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ACC delaying start of all fall sports until at least Sept. 1

[ad_1] The ACC will delay the start of competition for all fall sports until at least Sept. 1, the league announced Thursday. The move, which follows a similar decision by the Patriot League, will affect several sports, including soccer and field hockey, but not football.The decision was unanimously approved by the ACC board of directors.2 RelatedThe league said that affected games might be rescheduled and that there's an understanding that
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Tennis serves up variety of innovative events leading up to restart of ATP, WTA

[ad_1] The DraftKings All-American Team Cup, the first pro tennis event in the U.S. to take place before paying spectators, ended Sunday at a tennis and fitness center in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. It was rocked Friday night when Frances Tiafoe, the popular captain of the young "Stars" team, tested positive for the coronavirus, but the event proceeded as planned with Chris Eubanks subbing for Tiafoe."Frances is feeling well and not
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Las Vegas Aces’ Liz Cambage expected to miss WNBA season, agent says

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Las Vegas Aces All-Star center Liz Cambage is expected to miss the upcoming WNBA season for health reasons, according to her agent."In the evaluation of Liz Cambage's health and pre-existing risk factors with her team doctor, we believe her to be at high risk for severe illness if she contracts COVID-19 in participating this WNBA season," Cambage's agent, Allison Galer, told The Associated Press on Saturday
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Inmate backed by WNBA star Maya Moore released from Missouri prison

[ad_1] Maya Moore's quest to see Jonathan Irons walk free from Missouri's Jefferson City Correctional Center was realized on Wednesday.Moore, who put her WNBA career with the Minnesota Lynx on hold in 2019 to help Irons have his conviction for burglary and assault with a weapon overturned, was among those greeting Irons outside the prison.Moore posted video of the moment on Instagram. "I feel like I can live life now,"
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How the Blackfeet Nation Boxing Club is fighting to save the lives of Native American women

[ad_1] Donna Kipp is a fighter for the Blackfeet Nation Boxing Club. Her father, Frank, owns the club. Kipp was a bronze medalist at the 2015 Junior Olympic Nationals. Watch "Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible" on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.In 2003, one year after I was born, my dad, Frank Kipp, founded and opened the Blackfeet Nation Boxing Club on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana. I grew
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NBA, union plan to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts in Orlando

[ad_1] The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are planning to paint "Black Lives Matter" on the court inside both sidelines in all three arenas the league will use at the Walt Disney World Resort when it resumes the 2019-20 season late next month in Orlando, Florida, league sources told ESPN.The WNBA is also discussing painting "Black Lives Matter" on the court when it begins its abbreviated 2020 season at
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Chicago Sky’s Sydney Colson tests positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] 5:35 PM ETMechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Chicago Sky guard Sydney Colson said on Twitter on Saturday that she has tested positive for coronavirus."I do the least and tested positive so I'm tryna see how folks who do the mooost are out here partying and
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Connecticut Sun’s Jonquel Jones won’t play this season over coronavirus concerns

[ad_1] 1:08 PM ETMechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Jonquel Jones, who helped lead Connecticut to the WNBA Finals last season, won't play this season due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the Sun announced Monday. Jones said in a statement that she would "use this time
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Washington Mystics’ Natasha Cloud, LaToya Sanders to skip WNBA season

[ad_1] WASHINGTON -- Washington Mystics players Natasha Cloud and LaToya Sanders are opting out of participating in the 2020 WNBA season for the league's reigning champions.In a social media posting Monday, Cloud cited a desire to "fight on the front lines for social reform," while Sanders explained in a statement issued by the club that taking the season off "is what's best for my health and family."Their announcements follow those
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Iranian women were banned from soccer stadiums for 40 years

[ad_1] Growing up, Maryam Shojaei's mother told her daughter stories of attending soccer matches in Iran. Before 1979, everybody -- man or woman -- was allowed inside the stadium. That changed when the conservative government imposed an unwritten rule to exclude women from attending men's soccer matches because of "profane language" and "half-naked men" in the stadiums. Since 2014, Maryam Shojaei, whose brother is Masoud Shojaei, the captain of the