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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Arizona State's Eno Benjamin (3) slips the tackle of Arizona's Colin Schooler (7) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tempe, Ariz. Five NFL prospects, including Benjamin, are being featured in a Panini docu-series that chronicles their paths to the NFL. With the coronavirus outbreak, teams were not allowed to visit with prospects. These five players get to tell their stories, giving them an advantage over the rest of the field. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb, File)
April 20, 2020 - 1:19 pm
NFL prospects hoping to dazzle scouts at pro timing days or win over general managers and coaches during team visits in advance of the draft were forced to rely on videoconferencing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Teams were unable to poke and prod them or perform the usual deep dives into the...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file photo, J.T. Moore, of Alvin, Texas, competes in bull riding at Frontier Park Arena in Cheyenne, Wy., during the Cheyenne Frontier Days event. The Cheyenne Frontier Days has been held for 123 straight years. The organizers are holding out hope the event scheduled for July won't be interrupted by the new coronavirus. It's a financial bonanza for the capital city situated in the southeast corner of Wyoming. The 10-day event drew more than 262,000 spectators last year. (Michael Cummo/Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP, File)
April 19, 2020 - 11:58 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Country singer Blake Shelton still remains scheduled to appear on center stage. Same with the biggest names in the rodeo game. Billed as the “Daddy of ‘em all,” Cheyenne Frontier Days has been held for 123 straight years. But the clock on the festival’s website ticking toward...
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In this image provided by Gulfstream Park, Tiz the Law, riddren by Manuel Franco, wins the Florida Derby horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (Lauren King/Coglianese Photos, Gulfstream Park via AP)
April 18, 2020 - 2:10 pm
Socially distanced crews in New York and California are keeping horse racing on television in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Horse racing is one of the few sports ongoing, albeit in a limited capacity at a handful of empty tracks, but its TV presence has expanded because of the dearth of...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday, April 6, 2020, and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, FIle)
April 18, 2020 - 11:43 am
The NFL draft is annually one of the most ambitious productions that ESPN does. Next week’s coverage might go down as THE most ambitious in the network’s 40-year history. With the NFL closing team complexes and canceling plans to hold the draft in Las Vegas, this year’s event is shaping up as a...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks ahead of the first round at the NFL football draft in Nashville, Tenn. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday, April 6, 2020, and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, FIle)
April 18, 2020 - 2:03 am
The NFL draft is annually one of the most ambitious productions that ESPN does. Next week's coverage might go down as THE most ambitious in the network's 40-year history. With the NFL closing team complexes and canceling plans to hold the draft in Las Vegas, this year's event is shaping up as a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck is shown before an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Buck is one of many announcers who has had to trade the press box for a home office. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
April 17, 2020 - 9:34 pm
Joe Buck has taken up a different type of commentary with games at a standstill. Instead of setting the scene from the 18th fairway, the Fox announcer can be heard describing a toddler’s short game on social media. “This kid’s got it,” Buck said of 18-month-old Harrison Viñal’s swing. “I’ve got him...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in concert at Wembley Stadium in London. Swift is canceling all of her performances and appearances for the rest of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. “With many events throughout the world already cancelled, and upon direction from health officials in an effort to keep fans safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, sadly the decision has been made to cancel all Taylor Swift live appearances and performances this year," Swift’s representative said in a statement released Friday. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2020 - 2:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is canceling all of her performances and appearances for the rest of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. “With many events throughout the world already cancelled, and upon direction from health officials in an effort to keep fans safe and help prevent the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2005, file photo, Robert De Niro, left, and boxer Jake LaMotta stand for photographers before watching a 25th anniversary screening of the movie "Raging Bull," in New York. The Associated Press has compiled a list of the best sports movies ever made — a one-of-a-kind AP Top 25. Seventy writers and editors who work for the company around the world participated in the vote. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
April 17, 2020 - 12:15 pm
For now and the foreseeable future, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, there are no live sports to watch -- in person, on television, online. Replays of past events are available, sure, but there’s rarely much joy in that. After all, one of the primary appeals of sports-in-the-moment is that no...
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FILE - In this June 10, 1998, file photo, Cicago Bulls' Michael Jordan reaches high above teammates Dennis Rodman, left, Scottie Pippen, and Scott Burrell (24) for a rebound against the Utah Jazz in the second half of Game 4 in the NBA Finals in Chicago. Jordan described his final NBA championship season with the Chicago Bulls as a “trying year.” “We were all trying to enjoy that year knowing it was coming to an end,” Jordan told Good Morning America on Thursday, April 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green, File)
April 16, 2020 - 4:13 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — Michael Jordan described his final NBA championship season with the Chicago Bulls as a “trying year.” “We were all trying to enjoy that year knowing it was coming to an end,” Jordan told Good Morning America on Thursday. Jordan appeared on the show via video conference from...
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Cones block the entrance to a shuttered Universal Studios Hollywood, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Universal City, Calif. If Gov. Gavin Newsom's so-called roadmap to ease coronavirus restrictions hinted at a return to a normal Californians could appreciate - a summer trip in the car - it quickly became apparent they wouldn't be leaving home soon. The governor's sobering message foreshadows a summer without baseball games under the lights, large outdoor concerts, rides at amusement parks or trips to the beach. In short: a summer bummer. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 16, 2020 - 1:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In these dark times, clouded by fears of an enemy we can’t see and sheltered in homes we're itching to leave, it's reassuring to know that California's sunsets over the Pacific are just as vivid. You just can't enjoy them with sand between your toes. Most beaches and virtually...
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