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Big Ten to limit football, fall sports to conference games

The Big Ten Conference announced Thurday it will not play nonconference games in football or several other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Nashville forced to withdraw from MLS is Back Tournament due to COVID-19 results

The MLS is Back Tournament is down to 24 teams with a "devastated" Nashville SC the latest club forced out by COVID-19.
Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

ORLANDO, Fla. — Forget about up-close “meet-and-greet" sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen.
Pandemic allowing Lions running back Moore to devote time to painting

Pandemic allowing Lions running back Moore to devote time to painting

TORONTO — Wayne Moore has had no trouble staying busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The uncertainty surrounding the 2020 CFL season has allowed the B.C. Lions running back to devote more time to painting.
Ruff hired as NJ Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays on as GM

Ruff hired as NJ Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays on as GM

Lindy Ruff impressed the New Jersey Devils with his experience from decades of coaching. Tom Fitzgerald wowed ownership with his moves in a few short months as general manager.
With training camps on the horizon, NHL teams hope to keep COVID-19 at bay

With training camps on the horizon, NHL teams hope to keep COVID-19 at bay

The NHL's plan appears robust and detailed.

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse victorious in return to track

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse made a winning return to the track on Thursday. De Grasse posted a winning time of 9.69 seconds in the 100 yard event at a Weltklasse meet that was reduced and spread out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tootoo says Edmonton team name discussion should centre on feelings of Inuk people

Tootoo says Edmonton team name discussion should centre on feelings of Inuk people

Jordin Tootoo says he doesn't find the Edmonton Eskimos' team name objectionable, but that doesn't mean the CFL club should keep it.
Vancouver Island junior hockey team will change name to respect First Nations

Vancouver Island junior hockey team will change name to respect First Nations

SAANICH, B.C. — A Junior B hockey team on Vancouver Island is changing its name in a show of respect to First Nations. The owners of the Saanich Junior Braves say a process has been started to develop a name that upholds the team's core values.

Wild hire former Canucks draft guru Brackett to lead amateur scouting staff

The Minnesota Wild have named Judd Brackett as director of amateur scouting. The announcement comes nine days after Brackett's 12-year run with the Vancouver Canucks's scouting staff officially came to an end.