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OHSAA sticking with tentative plan for 2020 spring sports

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association has a tentative plan in place for spring sports. The key word, however, continues to be tentative. Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass informed the more than 800 member schools late Wednesday afternoon that, pending schools’ resumption ...

OVAC postpones Banquet of Champions due to coronavirus pandemic

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Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Executive Director Dirk DeCoy formally announced Wednesday that the annual Banquet of Champions has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made during the OVAC Executive Board meeting, held through Zoom just a few hours before DeCoy ...

UFC 249 canceled

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LOS ANGELES — UFC 249 was canceled Thursday after ESPN and parent company Disney stopped UFC President Dana White’s plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic. After defiantly vowing for weeks to maintain a regular schedule of fights while the rest of the sports world halted, ...

Johnson mulls over his future

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson, seven-time NASCAR champion and all-around Everyman, has added home-schooling elementary teacher to his resume. The sports stoppage from the coronavirus pandemic has thrown a red flag on Johnson’s farewell tour. He had planned a final season of racing a ...

Ohio’s spring high school sports could extend until July

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There may be a spring sports season after all. On Wednesday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association sent a memo to all OHSAA member schools’ superintendents, principals and athletic administrators, stating spring sports could end as late as July 4. “It would be great if spring sports ...

NBA, NHL and MLB tinker with restart options

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While the world wrestles with the coronavirus pandemic, the three biggest U.S.-based sports leagues currently affected by the crisis are trying to figure out if, how and where games can be safely played again this year. The NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball have some similar constraints: ...

LeBron: Closure not likely unless season is finished

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LOS ANGELES — Instead of preparing for a playoff run, LeBron James is mostly spending the spring playing hoops with his teenage sons and enjoying tea time with his young daughter. And when he isn’t binge-watching “Tiger King” with his wife, he is scanning the news for information on ...

Formula One puts some staff on furlough, execs take pay cuts

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LONDON — With nearly half of the season already altered by the coronavirus pandemic, Formula One said Wednesday it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts. F1 called off last month’s Australian Grand Prix and has postponed seven more ...

Legion baseball regionals, World Series canceled

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When Anthony Pierro, head coach of the Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 Legion baseball team, first read the news regarding Legion baseball Tuesday, his initial reaction was that the entire season was canceled. The Americanism Commission, in consultation with National Commander James ...

Players, managers intrigued by MLB’s all-Arizona option

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Boston’s Chris Sale, out for the season following Tommy John surgery, thought about the prospect of his teammates sequestered in the Phoenix area for an extended period if Major League Baseball and its players adopt an all-Arizona start to the season. “I don’t know if I could look at my ...