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NHL looks to possible Stanley Cup playoff run into August

NEW YORK, NY (AFP) — National Hockey League officials still want to finish the regular season and stage a full playoffs despite a coronavirus pandemic shutdown, even if a Stanley Cup winner comes in August. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly …

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NBA: How the coronavirus pandemic united the league.

Tennie Sumague EBC New York Bureau (Eagle News) – March 12, 2020 will forever be remembered as the day when the coronavirus hit the NBA landscape. During this time, I was in Guatemala City on a short spiritual trip eating …

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Superstar QB Brady focused on future with Buccaneers

  MIAMI, FLA. (AFP) — Tom Brady, who has landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 seasons and six Super Bowl titles with New England, says he’s looking forward, not back, and is eager to get up to speed …

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Lakers and Sixers announce coronavirus positives

    NEW YORK, NY (AFP) — Two members of the Los Angeles Lakers have tested positive for the new coronavirus on Thursday as the Philadelphia 76ers also confirmed that three of their players had contracted the disease. The Lakers …

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Newton hits back at Panthers after trade drama

  LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AFP) — Cam Newton hit back at the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday after the franchise announced they had given the quarterback permission to leave the club as they finalise a deal for Teddy Bridgewater. Newton, the …

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Japan’s Abe pledges Olympics to go ahead despite virus havoc

  TOKYO, JAPAN (AFP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday resisted pressure for changes to the Tokyo Olympics schedule even as sporting events worldwide fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Abe pledged Japan would host the Games as …

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NBA to suspend season after Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus

  LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The NBA will suspend play starting on Thursday after a Utah Jazz player preliminarily tested positive for the new coronavirus, the league said Wednesday. The test result was reported shortly before Utah’s game …

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Curry still plans on playing for USA in Tokyo Olympics

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry, returning to the NBA after four months with a broken left hand, said Thursday he still wants to play at the Tokyo Olympics. Two-time NBA Most Valuable …

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NBA: A look back at Dwyane Wade’s unique “l3gacy”

Tennie Sumague EBC New York Bureau (Eagle News) – Dwyane Wade bowed out of the NBA after 16 seasons in legendary fashion in the Miami Heat’s loss to the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets last April. The final game of his “one …

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Crowder sparks Miami as Giannis, Bucks downed

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Jae Crowder scored 18 points off the bench as the Miami Heat locked down Giannis Antetokounmpo to hand the Milwaukee Bucks a 105-89 defeat on Monday. Crowder led the scoring for the Heat as NBA …

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Global sport heavily disrupted by coronavirus

by Guy JACKSON PARIS, France (AFP) — The coronavirus is disrupting sport around the world with the MotoGP races in Qatar and Thailand postponed, a host of football matches put off to a later date and increasing concerns surrounding the …

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James powers Lakers past Pelicans, Antetokounmpo dominant for Bucks

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo stepped up their MVP campaigns with dominant performances on Sunday over a couple of teams battling for playoff spots. Reigning league MVP Antetokounmpo poured in 41 points and grabbed …

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