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College sports won't begin until schools reopen, NCAA president says

By: ELLA TORRES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- College sports would not take place in the fall if the student body isn't expected to return to campus under the novel coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA president said.President Mark Emmert said Friday that while universities will be in different places in the…... Read More

How the coronavirus has changed the way an NCAA basketball team recruits

By: KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As the sports world awaits a much needed win amid the coronavirus pandemic, NCAA Division I programs are thinking to the future of prospective student athletes and what this all means as peak recruiting season approaches.Division I programs have relied on guidance…... Read More

Famed New York bar owner and boxing trainer Jimmy Glenn dies of COVID-19

(NEW YORK) -- BY: CHRISTINA CARREGAAfter a month-long battle with the novel coronavirus, longtime boxing trainer and popular Manhattan bar owner Jimmy Glenn has died. He was 89."It is with the deepest sadness that I tell everyone that early this morning, Jimmy Glenn, my father, passed away," his youngest son,…... Read More

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan say they plan to appeal judge's ruling on unequal pay

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, two stars of the U.S. Women's National Team, say the team plans to appeal a federal judge's decision to throw out their unequal pay claim in the more than $66 million lawsuit against the United States Soccer…... Read More

Legendary Dolphins coach Don Shula has died

By CARMEN COX, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Don Shula, the legendary Miami Dolphins head coach, died Monday morning. He was 90. The Miami Dolphins called Shula "the patriarch" of the franchise who put the team and the city of Miami "in the national sports scene."As the NFL's winningest coach, Shula…... Read More

NFL set to release schedule for upcoming season

By JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The NFL is moving full steam ahead with its plans for the upcoming season.The league plans to start play on time and is slated to release its schedule for the 2020 season this week. However, things will look different when players return…... Read More

How to enjoy the Kentucky Derby at home this weekend

(LOUISVILLE, Kentucky) -- BY: KELLY MCCARTHYChurchill Downs will miss the pomp and circumstance that would typically descend on the iconic grounds for the Kentucky Derby, but the racetrack will instead host its first-ever virtual run for the roses to support coronavirus relief efforts.The annual event on the first Saturday in…... Read More

College athletes could get paid starting in 2021, NCAA says

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- Although many sports are on hold in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA is making strides to help solidify new rules around paying student-athletes.The NCAA Board of Governors announced Wednesday that it supported rule changes that would allow student-athlete compensation for third-party…... Read More

NBA could allow some individual workouts, but no earlier than May 8

By CARMEN COX, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As states around the country begin easing up on lockdown orders, the NBA is hoping players can start workouts again. The league informed players Monday that "limited, individual workouts" would be allowed in cities not impacted by government restrictions.Team workouts, practices and games…... Read More

Lakers return $4.6 million in government relief funding

By CARMEN COX, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Los Angeles Lakers received approximately $4.6 million in relief funding from the federal government, but now the team says it has returned the loan. "The Lakers qualified for and received a loan under the Payroll Protection Program," the Lakers said to ESPN…... Read More

NFL draft season under way with players safely quarantined at home

By the GMA TEAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has essentially shut professional sports down and is keeping everyone indoors, but night two of the first-ever virtual NFL draft kicked-off Friday and gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at the homes of their favorite NFL coaches, owners and players.…... Read More

Report: Wake Forest splits with head basketball coach

By JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Wake Forest University has reportedly severed ties with its head men's basketball coach, Danny Manning.Citing sources, ESPN reports the split comes after Manning, 53, spent six seasons coaching the Demon Deacons.During his time at Wake Forest, the team never finished above .500…... Read More

Soccer star Hope Solo welcomes twins: See the first photos

By GMA TEAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Hope Solo and her husband  Jerramy Stevens recently welcomed twins. The former soccer star announced she gave birth on March 4 in her first post featuring her babies on Thursday. Check out the first photos of her twins, Vittorio Genghis Stevens and Lozen…... Read More

Virtual NFL draft kicks off with Bengals selecting LSU quarterback Joe Burrow

By ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The NFL draft was supposed to be held in Las Vegas this year. Instead, it emanated from Commissioner Roger Goodell's basement.But the selection process, even if it was remote, carried along as scheduled. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who was an overwhelming choice for the Heisman…... Read More