Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to…

Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, met to discuss how to handle the uncertainty surrounding the games. Both officials reportedly agreed that canceling the games was not an option, but that the event must be postponed. Both the Olympics and Paralympic Games will be held in the summer of 2021, but will retain the 2020 branding. The IOC, along with the Tokyo organizing committee and the Japanese government, had initially resisted postponing the games. Calls from athletes, nations and olympic committees around the world grew to a roar, leading to the ultimate decision. The postponement will prove a financial blow to Japan, who are estimated to lose out on billions in domestic and inbound consumption. Despite the postponement, the leaders said the games could still stand “as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times.”

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Ovechkin, Crosby favor NHL going directly into…

NHL stars Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby think the league should go directly to the playoffs once it resumes play

NHL doctor warns of patchwork protocols across 31…

The NHL's chief medical officer expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better in North America

Canada and Australia Won't Send Athletes to 2020…

Canada and Australia Won't Send Athletes to 2020 Olympics Olympic committees from both countries released statements regarding the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. Canadian Olympic Committee, via statement Australian Olympic Committee, via statement Australian Olympic Committee CEO Matt Carroll said that athletes should prepare for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. The International Olympic Committee's executive board said it is considering postponing but not canceling the 2020 Olympics. The 2020 Olympics are still scheduled to start on July 24 at this time. Executives for USA Swimming and USA Track and Field both called for the Olympics to be postponed over the weekend.

NHL extending isolation period for players and…

The NHL is extending its recommendation for players and staff to self-isolate and stay away from team facilities

The Latest: Australia cancels track championships…

Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic

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Russell Wilson and Ciara Pledge to Donate 1…

Russell Wilson and Ciara Pledge to Donate 1 Million Meals Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks and his wife, celebrity singer Ciara, want to help families who are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Russell Wilson, via Twitter The pair have partnered with Food Lifeline, a Feeding America partner, to donate one million meals to those in Seattle. Russell Wilson, via Twitter Feeding America leads the nation in the fight against hunger, distributing over 4.3 billion meals each year throughout the United States. Wilson and Ciara ended their announcement by encouraging others to get involved and work together to “conquer this tough time." Ciara, via Twitter

Rob Gronkowski Will Host Two-Night WrestleMania…

Rob Gronkowski Will Host Two-Night WrestleMania Event Gronkowski will play a major role in his new company's main event on April 4-5. The former NFL star broke the news on Twitter before WWE made the announcement on Wednesday. Rob Gronkowski, via Twitter Rob Gronkowski, via Twitter WrestleMania will be moving from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Wrestlemania will take place at the training facility as well as multiple other locations, according to a WWE spokesperson. The event will take place with "only essential personnel," and no fans will be in attendance at any location. WrestleMania will air on the WWE Network on Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5.

Kevin Durant Reveals He Has Tested Positive for…

Kevin Durant Reveals He Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus Durant revealed his diagnosis on Tuesday. The Brooklyn Nets superstar stated he's "feeling fine." Kevin Durant, via Bleacher Report The Nets also revealed that three other players on the team have also been diagnosed with coronavirus. The other three players are experiencing symptoms of the virus. Nets Statement, via Bleacher Report More than 184,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the World Health Organization. On Tuesday, the death toll in the U.S. reached 100.

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Tom Brady Announces He's Leaving New England

Tom Brady Announces He's Leaving New England Tom Brady announced via Instagram he will leave the New England Patriots after 20 years with the franchise. In a long post, Brady thanked fans and the Patriots organization but said it was time to move on in his football career. Brady and the Patriots couldn't come to an agreement on a contract extension last offseason, creating an opening this off-season for free agency. The 42-year-old will officially hit the league's open market and could reach agreement with another team once players and clubs can negotiate. Brady leaves New England with six Super Bowl rings and 41 playoff starts since 2001.