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President Donald Trump talked to many U.S. pro sports leaders about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was looking forward to the resumption of competitions “as soon as we can.”

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CINCINNATI (AP) — "People ask me what I do in winter when there is no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” — Rogers Hornsby (1896-1963), baseball Hall of Famer

Charlotte, NC—Over the previous weeks, the NJCAA National Office, NJCAA Board of Regents, NJCAA Eligibility Committee and other national collegiate governing bodies have discussed the impact of COVID-19 on NJCAA student-athletes and member colleges.

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Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer warns that nothing is a certainty during the coronavirus pandemic.

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OSKALOOSA—Since the coronavirus outbreak started, community CrossFit gyms have decided to be proactive with the fitness sessions they offer their members.

Iowa State coaches and other athletic department staff members are getting pay cuts for one year to help offset lost revenue from the coronavirus pandemic.

OSKALOOSA—William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce the hiring of Simon Brown as the University’s new Head Men’s Soccer Coach.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Udoka Azubuike of Kansas, Luka Garza of Iowa, Markus Howard of Marquette, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Obi Toppin of Dayton are the five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's top college basketball player.

OSKALOOSA—Pedro Maciel (Fr., Belo Horizante, Brazil, Psychology) and Ike Papes (Fr., Elwood, Ill., Sports Management) concluded strong first collegiate seasons by being named to the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference men’s volleyball teams that were announced Tuesday.

OSKALOOSA—Southern Iowa Speedway announced on their Facebook page today that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first race of the season is now scheduled for May 6.

DES MOINES—The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is working with state and local officials to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and has transitioned employees to work remotely. DNR offices are closed to the public during this time and only available by appointment.

OSKALOOSA—Three Statesmen cagers were honored for tremendous seasons as the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball All-America teams were announced Thursday.

PELLA — On an otherwise quiet Central College campus, P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium thunders with activity as concrete cutters and sledgehammers work their magic and the next phase of renovation through the Forever Dutch initiative hits full stride.

KNOXVILLE— In accordance with the federal government’s extension of the country’s social distancing guidelines through April 30, the season opener at Knoxville Raceway will be postponed until Saturday, May 2.

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TOKYO (AP) — Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next year, Tokyo’s cases are spiking, and the city's governor is requesting that people stay home, …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but left open details of what a reconfigured schedule would look like.

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TOKYO (AP) — Things began to unravel this week when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year — a decision announced by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a joint agreement with IOC President Thomas Bach.

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There was no crack of the bat, no footlong hot dogs, no umpire’s cry of “Play ball!” as opening day came and went for Major League Baseball with games indefinitely postponed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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OSKALOOSA—A local student who played basketball on his high school basketball team this season is proving that the game is about much more than making baskets — although he does that, too.

The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won’t run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946.

PELLA—Notching 13 falls in his 23 victories helped Central College wrestling’s Rob Areyano (sophomore, Selma, Calif.) secure a top-10 finish on the NCAA Division III Most Dominant Wrestler standings.

DES MOINES—The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is working with state and local officials to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and has transitioned employees to work remotely. DNR offices are closed to the public during this time and only available by appointment.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in interscholastic sports.

HARTFORD, Conn. —The U.S. Justice Department is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in interscholastic sports.

OSKALOOSA—The William Penn University Athletics Booster Club has announced the recipients of the February Player of the Month awards.

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Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century.

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Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant spent the season transforming Dayton from an unranked team that wasn’t even picked to win its conference into one of the nation's best, complete with the most wins in program history.

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TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday.

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NARA, Japan (AP) — Tours are canceled. Restaurants are empty. And centuries-old temples are quieter than usual in the ancient capital city of Japan, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

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