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Weekend Sports in Brief

Monday, March 16th, 2020

The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned after federal officials said Sunday that they recommend all in-person events involving 50 people or more be called off for the next eight weeks. Major League Baseball also was going with what essentially was a 30-day shutdown after canceling the rest of spring training and pushing back the start of regular season play for two weeks; Opening Day was to have been March 26. DETROIT (AP) -- Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons has tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said Saturday night.

Friday Sports in Brief

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

The shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak rattled sports for another day as two rites of spring, the Masters and Boston Marathon, were postponed. There was at least some relief Friday that those events are expected to take place later in the year, unlike the stunning announcement the day before that the NCAA was canceling March Madness, one of the biggest events on the U.S. sports calendar. Golf and car racing came around and called off weekend events, leaving fans with nothing to look forward to for several weeks.

Remembering The 1918 Pandemic And Notre Dame’s Football Season

Friday, March 13th, 2020

This month in the sports world is traditionally one of great anticipation with, above all, March Madness for NCAA Basketball,. There also is spring training for Major League Baseball, a final push toward the NBA Playoffs, awaiting The Masters and spring football on college campuses throughout the country. Not since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States has the sports world been so altered.

Coronavirus in sports: Updated list of cancellations, suspensions due to virus outbreak

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Big Ten men's basketball tournament: Canceled. Penn State was scheduled to begin play Thursday evening. Big 12 men's and women's basketball tournaments: Canceled.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday annulled the four-year ban imposed on Jarrion Lawson by the sport's governing body World Athletics, following an appeal by the American long jumper and sprinter. Danny Jansen smacked a grand slam and Riley Adams hit a three-run homer as a Toronto Blue Jays' split squad rolled to an 8-3 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Monday at Dunedin, Fla. Left-hander Blake Snell started for Tampa Bay, and the 2018 American League Cy Young Award winner retired just one batter and walked four to force in Toronto's first run.

Tebow excited to join Philippines in World Baseball Classic

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, trying to realize his dream of playing Major League Baseball, was named Wednesday to the Philippines team in next month's World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament. The 32-year-old minor-league outfielder, one step below the major leagues last year in the New York Mets organization, was born in Makati, Philippines, to a US couple there as Baptist missionaries. "Grateful and excited to play for team Philippines in the @WBCbaseball ... the country I was born in and somewhere that is near and dear to my heart!" Tebow tweeted after the WBC tweeted news of his spot on the Filipino roster.

MLS owners predict league will surpass MLB, Premier League

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Three days ahead of the Major League Soccer's 25th season, owners, executives and players gathered for a day of unbridled optimism and hyperbole. Los Angeles FC lead owner Larry Berg predicted MLS will surpass Major League Baseball in popularity during the next 10 years and Inter Miami managing owner Jorge Mas maintained it will be of higher quality than the Premier League and La Liga by 2045. MLS anticipates soccer's status in the U.S. will be boosted when the Americans co-host the 2026 World Cup with Mexico and Canada.

Astros, Red Sox, Major League Baseball urge dismissal of sign-stealing lawsuit

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

The Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball asked a U.S. judge to dismiss a proposed class-action lawsuit by DraftKings participants who said the teams' electronic sign-stealing distorted fantasy baseball contests they wagered on. "Plaintiffs got exactly what they bargained for: contests determined by baseball players' actual performance on the field," even if rules were broken, lawyers for Major League Baseball wrote, in an argument joined by the Astros and Red Sox. The defendants also pointed to a 2010 federal appeals court decision rejecting a New York Jets football fan's damages claims over "Spygate," in which the New England Patriots used videotape to steal signals from Jets coaches on the sidelines.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. LeBron blasts MLB over Astros cheating scandal Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James on Tuesday expressed his outrage over the Astros 2017 sign-stealing scandal, which has rocked the sport and led to calls for Houston's World Series title from that season to be vacated. Major League Baseball last month said that during the 2017 season the Astros used a monitor near their dugout with a feed from the center field camera to decode their opponent's signals.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. LeBron blasts MLB over Astros cheating scandal Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James on Tuesday expressed his outrage over the Astros 2017 sign-stealing scandal, which has rocked the sport and led to calls for Houston's World Series title from that season to be vacated. Major League Baseball last month said that during the 2017 season the Astros used a monitor near their dugout with a feed from the center field camera to decode their opponent's signals.