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Sports Perspectives

If an empty stadium isn't enough to epitomize this jarring new sports reality, then here's more to wrench your gut: the enormous facilities housing our favorite fields of play are transforming into emergency medical centers.


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Living without sports will teach us something about how much we really need them

The rest of this year probably will be a laboratory experiment that none of us ever thought we would see: months on end with no live sports at all.


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Athletic directors explain what would NCAA eligibility relief for spring sport athletes might entail

The NCAA Division I Council — which includes athletic directors, other administrators, faculty athletics representatives and athletes — will discuss and vote on eligibility relief, along with related issues, on Monday.


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Career or another year: College seniors face tough decision with NCAA’s eligibility offer

How many college seniors will return for the 2021 season remains to be seen. But the option is there after the NCAA decided to explore changing the rules to give Division I seniors a shot at regaining their lost eligibility.

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Dear college athletes: Here's what you can do as your seasons are cut short

An open letter to Vernon Carey, and Sabrina Ionescu, and Crystal Dangerfield, and Filip Petrusev, and Jordan Nwora, and all the others who will go trophy-less this spring.


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Yeshiva, in a tournament venue kept empty by coronavirus, faces WPI ... and sundown

The NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament on Friday afternoon tipped off at Johns Hopkins — 80 minutes after schedule, with one side fretting slightly that extreme circumstances might cause it to abandon the game before the final horn.


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Baseball fans keep Negro League player’s legend alive

Sam Allen played in the Negro Leagues. Tom Garrett is a scholar of local lore. They are history maker and historian. Combined, they are a force for remembrance – of players and an era of local baseball that otherwise would be forgotten.