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Ivy League rules out playing all sports this fall due to coronavirus pandemic

[ad_1] The Ivy League announced Wednesday that it has ruled out playing all sports this fall, becoming the first Division I conference to say it will not hold sports that semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.No decision has been made about winter or spring Ivy sports or whether fall sports could be played in the spring of 2021."The campus policies make it impractical for competition to occur, at least through
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Stanford to cut 11 varsity sports, cites pandemic as breaking point

[ad_1] Stanford, which has long boasted one of the most robust collections of varsity sports in the country, will cut 11 of its varsity programs at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year as it deals with the ongoing financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic.The 11 sports that will be discontinued are men's and women's fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men's rowing, co-ed and women's sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men's
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European Tour’s Indian Open canceled amid virus pandemic

[ad_1] VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The Indian Open event on the European Tour was canceled on Saturday because of the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament was initially postponed from March to an unspecified time later in 2020, but has now been scrapped following consultation with the European Tour and Asian Tour. The European Tour is due to restart this month with six straight events in Britain.
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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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MLB now faces its biggest challenge of 2020 — playing during the pandemic

[ad_1] Watching Major League Baseball start a second "spring" training now, amid surging coronavirus infections in the states where many hundreds of ballplayers reside, is like climbing into a sailboat just as the outer bands of a hurricane swirl closer on the horizon.But this is where baseball is in this moment, and if you work in the industry, you almost feel a need to avert your eyes, given the staffers
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Morehouse cancels football season due to coronavirus pandemic

[ad_1] Morehouse College, a historically Black college in Atlanta, announced Friday that it is canceling its 2020 football season because of the coronavirus pandemic.Morehouse also will not compete in cross country, its other fall sport, this year. Morehead president David A. Thomas said the school would continue to honor athletic scholarships."I know this news will be most disappointing to our scholar-athletes, especially our seniors," Thomas said in an open letter
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Inside MLB’s 2020 season plan to play through a pandemic

[ad_1] 12:15 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Ten days ago, as Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association continued haggling over finances in return-to-play discussions, one official said the whole thing felt like "Game of Thrones." All this fighting over money and power when the real hazard for the 2020 MLB season -- the existential
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Novak Djokovic’s canceled Adria Tour a cautionary tale during coronavirus pandemic

[ad_1] Top-ranked Novak Djokovic has earned many accolades in an illustrious career that has produced 17 Grand Slam singles titles. He has been praised as a champion, a Serbian national treasure, an ambassador for the game, a philanthropist and a spiritual seeker.Djokovic now will also be known as a cautionary tale following the collapse of his Adria Tour after a number of players, including himself, tested positive for COVID-19. The
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Questions, concerns loom at US Open prepares for Grand Slam amid pandemic

[ad_1] "This is crazy. I'm excited."That was the expression from Serena Williams, the most accomplished women's player of the Open era, as the USTA revealed its plans to hold the Western & Southern Open and the US Open in conjunction over a 24-day "bubble" period beginning Aug. 19.The plan has been touch and go for weeks. On Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his daily press briefing that