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The Coronavirus Pandemic Puts The NFL Season At Risk

Monday, April 27, 2020

The NFL draft has passed, which usually means it is time to look ahead toward the season. But the coronavirus pandemic has left players and fans uncertain whether the season will happen at all.


Saturday Sports: NFL Draft Satisfies When Games Can't

Saturday, April 25, 2020

The NFL draft does a great job of distracting fans who've been missing sports. Plus: Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw retires after coaching women's basketball for 33 years.


NFL Draft Moves Online Amid Pandemic

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Tonight's NFL draft will be like no other in history. College's top football prospects won't meet in a big banquet hall. Instead, many will connect from home through TV and remote cameras.


You're Out! No Fans — Or Spitting — As Baseball Returns To South Korea

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Korean Baseball Organization will begin its new season on May 5, initially without fans. The KBO hopes this week's start of preseason games leads to a smooth opening of the regular season.


What The U.S. Can Learn From Korean Post-Quarantine Sports

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

South Korea's top baseball league begins its preseason Tuesday — without fans and with strict rules for players. As U.S. sports leagues ponder restarting, what lessons can be learned from overseas?


Major League Baseball Joins The Fight Against Coronavirus In A Big Way

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Major League Baseball plans to test up to 10,000 players, employees and their families to detect COVID-19 antibodies. The hope is to see how prevalent the infection rate is in the general population.


The XFL Has Hung Up Its Football Cleats... Again

Monday, April 13, 2020

The XFL is no more once again. The fledgling pro spring football league has folded just five games into its return season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league played one season in 2001.


Colleges Worry If Sporting Event Shutdowns Will Affect The Big Moneymaker: Football

Sunday, April 12, 2020

The shutdown of sporting events due to the coronavirus pandemic has put athletic careers on hold and interrupted the flow of money that makes sports such a big business.


College Sports Dread The Potential Loss Of Their Big Moneymaker: Football

Friday, April 10, 2020

The pandemic has shut down U.S. sports, stemming money flows that make athletics a big business. College sports are in for more financial pain if the shutdown affects their big moneymaker: football.


In A Pandemic, The Paupers Of Professional Baseball Are Getting Help

Monday, April 06, 2020

With sports leagues on hiatus due to the coronavirus, most athletes are still getting paid. But not all. Minor League Baseball players have no guaranteed pay when they're not playing regular season.


How To Play Sports Safely During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Thursday, April 02, 2020

NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman and sports medicine expert Dr. Benjamin Levine answer listener questions about the safety of exercise and playing sports during the coronavirus pandemic.


Just Keep Moving. And Sometimes, Double Your Distance

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

People sheltering-in-place because of the coronavirus are looking for ways to stay fit. Solitary ideas like pushups and treadmills are good ideas. But if you need to get outside, here are some tips.


NCAA Division 1 Athletes Get Another Shot At Spring Sports

Monday, March 30, 2020

Schools have been authorized to offer spring sport athletes whose schedule was shut down by the coronavirus an extra year of eligibility so they can play an extra season.


Week In Sports: Leagues Toe The Line Between Health And Sports

Saturday, March 28, 2020

We take a look at how different sports are responding to the coronavirus pandemic, and remember Curly Neal, the Harlem Globetrotters legend who died at 77 on Thursday.


Tokyo Summer Olympics Postponed To 2021

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Japan and the International Olympic Committee have delayed the 2020 Summer Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision has huge financial and societal implications.


U.S. Olympic Officials Want The IOC To Delay Tokyo Games

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The International Olympic Committee is under increasing pressure to postpone the Summer Olympics in Tokyo due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Olympics Officials Insist Tokyo Games Are Still On. Not All Are So Sure

Friday, March 20, 2020

For weeks, Olympics officials have maintained that the Tokyo Games will be held as scheduled — as other sports leagues cancel competitions. Athletes are training even though the games may not happen.


With College Sports Shut Down, NCAA Hopes To Give Senior Athletes A 2nd Chance

Friday, March 20, 2020

Student athletes normally are ineligible to continue playing after graduation. But with college careers cut short by the coronavirus, the NCAA may allow Division 1 seniors to play next year.


Players Ratify New NFL Contract, Expanding Playoffs And Possibly Lengthening Season

Monday, March 16, 2020

The National Football League and its players reached agreement on a new contract over the weekend. Some notable changes include the possibility of a longer season and additional playoff teams.


Coronavirus Outbreak Means An Idle March For American Sports

Saturday, March 14, 2020

In an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, sports events across the country, and the globe, are being canceled or postponed.