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Michael Jordan's daughter explains why he didn't want

By CANDICE WILLIAMS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With the final two episodes of Michael Jordan's intimate sport documentary The Last Dance airing Sunday, his daughter Jasmine admits that her father is now finally breathing a sigh of relief.The wildly popular series, which chronicles her father's final Chicago Bulls season in…... Read More

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch hails company for taking steps to safely resume racing

(DARLINGTON, S.C.) -- BY: KELLY MCCARTHYAs NASCAR prepares to get drivers to their starting positions so it can once again wave the green flag, race car driver Kurt Busch shared the silver linings of getting back to the racetrack in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.The racing season was temporarily…... Read More

Kansas City Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif helps fight coronavirus

By NICK COULSON, JENNIFER PEREIRA and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is known as an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, but the NFL Player has swapped his football jersey for scrubs to help out on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Laurent, who…... Read More

Soccer star Alex Morgan gives birth to a baby girl

By: LESLEY MESSER AND HENDERSON HEWES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Soccer star Alex Morgan is a mom.The U.S. women's national team co-captain and her husband, soccer player Servando Carrasco, welcomed a daughter, Charlie Elena, on May 7.Morgan shared a photo of the new arrival on Instagram, saying she was…... Read More

College sports won't begin until schools reopen, NCAA president says

By: ELLA TORRES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- College sports would not take place in the fall if the student body isn't expected to return to campus under the novel coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA president said.President Mark Emmert said Friday that while universities will be in different places in the…... Read More

How the coronavirus has changed the way an NCAA basketball team recruits

By: KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As the sports world awaits a much needed win amid the coronavirus pandemic, NCAA Division I programs are thinking to the future of prospective student athletes and what this all means as peak recruiting season approaches.Division I programs have relied on guidance…... Read More

Famed New York bar owner and boxing trainer Jimmy Glenn dies of COVID-19

(NEW YORK) -- BY: CHRISTINA CARREGAAfter a month-long battle with the novel coronavirus, longtime boxing trainer and popular Manhattan bar owner Jimmy Glenn has died. He was 89."It is with the deepest sadness that I tell everyone that early this morning, Jimmy Glenn, my father, passed away," his youngest son,…... Read More

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan say they plan to appeal judge's ruling on unequal pay

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, two stars of the U.S. Women's National Team, say the team plans to appeal a federal judge's decision to throw out their unequal pay claim in the more than $66 million lawsuit against the United States Soccer…... Read More

Legendary Dolphins coach Don Shula has died

By CARMEN COX, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Don Shula, the legendary Miami Dolphins head coach, died Monday morning. He was 90. The Miami Dolphins called Shula "the patriarch" of the franchise who put the team and the city of Miami "in the national sports scene."As the NFL's winningest coach, Shula…... Read More

NFL set to release schedule for upcoming season

By JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The NFL is moving full steam ahead with its plans for the upcoming season.The league plans to start play on time and is slated to release its schedule for the 2020 season this week. However, things will look different when players return…... Read More

How to enjoy the Kentucky Derby at home this weekend

(LOUISVILLE, Kentucky) -- BY: KELLY MCCARTHYChurchill Downs will miss the pomp and circumstance that would typically descend on the iconic grounds for the Kentucky Derby, but the racetrack will instead host its first-ever virtual run for the roses to support coronavirus relief efforts.The annual event on the first Saturday in…... Read More

College athletes could get paid starting in 2021, NCAA says

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- Although many sports are on hold in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA is making strides to help solidify new rules around paying student-athletes.The NCAA Board of Governors announced Wednesday that it supported rule changes that would allow student-athlete compensation for third-party…... Read More

NBA could allow some individual workouts, but no earlier than May 8

By CARMEN COX, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As states around the country begin easing up on lockdown orders, the NBA is hoping players can start workouts again. The league informed players Monday that "limited, individual workouts" would be allowed in cities not impacted by government restrictions.Team workouts, practices and games…... Read More

Lakers return $4.6 million in government relief funding

By CARMEN COX, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Los Angeles Lakers received approximately $4.6 million in relief funding from the federal government, but now the team says it has returned the loan. "The Lakers qualified for and received a loan under the Payroll Protection Program," the Lakers said to ESPN…... Read More