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Coronavirus cases impacting resumption of Iowa high school sports

[ad_1] Three weeks into the resumption of high school sports in Iowa, the early June hopes of coaches, players and parents have turned to nervousness as coronavirus cases and word of possible infections have suspended or halted some summer games.Roughly 25 of the 338 high school baseball teams and 20 high school softball teams playing have been impacted by possible COVID-19 exposures or infections, according to Iowa high school athletic
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Rockies’ Ian Desmond opting out of playing in 2020, citing high risk amid pandemic

[ad_1] Ian Desmond will opt of playing this season, the Colorado Rockies outfielder announced Monday."The COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk I am not comfortable taking," he wrote at the end of a lengthy post on Instagram that touched on race and opportunities for youth baseball players.Desmond, who was born in Sarasota, Florida, wrote that he's not "leaving baseball behind for the year. I'll
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High school vs. now – see Steph Curry, Karl-Anthony Towns and others

[ad_1] Everyone likely has that awkward photo from high school, even top athletes."High school vs. now" was trending on Twitter Monday and some teams dusted off the digital scrapbooks to show some old photos of their stars.High School vs Now pic.twitter.com/jAacZFgomH— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 29, 2020 High School vs Now https://t.co/Y9I4giZSxd pic.twitter.com/PxpGHR1stq— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 29, 2020 High School vs Now https://t.co/w1NEgGHP2f pic.twitter.com/GHdJyEMhcR— Golden State Warriors
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Iowa high schools first up as baseball, softball return amid coronavirus

[ad_1] The day sports returned, Alex Schwing was not ready. The baseball equipment he longed to use gathered dust while Schwing powered through another corornavirus pandemic work-from-home day in his two-bedroom apartment in Storm Lake, Iowa. It was a full-pot-of-coffee morning for Schwing, a middle school math teacher who has a mug that says "4 out of 3 People Struggle with Fractions." He hates working from home.Like most coaches at
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Bronny James vs. high school LeBron — how they compare

[ad_1] ESPN national recruiting director Paul Biancardi scouted LeBron James in the early 2000s, back when Biancardi was a college assistant at Ohio State and LeBron was a high school sophomore. Biancardi has more recently had several opportunities to scout James' son, Bronny James, who is about to enter his sophomore season at Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California. With James appearing in the ESPN 25 for the Class of
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High school baseball and softball return to play in Iowa

[ad_1] High school baseball and softball returned to Iowa on Monday, the first sanctioned high school sports to begin play in the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports in March.Practice began just after midnight Monday morning on two ballfields in rural Collins, Iowa. At 12:01 a.m., the Collins-Maxwell baseball and softball teams practiced on the first day -- and second minute -- that Iowa schools were allowed to
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Cardinals’ Corey Peters starts virtual book club for high school students – Arizona Cardinals Blog

[ad_1] TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters has figured out a way to continue giving back to the community during the coronavirus pandemic.Peters started “The Corey Peters Playbook,” a weekly virtual book club for Arizona high school students. It’s the continuation of an idea he had this past fall.Every other Tuesday, the Cardinals’ off day, Peters had hosted a book club at South Pointe High School in
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Saints’ Drew Brees surprises double amputee high school QB Calder Hodge with Skype call

[ad_1] METAIRIE, La. -- Texas high schooler Calder Hodge, who plays football despite having both legs amputated above the knee when he was young, received a surprise Skype call from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees last week."Welcome to the QB brotherhood, man," Brees said to Hodge, who was born with no tibia bones but still dreams of being the first double amputee quarterback in the NFL. "I can't wait
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Daytona, Texas, to host high school graduations, NASCAR style

[ad_1] High school students in one Florida county will literally cross the finish line on their high school years when they receive their diplomas on the finish line at Daytona International Speedway.Meanwhile, students in a Texas county will fittingly celebrate their graduation in Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway, with family members watching from their cars in the infield as the moment is broadcast on the track's massive video board.With
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LeBron James backs primetime TV special for graduating high school seniors

[ad_1] LeBron James is combining two of his off-court passions -- education and entertainment -- in a primetime event to honor the high school class of 2020 next month.The Los Angeles Lakers star's LeBron James Family Foundation is partnering with the XQ Institute and the Entertainment Institute Foundation to present "Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020" airing across a slew of television and online platforms on