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NBA returns in virtual form as Kevin Durant headlines video game tournament

NBA returns in virtual form as Kevin Durant headlines video game tournament

A new video game tournament is offering NBA stars a chance for a competitive outlet, as players who would normally be preparing for the postseason are instead practicing social distancing. The players-only video game tournament starts Friday and will be aired on ESPN as hoop stars face off against each other in the popular basketball…MORE

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury to help bring masks to New York

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury to help bring masks to New York

For NBA veteran Stephon Marbury, the coronavirus pandemic has hit close to a couple of places he calls home. The first is New York, more specifically the neighborhood of Brooklyn where Marbury grew up. He was well known in the district when freelance writer Darcy Frey wrote a book called “The Last Shot” about Stephon…MORE

Professional CrossFit unites in common cause during the coronavirus pandemic

Professional CrossFit unites in common cause during the coronavirus pandemic

As the sport of professional CrossFit sits in limbo, unsure as to whether their annual world championships, the CrossFit Games scheduled for late July, will even take place, many of the sport’s biggest stars are coming together, albeit digitally, for a greater cause. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the vast majority of CrossFit gyms to…MORE

Shin-Soo Choo pledges to give every Texas Rangers’ minor league player $1,000

Shin-Soo Choo pledges to give every Texas Rangers’ minor league player $1,000

Shin-Soo Choo, an outfielder and designated hitter for the Texas Rangers, is giving every player in the Rangers’ minor league system $1,000 to help alleviate the financial hit they may take amid the coronavirus pandemic. That’s 191 players, meaning the 37-year-old from South Korea is pledging $191,000. “I can help other people,” Choo, who is…MORE

Gymnast Simone Biles calls Olympic postponement the ‘right decision’

Gymnast Simone Biles calls Olympic postponement the ‘right decision’

Superstar gymnast Simone Biles says she was in the gym training when she heard the 2020 Tokyo Olympics had been postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. With rules still allowing for gatherings of up to 10 people, the leads for Team USA were preparing as if the event would still go on. But during…MORE

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