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British Open organizers say postponement is an option for this year's tournament at Royal St. George's. The 149th edition of the Open Championship is scheduled to take place July 16-19. The last time the Open wasn't played was in 1945 because of World War II. 


Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic. The All England Club announced Wednesday after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis will not be held in 2020. 

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NFL team owners have voted to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for next season. 

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The superintendent of a Massachusetts veteran's home in Holyoke has been removed from his duties after 11 residents died, including at least five who had tested positive for the coronavirus and another five whose results are pending. 

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The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council has voted to give college athletes who compete in spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse a way to get back the season they lost. 

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NASCAR's new normal resumed Sunday with another virtual event aired nationally during the sports shutdown caused by the new coronavirus. Timmy Hill won the virtual race at Texas Motor Speedway, the second in an iRacing series thrown together after NASCAR's 36-race season was suspended four events into the year. 

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The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will be the first time since 1946 that the race won't be run on Memorial Day weekend.

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Mookie Betts and all the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if there is no baseball this year. That's part of a broad deal being negotiated by the commissioner's office and the players' association.

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The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee has decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC says the games will be held "not later than summer 2021" but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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The New England Patriots have dropped their longtime kicker and picked up a quarterback. The Patriots said goodbye to another longtime staple of their two-decade run of championships, releasing kicker and franchise leading scorer Stephen Gostkowski. 

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There's a growing possibility the Tokyo Olympics won't begin in late July as scheduled due to the new coronavirus. The International Olympic Committee now says it will consider the possibility of postponing the Summer Games. 

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The number of known coronavirus cases within the NBA has doubled to 14. Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics pleaded with people to take social distancing more seriously Thursday and the league ordered all teams to shutter their training facilities indefinitely. 

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The new NFL year has begun, but free agent contracts and trades agreed upon in recent days or weeks won't become official just yet. 

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Tom Brady says he's thrown his final pass for the New England Patriots, and it appears he could be headed to Florida. The 42-year-old quarterback has posted on social media "my football journey will take place elsewhere." The comments were the first to indicate he would leave the franchise he's led to six Super Bowl titles. Brady's representatives are in serious contract discussions with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

MLB has pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest because of the new coronavirus. The decision follows the federal government recommendation restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement following a conference call with executives of the 30 teams. His office issued a statement saying teams remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins. The season was slated to begin March 26.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bars and restaurants will become takeout-only and businesses from movie theaters and casinos to gyms and beyond will be shuttered Monday night throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut because of the coronavirus, the states' governors said.

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The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned. New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday night seem to suggest that sports in this country could for all intents and purposes be gone until May, if not later.

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Today, instead of scores, a list of suspensions and cancellations in light of the growing coronavirus outbreak. The NCAA has canceled the men's and women's basketball tournaments because of the spread of the virus. The Times Union Center was scheduled to host the men’s tournament next Thursday and Saturday for the first time since 2003. 

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The NBA season has been suspended until further notice over concerns about the virus outbreak. The decision was announced after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, and only hours after the majority of the league's owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. 

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The Boston Celtics have clinched an NBA playoff berth for the sixth consecutive year despite blowing a 19-point, second-half lead. Marcus Smart's basket with 49.7 seconds left gave the Celtics a 111-109 lead in a 114-111 victory at Indiana.

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Dominik Kahun scored the decisive goal in the seventh round of a shootout and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a six-game skid with a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals. 

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two dozen horse trainers, veterinarians and others have been charged in what authorities describe as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to race faster.

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The Nets won their first game under interim coach Jacque Vaughn as Spencer Dinwiddie contributed 24 points in a 110-107 decision over the Bulls. Caris LeVert and Joe Harris added 23 for Brooklyn, which has won two straight as it tries to reach the playoffs for the second year in a row. DeAndre Jordan added 11 points and 11 boards to the win.

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The number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in New York state has doubled overnight, from 11 to 22.

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Jayson Tatum dropped in 32 points and the Celtics overcame Collin Sexton's career-high 41 points to beat the Cavaliers, 112-106. Semi Ojeleye scored a career-high 22 points for Boston, which played without injured starter Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward due to injuries.

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Caris LeVert pumped in a season-high 51 points and the Nets halted a four-game losing streak by outlasting the Celtics, 129-120 in overtime at Boston.

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The New York Knicks have pulled off one of the most impressive wins of their otherwise forgettable season. Rookie guard RJ Barrett tied his season high with 27 points as the Knicks downed the Houston Rockets, 125-123. 

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New York's Wadsworth Lab in Albany has confirmed the state's first positive test of the new coronavirus that has sickened tens of thousands of people worldwide.

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The Philadelphia Flyers' current surge has put them within three points of the first-place Washington Capitals in the NHL's Metropolitan Division. Derek Grant and Travis Konecny each had a goal and an assist as the Flyers picked up their sixth straight win, 5-3 over the Rangers in New York. 

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The Boston Bruins have widened their lead in the NHL’s Atlantic Division. David Pastrnak’s 46th goal of the season was the eventual game-winner as the Bruins topped the Stars, 4-3.