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Month: <span>April 2020</span>

Sources: Fury-Joshua title unification talks start

5:25 PM ET Steve KimESPN Negotiations are underway for a potential blockbuster heavyweight title unification fight between champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula, sources told ESPN’s Mark Kriegel. Fury’s adviser, MTK, which is based in Dubai, is negotiating for Fury on behalf of his co-promoters, Top […]Read More

Little League World Series canceled for first time due to

The ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 2020 Little League World Series. On Thursday, Little League International announced this summer’s 75th annual Little League World Series, as well as all regional events, will not be played as scheduled. It is the first time in the organization’s history the Little League […]Read More

Women in sport have mixed feelings about men’s leagues asking

Female athletes, particularly hockey players, will be interested to see if the federal government provides pandemic bailout money to the Canadian Football League. A men’s professional league that pays an average salary of $80,000 asking for as much as $150 million in taxpayer money has those from the defunct Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) contemplating […]Read More

During pandemic, Josh Roenicke and baseball play on in Taiwan

If Americans think self-quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic in the United States has been tough, go talk to former MLB pitcher Josh Roenicke. He is entering his third season with the Uni-President Lions of Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) — and the pandemic even stretched Roenicke’s love for baseball. He returned to Taiwan at […]Read More

Payton revels in Saints’ QB swipe from Panthers

METAIRIE, La. — The rivalry between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers extended into the late seventh round of this year’s NFL draft. Coach Sean Payton gave a behind-the-scenes breakdown to The Athletic of how the Saints decided to swoop in and draft quarterback/flex player Tommy Stevens before he had the chance to sign […]Read More

Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas

An Air Canada vice president suggests that by the time winter holidays roll around again, Canadians will be able to board his company’s planes and fly almost anywhere in the world. But Tim Strauss told CBC News he knows that one of the biggest tasks involved in bringing air travel back to life after pandemic restrictions lift will be […]Read More

Trump suspects coronavirus outbreak came from China lab, doesn’t cite

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the Trump administration’s coronavirus response during a meeting with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters President Donald Trump on Thursday said, without offering any evidence, that he has reason to believe that […]Read More

China Box Office Is Expected to Plunge More Than $4

The global box office has been at a standstill for weeks now, but things are particularly bad in China, which was the first major moviegoing market to have its theaters close down. Chinese movie theaters have had their doors closed since mid-January and there is still no telling when they might be able to reopen. […]Read More