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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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Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout still uncomfortable with playing this season

[ad_1] Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout says he "still doesn't feel comfortable" with MLB's plan to play a 60-game season, citing concerns with safety for his family."Honestly, I still don't feel comfortable," Trout told reporters Friday. "Obviously, with the baby coming, there's a lot of stuff going through my mind right now, my wife's mind and my family. Just trying to [find] the safest and most cautious way
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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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Ex-Iowa RB Akrum Wadley says playing for Hawkeyes ‘was a living nightmare’

[ad_1] Former Iowa running back Akrum Wadley on Monday detailed several allegations of mistreatment by current and former Hawkeyes coaches, writing that "playing for Iowa Football was a living nightmare."Wadley, who played for Iowa from 2014 to 2017, mentioned head coach Kirk Ferentz, offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz and former strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle in the allegations, published on Facebook by Robert T. Green, whose sports advisory firm is
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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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Jason Day playing solo at the Travelers Championship after negative coronavirus test

[ad_1] CROMWELL, Conn. -- Jason Day had his third-round tee time moved back at the Travelers Championship after requesting a COVID-19 test Saturday morning.Day, who started the day nine shots behind leader Phil Mickelson, was supposed to tee off alongside Rafa Cabrera Bello and Roger Sloan at 8:09 a.m. ET. Instead, his tee time was pushed until 9:15 a.m. out of precaution and to give him more time to get
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Tune-in info, schedule and who’s playing — everything you need to know

[ad_1] Major League Soccer is nearly back, with the aptly named MLS is Back Tournament kicking off July 8 in Florida. After the league suspended play on March 12 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the regular season will resume in a tournament format at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort, just outside Orlando. (ESPN is owned by The Walt Disney Company.)All 26 clubs will
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From playing soccer to fighting at school and sparring with his brother — get to know Jessie Magdaleno

[ad_1] 9:00 AM ETSteve KimESPN Jessie Magdaleno comes from a fighting family. His older brother Diego, 33, and his younger brother Marcos are also professional boxers.The Magdaleno family -- which also includes three older sisters -- was originally based in Los Angeles. Jesus, the father of six, worked for years at the iconic Original Tommy's World Famous Hamburgers on the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Rampart Boulevard. "We were the
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Koepka raises notion of not playing a Ryder Cup without fans

[ad_1] Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka feels so strongly against a Ryder Cup without fans that he could see a scenario where some players protested by not playing. Would he be one of them? “Possibly,” Koepka said Wednesday. Rory McIlroy doesn’t think it will come to that. The world’s No. 1 player has said on various podcasts that the Ryder Cup, scheduled for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin,