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The Toronto Raptors saw their bid to defend their NBA title get put on hold when the NBA suspended play over two weeks ago. With no end in sight to the league shutdown that has come in response to the widening COVID-19 pandemic, the Raptors sit frozen back as a +1600 wager on the NBA championship odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Raptors entered the shutdown riding a four-game straight-up win streak that left them sporting a 46-18 SU mark, the third best record in the NBA. And despite struggling to reward bettors during the 2-4-1 against-the-spread run they

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Amid uncertainty due to coronavirus, Frank Lampard will not push his Chelsea players too hard.

Frank Lampard said he preferred not to just “push and push” his Chelsea players amid uncertainty over when, and if, the Premier League season will resume.

The Premier League will not resume until April 30 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it may yet be on hold even longer.

Lampard is wary of asking too much from his players with the uncertainty over the league resuming.

“It is very difficult at the moment because we have got nothing concrete in front of

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Co-owner Steve Nash led a live workout on Instagram. Staffers are calling friends and family as well as season ticket-holders to check up on them.

The Vancouver Whitecaps are staying busy — and in touch with their community.

When Major League Soccer suspended play March 12, new Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes instituted daily 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT website updates on the club, league, city and COVID-19.

In addition to calling more than 300 of their customers daily, the Whitecaps have also asked staff to take time to reach out to people they know who may feel isolated to

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — The house of Hall of Fame golfer Davis Love III was destroyed by fire early Friday morning in a blaze that could not be controlled, even with 16 firefighters arriving within minutes, the fire chief said.

No one from Love’s family was injured.

“While everyone in our family is saddened at the loss of our home that was filled with so much laughter and incredible memories, we’re very blessed that everyone is safe and unharmed,” Love said in a statement.

Love, a former PGA champion and two-time Ryder Cup captain, is one of the most

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Tennis star Novak Djokovic and his wife, Jelena, announced on Friday they will donate €1 million — about $1.5 million CAD — to help support Serbian hospitals and medical institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

After assessing where they could make the biggest impact, the Djokovic family determined money will go towards purchasing ventilators and medical equipment that are essential to providing adequate care to patients afflicted by the novel coronavirus.

“It’s not easy for anyone to come out with definite answers in public as information is changing daily from one moment to another,” Jelena said in an Instagram post.

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It was bump day for the Indy 500.

The Indianapolis 500 is now a summer event. The Monster Mile could be set for a monster-sized NASCAR weekend spectacle of racing. And a supersized shakeup of the schedule looms whenever NASCAR and IndyCar resume in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Indianapolis 500 was postponed Thursday until Aug. 23 and won’t run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1945. The Indy 500 was positioned as the middle race of a Triple Crown of racing on Memorial Day that kicked the biggest day of motorsports off with Formula

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NASHVILLE — Vanderbilt guard Aaron Nesmith is forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.

Nesmith was one of the nation’s most prolific scorers and 3-point shooters before injuring his right foot in January, knocking him out for the remainder of the season. The 6-foot-6 sophomore from Charleston, South Carolina, averaged 23 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals.

Even though Nesmith played less than half the season, his 60 3-pointers ranked 10th in the Southeastern Conference at the end of the regular season.

“I am so grateful for what life has brought me so far and … Read More