Baseball Legend Mary Pratt dies at age 101
Baseball Legend, Mary Pratt, who played for the Rockford Peaches and Kenosha Comets in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, has died. Pratt pitched in the women’s league from 1943-47. She was believed to be the last surviving member of the original 1943 Peaches. The league said in a tweet that Pratt’s “stories, her energy will be missed for a long time.”
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UFC 249: Dominick Cruz's take on ref Keith Peterson
“That was an early stoppage, 100 percent ' Dominick Cruz said. “I’m not a guy to make excuses but that was not right" Cruz added to his criticism on Keith Peterson. Since I was 11 years old, I sacrificed my whole life to get where I’m at today.
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Google celebrated English Footballer Frank Soo
Google Doodle celebrated England’s forgotten footballer, Frank Soo. Soo, whose father was Chinese, became the first player of Asian heritage to represent England when he appeared in a wartime international against Wales in 1942. Legendary Stoke City player, went on to make a further eight international appearances during the Second World War before going on to play for Luton and embarking on a coaching career
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FC Barcelona return to training, all eyes on La Liga now
Football star Linoel Messi along with other teammates of Barcelona returned to practice as the club allowed team members to enter their facility to prepare for a potential restart to football in Spain. “Finally we are getting back to normal.” Barcelona player Arturo Vidal told sports daily Marca. Other La Liga teams Sevilla, Villarreal, Osasuna, and Leganes also returned to training
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Miami Dolphins' 2020 NFL schedule is out
The much awaited NFL schedule for 2020 is out, with that Miami Dolphins’ 2020 schedule is also here, and the Dolphins are going to have to hit the ground running with two road games in the first three weeks of the season and then a two game road-trip to end the year.
Marquise Brown plans to leave a mark in second season
Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown got off to a good start as a rookie by catching two touchdowns in Baltimore’s Week One rout of the Dolphins and he closed the year with seven catches for 126 yards in a playoff loss to the Titans, but the 2019 first-round pick never felt entirely like himself. “I give respect to all the guys who came before,”Brown said
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NBA teams reopening practice facilities
Good news for the NBA fans as teams are ready to open their practice facilities to a limited number of players at a time, but just a few teams – the Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets and maybe another team or two plan to make their facility available on that day as per latest news.
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Ronaldo returns to Italy
Ronaldo returns to Italy
Juventus star Christiano Ronaldo reached Italy after spending two months in home country Portugal amid coronavirus pandemic. He is currently in two weeks of mandatory quarantine time before getting back to the normal routine. The news brought hope for the football fans as they expect the Italian season to resume by next month. Ronaldo landed in Turin airport last night in his private jet from the Portuguese island of Madeira
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India plans to bid for 2032 Olympics
India will step up its battle to win the 2032 Olympic Games and other international events when the global coronavirus pandemic eases, its top sports leader Narinder Batra told AFP. "We are serious and definitely pitching for the 2026 Youth Olympic Games and the 2032 Olympics," he said on Friday. India faces reported competition from Thailand, Russia, and Colombia for the 2026 event
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Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez interested in buying the New York Mets
Alex Rodriguez and his fiancee Jennifer Lopez planning to buy an ownership stake in Major League baseball team New York Mets. The couple has reportedly retained JPMorgan Chase to help raise money in an effort to make a bid for the Mets. Wilpon family, which currently owns the Mets, said they were looking to sell a majority share of the team in December
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I should have scored more: Wayne Rooney
England and Manchester United's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney says he should have scored more goals despite not being a "natural" finisher. Writing in his Sunday Times column, the 34-year-old said: "This might surprise you, but I'm not a natural goalscorer. "I was never a Gary Lineker or a Ruud van Nistelrooy." Wayne Rooney surprised everyone at the age of 16 at Everton, later he moved to Manchester United in 2004
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Mbappe ranked the fastest footballer in the world
According to the data compiled by French newspaper Le Figaro, Kylian Mbappe is the fastest footballer in the world. With an impressive top speed of 36km/h, the French forward has come out ahead of well-known speedsters such as Inaki Williams. Inaki comes at the second spot with a top speed of 35.7 km/h, followed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with 35.5km/h
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UEFA Champions League Final to take place on 29 August
UEFA’s governing body meeting will take place on 23 April to discuss plans for the Champions League final to take place in Istanbul on 29 August. There are two scenarios in consideration, The first is to play the quarter-finals and semi-finals as two-legged matches as normal, in July and August, The second would be for the games to be played as one-off fixtures after the end of the domestic seasons
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White Sox radio icon Ed Farmer dead at 70
Ed Farmer, the 70-year-old radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, whose three-decade-long career included casting the Sox's legendary World Series championship win in 2005, has passed away after experiencing complications due to an ailment. Farmer joined the Sox broadcast team in 1992, becoming their full-time analyst from 1992 onwards.
