Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan dies at 78

Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan dies at 78

(Reuters) – Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan, who coached the Utah Jazz for 23 seasons and led them to two NBA finals, died on Friday due to complications from Parkinson’s disease, his former team said. He was 78. FILE PHOTO: Former Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan answers questions from the media after announcing … Read more

Reports: MLB economics proposal expected Tuesday

Reports: MLB economics proposal expected Tuesday

FILE PHOTO: Fenway Park, with no games for Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox, is opened for an event to honor Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Major League Baseball is expected to present an economics proposal to the players association on … Read more

Djokovic announces Balkan region series, Thiem joins

Djokovic announces Balkan region series, Thiem joins

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – February 2, 2020 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic poses with his winners trophy and Austria’s Dominic Thiem poses with his runners up trophy during the presentation after the match REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach MUMBAI (Reuters) – With professional tennis shut down by the … Read more

U.S. to exempt foreign athletes from coronavirus-related entry bans

U.S. to exempt foreign athletes from coronavirus-related entry bans

FILE PHOTO: Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf looks up during the launch of a new initiative to combat online child sexual exploitation during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will exempt some foreign athletes who compete in professional … Read more

NBA in talks to resume season at Disney World

NBA in talks to resume season at Disney World

FILE PHOTO: Fireworks go off around Cinderella’s castle during the grand opening ceremony for Walt Disney World’s new Fantasyland in Lake Buena Vista, Florida December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Scott Audette (Reuters) – The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company about restarting its suspended season at Disney World in Florida in late July after … Read more

Cycling: Dutchman Jakobsen wins Challenge of Stars sprint

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(Reuters) – Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen claimed victory in a virtual sprint competition, The Challenge of Stars series, on Saturday. Jakobsen, who rides for the Deceuninck-Quick Step team, got the better of Team Ineos’s Italian speedster Filippo Ganna in the final, ridden on a virtual 1.2km course in Tuscany. Both had come through a series of … Read more

Alonso is a virtual winner at Indianapolis as Andretti debuts

Alonso is a virtual winner at Indianapolis as Andretti debuts

(Reuters) – Fernando Alonso won at Indianapolis, in the virtual world at least, on Saturday in a field featuring 80-year-old U.S. great Mario Andretti and a cast of Indy 500 winners and Formula One champions. FILE PHOTO: Rallying – Dakar Rally Preview – King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – January 3, 2020 Toyota … Read more

Nationals players shoot down virtual World Series ring ceremony

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(Reuters) – The Washington Nationals said on Saturday they have altered plans for a virtual World Series championship ring ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic after players expressed a preference to receive the jewllery in person. The Nationals, who beat the Houston Astros last October to win their maiden World Series title, will still go ahead … Read more