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Olympic torch relay goes on; Tokyo seeks crowd ‘restraint’

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are pushing forward with the Japanese leg of the torch relay regardless of the specter of the spreading coronavirus. The Olympic flame, which is because of arrive on Friday from Greece, is scheduled to navigate the nation for 4 months from March 26 till the deliberate opening of the Olympics on July 24 on the nationwide stadium in Tokyo. Organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto stated Tuesday that crowds can be allowed to assemble on the roadside to look at the relay. The primary leg…

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How will NCAA recoup tens of millions from misplaced match?

The NCAA made greater than $1 billion final yr, virtually $867 million from the boys’s Division I basketball match, and most of that from a large tv rights cope with CBS and Turner that runs by means of the 2032 match. The cornonavirus not solely worn out the video games, however it’ll create some sudden crimson ink on the NCAA’s steadiness sheet this yr. Precisely how a lot is to be decided. “Effectively, I can’t provide you with any particular numbers as a result of we don’t know but,” NCAA…

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Aussie NBL Finals sequence canceled, champion to be confirmed

SYDNEY (AP) — The final two video games of Australia’s Nationwide Basketball League grand closing sequence have been canceled, with a championship winner but to be confirmed. The defending champion Perth Wildcats had a 2-1 lead within the best-of-five recreation sequence over the Sydney Kings. The second and third video games of the sequence had been performed in empty stadiums due to the unfold of the coronavirus. The fourth recreation was scheduled for Friday night time in Perth, however the Kings had been reluctant to journey amid uncertainty because the…

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Pakistan Tremendous League finals postponed amid virus outbreak

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistan Tremendous League has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Pakistan Cricket Board says the Twenty20 match has been “postponed, to be rescheduled.” Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium was as a consequence of host the 2 semifinals on Tuesday and the ultimate on Wednesday, however the PCB moved to postpone the playoffs hours earlier than a match between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi. Karachi Kings have been as a consequence of meet Lahore Qalandars within the second of the semifinals. A lot of overseas gamers within…

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Abe might be large loser if Tokyo Olympics canceled, postponed

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is perhaps the most important loser if the Tokyo Olympics don’t go off as deliberate in simply over 4 months. Abe has connected himself to the success of the Olympics since pushing arduous for Tokyo’s choice at an IOC assembly in 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tokyo was picked over Istanbul by billing itself as a “protected pair of fingers.” It was additionally Abe who charmed the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, parading earlier than a 70,000 sellout…

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Paul Smith’s Faculty to be coaching middle for US Biathlon

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) — Paul Smith’s Faculty in upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains will function the japanese training and coaching middle for US Biathlon. The staff’s athletes will be capable of attend courses on campus and prepare on the school’s new 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) path community that opened throughout the winter and in addition on the 25-mile circuit that was already in place. A biathlon capturing vary is deliberate for this summer season on the school, the one four-year establishment of upper training within the Adirondacks. Beneath the partnership introduced…

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Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins

There’s an argument to be made that Kevin Owens was, maybe, at all times going to just accept Seth Rollins’ supply of a one-on-one match for WrestleMania. However The Present of Exhibits’ last-minute venue change to the WWE Efficiency Middle made the choice even simpler. As Owens defined, the PC is the previous Common Champion’s “dwelling turf,” the place the place he defied the percentages and the naysayers to make lifelong recollections and forge his future as a WWE Famous person. Provided that Rollins continues to disparage Owens’ abilities and…

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Browsing occasions worn out till June amid virus outbreak

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The World Surf League is canceling or suspending all occasions by means of the top of Could, citing the continued evolution of the coronavirus pandemic. WSL occasions at Bells Seashore in southeast Australia and on the Margaret River on the west coast have been postponed within the wake of the cancellation of the season-opening competitors on the Gold Coast. It’s not anticipated to be a whole wipe out, although. WSL chief govt Erik Logan is hopeful the season will get began by mid-year, saying “June…

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AP supply: Raiders comply with cope with QB Marcus Mariota

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed on a contract with free agent quarterback Marcus Mariota to offer an skilled backup behind starter Derek Carr. An individual conversant in the negotiations stated Monday the Raiders reached a cope with Mariota, the No. 2 total choose within the 2015 draft. The particular person spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of the contract can’t be signed till the beginning of the league 12 months on Wednesday. The Raiders have been one of many groups rumored to be…

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