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NFL’s new 14-team playoff format creates massive advantage for top seeds

The initial reaction about the competitive implications of the NFL expanding its playoff field from 12 to 14 teams is something along the lines of: Watch out, now a bunch of bad teams will be...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

British man runs backyard marathon during lockdown

CHELTENHAM, England – Being stuck at home didn’t stop a British man from running an outdoor marathon. James Campbell, a former professional javelin thrower, spent his 32nd birthday on Wednesday...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

NCAA throws baseball coaches a curve with added eligibility

Widely hailed as the right thing to do for student-athlete welfare, the NCAA’s decision to extend spring sports athletes’ eligibility a year because of the coronavirus pandemic is causing...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Study: racial graduation-rate gap grows for men’s NCAA teams

A diversity report for graduation rates among potential NCAA Tournament teams found a larger gap between white and black men’s players from the previous year, while male players continue to lag...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Kevin Durant, Trae Young headline players-only NBA 2K tournament for ESPN

The NBA, like most sports leagues, is nowhere close to a resumption of a season that was suspended because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, so it will turn to the next-best thing. Actual,...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII because of virus

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. With Britain...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs to 14 teams

NFL team owners voted Tuesday to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference, for a total of 14, next season as they continue to plan for the 2020 season to begin on time. During a...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Air Force brings back Joe Scott as men’s basketball coach

The Air Force Falcons are bringing back Joe Scott for a second stint as their basketball coach. Scott was in charge of the Falcons for four seasons and led them into the 2004 NCAA Tournament before...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

The countdown clock is clicking again for the Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO – The countdown clocks have been reset and are ticking again for the Tokyo Olympics. The model outside Tokyo Station, and others across the Japanese capital, were switched on almost...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango ultrarunners turn fitness into challenges instead of races

Training all winter in anticipation of spring races requires great motivation and discipline. When all of the upcoming races evaporated from the schedule, Durango-based ultrarunners looked to put...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Date set: Olympics to be held July 23 through Aug. 8 of 2021

TOKYO – The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Confirmed: NCAA to give spring athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes – such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players – who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

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