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For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was canceled for a reason other than war, scrapped in 2020 on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic.

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer April 1, 2020
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Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN.

By Associated Press April 1, 2020
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In order to get back on the baseball field, Nick Ahmed is willing to play as a masked man.

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer March 31, 2020
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As Major League Baseball and the players' union contemplate various ways to create a schedule for whenever the coronavirus pandemic subsides, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart raised a concern that is surely shared by others around the sport: Could trying to cram in games, and maybe extend the season into late November or December, lead to injuries?

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer March 30, 2020
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Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates along with coach Maurizio Sarri agreed to forgo 90 million euros ($100 million) in wages on Saturday to help the club during the coronavirus crisis.

By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer March 28, 2020
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Besides the draft, the other big event on April's NFL calendar is the release of the regular-season schedule. Teams have known their opponents since late December, but Howard Katz and his scheduling department continue to parse through over 50,000 scenarios pumped out by nearly 1,500 computers across the world.

By JOE REEDY, AP Sports Writer March 28, 2020
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Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but left open details of what a reconfigured schedule would look like.

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer March 28, 2020
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The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with right tackle Marcus Gilbert and also said on Thursday that running back Kenyan Drake has officially signed his one-year transition tag.

By Associated Press March 27, 2020
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It’s been another ideal week of March weather in central Arizona, with highs in the 70s and plenty of sunshine.

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer March 27, 2020
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Top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future, a person with knowledge of the details said Thursday.

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer March 27, 2020
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The WNBA draft will be a virtual event this year.

By By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer March 27, 2020
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The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on one-year deals with defensive lineman Trevon Coley and running back D.J. Foster, the team said Wednesday.

By Associated Press March 26, 2020
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The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won’t run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946.

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer March 26, 2020
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Lovie Smith’s coaching tenure in Chicago might not have ended had the Bears made the playoffs his final three seasons instead of missing out by one spot his last two years.

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer March 26, 2020
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The NFC West was a diabolically difficult division for most of the past decade, and it only seems to be getting tougher.

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer March 25, 2020
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The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation announced the donation of $550,000 to Arizona-based nonprofit organizations that will immediately assist in helping those most vulnerable during the current national emergency.

By Arizona Diamondbacks March 25, 2020
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The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on one-year deals with offensive lineman Max Garcia and safety Charles Washington.

By Associated Press March 24, 2020
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Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard became the latest big-name pitcher to need Tommy John surgery, joining the Yankees’ Luis Severino and Boston’s Chris Sale.

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer March 24, 2020
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The Cam Newton era is over in Carolina, as the Panthers released the 30-year-old quarterback after nine seasons.

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer March 24, 2020
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Chandler Jones was one of the NFL's elite defensive players last season even if the rest of the Arizona Cardinals defense usually struggled. Devon Kennard watched from afar as Jones tore through the league with 19 sacks last season and eight forced fumbles, causing havoc multiple times each game. Now the Arizona native gets to see the action up close.

By DAVID BRANDT Associated Press March 23, 2020
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Seated inside a simulator in his living room, Denny Hamlin grew thirsty as he virtually raced some of his top rivals. He asked his one allowed crew member — his 7-year-old daughter — to get him a soda and she handed him a bottle of slightly shaken Coca-Cola.

By JENNA FRYER Associated Press March 23, 2020
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The Panthers are making more changes at quarterback. A person familiar with the situation says the Panthers have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with former XFL quarterback P.J. Walker of the Houston Roughnecks.

By STEVE REED Associated Press March 23, 2020
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Upheaval is everywhere in the NFL. It won't likely end soon. A free agency frenzy that has seen steady player movement — yes, players beyond Tom Brady have changed addresses — has been the focal point.

By BARRY WILNER Associated Press March 23, 2020
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The stands were packed, Jimmie Johnson caused several wrecks, Denny Hamlin raced barefoot and damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button — a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race.

By JENNA FRYER Associated Press March 22, 2020
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With no sign of when training camps can resume, Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro says he thinks Major League Baseball would need at least a month of workouts and exhibition games before regular season play can begin.

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press March 22, 2020

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