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9:45 PM ET Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago, has been cleared by the Massachusetts Department of Health, he announced on social media Sunday night. Smart and the Celtics were in Milwaukee on March 11, preparing to play the Bucks the next night — in front of no
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9:19 PM ET The Big 12 will join other Power 5 conferences in allowing virtual meetings between athletes, coaches and staff, beginning Monday, the league said in a statement Sunday night. “All virtual group activities, including film study, are limited to two hours per week in all sports,” the statement said, adding that these policies
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8:42 PM ET The International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday postponed the 31st annual induction weekend because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Class of 2020 was due to be enshrined during ceremonies at the Canastota, New York, shrine on June 14 during induction weekend. Instead, the Class of 2020 will be inducted along with
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8:35 PM ET UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is leaning toward a title defense later in the year with his recovery from a hand injury delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Volkanovksi was set to return to the Octagon at UFC 251 in Perth, Western Australia, on June 7 in a likely rematch with Max Holloway,
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8:06 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Two Chicago Cubs employees who attended an annual training session at Wrigley Field on March 8 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. One was hospitalized and the other was recovering at home, spokesman Julian Green said Sunday. Green also said there was “nothing definitive” indicating the session
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A breathing aid that can help keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care has been created in under a week. University College London engineers worked with clinicians at UCLH and Mercedes Formula One to build the device, which delivers oxygen to the lungs without needing a ventilator. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices are already
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5:28 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The final deadline to nominate horses for the Triple Crown series is being extended indefinitely because of the coronavirus. It was scheduled to be Monday. The extension was agreed upon by officials at Churchill Downs, Maryland Jockey Club and New York Racing Association. The Kentucky Derby has
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4:13 PM ET Jim Lambright, who was a player, assistant coach and head coach for the University of Washington football team, has died at the age of 77. His death was confirmed by his family, the school announced. A cause of death was not disclosed. He took over as head coach in 1993 when Don
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4:03 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey’s trademark phrase “Alright, alright, alright,” commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators. NASCAR’s new normal resumed Sunday with another virtual event, the second in an iRacing series thrown
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1:26 PM ET Cornerback Ronald Darby has agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Washington Redskins, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. The Redskins had a vacancy at cornerback after trading Quinton Dunbar to the Seattle Seahawks. Darby is the second notable addition at cornerback for the Redskins, who also signed Kendall Fuller
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11:20 AM ET Former New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury is trying to arrange a deal that would deliver 10 million N95 masks to New York City, but he has run into issues coordinating a deal between a Chinese company and the coronavirus-struck city. Marbury told the New York Post that he arranged for a
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8:06 AM ET You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we’ll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history. ON THIS DATE IN 1867, Cy Young, after whom the pitching award was named, was born Denton True Young in Gilmore, Ohio.
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