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Coronavirus may take spit, sweaty towels, handshakes out of sports

General Apr 6, 2020

Coronavirus may take spit, sweaty towels, handshakes out of sports

As the coronavirus brings the international sports calendar to a grinding halt, there are some long-standing habits which could change forever once competition resumes. Saliva to take the shine off swing bowling has been a reliable friend to fast bowlers throughout the history of cricket. But ...

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

General Apr 1, 2020

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes – such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players – who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring sport athletes regardless ...

NPB, J. League aiming for late April restarts

General Mar 23, 2020

NPB, J. League aiming for late April restarts

On a day when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted postponing the Tokyo Olympics may be unavoidable, medical experts suggested it could be possible for the top-flight Japanese baseball and soccer seasons to resume by the end of next month. Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. ...

NPB and J. League join forces to combat COVID-19

General Mar 2, 2020

NPB and J. League join forces to combat COVID-19

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League, two of Japan's biggest professional sports circuits, will form a tag team amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the two entities announced in a Tokyo news conference on Monday. On Tuesday, the two leagues will officially launch a joint task ...