02 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert isn't concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic from altering his team's preparations for the 2020 draft.

6-man rotations? Piggybacking starters? Pitching, post virus
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 6:46 pm

SEATTLE (AP) — Even with major leaguers likely to receive some semblance of another spring training to get ready, teams are going to have to be creative with how they handle starting pitchers whenever baseball returns.

UFC light heavyweight champ Jones pleads guilty to 2nd DWI
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 6:46 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones" Jones has pleaded guilty to his second drunken driving offense in New Mexico.

Familiarity helped Harris Jr., Bulaga choose Chargers
Posted: March 31, 2020 - 6:10 pm

Chris Harris Jr. and Bryan Bulaga will be playing on different sides of the ball for the Los Angeles Chargers, but both cited a familiar trait about why they decided to sign with the team early in free agency — familiarity.

Bears finalize trade with Jaguars for quarterback Foles
Posted: March 31, 2020 - 5:51 pm

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars for 2018 Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles on Tuesday.

Durant, Young highlight players-only NBA 2K tourney on ESPN
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 6:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN.

O's slugger Davis expects return to spring form after return
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 6:00 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — Following three straight frustrating seasons that led him to consider retirement, Chris Davis was in the midst of an outstanding spring training when Major League Baseball came to a halt because of the deadly coronavirus.

Toronto cancels city-led and permitted events to June 30
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 6:00 pm

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's largest city, Toronto, announced Tuesday it is canceling all city-led and permitted events through June 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

AP sources: Jets, backup QB David Fales agree on 1-year deal
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 6:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say the New York Jets and backup quarterback David Fales have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.

NCAA throws baseball coaches a curve with added eligibility
Posted: March 31, 2020 - 5:28 pm

Widely hailed as the right thing to do for student-athlete welfare, the NCAA's decision to extend spring sports athletes' eligibility a year because of the coronavirus pandemic is causing consternation for baseball coaches.

'The Last Dance' look at Jordan's last title starts April 19
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 5:46 pm

The documentary looking at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is set for release nearly two months sooner than expected with no sports to air due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Noted doctor Andrews temporarily halts Tommy John surgeries
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 5:30 pm

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — Prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has temporarily halted Tommy John operations at his Florida medical center in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

This Date in Baseball
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 5:30 pm

April 1

Column: Postponing Olympics merely an inconvenience for golf
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 5:30 pm

The move was expected, yet no less exceptional, when the IOC decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until next year.

Hannah Spitzley highlights Division 3 girls All-State team
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 5:17 pm

Division 3 All-State

Spitzley repeats as Division 3 Player of the Year
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 5:17 pm

Before her arrival in high school, Hannah Spitzley used to spend her time at the top of the bleachers as part of the film crew for the Pewamo-Westphalia girls basketball program.

AP exclusive: MLB vets get $4,775 daily during virus outset
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 5:04 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 new coronavirus, a total of $286,500.

Bulaga disappointed many players didn't vote in CBA election
Posted: March 31, 2020 - 4:46 pm

New Chargers tackle Bryan Bulaga voices his disappointment Tuesday over how many fellow players decided not to vote on the new labor agreement with the NFL.

Santa Anita joins list of postponed Kentucky Derby preps
Posted: March 31, 2020 - 4:32 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Kentucky Derby prep is off — for now.

Gillispie back in Division I close to home at Tarleton State
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 4:47 pm

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Billy Gillispie said he had other opportunities to get back in NCAA Division I basketball during a successful stint as a Texas junior college coach. The West Texas native accepted one close to home, far from the overbearing pressure of trying to reach the Final Four or win a national championship.

Masks on the field? Ahmed ready if games can be played
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 4:36 pm

In order to get back on the baseball field, Nick Ahmed is willing to play as a masked man.

LA Rams re-sign defensive back Donte Deayon
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 4:16 pm

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams re-signed defensive back Donte Deayon to a one-year contract Tuesday.

Missouri's Pinson, Smith and Tilmon declare for NBA draft
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 4:16 pm

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri sophomore Xavier Pinson and juniors Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon announced Tuesday that they would enter the NBA draft, though none of them intends to hire an agent and all could return to school next season.

Colts looking for ways to get most out of Rivers, Brissett
Posted: March 31, 2020 - 3:43 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich understands Jacoby Brissett's predicament.

NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs to 14 teams
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 4:16 pm

The NFL is gearing up for a normal season and playoffs — with two additional wild-card teams in the Super Bowl chase.

Sharks sign college free agent D Brinson Pasichnuk
Posted: March 31, 2020 - 3:31 pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a contract with free agent college defenseman Brinson Pasichnuk.

Heat's Dragic says he's not going to Slovenia during layoff
Posted: March 31, 2020 - 3:25 pm

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat said Tuesday that he is prepared to forgo his annual offseason move back to his native Slovenia if that is what the NBA schedule necessitates.

Bears re-sign safety Houston-Carson to 1-year contract
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 3:17 pm

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have re-signed safety DeAndre Houston-Carson to a one-year contract.

NHL extends self-quarantine guideline until April 15
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 3:17 pm

The NHL has extended its guideline for players and staff to self-quarantine until April 15 and it is possible the coronavirus pandemic could push that back even further.

NASCAR industry steps up to produce PPE's in COVID-19 crisis
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 3:17 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The five 3D printers at NASCAR's Research & Technology center – two delivered in February and installed less than two weeks ago -- are typically focused on composite parts and working on an updated stock car.

Arizona's Nnaji declares for NBA draft after one season
Posted: March 31, 2020 - 2:41 pm

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Zeke Nnaji has declared for the NBA draft after one productive season at Arizona.

Seahawks release TE Ed Dickson, waive S Tedric Thompson
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 3:01 pm

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks cleared a chunk of salary cap space by waiving safety Tedric Thompson and releasing veteran tight end Ed Dickson on Tuesday.

Bengals release Dre Kirkpatrick in defensive overhaul
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 3:01 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals released starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on Tuesday, another move to overhaul their secondary after a 2-14 season.

Jaguars' Ngakoue makes another trade plea on 25th birthday
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 2:45 pm

Disgruntled Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue made another public plea to be traded, this one on his 25th birthday.

South Korea's top 2 LPGA Tour players on longest break ever
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 2:45 pm

Jin Young Ko figures to be plenty rested whenever the LPGA Tour resumes.

Former Astros star Jimmy 'The Toy Cannon' Wynn dies at 78
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 2:46 pm

Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive Houston slugger whose monster shots in the 1960s and '70s earned him the popular nickname “The Toy Cannon," has died. He was 78.

Georgia's search for new QB on hold with no spring practice
Posted: March 31, 2020 - 2:04 pm

Georgia coach Kirby Smart says the cancellation of spring football across the nation due to the coronavirus pandemic hurts quarterbacks more than any position.

Pietrangelo says Blues teammate Bouwmeester in good health
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 1:45 pm

St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo says teammate Jay Bouwmeester is in good health some seven weeks after having a cardioverter defibrillator implanted in his chest.

English cricket rolls out $75M rescue package amid pandemic
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 1:32 pm

A $75 million rescue package was rolled out by English cricket on Tuesday to help teams at all levels withstand the financial impact of a pandemic described by a leading executive as one of the biggest challenges “in the history of the game.”

How paths might have changed under expanded NFL playoffs
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 1:32 pm

Lovie Smith's coaching tenure in Chicago might not have ended had the Bears made the playoffs his final three seasons instead of missing out by one spot his last two years.

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