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Alberta premier wants hockey players exempted from travel restrictions

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has asked Prime Minister Trudeau to grant an exemption that will allow players and staff of the National Hockey League from travel restrictions currently …

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World-renowned endurance sporting events on Hawaii’s Big Island postponed due to COVID-19 crisis

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – While continuing to monitor restrictions and other conditions in relation to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, organizers of the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Hawaii triathlon have decided to postpone the …

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Veteran QB Flacco headed to Jets: reports

  NEW YORK (AFP) — Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco, dumped by the Denver Broncos in March, has agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Jets, US media reported Friday. NFL Network and ESPN both reported that Flacco, …

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NBA great and Georgetown coach Ewing hospitalized with COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AFP)– NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, now the head basketball coach at Georgetown University, is in hospital with COVID-19. Ewing, 57, said on Twitter on Friday he had tested positive for the virus. “This virus is serious and …

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Sloan, NBA Jazz coach for 23 seasons, dies at age 78

  (AFP) — Jerry Sloan, who guided the Utah Jazz for 23 seasons during a Hall of Fame coaching career before retiring in 2011, died Friday at age 78, the team announced. Sloan, a two-time NBA All-Star who played 11 …

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Packers QB Rodgers admits Love could change everything

  LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Super Bowl-winning signal caller Aaron Rodgers admitted Friday he was surprised Green Bay made quarterback Jordan Love a first-round draft pick, a move that could thwart his own hopes of ending his NFL career in …

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IOC plans to hold cancelled Tokyo session remotely

  LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — The International Olympic Committee revealed on Wednesday plans to hold its next session initially scheduled for Tokyo before the opening of the 2020 Games by video link to be streamed live on July 17. A …

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NBA players can start solo workouts at team sites Friday

  NEW YORK (AFP) — NBA team facilities are set to reopen for individual player workouts on Friday in areas where state and local governments have eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions. It’s the first small step on the road to resuming …

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Legendary Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula dies

  MIAMI (AFP) — Legendary Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula, who led the team to the only unbeaten Super Bowl-winning season in NFL history, died Monday. He was 90. A statement from the Miami Dolphins said Shula had passed away …

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NFL plans to release a full schedule next week: report

  NEW YORK (AFP) — The NFL will release a 2020 schedule next week that includes a full 17 weeks of games and no changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, a league spokesman told ESPN. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said …

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Spurs boss says NBA leaders all plan for return to play

WASHINGTON (AFP) — NBA team presidents are unanimous in wanting to resume the 2019-20 season halted by the coronavirus pandemic as soon as it’s safe, San Antonio Spurs chief executive R.C. Buford says. Buford spoke on a conference call with …

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NY governor wants to see sports teams return, even without fans

  NEW YORK (AFP) — The governor of New York raised the possibility Sunday of some major-league sports teams returning to the playing field or arena — only with no fans in the stands. Governor Andrew Cuomo said he had …

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