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Japan suspends football over virus as Olympics loom

Japan suspended its football league on Tuesday, making it the latest sporting victim of the deadly coronavirus with just five months to go before the Tokyo Olympics.

All J-League and cup games were postponed until mid-March as Japan joined China and South Korea in putting domestic football on hold in a bid to stem the outbreak.

“J-League made a big decision over the spread of infections of the new coronavirus,” the league’s chairman Mitsuru Murai told a news conference……………….Read More

Why the WGC-Mexico results hurt Tiger Woods’ Olympic chances

Tiger Woods was nowhere to be found at last week’s WGC-Mexico Championship, but the results still had an impact on Woods’ chances of representing the U.S. later this year at the Tokyo Olympics……………….Read More

Ryan Newman’s crash at Daytona a grim echo of Dale Earnhardt tragedy

As the minutes ticked by, the all-too-familiar dread grew. 

While Denny Hamlin celebrated a victory in the Daytona 500, emergency crews tended to the wrecked car of Ryan Newman, who’d been turned upside down and t-boned in the driver’s-side window.

No word came from Newman’s radio………………..Read More

The Brazilian Ronaldo was the first soccer player I loved

He was known as “Ronaldinho” then. Little Ronaldo. Back when Brazil also had Ronaldão, who was known as “Ronaldo,” on the team. That was before the man we think of as “Ronaldinho” became Ronaldinho, and before the man who was known as “Ronaldinho” then became Ronaldo. And way before Ronaldo would need the clarification of being the “Brazilian” Ronaldo, thanks to the later dominance of the Portuguese Ronaldo…………..Read More