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New England Patriots deploy team plane to fly N95 masks in from China

NFL team uses private plane to fly 1.2m masks in from ChinaTeam says 300,000 of the masks will be going to New YorkMassachusetts governor Charlie Baker found himself in need of an assist to help the state fight the coronavirus pandemic. He called on th…

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NBA hopeful LaMelo Ball reportedly buys Australian pro team he played for

Ball, 18, has reportedly bought the NBL’s Illawarra HawksBrother of Lonzo Ball is potential No 1 pick in NBA draftPotential No 1 draft pick LaMelo Ball and his business manager, Jermaine Jackson, purchased the Illawarra Hawks, Ball’s pro team in Austra…

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‘This is a calling’: A nurse’s journey from UFC fighter to Covid-19 frontline

Phillipe Nover was trained to inflict damage on his opponents in the octagon. Now he is helping save lives in a city stricken by coronavirusAmong the steady stream of stretchers nurse practitioner Phillipe Nover saw pass through his New York City area …

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How the LA Rams’ new logo managed to anger an entire fanbase

With the rest of the sports world on hold, the Los Angeles Rams had a news cycle all to themselves last week. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with footballMaybe the first mistake was the timing. With the rest of the sports world effectively shut do…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov defies Dana White and says he will not fight at UFC 249

Lightweight champion says he won’t leave quarantineUFC president keen for action to continue during pandemicUFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he won’t leave quarantine in Russia to fight, dealing another blow to UFC President Dana White…

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Simone Biles fears mental toll on athletes after postponement of Tokyo Olympics

Gymnast was set to be one of the stars of this summer’s GamesAmerican says she agrees with decision to delay Tokyo OlympicsSimone Biles has spoken of her fears of the mental toll on athletes as they ponder an extra year of preparation for the Tokyo Oly…

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For the love of the game: Life as a minor leaguer on $8,000 a year

Players in the big leagues make millions of dollars but it can be a financial struggle for players further down the ladder. And that was before Covid-19By the end of January, John O’Reilly was chomping at the bit to get to spring training. Like most mi…

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Rory McIlroy: ‘I had to take a long, hard look at myself after Portrush’

The world No 1 has been undergoing a resurgence since missing the cut at his home Open and feels adversity has helped his game Rory McIlroy turned responses to personal adversity into an art form long ago. His Masters capitulation of 2011 was followed …

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NFL owners agree to expand playoffs from 12 to 14 teams

AFC and NFC will each get extra postseason place next seasonOnly top seeds in each conference will get a bye in playoffsNFL team owners voted on Tuesday to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for next season.Three-quarters of the 32 owne…

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Former French Open champion Patrick McEnroe confirms he has coronavirus

53-year-old won doubles title in Paris in 1989McEnroe is a familiar voice on ESPN alongside brother JohnThe tennis commentator and former French Open doubles champion Patrick McEnroe has confirmed he has tested positive for Covid-19.The 53-year-old ann…

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USA Rugby files for bankruptcy as coronavirus takes toll on game

Governing body cites ‘insurmountable financial constraints’Rugby is one of fastest growing sports in the StatesThe board of USA Rugby has voted to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of “insurmountable financial constraints” in the wake of the c…

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Former Jaguars All-Pro Tony Boselli reportedly in hospital with coronavirus

47-year-old receiving treatment after leaving intensive careTackle was named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade team The former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Tony Boselli is in hospital after contracting Covid-19, according to Bleacher Report’s Mike…

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My favourite game: Holyfield v Tyson, WBA heavyweight title fight 1997 | Kevin Mitchell

I was in Las Vegas on the night Mike Tyson bit his opponent’s ears twice in a fight that descended into jungle-grade anarchyAt the risk of undermining this admirable exercise in nostalgia, “game” is a towering misnomer when attached to the peculiar art…

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Spirit Journey: one man’s role in a 6,000-mile run through North America

When Noé Álvarez joined an extraordinary ultramarathon he tested himself physically and mentally, while also connecting with his heritageWhile jogging on the spot, Mexican-American runner Noé Álvarez showed his passport to the border agent in Nogales, …

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Henrik Stenson: ‘I don’t feel the rush to practise and play’

The former Open champion, whose coach has tested positive for coronavirus, understands it may be some time before he is back on the courseAs Henrik Stenson spent Thursday evening on the Sawgrass range, the frustrations of a 74 to begin the Players Cham…

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New York Knicks owner James Dolan tests positive for coronavirus

Dolan is first US pro sports owner to have tested positiveNew York has become a global hotspot of the pandemicJames Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus…

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New York Knicks owner James Dolan tests positive for coronavirus

Dolan is first US pro sports owner to have tested positiveNew York has become a global hotspot of the pandemicJames Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus…

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Conor McGregor calls on military to help enforce Ireland’s coronavirus lockdown

MMA fighter calls for action in Facebook videoCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coverageConor McGregor has called on the military to be deployed to help enforce Ireland’s increased coronavirus lockdown.On Friday night, the Irish government tol…

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Katie Swan puts tennis aside to help coronavirus relief effort in Kansas

British player is making use of enforced career break to organise care packages for delivery in her adopted home of WichitaWhile Covid-19 seeps daily into the consciousness of the White House, 1,200 miles away in Wichita, Kansas, a British tennis playe…

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Major League Baseball and players’ union agree on terms for return of 2020 season

Players agree to deal addressing salary and service-time issuesOpening day has been pushed back to mid-May at the earliestPlayers agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because …