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NFL agent’s parents die 6 minutes apart

da-kuk/iStock(NEW YORK) — NFL agent Buddy Baker said his parents died six minutes apart from COVID-19.The couple, married for 51 years, were in “perfect health” before contracting the virus, Baker said in a video posted to Twitter.”Hopefully this can be a catalyst for a change. Practice social distancing, wash your hands as regularly as you…read more »

Wimbledon canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

kireewongfoto/iStock(LONDON) — The 2020 Wimbledon championships has been canceled due to the escalating worldwide coronavirus pandemic and will next be held from June 28 to July 11, 2021.Ian Hewitt, chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, said Wednesday in a statement, “This is a decision that we have not taken lightly, and…read more »

NBA players who’ve beaten COVID-19 to donate blood for new treatment

cmannphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — At least four NBA players who have recovered from COVID-19 plan to donate blood for an experimental treatment that could help high-risk patients overcome the virus, according to Dr. Michael Joyner, a member of the leadership team of the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project.The experimental therapy, called convalescent plasma, utilizes the antibodies…read more »

Tokyo Olympics will open in July 2021

CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The 2020 Summer Olympics officially have a new start date after being postponed a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Games in Tokyo will kick off on July 23, 2021, Japanese organizers announced Monday. That’s almost exactly a year to the day of when the opening…read more »

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NHL extends quarantine guidelines for players and staff

UNDATED (AP) — The NHL is extending its self-quarantine recommendation for players and staff to April 15. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the extension in an email to The Associated Press. The league had previously sent out a memo recommending self-quarantining until April 4. So far, four NHL players have tested positive for COVID-19. The…read more »

Veteran players to get $4,775 per day

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole, Mike Trout and other veteran major leaguers will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the first 60 days of the season during the stoppage caused by the coronavirus, a total of $286,500. That’s just 2.5% percent of the $193,548 the New York Yankees pitcher and Los Angeles…read more »

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