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The Latest: IOC to consider postponing Tokyo Olympics

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The IOC will take four weeks to weigh options for the Tokyo Games amid mounting calls from athletes and Olympic officials for a postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The time will be used to plan different scenarios for the July 24-Aug. 9 games, the International Olympic Committee said Sunday.

“These scenarios relate to modifying existing operational plans for the Games to go ahead on 24 July 2020, and also for changes to the start date of the Games,” the IOC said.

Though canceling the Tokyo

The Latest: Blues say relative of employee has COVID-19

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The St. Louis Blues say a relative of a team employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

The person is in self-isolation along with members of the person’s family, according to the team.

All Blues staff who may have come into close contact with the employee have been notified. The team says it is asking for all members of the Blues to remain isolated, monitor their health and seek advice from team medical staff.

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Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac announced he is teaming up with a church to provide

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Global athletes group calls for postponement of Olympics

UNDATED (AP) — Calls for the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics continue to mount.

A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls is now urging the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Summer Games until the coronavirus pandemic is under control. In a news release Sunday, Global Athlete says that as the world unites to limit the spread of COVID-19, the IOC must do the same.

The show of solidarity among Olympic hopefuls adds to the dozens of individual athletes who have come out against the IOC’s

The Latest: Magic’s Isaac commits to helping feed kids

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Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac announced he is teaming up with a church to provide hot breakfasts and lunches to school kids age 18 and under on weekdays for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

Isaac says he’s partnering with J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church for that initiative. Isaac also announced that he’ll be helping families obtain boxes of non-perishable food items once a week, things like oatmeal and cereal and instant rice.

“There’s a great concern to those kids going hungry at this

The Latest: Dubai World Cup postponed until next year

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The $12 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest purse in horse racing, will be postponed until next year. That’s according to an announcement from the Dubai Media Office, a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators over concerns about the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.

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More criticism as Olympic officials prepare for Tokyo Games

UNDATED (AP) — Calls for the postponement of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics continue to grow louder.

A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control. In a news release Sunday, Global Athlete said: “As the world unites to limit the spread of Covid-19 virus, the IOC … must do the same.”

The show of solidarity among Olympic hopefuls adds to the dozens of individual athletes who have come out against the IOC’s

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More criticism as Olympic officials prepare for Tokyo Games

UNDATED (AP) — Calls for the postponement of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics continue to grow louder.

The leader of track’s international federation says there’s no need to hold the Tokyo Olympics at any cost, adding that a decision about the future of the games “may become very obvious very quickly in the coming days and weeks.”

World Athletics president Seb Coe said the Olympic world is managing the coronavirus day by day and “increasingly hour by hour.”

USA Track and Field CEO Max Siegel urged the federation

The Latest: Australian rules football suspends league

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Only hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League (AFL) announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31.

Australia’s various football leagues were among the few remaining professional sports playing on across the globe in its attempts to halt the spread of the virus.

The government’s recommendation against non-essential interstate travel, and some states closing borders, prompted the AFL’s suspension.

The Latest: Australia’s football leagues to continue

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Australia’s main football leagues will attempt to continue their seasons despite a government recommendation against all “non-essential” travel.

In an address to the nation Sunday prime minister Scott Morrison called on Australians to forego all interstate or long-distance travel except for work, essential services or compassionate reasons.

Morrison said the National Rugby League (NRL), soccer’s A-League and Australian Rules’ Australian Football League (AFL) could continue at this stage.

While the