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The Latest: Conley eager for HORSE tourney title round

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Mike Conley Jr. expected to spend this week starting a quest for a championship with the Utah Jazz.

He’s playing for the NBA HORSE title instead.

Conley is one of four semifinalists in the tournament. The conclusion will be streamed Thursday night on the ESPN platforms. The other semifinalists are retired NBA champion Chauncey Billups, Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine and WNBA All-Star Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky.

The HORSE tournament was born to give basketball-starved fans some content and Conley

The Latest: Canadian Open golf tournament canceled

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The Canadian Open golf tournament has been canceled because of the to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was scheduled for June 8-14 at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto.

The Canadian Open is the third oldest event on the PGA Tour schedule behind the British Open and the U.S. Open.

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The French soccer federation is preparing a rescue package for its 14,000 amateur clubs.

The FFF says it will announce its “massive support plan for amateur soccer” in the coming days. It says the plan will

The Latest: French soccer federation prepares rescue package

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The French soccer federation is preparing a rescue package for its 14,000 amateur clubs.

The FFF says it will announce its “massive support plan for amateur soccer” in the coming days. It says the plan will support clubs when their leagues restart next season.

The FFF canceled all its leagues this season because of the coronavirus pandemic except the third division and the women’s first division. The top two men’s leagues in France and the League Cup are run by the LFP.

The French Cup final on April 25

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Hall of Fame DE Willie Davis dead at age 85

UNDATED (AP) — Willie Davis was one of the defensive linchpins that helped the Green Bay Packers reel off six NFL championships from 1960-67, including the first two Super Bowls.

Davis has died in a Santa Monica, California, hospital at 85. His wife, Carol, told the Packers her husband had been hospitalized for about a month with kidney failure.

Davis was a five-time All-Pro while playing for the Packers from 1960-69. He was voted to the NFL’s all-decade team for the 1960s and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Latest: USTA overseeing commitment of $50M for tennis

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The U.S. Tennis Association says it is overseeing a commitment of more than $50 million to help the sport deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The USTA says it is shaving more than $20 million from its budget by reducing salaries of its management and eliminating programs in player development and marketing.

The group that runs the U.S. Open says the total future support provided by the USTA and its industry partners for the sport at the grassroots level “will be determined by the financial

The Latest: World Rugby offers $100 million relief fund

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World Rugby is offering a $100 million relief fund for national unions distressed by the coronavirus pandemic.

World Rugby says “it is designed to assist the maximum number of unions for the maximum amount of time while there is a rugby void.”

The body adds “the financial package will potentially involve a combination of advances and loans” for Six Nations and Sanzaar unions and that “World Rugby is also committed to supporting emerging nations and regional associations where required.”

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The Latest: IPL cricket tournament suspended indefinitely

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The Indian Premier League has been suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The IPL has become cricket’s primary annual competition in April and May but India this week extended the world’s biggest lockdown to May 3. That has dashed hopes by the Board of Control for Cricket in India of a shortened IPL in May possibly without spectators.

The BCCI bowed to the inevitable to suspend the Twenty20 competition until further notice.

BCCI honorary secretary Jay Shah says “the health and safety

The Latest: Vieira thanked for donating iPads to elderly

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Nice coach Patrick Vieira has been thanked by the city’s mayor for donating 250 iPads to elderly people in four public care homes.

The 43-year-old Vieira is a former player who won the 1998 World Cup with France.

Mayor Christian Estrosi says “together we’re always stronger and I thank Patrick Vieira and Nice for their generosity.”

Estrosi says the tablets are essential in helping people maintain contact with their families “and limit the isolation of our elders during the confinement period.”

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The Latest: PSG helping to provide meals to medical staff

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French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain is helping to provide meals for medical staff combating the coronavirus outbreak.

Up to 1,200 meals per day are being prepared in the kitchens of the Parc des Princes in western Paris. They are then delivered by volunteers from the Street Food en Mouvement (Street Food on the Move) association.

Volunteers from the association have used the stadium kitchens since April 9. Four trucks have been used to take more than 5,000 meals to seven hospitals.

Every day a team of

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NFL-OBIT-WILLIE DAVIS

Hall of Fame DE Willie Davis dead at age 85

UNDATED (AP) — Willie Davis was one of the defensive linchpins that helped the Green Bay Packers reel off six NFL championships from 1960-67, including the first two Super Bowls.

Davis has died in a Santa Monica, California, hospital at 85. His wife, Carol, told the Packers her husband had been hospitalized for about a month with kidney failure.

Davis was a five-time All-Pro while playing for the Packers from 1960-69. He was voted to the NFL’s all-decade team for the 1960s and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame