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Tokyo Marathon limiting race entry to elites only, citing coronavirus fears

electravk/iStock(TOKYO) — Tokyo Marathon organizers have closed the March 1 race to all participants other than elite athletes, due to the spread of coronavirus. “Tokyo Marathon Foundation have been preparing for the Tokyo Marathon 2020 (Sunday, March 1) while implementing preventive safety measures, however, now that case of COVID-19 has been confirmed within Tokyo, we…read more »

President Trump opens the Daytona 500: ‘So exciting’

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — President Donald Trump on Sunday addressed NASCAR fans before the start to the 62nd Daytona 500, calling the race “pure American glory.”“Soon, the cars will take to the track for the start,” he said. “Tires will screech, rubber will burn, fans will scream and the great American…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 2/16/20

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTeam LeBron 157, Team Giannis 155NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPittsburgh 5, Detroit 1Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 1OT Edmonton 4, Carolina 3Anaheim 5, Vancouver 1Nashville 2, St. Louis 1OT Ottawa 4, Dallas 3SO New Jersey 4, Columbus 3Buffalo 5, Toronto 2Winnipeg 3, Chicago 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(4)San Diego St. 72, Boise St. 55(15)Villanova 76, Temple 56(17)Oregon 80, Utah 62(21)Iowa 58, Minnesota 55Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.read more »

Former Miami Heat lawyer claims she was fired for going on maternity leave

iStock(MIAMI) — A former attorney for the Miami Heat NBA team is suing the basketball organization in federal court, claiming she was fired in retaliation for taking maternity leave.Vered Yakovee, who was a vice president and associate general counsel for The Heat Group, had been approved to become an adoptive parent in the fall of…read more »

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