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.”

Jayce Tingler's tenure as Padres manager has…

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The Latest: Grandmother of Baylor star Ursin dies…

The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon Ursin has died in the New Orleans area after being infected with the coronavirus

Federal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros…

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball

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.

Big league vets with minor league deals get up to…

About 370 players who were at big league spring training with minor league contracts will get payments of up to $50,000 each from the Major League Baseball Players Association

Ed Farmer, White Sox broadcaster, former pitcher…

Ed Farmer, an All-Star reliever who spent nearly three decades as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, has died

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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

VIRUS DIARY: Fantasy baseball, when real ball is…

Right now, there’s no watching from lawn chairs the grandkids’ games of tee-ball, with kids piling on each other fighting for the ball while a coach windmills his arm to a confused runner

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium…

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the virus outbreak

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.

Call to arms: Compressed schedule could mean more…

New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen when and if opening day comes around this year

Rangers vet Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas…

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is giving $1,000 each to 191 minor league players in the Texas organization

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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.