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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

Why Enes Kanter has more than just losing the NBA season on his mind

Why Enes Kanter has more than just losing the NBA season on his mind

While NBA players search for ways to stay fit during the current suspension of play caused by the coronavirus, Enes Kanter has much more than basketball on his mind. Throughout this season, the Boston Celtics backup center has played with an infectious smile that belied the intense pressures of his personal life. One of the…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

Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

This year’s Wimbledon tennis championships have been canceled by organizers because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The grass-court grand slam was due to begin on June 29 but a decision was made to scrap the event for the first time since World War II. The number of confirmed cases has continued to rise in the…MORE

Legendary Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

Legendary Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

Former Olympique de Marseille President Pape Diouf has died after contracting coronavirus, according to the French Ligue 1 club. Diouf had been receiving treatment in his home country, Senegal, before passing away, the Senegalese President Macky Sall confirmed. “I pay tribute to the medical staff at Fann Hospital (in Dakar, Senegal) who spared no effort…MORE