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With the NBA season still in limbo due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it remains unclear when the 2020 NBA Draft will take place. However, that hasn’t prevented Anthony Edwards from opening as a narrow favourite to go first overall, with the Georgia Bulldogs guard pegged as a +125 wager on those NBA Draft odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Edwards emerged as a star during his lone season of college basketball at Georgia, earning SEC Freshman of the Year honours while averaging 19.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game and tallying three double-doubles in 32 outings.

But while there

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PHILADELPHIA — Timmy Brown, a running back and kick returner who won an NFL championship with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1960, has died. He was 82.

The Eagles announced Tuesday that Brown died on Saturday.

“Timmy Brown was an all-time great Eagle and one of the most dynamic multipurpose players of his era. He overcame many obstacles in his life to enjoy success both as an athlete and as an entertainer,” Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement.

“A three-time Pro Bowler and member of our 1960 NFL Championship team, Timmy excelled as a running back and

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LONDON — Tottenham’s record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves has been hospitalized, the club said Tuesday.

Tottenham did not specify what the 80-year-old Greaves is being treated for, but he has had health problems since suffering a stroke five years ago.

Greaves scored 266 goals for Tottenham in all competitions between 1961 and 1970. He had previously netted 132 goals during just four seasons with Chelsea.

His total of 357 league goals is a record for the English top flight.

He is fourth on the all-time list for England’s national team with 44 goals.

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Roger Federer offered stuck-at-home amateurs the ultimate online fantasy camp of sorts, a chance to get tennis tips from a guy many consider the greatest of all time.

While people all over the world are cooped up because of the new coronavirus — social distancing while trying to stay healthy and help others do the same — a bunch of athletes have been posting workouts and drills on social media with suggestions for staying in shape.

Federer did that sort of thing, too, with what he called “a helpful solo drill,” but he also took it a step further Tuesday:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards were among the new nominees for NASCAR’s next Hall of Fame class announced Tuesday under a revamped voting protocol.

Voters for 11 years elected five members per class first from a list of 25 candidates; it was trimmed to 20 beginning with the 2015 class.

The new process starting this year splits the nominees into three ballots; Modern candidates, Pioneer candidates and Landmark candidates. Two entries from the 10 Modern candidates will be elected, along with one entry apiece from the five-candidate Pioneer and Landmark categories.

Janet Guthrie, the

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Cue the Mortal Kombat music, ladies and gentlemen, Dana White is on the verge of securing a private island on which to hold fights.

“I’ve got an island,” the UFC president told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. “The infrastructure is being built right now. We’re going to do all of our international fights on this island… We’re getting back into our regular schedule.”

White announced Monday that a Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje interim lightweight title fight would headline UFC 249 on April 18 at a yet-to-be-announced venue somewhere in the United States. That matchup was put together on short notice because

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto Raptors star Serge Ibaka will be hosting a live talent show on Instagram called “How Talented Are You?” to provide a platform for fans to showcase their talents and to donate to the novel coronavirus relief efforts.

The talent show, whose name plays

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HOUSTON — For this most unusual year, the Houston Open gets its old spot back one week before the Masters.

Augusta National picked Nov. 12-15 as the best date to move the Masters, postponed from this week because of the coronavirus. That week on the schedule previously belonged to the Houston Open, which now is scheduled to go a week earlier on Nov. 2-8.

“The Masters has their rescheduled dates, and the change places our tournament as the premier tournament to once again be played the week prior,” said Giles Kibbe, president of the Houston Astros Golf Foundation.

The Houston

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