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MLB Cardinals expect more virus cases after latest tests: report

NEW YORK (AFP) — The St. Louis Cardinals, already facing multiple COVID-19 cases that wiped out their weekend Major League Baseball games, expect more positive results from testing Sunday, ESPN reported. The Cardinals said in a statement they do not …

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NFL says fans must wear face coverings this season

  LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Fans attending NFL games this season will be required to wear face coverings, a spokesman for the league said Wednesday. The directive, aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, was confirmed in a tweet by …

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Play ball! Baseball starts under virus shadow

  By Rob Woollard LOS ANGELES (AFP) — No chewing tobacco, no fighting, no fans and instead of a sprawling 162-game regular season marathon, an abbreviated 60-game sprint to the playoffs. The sport affectionately known as America’s pastime makes its …

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MLB Blue Jays barred from playing games in Toronto

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The Toronto Blue Jays have struck out in a bid to play games in their home stadium because of fears that frequent border crossings from the United States …

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World Surf League cancels 2020 tournaments, plans to kick off 2021 season with major changes

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HALEIWA, Oahu Island (Eagle News) – As weighing in on the health and safety of athletes, fans, employees, and local communities remains the World Surf League’s  (WSL) top priorities, while considering the current …

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Washington Redskins confirm name to be changed

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — The Washington Redskins confirmed Monday the team is changing its name following pressure from sponsors over a moniker widely criticized as a racist slur against Native Americans. Washington announced earlier this month that the Redskins name …

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QB Mahomes signs 10-year deal with NFL champion Chiefs

  NEW YORK (AFP) — Patrick Mahomes, who quarterbacked the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl title in February, inked a 10-year contract extension, the team confirmed Monday, amid reports the deal makes him the highest-paid player in US …

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NBA says 25 players, 10 staffers tested positive for virus

NEW YORK (AFP) — There have been 25 NBA players who were positive for COVID-19 since testing began last week ahead of the planned season restart, the league and players union announced Thursday. In the latest results, the NBA and …

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Six Dallas players test positive for virus in Orlando

MIAMI (AFP) — Major League Soccer announced Wednesday that six players from FC Dallas have tested positive for coronavirus after arriving in Florida ahead of the start of next week’s MLS is Back Tournament. Two Dallas players tested positive upon …

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Lakers ink JR Smith for NBA restart

  LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Free agent guard JR Smith has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA’s season restart, a move that reunited him with superstar LeBron James. “OFFICIAL: Welcome to the squad,” the Lakers tweeted over …

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#EBCphotography: World’s largest hockey stick on display in Duncan, Vancouver Island

(Eagle News) — The largest hockey stick in the world was commissioned by Canada’s Federal Government for the Canadian Pavilion at the Expo 1986, in Vancouver, Canada. The hockey stick is currently displayed at Cowichan Community Centre in Duncan, Vancouver …

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Las Vegas to host the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl game

  LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Las Vegas will host the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl game at their new state-of- the-art, 65,000 seat Allegiant Stadium next January, the league announced on Tuesday. The $1.8 billion facility, which is still under construction, …

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