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Wimbledon canceled for the first time since WW2
The organizers of Wimbledon, the oldest tennis Grand Slam tournament in the world, have announced that this year's Wimbledon tournament, due to be held this summer, has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Ever since its founding in 1877, Wimbledon has only been canceled from 1914 to 1919 for World War 1, and from 1939 to 1946 for the second World War.
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Khabib calls off UFC title match amid coronavirus pandemic
Reacting to UFC President Dana White's determination to host UFC 249 on April 18 despite widespread lockdowns and travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has called off his main event match with rival Tony Ferguson, stating that he is unwilling to break his quarantine in Dagestan, Russia. Ferguson has repeated that he is still willing to fight.
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Champions League and Europa League suspended indefinitely
Both the Champions League and the Europa League have suspended all matches indefinitely due to the coronavirus epidemic. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has said that if the play does not restart by June, the entire season could be lost. Although playing the remaining games without an audience could also later become viable
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Skateboarding icon Jeff Grosso dead at 51
Skateboarding icon Jeff Grosso, who rose to fame alongside fellow legend Tony Hawk as one of the best skateboarders in the world and hosted Vans' Love Letters to Skateboarding, has passed away at the age of 51, at his residence in Costa Mesa, California. No further details about the cause of his death have been revealed, and he is survived by his 8-year-old son Oliver.
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Barcelona players to take 70% salary cut
Lionel Messi announces that all Barcelona FC players will take a 70% pay cut to make sure non-playing staff get full wages. Coronavirus Pandemic has changed the entire world, all major football leagues are suspended. Spain is just behind Italy with more than 7,700 deaths to date. Italian side Juventus and German club Bayern Munich also announced earlier that they will take pay cuts to support the non-sporting staff.
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New dates confirmed for Tokyo Olympics 2021
The President of Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee 2020, Yoshiro Mori confirms that the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will be played from July 23 - August 8, 2021. Mori also confirmed that the Organizing Committee reached an agreement with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach following a Monday phone call. Dates for Paralympics has also been announced (August 23 - September 5)
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What Coronavirus? Belarus Premier League is still on
Major Football leagues around the world are suspended due to coronavirus but there is one league where matches are going as per schedule, and that’s Belarusian Premier League. On Saturday, there were six matches including a derby between FC Minsk and Dinamo Minsk watched by a capacity crowd of 3,000 in Minsk. This league is officially the only football league on the planet going on these days
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France sports minister considers holding Tour de France without the audience
The French sports minister has said that the Tour de France may still take place despite the coronavirus crisis. The race is scheduled for 27th June and will likely not be delayed, instead, the race may just take place without any fans present. The event will instead be shown on live television
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Washington State's Bryce Beekman mysteriously dead at 22
Bryce Beekman, a 22-year-old senior defensive back for Washington State's football team the Cougars, has died mysteriously at his home in Pullman after suffering from respiratory complications. Shortly before his death, Beekman called the police to report he was having trouble breathing, with law enforcement finding him dead on arrival. No further details are known, and it is yet to be determined if Beekman died due to the COVID-19 infection.
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Conor McGregor donates 1 million Euros to help Ireland fight the coronavirus
MMA superstar Conor McGregor has recently pledged 1 million euros that will be used to buy protective equipment for hospitals in Ireland. He has also asked the government to call for an immediate lockdown and for all construction sites to be closed. The number of cases in Ireland has risen to 1,329.
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Prince Charles in quarantine after being diagnosed with coronavirus
Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and the heir apparent to the British throne has tested positive for the COVID-19 infection after experiencing mild symptoms for a few days. Authorities report the prince is in good health and is now in quarantine in Scotland according to the guidelines provided by the health officials.
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